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ENOVIA VPM Change Tracking
ENOVIA® VPM Change Tracking provides engineers with full control and traceability of modifications in CATIA, DELMIA, and SIMULIA.
With ENOVIA VPM Change Tracking, designers can define a new Engineering Change Action (ECA) on a product and make required updates. Once completed, the changes are communicated automatically and easily to reviewers for approval. During the process, users can propose modifications for a set of configurations (requires ENOVIA® VPM Configured Environment software). Designers and engineers can also use the intuitive ENOVIA® 3DLive® interface to access the different views of the product data with or without the modifications that will be performed under an ECA. ENOVIA VPM Change Tracking allows designers and engineers to see in advance the results of an ECA and anticipate possible consequences.
Engineering is the primary user of ENOVIA VPM Change Tracking software. However, enterprise change management authority can govern the whole process when used with ENOVIA® Program Change Control and ENOVIA® Program Central® for a comprehensive end-to-end process. Companies gain a critical advantage by efficiently tracking fast evolving work-in-progress, closely monitoring activities, and controlling modifications as the product definition matures.
- Execute and monitor design modifications through Engineering Change Actions.
- Ensure change traceability under Engineering Change Action authority
- Track the progress of requested changes
- Perform complex system-wide changes assigned to multiple engineering groups.
Execute and Monitor Design ModificationsWith ENOVIA VPM Change Tracking, users can fully edit and explore an Engineering Change Action (ECA) in progress. A user has a full view of the lead ECAs, and can add information to break them down into several more granular ECAs that can be transferred to other users. A proposed applicability for the ECA can be defined for configuration integration and a user can validate the changes to be published for the given applicability. The status of an ECA is monitored easily with the 3D Compass, which also provides information such as critical timing, lateness, etc.
Ensure Change Traceability under ECA EnforcementWorking under ECA authority is supported for all VPM Objects Types. All the performed modifications are logged under the ECA for traceability purposes. When browsing an ECA, these modifications are retrieved and displayed automatically so project leaders can understand what has been done and quickly decide to validate the modifications or not. When working under ECA authority on Products, Manufacturing or System structures, configuration effectivities are automatically applied to the created or modified data. Therefore, data configuration is simplified preventing costly and time-consuming corrections. Users can browse a structure as it would appear if all the current changes were validated. ENOVIA VPM Change Tracking enables users to analyze and anticipate the impact of modifications on global product development (design, manufacturing, etc).
Track Progress of Requested ChangesDepending on their processes, users can enable Change Control (authoring under ECA enforcement) and Change Validation (authoring under ECA and configuration enforcement) to ensure that all the changes requested are tracked. For example, when the first design stages are finished, a user may decide that the product is mature enough for deployment. Going forward, any modifications made on the product should be traceable, so users will start enforcing change control. Users will enforce change validation to ensure that all the changes are made, deciding which configurations to apply in the meantime.
Perform Complex System-Wide Changes Assigned to Multiple Engineering GroupsENOVIA VPM Change Tracking integrates with ENOVIA® Program Change Control by making an ECA a deliverable of a project change task. With ENOVIA Program Change Control, users can determine the scope and cost of all product changes that impact multiple functional disciplines (e.g., software, mechanical, electrical) before they are implemented. As products collect change requests, each functional department can capture the impact, scope, and cost of the proposed change with meetings and decisions early in the change request process. All change information for a given product or program can be rolled up and aggregated for analysis and approval. A program manager can create and define a design modification that needs to be done and attach an ECA in ENOVIA Program Change Control. A designer will retrieve this ECA through ENOVIA VPM Change Tracking with the relevant context including a specific configuration and perform the modifications. Users can consult ENOVIA Program Change Control about the ECAs, and its associated objects and decide to apply the change or not. As the change process is executed, the change task status is updated automatically to provide a change summary status at the task or project level. This enables total control and visibility of all changes throughout the product development process leading to improved productivity, higher quality and faster time-to-market.
The Role of ENOVIA V6 and PLM 2.0ENOVIA VPM Change Tracking supports PLM 2.0, product lifecycle management online for everyone, and the ENOVIA V6 values: global collaboration innovation, single PLM platform for intellectual property (IP) management, online creation and collaboration, ready to use PLM business processes, and lower cost of ownership.