Unlike EDM systems, PLM systems are able to record and merge product development process (PEP) data from different tools and sources. Aras Innovator therefore offers manufacturers two essential added values:
The basis for the digital twin and the development of a digital, agile value-added network with shorter innovation processes that run safely and transparently at reduced costs.
Mechanical designers do not need to be familiar with Aras Innovator itself in order to efficiently manage their data there. For this purpose, the MCAD-PLM integration is embedded as a plugin in the interface of their familiar working environment. Numerous functions make the management of engineering data and processes very convenient.
For example, a quick search, the display of metadata or the built-in configuration management support them in loading data quickly. Downloads can be minimized and their properties updated during the download.
When saving, the individually defined data model and data in neutral format are generated before they are saved together with the native CAD model with the required structure and concurrent engineering is activated, if needed. In all actions, the CAD model remains linked to its corresponding part.
The user decides on a case-by-case basis whether the parts list is derived from the 3D model or from drawing tables. Items from the parts list can be excluded or new ones added manually before saving in Aras Innovator.
Parts and parts lists can be controlled via configurations and the toolbox helps to efficiently manage standard parts and control them via workflows.