IP Lifecycle Management
The IP Lifecycle domain eliminates costly product development errors by enabling improved cross-functional product design, manufacturing planning and performance simulation. Within the IP Lifecycle domain are the following sub-processes: IP Work-in-Progress, IP Asset Release, and IP Classification and Re-Use.
ENOVIA VPM Supply Chain Collaborative Engineering
ENOVIA® VPM Supply Chain Collaborative Engineering enables OEMs and suppliers to share PLM information when both are using ENOVIA® VPM Central™.
ENOVIA VPM Supply Chain Collaborative Engineering allows users to export a 3DXML file from ENOVIA VPM Central for direct import into another system with ENOVIA VPM Central so it can be updated. ENOVIA VPM Supply Chain Collaborative Engineering uses Internet collaboration tools such as Sametime or Microsoft Live Collaborative Server (MSLCS) to send a data 'briefcase' containing a simple description of the data directly to the receiving ENOVIA system. At this point, the data is consumed automatically and reconstructed upon receipt. No intermediate file is created or managed by either user during the exchange, and relational design information is kept enabling quick design updates. ENOVIA VPM Supply Chain Collaborative Engineering provides a fast and efficient mechanism for multiple ENOVIA sites to exchange information regularly, share ideas, and work concurrently toward design project completion.
- Satisfy data exchange requirements with suppliers using 3DXML – a standard, lightweight format readable by a variety of mainstream design applications
- Easily and quickly reintegrate data modified by the supplier chain
- Exchange design data on demand using widely accepted internet collaboration tools
- Reliably exchange design data with the supply chain
- Support an ENOVIA VPM Central implementation with several databases to handle multiple communities
Harness Collaborative IntelligenceENOVIA VPM Supply Chain Collaborative Engineering supports intense co-design in the value chain by exchanging Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) data quickly between OEMs and suppliers working on V6. The product enables users, communities, and companies to: - Engage in an online data exchange to accommodate casual, informal collaboration - Enable a structured OEM-supplier data exchange to accommodate collaborative innovation in a secure and controlled process - Leverage standard-based 3DXML format for data exchange - Export (data out)/import (data in)/detach (use then discard) - Automate import/export of detailed engineering data through batch
Enable Offline and Online CollaborationOEMs and suppliers can collaborate in two different ways depending on the processes they want to put in place. They can either collaborate in an online or offline mode. In an ‘online’ mode an OEM’s designer creates a V6 briefcase to be sent directly from V6 to the supplier’s designer using internet instant collaboration. The supplier’s designer accepts the information (into V6), adds content and returns the modified briefcase. The OEM’s designer accepts this new briefcase (directly into V6) to continue the design effort. In an offline mode, an OEM’s designers can create a 3DXML briefcase by exporting information from V6 and sending it to a supplier’s designer using an email client. The supplier’s designer receives the file, adds content, and creates a briefcase version to return. The OEM’s designer then imports this new briefcase version into V6 to continue the design effort.
The Role of ENOVIA V6 and PLM 2.0ENOVIA VPM Supply Chain Collaborative Engineering supports PLM 2.0, product lifecycle management online for everyone, and the ENOVIA V6 values: global collaborative innovation, single PLM platform for intellectual property (IP) management, online creation and collaboration, ready to use PLM business processes, and lower cost of ownership.