The automation of data transfer accelerates collaboration not only in the automotive industry but in other industries too. Renowned manufacturers of white goods like Miele have been using OpenDXM software from Prostep for almost 15 years to provide suppliers all over the world with CAD data in the right formats faster and log these exchange processes. With the switch to the Windows-based client-server solution, performance has improved further.
This year, PROSTEP AG‘s OpenDESC.com data conversion service celebrates its 15th anniversary and that is exactly the same length of time that the Witzenmann Group has been using this extremely practical facility. As a result, the world‘s leading manufacturer of flexible metal components for the automotive and other industries does not need to use the various CAD systems employed by the different OEMs to design its products. This saves costs and simplifies the reuse of existing components.
There are many obstacles to be surmounted when switching to a new CAD/PDM system, not least of which is the migration of existing data. Utilizing the services of the software vendor is not the only option for migrating such data. The Landshut-based manufacturers of motors and fans ebm-papst imported their CAD and PDM data into the Windchill PDMLink system from PTC with the assistance of PROSTEP AG, which allowed them to complete this demanding migration project on time and below budget.