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In industry, product lifecycle management (PLM) is the process of managing the entire lifecycle of a product from its conception, through design and manufacture, to service and disposal.


A good PLM (product lifecycle management) tool is important for organizing CAD models/drawings and other design related data during product development. We are exploring several open source options. If you have experience with any of them or any others, please add in reviews below.


We are exploring the possibility of utilizing ARAS PLM Open Source Software as a CAD repository and check-in / check-out system. If you have any input please add it below

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beCPG is an open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software for Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industries : Food & Beverage, Cosmetics, Retail, Fashion apparel, High Tech. It helps manufacturers to develop new products, improve time to market and quality.

beCPG allows to store CAD files as documents with check-out and check-in.



OpenKM is focused on creating a Open Source Electronic Document Management System, that due to its characteristics can be used by big companies as well as by the small ones, as a useful tool in processing knowledge management, providing a more flexible and cost effective alternative to other proprietary applications.

The use of a Knowledge Management System in a company helps to manage, more efficiently, the intelligence of the available resources of this company; this implies an increase of productivity in the short term. Through these systems the information, as well as the knowledge generated within the organization, can be both globally accessed.