Regulated industries are often forced to manage these types of product data according to strict regulations while juggling multiple data files that are located in separate systems and often are in different file formats.
The MasterControl PDM Connector for PTC's Windchill Software is easy to use and allows collaboration and redlining on PDF drawings while guaranteeing that the PDF copy in the MasterControl system stays in sync with native files in the Windchill™ PDM solution.
Here are some examples of how MasterControl's PDM integration system with the PTC Windchill solution facilitates and simplifies the handling of complex CAD files and, in so doing, helps companies in regulatory environments overcome common product data management challenges.
CAD file relationships are intrinsically complicated and can be disrupted by introducing inadequate maintenance and control systems.
The MasterControl PDM Connector for PTC's Windchill Software provides users with straightforward means of applying document control to CAD data without forcing designers into a non-native application for managing their CAD files. CAD files are maintained by the native PDM solution while MasterControl creates PDF copies for official document control purposes such as routing, approval, and production.
Manually revising, publishing, and routing drawings is time consuming and wastes resources throughout the enterprise.
MasterControl "InfoCards" are created for each new and revised drawing at a user-defined state in the Windchill solution, automating the publishing process and allowing drawings to be routed for collaboration and approval.
Manual systems have inherently complex structures, which can lead to limited or no workflow capability for routing and approving crucial CAD product data.
MasterControl manages and tracks the creation, change, and archiving of all information relating to a product. The automated routing and approval processes provided by the MasterControl PDM Connector for PTC's Windchill software improves workflow functionality and allows effective, seamless handling of CAD files.
Product information is scattered throughout several different systems and is often out of sync with data in the PDM solution.
When the link between MasterControl and the Windchill solution is initialized, the system automatically processes packets of files until there are no more files requiring synchronization. The MasterControl system can also be manually synchronized with Windchill and still identify and rectify any gaps that may exist.
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