OpenPDM COLLABORATE allows custom solutions to be configured to ensure the automatic availability and synchronization of CAD and PLM data in joint ventures and other collaboration scenarios.

When collaborating in joint ventures or other long-term development networks, the current status of development needs to be synchronized at regular intervals. OpenPDM COLLABORATE automates the export of CAD and PLM data from the backend systems. During export, data formats like PLM XML, STEP, JT or 3D PDF and the corresponding structures can be generated automatically on a partner-specific basis.

The import of CAD and PLM structures can also be controlled reliably with the help of the solution. Depending on the configuration involved, it can automate supply of the data from PLM to PLM system completely or partially and synchronize the delta between the different PLM databases at regular intervals.

OpenPDM COLLABORATE can be adapted flexibly to the requirements of the partners with regard to the frequency of exchange operations, the degree to which the processes are automated and security measures. It is easy to establish relationships between partners and, once collaboration has ended, terminate them.

The solution offers you the following features and benefits:

"Out-of-the-box" PLM collaboration

OpenPDM COLLABORATE enables the configuration of different collaboration scenarios and allows due consideration to be given to the requirements of the respective partners and the depth of the relationships between partners. The capability of the solution to adapt to enterprise processes enables seamless partner integration. A tried-and-tested procedural model serves as a guarantee for the success of the project.

Maximum flexibility

Because the jointly used data is not managed separately, it is possible to set up and terminate partner relationships quickly. The support of individual data formats ensures the highest possible degree of flexibility when configuring relationships between partners.

Support for partner-specific data models

OpenPDM COLLABORATE's neutral data model allows metadata and structured data to be adapted automatically by means of partner specific and freely configurable mapping rules. This means that the collaboration partners can manage third-party data in their own data model and are not forced to introduce third-party structures, relationships, units, etc.

Optimum know-how protection

The selected transfer of CAD and PLM data provides optimum protection of know-how and intellectual property (IPP). At the same time, the end-to-end logging of exchange operations ensures a high level of transparency and allows every action to be traced at any time.

High level of reliability

Transaction security ensures that the solution functions in a stable and reliable manner. The fact that the processes are automated means that there is no need for manual intervention and the error-prone preprocessing and postprocessing of the data is avoided.

Maximum investment protection  

Use of the latest standards (XML, STEP, JT, etc.) and official system interfaces make the solution compatible with a wide variety of IT environments. Furthermore, software maintenance and the continued development of COTS systems like OpenPDM COLLABORATE provide maximum protection of your investment.

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