Different types of engineers typically work differently. Though electrical engineers work in a totally different way than mechanical engineers, today’s complex design projects require tighter integration between the two disciplines. As the design is changing at a rapid pace, and products need to be developed quicker, disparate engineering teams MUST work closer together.
One of the largest challenges our customers face is that the ways in which these teams save their data is very different. Electrical engineers maintain libraries of data and save out project work to shared drives. Mechanical engineers typically use SOLIDWORKS PDM workflow to manage part files and track who works on or uses a file. Every group has people who like to save locally. How do we bring all this data together and manage it simultaneously?
We understand this issue and are excited to show a synchronized library solution to have Electrical and Mechanical Engineers working better together…in harmony. Well, at least their files.
Cliff Medling created this video to show how this works
Here are some details:
- Easy synchronizing of Electrical libraries
- Choose the workflows that works for your company – flexibility
- PDM-managed Library revision control
- Allows everyone in the design process to access more info and BOMs and library managed, giving more insight into project status
- Broader access to a wider range of stakeholders in the company – without needing a license of SOLIDWORKS
- Easier to manage all product elements in one workflow – get products to market much faster
- Additional options for PDM administrator or library manager to control access to manufacturing part library
This is just one step closer to getting engineering teams working better together to produce the next generation of Mechatronic products.
If you have questions about how this will help you,