Product Data Deserves Greater Protection

Product Data Protection

The real value of a company is not to be found in gold or money, but in its data. The data embodies the intellectual property that gives a company its competitive edge. And it‘s not only the Chinese that have recognized it. The intelligence agencies in the West also appear to believe that no methods are taboo as they strive to access confidential information under the guise of combating terrorism. In an age of global collaboration, the protection of intellectual property has become a serious challenge.

Cleaning Up the PLM Infrastructure at Karcher

PLM Integration at Karcher with PROSTEP

With a workforce of more than 11,300 across 60 countries and annual sales of 2.22 billion euros, Kärcher is the world’s leading supplier of cleaning technology. But when it comes to cleaning up its heterogeneous CAD and PLM architecture, the family-owned company does not just rely on its own expertise. The experts at PROSTEP are providing advice on formulating the new PLM strategy and modernizing the IT infrastructure.

Planning and Documenting the Assembly Process in 3D

3D Assembly - PROSTEP

Most machine and plant engineers still plan and document the assembly of their systems
using the object in question, in other words they assemble the system in its entirety or in parts
prior to delivery so that they can properly document the process. New photos and illustrations
are often created for the assembly instructions instead of using existing material from the engineering department. This approach is not only time consuming and labor intensive but also requires an unnecessarily large amount of space. The main problem, however, is that the technicians cannot start planning assembly and creating documentation until the system components have been completed, and by then time is usually short. As a result, changes made while the system is in operation are not systematically incorporated into the documentation, thus making maintenance more difficult. A PROSTEP solution for 3D assembly planning provides an alternative: documentation is converted into the 3D PDF format, thus ensuring that an up to-date version is always available.

In Command of CAD Data at Meyer Werft

In Command of CAD Data - PROSTEP Meyer Werft

The construction of a cruise ship is an ambitious, largescale project, during the course of which hundreds of subcontractors have to be coordinated. To make the exchange of CAD data with partners easier and more secure, Meyer Werft introduced the web-based data exchange platform OpenDXM GlobalX and adapted it to the specific requirements of the shipbuilding industry with the help of PROSTEP.

Clean Data Provides the Drive – GKN

Clean Data Provides the Drive - GKN PROSTEP

The integration of joint ventures in the PLM landscape places high demands on the way data flows are controlled in order to ensure not only that work can proceed efficiently but also that know-how is protected. GKN Driveline, the world‘s leading manufacturer of drive trains, uses PROSTEP‘s OpenPDM platform to provide its joint venture companies in China with all the required CAD data and synchronize this data following modification.

Replace PLM Systems and Improve Data Quality

OpenPDM

The migration of existing data is one of the major challenges faced when replacing PLM systems. It often leads to a delay in the new solution going live or the failure of the entire project. Our PLM integration platform OpenPDM supports different migration strategies – from big-bang migration to incremental migration through to the temporary coexistence of the old and new systems. This allows customers to take a highly flexible approach to PLM migration.

Secure Communication with OpenDXM GlobalX

Secure Communication with OpenDXM GlobalX

The case involving Edward Snowden has shown us two things: Firstly, how remiss we are when it comes to handling confidential information and secondly, how shamelessly inquisitive intelligence services exploit this fact. It‘s anyone‘s guess whether they really only use the information they extract for intelligence purposes or also for economic purposes. What is clear is that e-mail encryption alone is not enough to protect our know-how – we need protection mechanisms that are integrated in the e-mail programs themselves.

The Changing World of Sensors

The Changing World of Sensors - PROSTEP Sensata

Many automotive suppliers develop their products using the same CAD systems that their clients use. Sensor manufacturer Sensata Technologies spares itself having to maintain dozens of different CAD systems by having the 3D models and 2D drawings converted by PROSTEP. Ever since they adopted this approach, complaints have been few and far between, even though the expectations of the OEMs are increasing all the time.

Automotive Supplier Continental Migrates PLM Data with OpenPDM

OpenPDM for PLM

Continental AG, one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers, has been using PROSTEP’s OpenPDM product suite for a year now. Use of the world’s leading platform for PLM integration, PLM migration and PLM collaboration not only reduces the time and effort involved in migrating data in the context of the carve-out of the subsidiary Vitesco, but also helps Conti harmonize its heterogeneous PLM landscape.

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PROSTEP is the world's leading product life cycle integration and migration specialists for the discrete manufacturing industry.

With locations throughout the globe, PROSTEP partners with leading technology firms and industry giants in automotive, aerospace, and shipbuilding.

Our solutions help you quickly and efficiently move your forwards towards digital transformation by easily integrating multiple systems throughout a variety a disciplines, by quickly migrating your current systems for improved performance, and establishing a standard data exchange for all engineering processes and workflows.

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