ENOVIA Document Management (DCM) enables documents to be managed under a single repository for enterprise access, regardless of the actual location where the documents are stored. Document are stored in vaults (electronic storage systems), which can be anywhere in network. Standard library and lifecycle functions such as check-in/out, search, and versioning are provided to facilitate document sharing and distribution in the enterprise.
What makes VPM's document management a powerful application is the fact that it is tightly integrated with product definition and change management applications. Documents can be managed independently or, in case of product structure management, in relation to the products or parts that the documents represent. For instance, releasing a part may also release the CAD representation of the part.
The content of documents that have been saved in ENOVIA can be viewed using the 2D/3D viewers and any available browser plug-ins to facilitate product knowledge sharing in the enterprise. CAD representations attached to a product structure, for instance, can be launched together to a 2D/3D viewing session, enabling design review without costly CAD licenses.
In this release V5R21 there are no new enhancements.
Management of enterprise documents under a single library regardless of the vault's location in which the documents are stored
Provides standard library functions such as create, check-in/out, and search facilitate document sharing and distribution in the enterprise
Provides document revision/iteration control and lifecycle management functions
Tight integration with product definition and change management applications. Documents can be managed independently or in relation to the products or parts that they represent
Perform design review without costly CAD licenses by using 2D/3D viewers
Provides easy to use navigation on documents in-context of product structure and change management
Product Key Customer Benefits
Enhanced document sharing and distribution
All enterprise documents are captured, stored, and controlled under one enterprise library regardless of the vaults' (electronic storage systems) location in which the documents are stored. Documents stored in ENOVIA can be then viewed by enterprise users using the original editors, browser plug-ins, or 2D/3D viewers.
Tight integration with product definition and change management applications
In ENOVIA system, documents can be managed independently or, in case of product structure management, in relation to the products or parts that the documents represent. For instance, releasing a part can be setup to also release the CAD representation of the part.
Document post processing support
File introspection feature is available to allow easy integration of asynchronous (batch) document post processing for customers. For instance, it can be defined that each time a CATIA representation is checked into the vault, bounding-boxes, spacemaps or CGRs can be calculated or extracted from CATIA to be stored in ENOVIA as a secondary file (format) attached to the same document.
Design review support
CAD documents attached to a product structure can be launched simultaneously to a single session using the 2D/3D viewers.This eliminates the need for non designers to purchase costly CAD licenses.
Easy to use navigation and authoring of documents in-context of product structure and change management
Taking advantage of the new Relationship Navigator feature brought by ENOVIA - VPM Web Navigator, the user can perform easy graphical navigation on any product or project information as the user is preparing to attach or author a document. For instance, when a user is preparing specification document of a part, they will be able to access and use all part-related information, including part's maturity, designer, graphical model, number of times it has been versioned before, etc. before attaching the new document directly in the product structure.