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Here we can see a compressor assembly, and it doesn't matter if these parts are all the same file types, same CAD files. We could have parked from several different CAD systems here. The visualization tool allows you to see that assembly without access to any CAD tool. This allows users across the company to access the files and of course you can control the permissions so that they might only be able to view and not to write to the file if you choose. In addition, you can see that the user has the choice to include the bill of materials and right here, next to the viewer, clicking on a part in the BOM will highlight into the viewer and vice versa, allowing users to very easily locate the part. The BOM view can be seen indented by levels of the sub assemblies and parts and the user can even pack and unpack multiple occurrences in the same part. Providing this universal viewer to all users in the company, not just the engineering department, can facilitate productivity improvements as all users have the ability to view in 3D, measure, create a markup section and so forth. Of course, they have to have that permission to do that.

You can see the user can adjust the windows, so the focus is on the work to be done, not the tool you're using to do the work. Teamcenter Rapid Start uses the standard integration for SolidWorks which allows you to reduce product development cycle times and cost by enhancing your SolidWorks environment to deliver a single source of product data for your design and your manufacturing team.

In the universal viewer — Active Workspace is what we call it — users can easily access PDM functions such as search & re-use, structured workflows, change management processes, design relationships and more all within their native CAD tool. To help maximize designer productivity, integration enables designers to create, save, search and edit SolidWorks object, including drawings, parts and assemblies. During the design process, the Rapid Start environment tracks and manages the creation of new product revisions or versions for work in progress. As a result, designers spend time finding the correct revisions of the SolidWorks data.

 

After reviewing our team’s upcoming workload, we’re shifting this from a live event to an eventual series of articles and videos. If you've registered, we'll inform you when the materials are available.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Does your team work in a multi-CAD environment, or occasionally struggle with data? See a multi-CAD demo using Solidworks, Creo and NX and explore your options.

Don’t spin your wheels on CAD data conversions, use the program that your team knows. Free your team from needing to use a specific program.

We’ll be using a speaker design assembly to give designers and managers a look at all of the possibilities & benefits. In our demo we’ll begin with a SolidWorks integration, move on to a Creo integration, and then wrap up with a NX-managed Multi-CAD assembly. 

If your team has struggled with managing CAD data, or you have a multi-CAD environment, this is a great opportunity to see how others are using assemblies and PLM. Take your CAD integration to new heights!