About Chad Jackson
Chad Jackson
Chad Jackson is the President and Principal Analyst of Lifecycle Insights, a research and advisory firm that assesses the business impact of software applications and systems on engineering organizations. Chad has more than 15 years of experience with CAD, CAE, PDM, PLM and others technologies as part of the analyst community and in the software industry. Due to his industry knowledge and thought leadership, Chad is a sought-after expert, author and speaker that has advised, published and presented dozens of times both domestically and internationally.

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Get Ready, CAD Disruption is the New Normal

As an Industry Analyst, every spring brings the conference season. Many of the software providers ho... More >>
The Surprise in ANSYS' Acquisition of Spaceclaim?

Back and the beginning of May, when ANSYS announced their intent to acquire Spaceclaim, pundits and ... More >>
Software Profile: CATIA

This series of software profiles will focus on CAD software applications meant to be used by enginee... More >>
Software Profile: Spaceclaim

This series of software profiles will focus on CAD software applications meant to be used by enginee... More >>
Software Profile: NX from Siemens PLM

This series of software profiles will focus on CAD software applications meant to be used by enginee... More >>
Software Profile: Creo from PTC

This series of software profiles will focus on CAD software applications meant to be used by enginee... More >>
Software Profile: Solidworks

This series of software profiles will focus on CAD software applications meant to be used by enginee... More >>
Is CAD in the Cloud Truly Terrifying?

For the past three years, the CAD industry has been a really wild and fun ride. The ball started ro... More >>
What's the Biggest Challenge in Transitioning to PLM?

Yes, this is a pop quiz. Alright. Quick, now, think about your answer. Got it? OK, now, hold on t... More >>
What's Undermining Model-Based Efforts?

How did the world end up being so technology focused? When it comes to enabling changes in how orga... More >>
Creo to Open Native CAD Files: A Promise Finally Fulfilled

October 28th, 2011 started with such promise. There I was, sitting in this cavernous castle in the ... More >>
Is Feature-Based Modeling Now Obsolete?

Gone off the rails have I? Well, even if you think I am crazy, I still think its a fair question to... More >>
Dassault Systèmes Acquires FE-DESIGN: What Does It Mean for the 3DEXPERIENCE Vision?

Another day, another acquisition. I have to admit though, I find this one intriguing. Not because th... More >>
PDM: Boon or Plague?

Wow. So PDM is a hot topic now, eh? Over the past few weeks, we've had our Tech4PD episode on PDM f... More >>
When Imported Geometry Problems Occur, Things Get Personal

Do you enjoy research? No, I'm not talking about the dry make-you-fall-asleep stuff that are publis... More >>
PLM Requires Business Transformation? Bollocks

I don't mean to get into debates. Really, I don't. Well. Maybe a little. But I only do it when I bel... More >>
Clarifying the Confusing Terminology of Drawingless Initiatives

In this industry, terminology is a bear. There are special acronyms and terms with subtle difference... More >>
The PDM Revolution is Upon Us, Brought to You by CAD in the Cloud

Boy, we sure have been on a ride lately in the CAD industry, haven't we? Seems like surfing in a sea... More >>
Solidworks Mechanical Conceptual: App-ing the Process

Walking into the Monday morning general session at Solidworks World 2013 in Orlando FL, I admit that... More >>
Is Mathcad Right for Engineers?

Do you use an engineering notebook? If I asked that question to engineers 15 years ago, the answer ... More >>

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