An important new feature in OpenCLM, suggested by a number of different customers, is predefined impact analyses. Users can now determine which artifacts and information objects are being used in which projects with just a few clicks of the mouse. It also makes it easier to analyze which objects are affected by a change and which changes have an impact on which objects.
PROSTEP has significantly improved the ability to visualize cross-domain relationships between artifacts and illustrate their level of maturity. Project-specific dashboards are available to help users keep track of project activities. Gantt charts support maturity monitoring. Further improvements have also been made to the user interface to make it even easier for users to tailor it to meet their specific needs.
The credible simulation process (CSP) for the trustworthy exchange of simulation data, which PROSTEP mapped in OpenCLM as part of the SETLevel joint project, has also been improved: Workflow and access rights can now also be applied to individual information objects.
The solution also supports the export and import of simulation data in the data formats SSP (System Structure and Parametrization) and STMD (Simulation Task Meta Data). This new feature is an important step on the way to a CSP "round trip”, which involves sending packages back to the OEMs once the suppliers have completed their simulation.
Among other things, OpenCLM is used to "freeze" the development versions of the different domains at certain milestones as baselines with the aim of ensuring that their development history can be traced. This process has been extended in the new version to include the option of creating baselines automatically when the status of the work steps changes or when a milestone has been achieved. Automation helps further improve the traceability of the development processes and deliverables.
OpenCLM can be used to link information from all enterprise applications, which can also be connected to the OpenPDM integration platform. PROSTEP has rounded out its portfolio of connectors with the launch of the new version.
Thanks to the enhancements and improvements, the current OpenCLM version can now be used productively, as Product Manager Rainer Zeifang points out: "The solution makes sure that the development of smart products that include a high proportion of electronics and software is managed more efficiently, while at the same time also ensuring cross-domain traceability."