The main challenge was to manage the entire Mentor Library in PLM, including parts data, symbols and footprints. The information for each individual part, symbol or footprint needed to be stored in Aras (both in binary form and humanreadable – symbol/cell previews, pin mapping in text form). However, Mentor Graphics software requires a global Mentor library, that is stored on the network drive in Carestream (it is called a “Cache Library“ in customer terms).
Additionally, they required an easy-to-use interface for the BOM upload, from the design to PLM.
With this special Mentor to Aras Innovator Integration, the Carestream ECAD Engineers and Librarians can concentrate on their jobs, without doing routine tasks with PLM.
The time they are saving due to this integration is a major benefit for the business.