- Develop requirements-oriented products
- Create mechatronic product structures for systems engineering
- Configure variants with 150% BOMs
- Manage BOMs and ensuring compliance
- Use reliable interfaces between development and production
CONTACT's Requirements & Functions allows you to record and process requirements and monitor their fulfillment. This module links requirements with functions, components or tasks, which allows you to control changes and detailed elaboration during the development process directly in the virtual product instead of managing them separately.
Develop in accordance with the V model
CONTACT Elements requirements management capability provides comprehensive support for development in line with the V model for model-based systems engineering (MBSE). This enables you to ensure the transparency of all relationships and dependencies, identify the impact of changes and navigate requirements, functions and product structures with visual support and analyze them more quickly.
Describe products based on their functional product architecture, which incorporates modular elements with concrete technical solutions. Then specify the solution components involving the disciplines mechanical engineering, E/E and software in a common product structure. At the same time, provide support for interfaces to leading CAx tools and state-of-the-art version control systems such as Git and implementations such as GitHub or GitLab in the context of the "software as a part" approach and its processes.
Configurable BOMs allow feature-driven development. Benefit from the advantages of efficient variant creation thanks to over-defined maximum BOMs. Perform configuration by entering requirements in the form of values of characteristics and simply select the relevant items from the maximum BOM on the basis of rules. Take advantage of support when configuring 100% components and corresponding CAD model structures.
BOMs contain extensive data such as data on materials and semi-finished products, dimensions, weight and quantities. It forms the starting point for calculating costs, weights and quantities of harmful substances, planning material requirements and much more. CONTACT Elements Product Structure & BOM supports the automatic derivation of this data from CAD model structures, sample structures and 150% BOMs.
Compliance in process guarantees document validity
Cutting down on the number of manual operations involved in maintaining BOMs reduces errors and subsequent costs, for example in your procurement department. In combination with the automatic provision of relevant context information such as models and drawings, you can ensure that a product's documentation fully meets compliance requirements.
The automatic and reliable transfer of the BOMs to the procurement and work preparation functions carried out in the ERP system completes the development process. The challenges here are the early the procurement of machines and systems with long lead times, the integration of subsequent technical changes and the mapping of logistical issues such as factory-specific use of materials, and production/assembly-compatible structures. CONTACT Elements Product Structure & BOM helps you do this.
Easier synchronization of engineering and manufacturing BOMs
As a rule, order- and site-specific production is characterized by a high number of varying product configurations, and mapping design changes to manufacturing BOMs (mBOM) in this context is a key challenge. CONTACT's mBOM Manager provides support for production planning and central work preparation with the fast and reliable synchronization of engineering BOMs (eBOM) and manufacturing BOMs.
The easier way from requirements to product
Implement requirements in a comprehensible and function-oriented way
Make use of requirements directly within the project and product context
Link requirements and present a clear overview of interrelationships
Monitor the degree of fulfillment and take corrective action
Effective frontloading for variable product design
Determine the variability in product management and engineering
Define complete variant models quickly and easily
Supply the correct items, BOMs and model data automatically to downstream processes
Fast and reliable synchronization of engineering and manufacturing BOMs
Support order-specific and site-specific work preparation with easy eBOM-mBOM synchronization
Analyze differences in quantity between engineering and manufacturing BOMs and eliminate them quickly and reliably
Profit from a direct link to 3D viewing and variant management
Be better informed and make faster decisions with 3D product data
Better processes with model data at the push of a button
Visual analyses and decisions with the 3D Cockpit
Easier sharing of model data for team collaboration
3D-PDF, JT & STEP: More possibilities with standards
Digital mockups accelerate product protection
Manage CAx data and incorporate changes directly in the development data
Manage your CAx data across different disciplines using an integrated data model
Provide optimum, cross-location support for your product development
Exchange design data seamlessly with partners and customers
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