A company’s product knowledge lives in its CAD models and associated data and documents. This design and engineering knowledge needs to be available throughout the organization. Thanks to the integration of CAD, ERP and PLM, employees from all departments with the appropriate authorizations can access all information. All data, whether CAD models, drawings, production and assembly drawings, NC programs, item master data or documents with images and calculation tables, are securely stored in the PRO.FILE data vault. This ensures that all product data is always up-to-date, correct and consistent across departmental boundaries.
Consistent parts lists are the key to efficient manufacturing processes. Consequently, they should have the same structure in both the ERP system and the CAD/PDM/PLM ecosystem. Why? Because this prevents duplicates from occurring from the outset. The automatic synchronization of item master data, parts lists and project data between the design and production departments and the business side is crucial. By maintaining consistency in their shared documents and ensuring automatic synchronization between the different IT systems, companies can avoid rework and avoid unnecessary costs.