Topic: Industry 4.0

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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Digitalization

The rapid pace of engineering Digitalization is increasing the number of systems that contribute to the creation of production-related information. At the same time, data volumes are constantly growing and becoming more and more heterogeneous. On top of that, data volumes keep growing and becoming increasingly heterogeneous. Today, data is [...]

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Disruptive Innovation

Being as innovative as a startup with ongoing operations in full swing: Many established SMBs in technical industries still struggle to strike the right balance here. The ability to fine-tune technologies and propel them to worldwide leadership is a hallmark of German engineering. The things we are seeing in the context of [...]

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PLM

A company's success is first and foremost determined by the earning power of its projects and processes. It has to be able to coordinate the way it plans, manages, and controls its documents in a single system, as this will maximize the efficiency of its projects and processes.

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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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Product Data Backbone

Many companies still lack the ability to seamlessly support the continued digital use of their information. Their Bills of Materials need to be copied by hand and entered manually into their ERP systems. This changes when a Product Data Backbone comes into play and consolidates data and documents from across all departments and systems (CAD, [...]

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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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