ABB is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of electrical equipment. But as orders grew at the company switchgear plant in Xiamen, China, the challenge of hand-copying data among the site’s disparate mechanical CAD, electronic computer aided design (ECAD) and ERP databases became overwhelming.
Disconnected data negatively impacted quality control. With no link to the ERP system, plus separate mechanical computeraided design (MCAD) and electronic computer aided design (ECAD) databases, data was manually re-keyed multiple times.
Dassault Systèmes Response
SMARTEAM delivers multicomputer aided design (CAD) data management from a single repository, fast retrieval of data through powerful search capabilities and tight linkage to the SAP ERP system.
SMARTEAM shortened product development time by 30 percent, improved bill of material (BOM) accuracy by 40 percent and improved mechanical design quality by 70 percent.