Topic: Business Model

CAD and PDM

CAD data management used to be understood as nothing more than the ability to store and retrieve CAD data – which is one of a company’s most critical assets. CAD data not only includes CAD models, drawings, and Bills of Materials, it also extends to CAD-related information such as specifications, calculations, [...]

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Collaborative PLM

With CAD data management as the starting point, Collaborative PLM currently represents the last stage in the evolution of technologies for the management of data and documents in technical-industrial environments. Collaborative here means that PLM processes extend beyond company walls. In today's connected world, businesses need to think [...]

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Digital Information Twin

The structure of machinery and equipment is growing increasingly complex. As Digitalization and Industry 4.0 are intensifying, the share of electronic and software components is ever increasing while the share of mechanical components is going down. By merging the product information on all equipment components in a product and [...]

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Digital Thread

Employees working on the business side of the manufacturing industry are usually one step ahead – at least when it comes to the integrated experience delivered by the software solutions at their disposal. Their ERP system provides a single pane of glass that allows them to navigate information on all components, be they [...]

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Mechatronics

In modern mechanical engineering, you will be hard pressed to find a component that does not involve electrical/electronic elements and is not electronically controlled. Mechatronic products such as the control panel of a robotic arm contain mechanical assemblies, electrical components, and frequently software-driven electronic [...]

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PLM and Industry 4.0

A December 2014 survey by Staufen Academy showed that the future path of products and the organization in development, manufacturing, and maintenance will be largely determined by the technologies collectively described as “Industry 4.0”. About one third of all engineering companies have given little thought to [...]

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Systems Engineering

The development of ever more sophisticated mechatronics systems relies on the close Collaboration of experts from all disciplines involved. When companies begin to design a new product or make fundamental changes to existing ones, they often can’t and don’t yet know exactly what functionality will be implemented with [...]

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Unified Platform

PRO.FILE is a PDM/PLM software for “Collaborative Product Lifecycle Management” that allows for the creation of such a Product Data Backbone. In it, CAD (e.g. AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, Creo, Solid Edge, or Solidworks) and Product Data Management (PDM system) combine with a technical document management system [...]

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