Platform for multi-CAD data management and engineering change management

KÜSTER is a renowned medium-sized automotive supplier whose products can be found in the vehicles of almost all well-known car manufacturers. As a full-service supplier, the company manufactures intelligent electromechanical actuation and adjustment systems as well as electronics and actuation elements developed in-house. In the context of product development, KÜSTER relies on the PLM platform CIM Database as the foundation for company-wide management of all product-related data. Among other things, KÜSTER achieves particular advantages through powerful multi-CAD data management. The efficiency and throughput times of the product development process are to be further optimized by the prompt introduction of engineering change management.

Solution

Multi-CAD data management for Catia V5, Unigraphics NX and Altium Designer (from 2021); central conversion services, integrated 2D (TIFF) and 3D viewing (Catia Composer); document management of Microsoft Office and other file formats; implementation of global engineering change management (planned for 2021); integration of a collaborative project management solution (planned for 2021).

Benefits

Secure change processing through cross-departmental process control; transparency and availability of the different construction stages; always up-to-date material and production costs through the evaluation of each part change; control of procurement activities; common, consistent data basis for collaboration in projects with history and automatic archiving of all documents along the product lifecycle.

Specifics

Efficient management of special releases via workflow with automated notification of the article- or plant-specific distribution group including the relevant documents; benchmark database for storing documents from the patent system and for comparing competitors, image database.

Sometimes you just have to be brave and break new ground. This involves risks, but also reveals entirely new possibilities.
Dr. Andreas Burkhardt
PDM Project Manager
Küster Holding GmbH
 

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