Topic: M-CAD

3D CAD System

3D CAD modeling is a staple of modern product development. 3D models are characterized by highly complex data structures. Companies have to be able to maintain their CAD-specific structures (parts and assemblies) along with any references to external documents. These are challenges that go beyond the capabilities of file system storage. And [...]

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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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CAD Data Management

Product lifecycle management today runs across department and company lines. It all began with simple CAD data management, and it used to be understood as nothing more than the ability to store and retrieve CAD data – which is among a company's most critical assets.

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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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ERP

Developers and designers are used to working with their CAD software and storing their data in the PDM/PLM system or in the corresponding CAD data management system (e.g. AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, Creo, Solid Edge, Solidworks). And then there are production planners, purchasers, material requirements planners, and [...]

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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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Multi-CAD

Today, many design departments rely on more than one CAD system and have their designers work with products from multiple vendors. A trend that is often driven by customer demand. This means that a PDM system must be able to integrate with multiple CAD systems both on the MCAD and the ECAD level. PRO.FILE stands out with its [...]

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Part master data

The synchronization of item master data is a hallmark of the ERP integration of product data management (PDM/PLM). Consistent item master data is essential to guaranteeing seamless and error-free workflows across the company and a sure way to significantly cut costs. PRO.FILE (PDM/PLM system) automatically transfers part master [...]

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