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Teamcenter Integration for Autodesk Inventor

Manage, share and re-use Inventor data to improve collaboration and overall business performance

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

Streamline product development

Teamcenter integration for Inventor enables design information created in Inventor to be captured, controlled and shared by your organization in a single, highly secure DI 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.

Extend the value of Inventor 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. Teamcenter Rapid Start’s 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 Inventor 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.

Find, share and re-use Inventor Data

With the Teamcenter integration for Inventor, design teams can quickly search and access Inventor 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 everyone is working from the latest design information.

Teamcenter integration for Inventor is a designer-centric solution that leverages existing Teamcenter rules and enables Inventor data to be incorporated into a multi-CAD environment.

The user interface is embedded in Inventor and includes:
• A fully featured home browser, nearly identical to the native home browser in Teamcenter
• Fully embedded Active Workspace
• Full integration with both Ribbon and classic Inventor Menu user interfaces
• Teamcenter file status browser panel for reviewing product data management (PDM) information and performing PDM operations on the documents in the current Inventor session

Benefits

  • Ability to integrate Inventor files with all of your technical data to provide a single source of product information that supports your complete design-through-manufacturing process
  • Less time spent finding correct revisions of Inventor 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
  • Teamcenter home browser available directly inside of Inventor to facilitate ease of use
  • Fully integrated with Teamcenter Active Workspace

Features

  • Access Teamcenter and Teamcenter Rapid Start capabilities directly from within Inventor
  • Active Workspace provides intuitive access to a full range of digital industries (DI) functionality
  • Create and edit Inventor parts, drawings, presentations and assemblies under Teamcenter control
  • Supports all Inventor data types
  • Create and manage new product revisions and versions
  • Bulk load entire folders of Inventor parts automatically into Teamcenter to facilitate easy deployment
  • Automatically generate and save lightweight JT visualization files for Inventor parts

FAQ's

What is Teamcenter Integration for Autodesk Inventor?

Teamcenter Integration for Autodesk Inventor is a software solution that enables seamless collaboration between Siemens Teamcenter, a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) platform, and Autodesk Inventor, a 3D CAD modeling software. It allows users to directly access and manage product data in Teamcenter from within the Inventor environment.

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How does Teamcenter Integration benefit Autodesk Inventor users?

Teamcenter Integration provides Autodesk Inventor users with a centralized platform to manage product data, documents, and design revisions. It enhances collaboration, data integrity, and version control, streamlining the product development process and reducing errors and duplications.

Can I access Teamcenter functionalities within Autodesk Inventor?

Yes, with Teamcenter Integration, users can access Teamcenter functionalities directly from the Autodesk Inventor interface. This includes tasks like searching and opening Teamcenter-managed files, checking in/checking out, revision management, and accessing metadata.

Does Teamcenter Integration for Autodesk Inventor support bidirectional data synchronization?

Yes, Teamcenter Integration ensures bidirectional data synchronization between Teamcenter and Autodesk Inventor. Changes made in Inventor are automatically updated in Teamcenter, and vice versa, ensuring that both systems have the latest product data.

Is Teamcenter Integration suitable for small and large organizations alike?

Yes, Teamcenter Integration is suitable for both small and large organizations. It can be tailored to meet the specific needs and scale of the organization’s product development processes, regardless of its size.

How does Teamcenter Integration improve collaboration between different teams?

Teamcenter Integration fosters collaboration by providing a central repository for product data, allowing teams from various disciplines (design, engineering, manufacturing, etc.) to access and work on the same data simultaneously. This reduces communication gaps and improves cross-functional collaboration.

Can I manage Inventor CAD files' revisions in Teamcenter using the integration?

Yes, Teamcenter Integration allows users to manage revisions of Inventor CAD files directly within Teamcenter. This ensures a systematic approach to version control and enables efficient tracking of design changes.

Does Teamcenter Integration support multi-CAD environments?

Yes, Teamcenter Integration is designed to support multi-CAD environments, allowing users to collaborate on projects involving different CAD systems while maintaining a centralized data management process.

How does Teamcenter Integration enhance data security and access control?

Teamcenter Integration provides robust access control mechanisms, ensuring that only authorized users can access and modify specific data. This enhances data security and minimizes the risk of unauthorized changes.

Is Teamcenter Integration compatible with older versions of Autodesk Inventor?

Teamcenter Integration is often developed to be backward compatible, supporting various versions of Autodesk Inventor. However, it is essential to check compatibility details with the specific integration version and Autodesk Inventor version you are using.

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