Platform for multi-CAD data management and engineering change management

KÜSTER is a renowned automotive supplier whose products cannot be imagined without a vehicle: its portfolio ranges from window regulators and door systems to gearboxes, gearshift systems, rope technology and parking brake systems. In the context of product development, KÜSTER relies on the PDM/PLM platform CIM Database as the foundation for a company-wide management of all product-related data. CIM Database has particular advantages, for example, in multi-CAD integration. In addition, the implemented solution enables cross-departmental product costing - with greater reliability and less time expenditure.


Multi-CAD data management for Catia V5 and Unigraphics NX; central conversion services, integrated 2D (TIFF) and 3D-viewing (CATIA-Composer); document management of Microsoft Office and other file formats; web client for enterprise-wide information from the digital archive; development of a global engineering change management including a collaborative project management solution.


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.


Benchmark database for filing documents from the patent system and for competitive comparison, 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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