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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 provides advanced capabilities for data exchange in addition to the standard capabilities available with ENOVIA VPM Central.
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 batch tools to automate data exchanges.
ENOVIA VPM Supply Chain Collaborative Engineering provides capabilities to develop PLM Channel applications based on CAA APIs. Those applications enable to automate data replication between two or more partners having ENOVIA V6 installation. Within PLMChannel it is possible to extend what is currently offered by 3DXML with authoring file exchange to manage object ownership by enabling to transfer it from one ENOVIA V6 repository to another one.
- 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.
PLM ChannelPLM Channel is a solution that offers through CAA APIs the capability to define a way to create replication application enabling two or more partners to share data on regular basis. This solution relies on an exchange file format 3DXML for Authoring (PLMBriefcase) enabling to extract data (ie export), synchronize (ie import) or exchange the edition authorization. With those capabilities customer will be able to create Replication applications between several ENOVIA repositories.
R.A.C.E CompliancyWhen ENOVIA VPM Supply Chain Collaborative Engineering is deployed along with ENOVIA VPM Team Central or ENOVIA VPM Central using the available ENOVIA Rapid Application Configured Environment (R.A.C.E), the applications can be used immediately in production. This eliminates the need for specific customizations and reduces the time and effort for enterprise deployments. For more details on the ENOVIA R.A.C.E, please refer to the ENOVIA VPM Central Business Fact Sheet.
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, which are: • Global collaborative innovation • Single PLM platform for intellectual property (IP) management • Online creation and collaboration, • Ready to use PLM business processes • Lower cost of ownership.