Your company is continually required to reduce engineering and development costs while increasing productivity and quality. In order to do that, you must overcome many engineering management challenges.
Your teams are global – whether you have acquired companies or are working with suppliers – which makes it a challenge to manage engineering changes globally. In addition, your changes are manually entered in your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, which increases the risk of error.
The use of multi-CAD data often means that your global engineering change process is inconsistent and inefficient. Across your organization, you are working with many different CAD systems, which requires CAD data translation into some common format in order for you to review design changes globally. Until the multi-CAD data is translated, your designers in different locations have no knowledge of design changes that will impact them.
Teamcenter’s engineering process management solution allows you to integrate your global engineering teams by bringing together the product designs from all your sites within a single product data management (PDM) system. You can capture, manage and synchronize product design data, then automate your engineering change, validation and approval processes.
Teamcenter® can manage data from all major CAD systems, so you don’t need to translate CAD data. Teamcenter converts multi-CAD data into the CAD-neutral JT format automatically, so it is transparent to users. You can bring parts from different CAD systems into a visual mockup, where you can visualize, probe, section, analyze and mark them up.
Teamcenter® ’s digital validation capabilities allow you to aggregate design changes continuously. With digital mockup always on, you can see design changes in real-time. Your designers can validate their changes, not only in the current configuration, but against every configuration.
Teamcenter® ’s automated workflow capabilities allow you to execute change processes that provide all product development stakeholders with instant access to necessary data. You can communicate and evaluate the impact of proposed changes with Teamcenter® ’s comprehensive configuration management capabilities.