Smart PLM connectors log every development step, ensure premium data quality, and do tedious routine work for you
Design tools for switchgear and control system construction bring a lot of intelligence to the table. They will make your design process easier, without a doubt. The design process generates large amounts of data in a wide variety of versions, which require transparent management. For example, if a release is inadvertently undertaken on the basis of a previous version, that will have disastrous consequences. Smart connectors will prevent that.
PLM systems clarify the relationships between information items, and they protect your expertise against unwanted access.
The numerous automations of smart ECAD-PLM connectors free your engineering team from data management to the greatest possible extent. Your designers initiate them from within their CAD menu, which incorporates these PLM functions. In doing so, certain actions can trigger defined workflows to which relevant, valid data is provided. This frees up valuable development time for your designers.
Without your needing to do anything, the interfaces log the development process to ensure that your design team will always be working on the correct version. The interface does not allow accidental overwriting of existing data — meaning that, in the event of a change request from your client, it will be no problem to restore a specific older version. Since the files are indexed automatically, the version you are looking for, including the derived information, can be found quickly.
Another highlight of smart connectors is the parts list comparison, which not only shows every change compared to the previous version, but also items to which no or an invalid purchased part has been assigned. This management of the parts list is enabled by automatic synchronisation of the ECAD library with that of the PLM, which especially facilitates tasks in downstream processes.