One of the biggest challenges many of our customers discuss with us is how to deal with growing complexity and the impact it has on user productivity. We often hear you speak about complexity with things such as the growing number of product programs, reduced time-to-market constraints, and the enormous amount of content being generated. These issues, more often than not, lead to further difficulty managing your SOLIDWORKS data with no centralised storage, no security, no version control and no traceability.
This is impacting your overall productivity…. with too much of your time spent finding data, having meetings, updating information, following up, and so on. Not to mention those times when an out of date model or drawing is sent to a supplier at great expense.
So what if your SOLIDWORKS data could become useful beyond the confines of the PDM or file-based environment?
Having your data stored within a PDM system certainly helps to alleviate some of these problems, but it has the limitation of being a silo for one type of data, which generally only designers have access to and know how to use.
Imagine if the design data stored within wasn’t only visible to your designers but accessible to the wider enterprise organisation. Instead of requiring endless queries from other departments for BOM updates, drawing exports and other clerical work, the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform offers multi-CAD data management as well as a full range of business processes across your organisation such as, Bill-of-Material management (engineering and manufacturing), change management, program management, quality and compliance, IP Classification and Security, and more.
Looks like a windows desktop browser, but look closer and you can see that this is actually data stored in the database.
To ease the transition, the 3DEXPERIENCE platform features a SOLIDWORKS integration created with the same easy-to-use interface as ePDM. In turn, it was designed to be easy to understand for users who are familiar working with Windows files and folders, meaning your designers can start using 3DEXPERIENCE almost immediately without the need for lengthy training.
Want to know more? View our live webinar to discover how SOLIDWORKS on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform can transform your engineering business.
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