Actions are used to informally track changes to part references and product structures. An Action can be defined by a supervisor and assigned to a designer who will perform the change, and for added flexibility, changes can be automatically recorded as they are made, or even assigned to the Actions after the changes have been completed. This is especially helpful in early design stages where a lot of modifications must be performed rapidly to a product structure.
An Action can be easily broken down into smaller assignable child Actions or sub-tasks that can be transferred to other people or organizations, or linked with other Actions to form a workflow-like task sequence.
Supervisors can take advantage of the auto-capture feature for automatic tracking of new part version creation or make use of the delinquency monitoring feature for minimizing late work deliveries.
Actions are also used as granular task components of engineering change and workflow processes which are used in more mature phases of the product development cycle.
Informal change mechanism for early product design phases to track and authorize changes to part references and product structures
Assign changes to the Actions before or after the changes are done
Ability for a single Action to carry several modifications
Divide and reassign tasks using child Actions
Link previously unrelated Actions and establish a "workflow-like" task sequence
Ability for managers to minimize late work delivery using a delinquency monitoring feature
Improved change monitoring using the automatic capture of part creation and versioning under an Action
Ability for ENOVIA formal change processes (engineering change and workflow) to use Action as task components providing seamless transitions between informal and formal change processes.
Product Key Customer Benefits
Informal change mechanism for early product development phases Actions usage is suitable for early product development phases where changes (typically local changes) must be made rapidly and in informal fashion. Action is dynamic, it can be broken-down into several individually assigned child Actions. Several independent Actions can also be linked together, either as peer-to-peer link or as oriented link where the status of on Action is dependent on another.
Authorize and track changes to products and parts: Actions ensures that changes made to the product structure and part references are authorized and tracked. For added flexibility, users are able to freely modify the parts and product structures before or after assigning the modifications to the Actions. In order that all changes are recorded, managers can take advantage of the automatic capture of part creation and versioning. Using this option, any new part or part version creation will be automatically captured under an Action.
Minimizing late work delivery... managers can take advantage of the delinquency monitoring feature to minimize late work delivery. Once activated, the system will send daily warnings to the assigned Action owner if the task has not been completed by a designated number of days before the due date.
Customizable Action life cycle for various business needs a business administrator may define several types of Actions to address various departmental needs and business processes. For instance, Actions for expedite process may have a shorter life cycle than routine Actions. The life cycle can be used to integrate checks (conditions)before status change (before the Action can be completed). It can also be used to trigger commands or operations after status change, for instance, to promote the status of the affected object after the Action has been completed.
Seamless transition between informal and formal change process ENOVIA VPMbuilds on the experience acquired with both ENOVIAVPM and ENOVIAPM. It is the next-generation solution that satisfies both the VPDM (Virtual Product Development Management) and the PDM (Product Data Management) domains. While most other commercially available systems have separate VPDM and PDM system, which results in difficulty for corporations to oversee a change process that will span the entire product life cycle, ENOVIA VPM/span> supports seamless transition between informal to formal change processes. Actions are used in early product development phases (VPDM function) where changes to products and parts are made in informal fashion. When product design has stabilized and matured, it can be moved under the formal control of an engineering change order or a workflow (PDM function).