SolidWorks PLM Integration

SolidWorks PLM that’s easy to use and improves your productivity

SolidWorks PLM Integration

Teamcenter® product lifecycle mangement (PLM) software’s integration for SolidWorks increases productivity by providing your design and manufacturing teams a secure, single source of product and process data. Optimized for scalability it enables geographically distributed design resources and the extended supply chain to efficiently connect to a single database across a wide area network.

With Teamcenter PLM, you can quickly search for and access SolidWorks parts, assemblies and drawings to eliminate time wasted trying to find, share and re-use the right design information. Structured workflow and change management processes ensures everyone is working from the latest design information. Going beyond standard workgroup-based CAD data management, when Teamcenter is embedded into your native SolidWorks environment, you have access to a full range of PLM capabilities to further optimize your design-through-manufacturing processes.

Access up-to-date product information quickly and easily

Teamcenter PLM for Solidworks provides intuitive access to product data from within your MCAD session, enabling you to work in a collaborative design environment with drag & drop access to your Solidworks models. Teamcenter software’s Active Workspace provides access to a full range of PLM functionality, enabling you to rapidly search for and securely access designs, manage data revisions, establish product configurations and initiate structured workflow and change processes in a single or multi-site deployment.

Automated workflow processes, including design release and change

Consistently meeting product delivery and quality targets requires structured workflows and change processes across the enterprise. With Teamcenter PLM for SolidWorks, you can create workflows to initiate, execute, review and approve product changes or new part requests, and as part of these structured processes you can automatically route the appropriate notifications. Structured workflows, issue tracking and coordinated change management processes enable you to meet delivery targets and ensure total product quality.

Collaborative design for your engineering workgroup

SolidWorks design engineers working as a team on a common assembly need to know when changes are made by others, so that they are always working with up-to-date reference models.  Teamcenter integration for SolidWorks makes this easy with an intuitive notification and update feature.  With this capability, your local workspace and in-session assembly model can be updated to the latest versions and revisions, in most cases with a single mouse click.

Design sharing and re-use with external partners

Going beyond basic MCAD vaulting, the Teamcenter Integration for SolidWorks includes a rich set of utilities to support common collaboration and reuse scenarios. Bulk import and export utilities facilitate sharing of design data with external partners, and may be automated with the use of instruction files. SolidWorks assemblies may be cloned, with or without their drawings, using a wizard-based tool that can automatically exclude models based on configurable criteria.

Preconfigured PDM to get into production cost-effectively, then grow to PLM

Teamcenter supports flexible deployment options to accommodate a broad spectrum of business needs. With proven scalability, you can expand the value of your Teamcenter implementation by taking advantage of a comprehensive portfolio of applications. Teamcenter Rapid Start provides a preconfigured PDM deployment option that manages design data and everyday tasks and processes, providing an ideal entry point into the Teamcenter product line for small and medium-sized business wanting a growth path to PLM.