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Bills of MaterialsConsistent bills of materials – automatic synchronization – flawless manufacturing processes

“A bill of materials or product structure (sometimes bill of material, BOM or associated list) is a list of the raw materials, sub-assemblies, intermediate assemblies, sub-components, parts, and the quantities of each needed to manufacture an end product.“ (Source: Wikipedia) Consistent [...]

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ERP SystemsA unified look at mechanical and electronic components

Developers and designers are used to working with CAD software and storing product data in a CAD data management system (e.g. AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, Creo, Solid Edge, NX or Solidworks) but what about the production planners, purchasers, material requirements planners, and production staffers who maintain their information [...]

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Machine and Lifecycle FileThe basis for document management and document control

Complete documentation and therefore document management is a part of every technical product. Manufacturers are legally obligated to provide insight into every last detail about how their product is built and how the individual components are structurally interconnected. A thorough documentation simply cannot be created after [...]

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Multi-CADMechatronics is becoming more important than ever

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 CAD data management system must be able to integrate with multiple CAD systems both on the MCAD and the ECAD level. PRO.FILE, for [...]

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Part ManagementAutomatic synchronization of item master data - no programming involved

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. The PDM/PLM system automatically transfers item master data [...]

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ROI CalculatorWhen is a DMS/PDM/PLM system worth the investment?

Determining the threshold for when it becomes worthwhile to implement a DMS/PDM/PLM system is a complex task. The amount of variables is large: the number of designers, the amount of time they spend each week searching for data and documents, the sum of newly designed parts and their average cost, the number of times a part is [...]

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