Why a Multi CAD environment means no loss in productivity
Strategic Parts Management PARTsolutions – The multi-talent for Multi CAD
Numerous industrial companies have already been compelled to implement more than one CAD system in product development. This has been confirmed in the CADENAS questionnaire on German companies: 61% of all interviewed persons said that they are confronted with more than one CAD system in their company (Source: survey parts management & product development processes in the industry. CADENAS 2015).
Why is Multi CAD already so popular
New CAD systems are oftentimes implemented in companies during times of change and takeovers such as mergers, where changing the CAD system in place would be too complex. Or they are a conscious decision to support different design processes in the best possible way (e.g: mechanical design, electronic design ...). More over customer specifications make the use of certain CAD systems mandatory.
Difficulties due to Multi CAD in the daily design work routine
Such a Multi CAD system environment involves problems for the user as well as the company. Despite the multitude of different CAD systems global development teams are supposed to develop a product from a single source. Every CAD location has its own CAD specific data pool, data can not be exchanged with other locations or systems, causing unnecessary additional effort when maintaining data. Furthermore, several autonomous CAD data pools result in redundant parts creation and parts being procured several times in different ways which leads to higher procurement and storage costs.
PARTsolutions as multi-talent for Multi CAD
The Stategic Parts Management PARTsolutions from CADENAS is fully equipped to handle the transition to a Multi CAD system. With the help of intelligent engineering data it is possible to generate native CAD data for all CAD systems, such as Solid Edge®, NX™, Creo Parametric™, Autodesk® Inventor®, AutoCAD®, CATIA® or SolidWorks®. As soon as more than one CAD system is used in a company, the internal maintenance effort is reduced significantly, thus your product development team can increase the productivity. With PARTsolutions the potential for mistakes is reduced and delays are minimized. An optimal workflow enables a better cost controlling and a shorter Time-to-Market.