»We‘ve been very happy with the services we have received, especially when deadlines were tight and we needed XPLM to respond quickly. They went the extra mile to ensure a viable product was tested and delivered.«

Steve Godsell, PLM Project Manager, ANCA

Customer Problems

ANCA wanted to move their PLM environment from their existing set-up to Aras Innovator and integrate this with Siemens NX to allow for the seamless management of precise and imprecise CAD assembly loading from a previous structure in PLM. Due to the nature of ANCA‘s business the integration needed to be able to handle huge assemblies of more than fifty thousand components.

Requirements

ANCA required the smooth implementation and integration of a PLM system that allowed them to:

  • Handle huge assemblies (>50K components)
  • Work in context and dynamically load partial assemblies on demand
  • Enable a read only local environment, unless the relevant PLM locks were in place
  • Prevent saving old version parts during concurrent working

    Project Phase

    1. A collaborative analysis of ANCA‘s requirements took place
    2. The prototype was installed
    3. The requirements document was fine-tuned
    4. The scope of the end solution and „must haves“ were agreed
    5. The „Go-Live“ of end solution carried out
    6. An improved solution was developed based on customer feedback and was soon after implemented.

    Customer Benefits

    XPLM‘s integration solution is used on a daily basis by all of ANCA‘s mechanical engineers in Australia, Thailand and Germany.

    • The XPLM integration for Aras Innovator and Siemens NX allows for the quick and effective loading, editing and saving of NX CAD models, assemblies and CAM files.
    • It has allowed for the speedy transfer of large study files, that was not previously possible, saving ANCA time through increased process efficiency.
    • XPLM‘s regular communication and excellent customer service successfully bridged the difference in time zone to ensure a smooth implementation.