Product and Document Lifecycle Management
Document Management / DMStec
Your company builds products and each product has a product structure, doesn’t it therefore make sense to have a document and data management system that emulates your product structures?
DMStec provides an easy way to systematically manage your data by emulating your product structures. This means that you will always have the most current and up-to-date information at your fingertips and meet compliance guidelines, for example those associated with maintenance measures, technical rules, or approvals. What’s more, you can improve collaboration with your customers and operators by providing them with exactly the lifecycle files or machine files they want and need.
CAD Data Management
By using CAD data management to centrally store your data:
- you always know where a part belongs and how it is used in your company
- you are always up to date and able to retrieve data in seconds
- you can eliminate accidental overwrites of CAD data
- you get to decide who works with what data
Are you using more than one CAD system?
Accelerate your development by unifying your CAD data management and user experience. PRO.FILE is a Product Data Backbone with multi-CAD capabilities that gives you a common data foundation across all CAD systems. Your mechatronics projects will benefit from the integration of your MCAD and ECAD systems. The CAD data management system supports integration with all major CAD systems.
Product Data Management (PDM)
- Automatically synchronize your BOMs and project structures by integrating PRO.FILE with your ERP solution
- Eliminate building wrong products due to working off a wrong version of a drawing
- Eliminate BOM data entry mistakes and the associated challenges
- Allow the shop floor to see the associated product data and documents within the same system
- Reduce duplicate part numbers
Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
Your company’s success is largely determined by the earning power of your projects and processes. You have to be able to coordinate the way you plan, control, and manage your product data and documents in a single system, in order to maximize the efficiency of your projects and processes.
PRO.CEED provides best practice application packages with the goal of reducing processing times by better coordinating your ongoing processes and projects and avoiding errors when it comes to interrelated process. With the PRO.CEED dashboard, information on the status of a project or process is always just a click away.
Use PRO.CEED to tie your task management to your product data and retrieve all data and documents that are relevant to a process or project from a single source. Reduce processing times by better coordinating your ongoing processes and projects and avoid errors when it comes to interrelated process. And with the PRO.CEED dashboard, information on the status of a project or process is always just a click away.
This probably sounds familiar: You are working on a development project and need to make short-notice changes. Manually coordinating the change process would simply take too long. This is where the task file for the change process comes into play. It helps you overcome this challenge by automating the PLM process for you. The system will automatically alert you of deviations. This allows you to stay on top of the change status at all times. Even better: It gives you the ability to automate parts of the process, such as sending documentation or creating an impact matrix (to determine the impact of the change).
The evolution of PLM in the enterprise
Today, PLM is an integrated discipline that covers the entire product lifecycle and is embedded across the enterprise, from requirements management to the processing of IoT data. It needs to take into account the information provided by the mechatronics disciplines, every step on the way. These product related pieces of information come together to describe the product as a digital information twin, which in turn is used to create the digital twin. Digital threads are established, enabling effective impact and change analysis across the product lifecycle. The digital thread feeds back information from the field to the product engineering processes.
The digital information twin
A lifecycle file that is populated with new information throughout the product lifecycle and contains product data and documents that mirror the technical structure of a product, plant or technical infrastructure is a “digital information twin”. It brings the information stored in the Product Data Backbone into a common context, creating an accurate picture of a piece of machinery or plant.
The way you collaborate with your business partners should ideally follow the same rules as your internal PLM processes. Many data exchange platforms fail to meet the expectations and requirements of manufacturing and engineering companies.
The virtual project rooms in PROOM allow you to assign and manage user authorizations, allowing you to determine exactly who can view, edit or exchange what data and documents. Activity logs are kept for each project room to ensure traceability.
The document exchange itself only takes a few clicks. Any changes to the documents are automatically synchronized – and you can even choose to have them synchronized directly to you desktop or your smartphone.