Teamcenter Rapid Start

Accelerate deployment with Teamcenter Rapid Start

Teamcenter Rapid Start is packaged to meet the needs of small to medium-sized businesses, with on-premises deployment in as little as one week for MCAD and ECAD teams using NX, Solid Edge, SolidWorks, Altium Designer, Cadence OrCAD, and PADS.

Get off to a fast start with enterprise PDM basics like design and document management, visualization, change, and BOM management. Take control of cross-domain product information and processes with business-wide access and visibility. Once you're up and running with PDM, you can grow to PLM as your needs grow!

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Teamcenter Rapid Start, a Teamcenter solution (unified architecture), can be deployed and ready to use in nearly 70% less time than it takes for a custom installation of the separate software components. Rapid Start delivers both the standard Teamcenter and a preconfigured PDM functionality. These options features allow customers to get their PDM environment up and running quickly and cost-effectively.

Teamcenter Rapid Start is specially designed to address the PDM requirements of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). These SMBs, which do not have large IT infrastructures, don’t want to go into customization complexities but instead benefit greatly from easy-to-install, easy-to-use, pre-configured packages.

Teamcenter Rapid Start delivers the world’s most widely implemented product data management (PDM) solution, Teamcenter, preconfigured to utilize the most common industry best practices and the expertise of Siemens PLM Software. By choosing Teamcenter Rapid Start’s preconfigured capabilities, you can minimize the costs of consulting and deployment, and get started with PDM quickly and cost-effectively.

Teamcenter Rapid Start gives you all the robust PDM capabilities of Teamcenter, plus the flexibility to grow into additional Teamcenter product lifecycle management (PLM) capabilities when you are ready. You will realize the immediate benefits of PDM with confidence that you have a growth path to PLM.

You can use Teamcenter Rapid Start to manage everyday tasks and processes with preconfigured best practice workflows for engineering change and product release. Confident that these processes are followed consistently, you can work efficiently and effectively in a collaborative environment to meet design and schedule targets.

Teamcenter Rapid Start includes packaged, managed review, and collaboration tools to enable data exchange for controlled design reviews without requiring any direct connection to Teamcenter. Leveraging the power of JT, you can digitally validate product configurations without the need to migrate parts to another system.

To help reduce product costs and facilitate environmental compliance, Teamcenter Rapid Start enables you to leverage your ECAD part library and make it available for use across multiple ECAD tools. Just as importantly, you can use Teamcenter Rapid Start to manage your parts and modify their attributes – as well as control project access – on an enterprise basis. By managing data in Teamcenter Rapid Start, you can reduce part duplication, prevent the use of obsolete or unapproved parts, assign compliance data attributes and focus procurement from approved vendors.

Teamcenter Rapid Start delivers standard integrations with Microsoft Office and Adobe to extend the use of PDM to users outside of the engineering department. These integrations can be used for creating and updating technical publications, process sheets, customer requirements, manufacturing setups, test specifications, or any other documents you may want to manage. You can even interact with product information and workflow processes directly through the familiar Microsoft Office user interface.

With Teamcenter Rapid Start, you can start with what you need now and grow over time. Once you have Teamcenter Rapid Start-up and running, you can add on Teamcenter capabilities as you need them. You can follow the proven Teamcenter path to PLM success by targeting key areas of your business to optimize performance.

Benefits

- Simple and fast to install, set up, and deploy
- Essential PDM capabilities are available immediately
- Minimal IT expertise to operate and support
- Realize benefits quickly for a fast return-on-investment
- Start with PDM and grow to PLM
- Access, share, and re-use designs across MCAD and ECAD tools
- Automate and streamline processes with preconfigured workflows
- Manage and share BOMs for business-wide visibility
- Collaborated with non-CAD and multi-CAD users
- Create and share engineering documents and designs, with the ability to access Microsoft Office applications

Features

- Single source of product data
- Multi-CAD data management
- Support for popular mechanical (MCAD) and electronic (ECAD) tools
- Intelligent part numbering
- Data exchange
- Document management
- Simple process management
- Preconfigured roles and functionality
- CAD-neutral visualization
- Collaborative design review tools
- Codeless configuration

FAQ's

What is Teamcenter Rapid Start?

Teamcenter Rapid Start is a lighter version of Teamcenter for organizations that need to quickly enable PDM benefits.

Typically it has a good CAD integration with leading CAD software and helps with design data management.

What Teamcenter Rapid Start do?

Teamcenter Rapid Start delivers the world’s most widely implemented product data management (PDM) solution, Teamcenter, preconfigured to utilize the most common industry best practices and the expertise of Siemens PLM Software. By choosing Teamcenter Rapid Start’s preconfigured capabilities, you can minimize the costs of consulting and deployment, and get started with PDM quickly and cost-effectively.

Can Teamcenter Rapid Start be deployed with IaaS?

Yes. Because Teamcenter Rapid Start is Teamcenter, it can be deployed just the same as standard Teamcenter using the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) approach to minimize the up-front infrastructure/hardware costs.

What are the customization options for Teamcenter Rapid Start?

Teamcenter Rapid Start is specially designed to cater to small and medium size businesses’ PDM requirements. These small to medium-sized customers, who do not have the big IT infrastructure, don’t want to get into customization complexities but instead need easy-to-install, easy-to-use, pre-configured packages, etc. That is why we do NOT recommend customization to Rapid Start.

Can Teamcenter Rapid Start customers use Active Workspace?

Teamcenter Rapid Start customers are buying Teamcenter author and consumer licenses, which include Active Workspace. With Service Pack 10.1.4 and the 11.2.1 release, Active Workspace is an option for customers to extend their PDM implementation to reach new users or support browser-based access.
Active Workspace provides a simple web interface tailored to the specific needs of PDM users beyond design engineering

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