Teamcenter provides cross-domain design data management through integrations with the MCAD, ECAD, software development, and simulation tools and processes your design teams use every day. You can manage, find, share and re-use multi-domain data across geographically distributed design centers through a single, secure source of product design and simulation data. You can understand the complex relationships and dependencies between requirements and all the subsystems and design domains across all the possible configurations of the product, even as changes are introduced. You can also create assemblies from parts generated by multiple suppliers that involve complex interactions of subsystems, then prepare and validate the readiness of the design and bill of materials for fabrication, assembly and test.
By integrating your current multi-domain design tools with Teamcenter, you can transform otherwise disconnected tools and processes into a single, cross-domain design data management environment that enables you to lower costs, improve quality, and increase design productivity.
Multi-CAD Design Data Management for MCAD
Teamcenter provides design data management with multi-CAD support so that your design teams can create, manage, visualize, validate and re-use native design data across a wide selection of MCAD systems, including NX and Solid Edge from Siemens PLM Software, as well as AutoCAD®, CATIA®, Inventor®, Pro/ENGINEER® and SolidWorks®. Using our JT 3D visualization standard, you can create integrated multi-CAD designs using parts and components from different MCAD tools. You can collaborate on designs, even if you don’t have access to the MCAD tools that authored them.
ECAD Design Data Management
Teamcenter supports integrations with all major ECAD systems. The rich design data management capabilities for printed circuit board (PCB) and wire harness release management enable you to find the right data quickly. The enterprise-wide ECAD parts library management reduces costs by eliminating inconsistent and inaccurate ECAD part data. The ECAD viewer, ECAD-MCAD exchange support and assembly/test analysis tools promote close collaboration within and across domains and organizational functions.
Software Design Management
Teamcenter provides software design data management by integrating software engineering data and processes with product lifecycle management (PLM). Leveraging a multi-domain lifecycle integration framework, Teamcenter enables the seamless integration of application lifecycle management (ALM) tools, data and processes. With this ALM-PLM integration, you can manage your software designs in a holistic product view, and manage software design processes as an integral part of the overall product lifecycle.
Simulation Data and Process Management
Teamcenter can help you validate performance targets by simulating products across a variety of multi-domain and multi-physics issues. Using Teamcenter capabilities specifically designed for managing models, simulation data, and simulation processes, you can quickly derive and generate the computer-aided engineering (CAE) structure from the MCAD or ECAD structures. For complex products, you may use tens or hundreds of different simulation tools to verify performance targets and meet validation contracts. Teamcenter provides a framework for codeless integration with these tools so that data from Teamcenter can be delivered to the tools. Results can then be captured and stored in Teamcenter along with all the correct associations to design and requirements data.
Get Up and Running Quickly with Preconfigured PDM
If you need PDM for your small- or medium-sized business, and your primary focus is to take control of multi-CAD and ECAD data and processes, consider the Teamcenter Rapid Start deployment option. With preconfigured groups, roles and processes based on PDM best practices, you can get up and running with Teamcenter quickly and cost-effectively.