Topic: Platform

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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DMStec

Conventional document management systems (DMS systems) are simply ineffective at modeling the complex structures found in technical companies. DMStec describes a particular type of document management system that is capable of modeling these technical structures. This lets companies implement a unified Product Data Backbone, which in turn [...]

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Document Management

In engineering companies, the issue of document management poses a challenge that must be managed across departments and disciplines. It is directly tied to workflows and the control of related documents. Their project-driven work environments impose specific requirements on document management systems. Documents from the [...]

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Lifecycle File

Bids, orders, and order confirmations, for example, often serve to determine the initial project structures within the ERP system. These refer to a (standard) plant and are then transferred to the PRO.FILE DMStec system where they create an empty machine or lifecycle file. It will be populated with data provided by the [...]

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PDM

In the evolutionary chain of information management in technical environments, Product Data Management (PDM) represents the second step after simple CAD data management. While the latter is limited to the mere storage and retrieval of CAD data, Product Data Management connects drawings, documents and Bills of Materials...

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PDM and DMS

Design and business department have traditionally relied on separate systems for their data and document storage. CAD (e.g. AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, Creo, Solid Edge, or Solidworks) users work with PDM/PLM systems – or very basic CAD data management capabilities – while ERP/SCM or CRM users turn to 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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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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