A turning point for PLM or why ALM is becoming increasingly important

PROSTEP BHC

Application lifecycle management (ALM) could become a game changer in PLM environments. A joint study conducted by PROSTEP and BHC analyzes the associated market and application environment. In an interview with our guest author Dr. Bernhard Valnion, agricultural machinery manufacturer CLAAS explains why it decided to focus on one tool provider when choosing a PLM platform.

Bridging the gap between business and PLM architectures

PLM Shipbuilding

From a strategic viewpoint, the more complex PLM landscapes in the shipbuilding industry become, the greater the importance of enterprise architecture (EA). This refers to the coordination of corporate strategy, business architecture and organization, information flows, application architecture and IT infrastructures. The consultants at PROSTEP provide you with support when it comes to designing EA-compatible PLM architectures.

Model Based Definition: The Path to the 3D Master

end to end digitalization white paper

The end-to-end use of digital information in engineering is made more difficult today by the fact that 2D drawings are still a central source of information for subsequent processes in many companies, alongside the 3D model. As a result,
information relevant to production or quality is not available in machine-readable form. The implementation of the 3D
master concept is therefore the first step on the way to the digital thread and the Model-Based Enterprise. This white paper describes why it is a good idea to go down this path and what challenges are associated with it in the PLM context.

Joint Aras and PROSTEP Webinar on ALM-PLM Integration

Collaboration between software development, hardware development and mechanical design often fails because their data management systems cannot talk to each other. In a joint English-speaking webinar on October 11th 2022 at 4:00 p.m. CET representatives from Aras and PROSTEP will explain how ALM PLM collaboration can be improved with the help of the OpenPDM integration platform and OSLC.

Slicing the PLM elephants

PLM

Many companies are facing the challenge of modernizing their now aging PLM landscapes. This is especially true of the PLM pioneers among them, who rolled out the first management systems for their mechanical product data more than 20 years ago. In many cases, these systems are no longer subject to further development or they no longer meet the new requirements for developing cyber-physical systems, which incorporate a high proportion of electronics and software. Their software architectures make it difficult to quickly integrate the new tools and features needed to respond agilely to new market and customer requirements.

PROSTEP creates a link between PTC Arena and Jira

iPaas

In the middle of last year, a blockchain committee was set up at the VDMA (German Association for Mechanical and Plant Engineering) to intensify the exchange of information on the technology and to investigate possible applications in more detail. The committee is affiliated with the VDMA’s IT department and is open to all member companies interested in blockchain. New use cases are regularly presented at the committee’s meetings. At the last meeting, PROSTEP showed how the technology can be used to prove beyond doubt the authorship of complex CAD models.

Integration Framework for Business Systems

PLM Modules

Product development often consists of siloed domains where development is distributed through various locations and departments. Regardless of industry (aerospace, automotive, shipbuilding, consumer goods, electronics, healthcare, etc.), the product development ecosystem of partners, developers, suppliers, vendors, and more have their own IT systems, procedures, and operations. This presents ongoing challenges for the collaboration of development data across domains. If departments engage an integration framework for system-wide PLM integration, however, companies run more efficiently.

Modules for efficient PLM system selection

PLM Modules

Many manufacturing companies work with PDM/PLM solutions that are not being developed further and/or are no longer able to meet changed functional requirements. They often lack employees who have the skills needed to find an alternative. As a vendor-neutral consulting company that knows the PLM market well, PROSTEP can provide them with the support they need when it comes to selecting an appropriate system.

OpenPDM supports new use cases for the 3DEXPERIENCE cloud

OpenPDM 3DExperience Integration

Last year, PROSTEP introduced the first connector that connects the 3DEXPERIENCE cloud to OpenPDM, thus allowing engineering data and ERP data to be linked via the integration platform. PROSTEP has continued to develop the connector and now additional data objects can be exchanged and geometry information can be made available in native or neutral formats.

New business models need the digital twin

OpenCLM

New service-oriented business models not only encourage a more sustainable economy but also represent a financial win-win situation for both providers and consumers. Manufacturers who offer their products as a service retain their customers over the long term and gain easier access to operational data that enables them to optimize products while they are in operation and make targeted improvements to the next generation of products. Customers reduce their investment costs or transform them into running costs. They get what the product is supposed to do in the form of a service at a clearly calculable conditions without having to worry about maintenance or replacement.

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