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Teamcenter Integration for AutoCAD

Capture, manage and share AutoCAD data to improve collaboration and overall business performance

Teamcenter® software’s integration for AutoCAD enables you to reduce your product development cycle times and costs by enhancing your AutoCAD environment through integration with Teamcenter, the industry leading product lifecycle management (PLM) solution. Providing a single source of product data for your design and manufacturing teams, the integration provides access to a full range of PLM capabilities to further optimize your design-through-manufacturing processes.

Streamline product development

The Teamcenter integration for AutoCAD enables design information created in AutoCAD to be captured, controlled and shared by your organization in a highly secure PLM environment with version management and access controls to ensure that the right people get the right information at the right time.

Providing a single source of product and process data, the capabilities go beyond workgroup CAD data management. The integration is optimized for scalability across a wide area network, enabling geographically distributed design centers to connect to a single database and volume server.

Using this integration, design teams can quickly search and access AutoCAD parts, assemblies and drawings to eliminate time wasted trying to find and share design information. The integration also enables your organization to eliminate unnecessary change orders by ensuring that everyone is working from the latest design information.

The Teamcenter integration for AutoCAD is a design-centric solution that leverages existing Teamcenter rules while enabling AutoCAD data to be incorporated into a multi-CAD environment.

Extend the value of AutoCAD with Teamcenter Rapid Start and Active Workspace

For new Teamcenter customers who want to get up and running quickly, you can choose the Teamcenter Rapid Start deployment option for Teamcenter, which delivers a preconfigured product data management (PDM) environment that is focused on managing everyday tasks and processes for product development. Preconfigured industry best-practice workflows including design release and engineering change ensure that processes are completed consistently and efficiently.

Active Workspace is a simple and intuitive user interface for Teamcenter that enables AutoCAD designers to work efficiently and effectively in a collaborative environment. The PDM environment can be extended to include non-CAD users through Active Workspace’s browser-based user interface or integration with Microsoft Outlook.

Teamcenter advantage

The AutoCAD integration is supported by both Teamcenter and Teamcenter Rapid Start which power innovation and productivity by connecting people and processes with knowledge.

Teamcenter is the most widely used PLM system, which is backed by Siemens Digital Industries Software’s leadership in installation, service and support. Users of Teamcenter can easily expand the scope of their PLM implementation by taking advantage of a comprehensive portfolio of applications as well as its proven scalability in terms of performance and global implementation.

Teamcenter Rapid Start is a preconfigured deployment option for Teamcenter that manages design data, as well as everyday tasks and processes; providing an ideal entry point into the Teamcenter product line for small and medium-sized businesses.

Benefits & Features

Benefits

  • Integrate AutoCAD files with other design data to provide a single source of product and process information to support your complete design-through-manufacturing process
  • Less time spent finding the correct revisions of AutoCAD data
  • Faster product change and approval processes resulting in decreased time-to-market
  • Consistent work processes followed across all data formats, resulting in less errors and rework
  • Improved collaboration within your organization and with customers and suppliers
  • Graphical browser-based user interface for convenient access into Teamcenter
  • Fully integrated AutoCAD client, allowing designers to focus on design rather than data management
  • Fully integrated with Active Workspace for seamless interaction with Teamcenter

Features

  • Access Teamcenter and Teamcenter Rapid Start PLM capabilities directly from within AutoCAD
  • Active Workspace provides intuitive access to a full range of PLM functionality
  • Create and edit AutoCAD drawings and assembly relationships under Teamcenter control
  • Bi-directionally transfer AutoCAD title block text to/from Teamcenter
  • Automatically capture AutoCAD Xref relationships to create product structures in Teamcenter removing all file path dependencies
  • Automatically create neutral file output for downstream consumers with no access to AutoCAD licenses

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What is Teamcenter AutoCAD Integration?

Teamcenter Integration for AutoCAD enables design information created in AutoCAD to be captured, controlled and shared by your organization in a highly secure cPDM environment, while version management and access control ensure that the right people get the right information at the right time.

What are the benefits of Teamcenter AutoCAD Integration?

• Integrate AutoCAD files with other design data to provide a single source of product and process information to support your complete design-through-manufacturing process
• Less time spent finding the correct revisions of AutoCAD data
• Faster product change and approval processes resulting in decreased time-to-market
• Consistent work processes followed across all data formats, resulting in less errors and rework
• Improved collaboration within your organization and with customers and suppliers

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