MasterControl has developed an easy to use connector for the SolidWorks® Enterprise PDM solution that allows for collaboration and redlining on PDF drawings while guaranteeing that PDF copies in the MasterControl system stay in sync with native files in the PDM solution.
Here are just a few examples of how MasterControl's SolidWorks® Enterprise PDM integration facilitates the handling of complex CAD files and, in so doing, helps companies in regulated environments overcome common product data management challenges.
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CAD file relationships are intrinsically complicated and can be disrupted by introducing inadequate maintenance and control systems.
MasterControl's SolidWorks® Enterprise PDM Connector provides users with a 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 can be 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 SolidWorks® 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 provided by MasterControl's PDM connector improves workflow functionality and allows for 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 SolidWorks® Enterprise PDM 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 and still identify and rectify any gaps that may exist.
For more information about PDM / CAD Management Software or about MasterControl PDM Connector for SolidWorks' Enterprise PDM Software, please feel free to contact a MasterControl representative.