Posts Tagged ‘Teamcenter’
Comparing product data management (PDM) systems can be like comparing apples to apples–how can you tell which one stands out? With so many options on the market today, it can be hard to tell the difference.
Thankfully, Jeff Rowe, an editor for MCAD Café, has taken on the challenge of comparing the leading PDM systems and grading each one. His report card is in. He has judged that the Teamcenter® software Rapid Start configuration, a simple preconfiguration of Teamcenter that delivers basic PDM quickly and cost-effectively, is in a class by itself.
Find out more about this topic, including links to the product reviews, by visiting the Teamcenter blog in our public community.
Simulation improves the product development process in a multitude of ways. A company can reduce the number of physical prototypes needed or increase simulation driven design, both of which speed up product development so you can deliver products faster. But without a simulation data management system, you won’t be able to tap into simulation’s full potential.
Engineers can spend up to half their time looking for data to build simulation models. This wastes time and slows down the simulation process. A simulation data management system organizes data, so engineers can easily find what they need to build their model and start simulation sooner.
Other issues arise after the simulation model is created and simulations are run. (more…)
Lots of talk about service lifecycle management (SLM) versus product lifecycle management lately. Why? Because SLM is becoming more and more important to manufacturers. With pricing competition for the original sale squeezing margins, service is providing OEMs with the opportunity to improve total return on product investment. Service done right also builds customer loyalty and in many cases provides a better revenue stream and profit margin for highly configured long life products. (more…)
To develop the next breakthrough product, electronics companies must address the trends that drive their business, such as the growing number of devices that communicate with each other and achieve new levels of automation and function as part of the “Internet of Things”. The need for miniaturization demands more complexity and speed in smaller spaces at lower costs and power consumption. The evolution of electronics smart-manufacturing is producing products for the market that are tailored to the needs of each customer, while utilizing modular design practices to improve re-use of increasingly complex components. (more…)
Sound familiar? This question is asked often by a variety of employees inside a company–cost engineers, controlling, finance, management, sales and program managers. In most cases the answer given is one general cost number based on traditional cost analysis.
To get an early view of product costs and solid estimates, manufacturers must look to deploy strategies for defining and analyzing costs further upstream in the development process and across all departments and levels, often referred as Product Cost Management.
Read the questions that lead to more accurate product cost predictions with product cost management by visiting the Teamcenter® blog in our public community.
A key challenge for automotive companies is the safety issue resulting from automotive electrical/electronics (E/E) systems malfunctions. ISO 26262 is an international automotive E/E system functional safety standard, which can help automotive companies improve functional safety and brand image, reduce legal liability and satisfy future government regulations.
However, achieving ISO 26262 compliance is a big challenge for the industry. (more…)
Now, with its new release, Active Workspace 2.1 provides improved performance and usability to enable more non-traditional product lifecycle management (PLM) users in the extended enterprise to access Teamcenter® and participate in the product lifecycle.
In your business, product requirements are likely created in different places using a variety of tools. In addition to supporting a migration strategy for getting those requirements into PLM, Teamcenter® software now offers a new solution for the import and exchange of requirements: Requirements Integrator. (more…)
Building on the value of MES-based electronic work instructions (EWIs), Siemens PLM Software now offers an end-to-end, PLM-based solution for work instruction authoring and publishing. With the new release of the Active Workspace 2.1 client for Teamcenter®, the Tecnomatix® EWI 2.1 solution is now available on any smart device in a simple, task-specific user interface. (more…)
Time-to-market, pricing pressures, speed of technology change, global markets and supply chains are the top drivers that highlight issues facing consumer and industrial electronics companies today. Whether it’s a home appliance, computer, cell phone or a controller driving a factory line, individual product lifecycles continue to shorten, while bringing increasingly complex products to global markets entails more effort and risk.
Do you know what to look for in a product lifecycle management (PLM) solution?
What are the basic capabilities your company can implement today, to start making better products? (more…)