A typical car consists of around 30,000 components, an aeroplane consists of several million. Enormous collaboration efforts are required for production to be successful.
Although the development of electrical components only includes a certain percentage of that collaboration, a close integration between design and downstream processes such as manufacturing, procurement, tracking, testing and much more is indispensable. Therefore, PLM integration is now standard for design tools and an essential part of a corporate landscape.
Entering product data by hand? Those days are over.