Press release - October 15, 2019

PLM: CONTACT Software and Zuken integrate mechatronic processes


Elektronic and  electrical engineering are central components of many products and production systems. Now, two leading R&D software providers are enabling companies to bring mechatronic products to market faster. A new standard module integrates Zuken's DS-2 platform into CONTACT Elements and links E/E development with enterprise-wide Product Lifecycle Management (PLM).


In plants, vehicles, machines and many other products, electronics and electrical engineering are controlling an increasing number of functions. Topics such as Industry 4.0, e-mobility or smart cities are reinforcing this trend and require that the different engineering disciplines work more closely together in product development. CONTACT Software and Zuken are now providing a solution that enables end-to-end data and process management in mechanical, electrical and electronic design from the very first design phase.

The new standard module for CONTACT Elements and Zukens DS-2 supports the secure synchronization of part master data, parts lists, documents and files between the ECAD systems E3.series (electrical and fluid engineering), CR-5000/8000 (PCB design) and CIM Database. In the PLM system, the data can thus be easily merged into a mechatronic holistic view and validated at an early stage.

The jointly developed solution is already being used successfully by customers. "With Zuken, we have implemented an application that is highly scalable thanks to our open technology platforms," says Michael S. Murgai, Director Strategy & Operations at CONTACT Software. "This allows us to flexibly extend the standard integration when new software functions or customer requirements arise".

At the Zuken Innovation World 2019, CONTACT Software recently presented the new solution and its benefits for companies using practical examples.


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