IP Lifecycle Management

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 Designer Workspace

ENOVIA® VPM Designer Workspace allows designers to pursue complex design activities while controlling when changes are propagated between team members to avoid unnecessary interruptions.

It is sometimes necessary for designers to modify and iterate on their design data without impacting the current “master” definition of the design, and without being impacted by on-going modifications from other design teams. ENOVIA® VPM Designer Workspace addresses this need by enabling designers to work freely in an isolated virtual environment called a “designer workspace,” and only deliver changes to the master enterprise design definition when the work is complete.


ENOVIA VPM Designer Workspace mainly serves engineering teams working on complex assemblies which may need multiple design iterations before reaching the desired result and without affecting the progress of the rest of the organization. Designer workspace data is isolated from the reference data and therefore modifications can be made without impact. Conversely, modifications can be made on reference data without any impact to designer workspace data.


With ENOVIA VPM Designer Workspace, each designer decides when to take into account modifications performed by others and decides when to promote modifications. Full collaboration on a single product reference is maintained across the different designer teams in the company, as they proceed with their work.

  • Enable faster and more intelligent enterprise collaboration by favoring designer innovation in isolated virtual designer workspaces
  • Data lifecycle, versioning and relational design are managed seamlessly to enable asynchronous design deliveries
  • Creating a Designer Workspace
    Designers need to be able to work in a place where they can modify and iterate on their data without impacting enterprise data and without being impacted by on-going enterprise data modifications. A designer workspace enables designers to work freely in an isolated virtual environment, and then deliver local changes to the enterprise data when the work is completed.
  • Managing Designer Workspace Content
    The designer workspace content is defined by a persistent filter to which it has been associated, and this filter can be modified at any time to change its content. Data that is configured in the enterprise reference is also configured in a designer workspace. The user can naturally modify or apply configuration criteria on designer workspace data. When versions are created in a designer workspace, the new versions are then seamlessly taken into account when synchronizing or delivering into the reference. Any user having access to the reference data can access it the same way in any designer workspace.
  • Preventing Data Modification Conflicts
    Designer workspace data cannot be modified until it has been explicitly locked by the designer in order to prevent concurrent edits of the same data. As soon as the data is locked, it is reserved in the local designer workspace and in the reference also.
  • Bi-directional Synchronization
    Synchronization enables a user to inherit changes made to the reference product since the designer workspace was created, or since the last synchronization. All or a subset of modified data can be synchronized depending on designer needs. Conversely, designers can deliver all or some of their local changes to the enterprise data as work completes. Relational design is fully managed during synchronization and links between synchronized objects and the others are automatically rerouted.
  • Status of Designer Workspace Content
    The PLM Compass is used to modify the display of data in the designer workspace based on its status, and take appropriate action. Data can be highlighted based on the following conditions: - Data created in the designer workspace or duplicated from the reference is locked by the current user - Data created in the designer workspace or duplicated from the reference is not editable (read-only data) - Data is reused from the reference and not editable (read-only data)
  • The Role of ENOVIA V6 and PLM 2.0
    ENOVIA® VPM Designer Workspace 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.