Why CAD File Management Matters: Faster, More Efficient Product Development
byAmyReyes10-23-201404:00 AM - edited 05-04-201508:44 AM
As product complexity increases, so too does the number of engineers it takes to make that product. Teams are becoming larger with more engineers working on a single project. As the project progresses through the design stages and on to testing and validation, chances are good that many members of your team will at some point end up using the same file part you worked on.
It’s important they’re able to find the part quickly and easily. But this is often easier said than done.
Without a CAD file management system in place, you and your team could waste as much as half your time searching for parts. What’s worse is not having a file management system can lead to lost work, further setting you back as you have to redesign lost parts.
Avoiding these problems is as simple as implementing a CAD file management system. But where do you start? Barb Schmitz of 3D CAD World outlines 5 Steps to Better CAD File Management to help get you started.
Teamcenter Active Workspace meets Barb’s third step in particular: Make it easy to share information. It's seamlessly integrated with NX CAD to provide optimal performance for you and your team.
Active Workspace’s powerful search and filtering capabitlies enable you to find what you need faster. You don’t need to understand how the information is stored in order to navigate through search results: Teamcenter automatically generates interactive charts and searchable filters.
With business becoming increasingly globalized, having a system that keeps you and your team organized and on the same page no matter where in the world they are located is more important than ever.
Active Workspace can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection, giving you the ease and convenience of having the information with you on mobile devices or tablets wherever you go.
Add to that the capability of NX 10, coming in December, to run on Windows mobile devices and tablets, and the possibilities of what you can do on the go are nearly limitless.