PLM for Electronics offers both a
direct CAD integration capability and a light more cost effective
integration for Mechanical design integrations.In Electronics
companies the Mechanical design is typically not as complex as seen
in other industries and therefore the number of people working with
Mechanical CAD is limited. Many Electronic companies therefore
choose to have a light integration to the Mechanical CAD design by
taking the output of the design process and using the import tools
to get the design data into the total product record. Having
advanced management of the native files with integrated check in
and check out functions is available ("Hyperlink to Aras"). Many
companies perceive the individual management of Mechanical,
electronic or software design data as little value creating , but
the ability to manage the change and release process of the total
product record is vital.
Included in PLM for Electronics is an intelligent import tools which enables you to easily support this process or you can implement direct CAD connectors.