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EPDM Fixes Your Process Leaks
Learn how SolidWorks Enterprise Product Data Management (EPDM) delivers focused solutions that plug productivity leaks and streamline your development process with better information management and project collaboration. This session will show you how EPDM increases communication with customers, suppliers, and across your own organization to improve product quality and compliance. Eliminating wasteful project activities reduces labor and materials costs to help generate higher margins. Winning more contracts or delivering more products to market faster increases your revenue opportunities. SolidWorks EPDM fixes your process leaks to help you grow revenue and profitability.
EPDM Made Easy for the Mainstream Enterprise
This session will demonstrate how EPDM provides a central, indexed repository for fast information retrieval. It offers version control for minor changes and major design revisions to prevent data loss, and integrates workflows to automate your design process for more efficient review and release of final designs. Implemented in a fraction of the time required by other data management solutions, SolidWorks EPDM can scale from small workgroups to hundreds of designers located in offices anywhere in the world.
- Replicate shared data for quick access
- Communicate across a global network
- Organize and manage design data
Five Ways EPDM Can Help You Succeed in Design Reuse
How often do you find yourself spending valuable time searching for a model or a file? Have you ever had to recreate a model because you could not find the original? Have you ever spent time creating a design only to discover later that one of your colleagues had previously modeled a similar design that would have met your needs? This session examines the five key benefits of design reuse and explores how SolidWorks® Enterprise PDM software can help you turn design reuse into a winning strategy.
- Getting a new product to market or responding to a project faster than the competition.
- Existing designs carry the advantage of actual market circulation, and have withstood the test of the consumer.
- Accessing information on previously used design components and updating that information into proposals can save time and improve accuracy when estimating new projects.
- It is easier for designers to locate and reuse existing components, reducing the number of SKUs or part numbers can reduce costs across the entire organization, because the addition of a single part can add many hours of work and additional costs downstream.
- While many product development centers once operated independently—each designing and manufacturing products for their own specific markets—more and more companies are taking advantage of their overall design talent by encouraging collaboration on a global scale.
The Intelligent EPDM Vault from SolidWorks
Product data management (PDM) systems perform a variety of tasks to help collaborate, control, connect, and communicate information throughout an engineering organization. Getting the most out of your PDM efforts starts with the intelligent PDM Vault from Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. During this session we will discuss and demonstrate the seven significant features of the intelligent PDM Vault beyond the simple hierarchy of stored files.
- Intelligent data relationship knowledge
- Controlled check-out
- Globally known check-out status
- Absolute overwrite protection
- Controlled check-in
- Intelligent version/history branching
- Simplified revision nomenclature
PDM vs. PLM: It all Starts with EPDM
Product data management (PDM) or product lifecycle management (PLM)—which system best fits the needs of your manufacturing organization? Although both solutions rely on a solid PDM foundation, selecting the right one from the many PDM and PLM systems available today can be challenging. This session will examine the differences between PDM and PLM and will review the merits of how each approach can benefit your company. Much of the confusion surrounding PDM and PLM stems from a basic misconception about the two technologies. Although many manufacturers believe they have to choose between PDM and PLM, the choice is not entirely an either-or proposition. In fact, all PLM systems use some form of PDM as the underlying data foundation on which they operate. Product development organizations and manufacturing concerns should address a key question: Do we need a full-blown PLM application, or will a PDM system meet our current and future needs?
Manage and Control all your Product Development Data
Supporting and encouraging design collaboration, design reuse, and increased cooperation among previously isolated departments, customers, and external partners are important components of an effective, mainstream PDM system. SolidWorks Enterprise PDM allows manufacturers to set up, administer, and adjust the characteristics of their Vaults to meet their unique development requirements. During this session, we will demonstrate how replicating portions of the SolidWorks Enterprise PDM Vault to different servers, or providing secure web access to design data at the user level, enables product development organizations to support collaboration anywhere in the world.
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