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Teamcenter can take you anywhere you want to go with PLM. If you’re a Teamcenter customer, you can start using new solutions and updated capabilities faster than ever before. With the release of Teamcenter Service Pack 10.1.4, you can take Teamcenter in new directions to improve design collaboration, PLM processes, and extend PLM to new users. Here are just a few highlights of the latest release across the portfolio.
Start with PDM
If you’re primarily focused on design data management and simulation management, Service Pack 10.1.4 has a lot to offer with enhancements across the board. Now ECAD and MCAD designers can work collaboratively during the design process using the IDF and IDX data exchange standards, a common parts library definition, and a common ECAD/MCAD bill-of-materials (BOM) for accurate release packages with no manual steps.
For Teamcenter Rapid Start customers who choose preconfigured PDM to reduce deployment time and cost, Service Pack 10.1.4 makes all the standard electronic CAD (ECAD) integrations of Teamcenter available, along with support for ECAD part libraries, gateways, viewer technology and interfaces and the design for assembly/test tools. Teamcenter Rapid Start customers can now collaborate more closely within and across domains and organizational functions.
For Solid Edge customers using Teamcenter or Teamcenter Rapid Start, the enhanced integration between Teamcenter and Solid Edge (Solid Edge Embedded Client) helps users more easily find information, start or open Teamcenter objects in Solid Edge; browse and search for items, revisions and datasets; and browse Teamcenter classification.
New Electric Cloud and Polarion integrations help software developers automate and improve the software delivery process. (Note that these ALM integrations were built using the new Linked Data Framework in Service Pack 10.1.4, which makes it easy to create and maintain custom integrations to third-party software applications. The Linked Data Frameworks provides fast access to Teamcenter data and capabilities from within an external system without the need to create and maintain custom integrations.)
With simulation data management, improved performance for target references and composite commands dramatically reduces the time required to check for later revisions of the product and to see all simulation data associated with the product or model structure in context.
Extend to PLM
Across the Teamcenter portfolio, Active Workspace delivers more PLM capabilities to make it easier to extend Teamcenter to new users for new use cases. With Service Pack 10.1.4, you can more easily capture, view and access product requirements management in formats that are easier to understand and manipulate. Manufacturing can use Active Workspace to deliver Electronic Work Instructions (EWI) that include Cortona3D animations to demonstrate a process or operation.
Transform the Business
With Service Pack 10.1.4, Teamcenter can help you achieve your compliance goals addressing conflict minerals reporting. You can easily identify supplier parts containing conflict minerals, send notification requests to suppliers to gather material declaration data, and manage and check smelter information in the context of supplier and part data. For compliance reporting, Teamcenter exports data to preferred formats, including the IPC-1755 Conflict Minerals Data Exchange Standard and the EICC-GeSI Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT) format.
Explore the PLM Platform
Teamcenter Integration Framework in Service Pack 10.1.4 makes it easy for customers to create and maintain custom integrations to third-party and legacy applications. As noted above, Linked Data Framework provides fast access to Teamcenter data and capabilities from within an external system without the need to create and maintain custom integrations. With common messaging, data communication and transformation, orchestration and mediation and support of standard frameworks, you can readily integrate other applications with Teamcenter and reduce your cost of ownership and maintenance.
In addition to the electronic CAD integrations described above, the 10.1.4 Service Pack release extends platform support for Teamcenter Rapid Start to include the same web browsers, web servers, over-the-web deployment and languages as standard Teamcenter. Teamcenter Rapid Start customers can also add on Active Workspace, which provides a simple web interface tailored to the specific needs of PDM users beyond design engineering.
With these enhancements and more across the Teamcenter portfolio, I know you’ll like what you see in Service Pack 10.1.4! To learn more, read the What’s New in Service Pack 10.1.4 fact sheet. And take a look at my earlier blogs on Service Pack 10.1.3 and Service Pack 10.1.2 for details on those releases!