Most product companies share a common struggle –managing and releasing design data from engineering teams to the rest of the company. Painful manual processes contribute to team dissatisfaction and disconnected data silos, resulting in a lack of visibility and collaboration and, ultimately, poorer product decisions. Facilitate better collaboration between your teams and get better products faster with an automated integration between Arena PLM and SOLIDWORKS® PDM Professional. The Arena–XPLM® Integration for SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional provides a seamless, accurate bi-direction flow of information between SOLIDWORKS and Arena for prototype, new product introduction (NPI), and ongoing product development processes.
Due to Solidworks license conditions, XPLM can offer this connector as a customer specific project only.
Collaborating with today’s dispersed design teams introduces risk when moving from team-level engineering design to the larger released product record and manufacturing. Design teams utilize SOLIDWORKS work-in-progress (WIP) tools to ensure engineers do not step on each other’s toes during early design. Once the individual designs are mature enough, they need to be incorporated into the full product design with other mechanical, electrical, software, and documentation components. With Arena–XPLM Integration for SOLIDWORKS, teams have an automated and easy process that reduces errors and accelerates the NPI process.
The Arena–XPLM Integration for SOLIDWORKS provides design teams with the ability to create and publish parts, BOMs, and files from within SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional (PDMP) to Arena. SolidWorks PDM users publish the Engineering BOM and configurable filetypes such as PDF, STEP, or CAD data to Arena. All integration activities can be accessed in SolidWorks PDMP using the workflow, tasks, menus, and data cards.
User Interface in SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional
Publish Items and BOMs
Publish of Files