3D CAD SystemSecurely work with references, versions and variants
CAD technology is advancing at a relentless pace. 3D CAD systems have almost completely replaced any legacy software that still relies on 2D models. The reasons for this go beyond merely adding another dimension to have the added advantage of incorporating spatial relations. 3D CAD also means being able to work with references [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]