Teamcenter is a suite of product lifecycle management (PLM) computer software applications. It was originally created by UGS Corporation, a company which later became Siemens PLM Software.In Technical terms, it is a JAVA based application which allows the users to create, save files in the individual locations by separate part number.All the process will be carried out in sequence of operations.Teamcenter is a cloud-based product lifecycle management platform. It allows users to edit product data and processes such as 3D designs, embedded software, documentation and bill of materials.
Siemens PLM Software offers the latest release of Teamcenter 12.1 and 11.6, and Active Workspace 4.1. Enhancements target the areas of BOM management, systems engineering, and virtual reality with this release. Teamcenter’s features include adaptable PLM foundation, materials management billing, electrical design management, manufacturing data, process management, mechanical design management, and much more. Additionally, the solution provides material data, lifecycle management, model-based systems engineering, product configuration, cost management, and others.
Its document management and publishing tool allows users to create specifications, analysis reports, 2D/3D illustrations, spreadsheets, test results, and technical publications. Teamcenter is used in aerospace, defense, automotive, transportation, consumer products, retail, electronics, energy, utilities, insurance, financial and marine sectors. Teamcenter brings together all your mechanical computer-aided design (MCAD) data in a single product data management (PDM) environment to improve engineering productivity.
Items are the fundamental objects used to manage information in Teamcenter. A typical use of items is Parts and documents. The NX Part is stored as an item in Teamcenter. … Datasets are used to manage data files created by other software applications. It contains text files, Parts files, and images.
The Teamcenter data model is a structured, hierarchical organization of abstract objects designed to represent business data. A data model represents documents, part designs, design documents, and the relationships between them, as well as the business processes applied to them.
PLM manages the innovation and design process, while ERP ensures quality products are manufactured in a timely, cost controlled manner once a product has been engineered and approved. … ERP is normally used for manufacturing resource planning, HR, purchasing, inventory management, order management and accounting.
Firstly, Teamcenter is a platform, meaning that it houses multiple capabilities (apps) in a single seamless piece of software. A user logs into one interface and is able to access all the installed and licensed capabilities of their Teamcenter from there. The platform is based on a database, allowing for storage and indexing of data.
Secondly, the platform is scalable to suit the requirements of each organization using technology. In fact, Siemens PLM Software has categorized the apps into three groups: Start, initial deployment; Extend, increase functionality; and Transform, move to advanced capabilities.Thirdly, Teamcenter grew out of the necessity to store and maintain all the digital data generated during product development after the widespread adoption of CAD applications. It now has extensive capabilities beyond that
Let us look at the three groups and define at a high level each one of the apps:
Design Management – Ability via application integrations to store and manage all sorts of digital product and engineering data. Examples are 3D CAD, 2D drawings, etc. This is usually the starting point for all Teamcenter implementations.
Document Management – Storage and control of all documents required to support engineering data. Examples could include material specifications, images, etc.
Bill of Material Management – Fundamental to making any product is an accurate BOM. Teamcenter stores and manages this information.
Process Execution – Workflows and processes are handled by this functionality. Examples could include approval workflows, where an originator sends a design on to approvers before releasing the data.
Requirements Management – Before any product is designed, requirements are defined that determine the performance of the final design. Teamcenter can manage these requirements to ensure that all are met once development is complete.
Service Lifecycle Management – Capturing the final as-built configuration of a product so that it can be maintained once it is in service.
Manufacturing – The process of defining the manufacturing process and ensuring that correct information is passed to ERP systems that run these operations.
Supplier Integration – The methods by which key design data is shared and received from suppliers and partners. Before a supplier can deliver a correct component, he has to have the right data. Teamcenter facilitate that exchange.
Quality – Allows the sharing, analysis, and consumption of quality data. The app includes the capability of raising and tracking CAPA.
Product Cost Management – The ability to cost out and analyze a Bill of Material to get initial product costing during the design phase. This is an important consideration during product development.
Environmental Compliance and Sustainability – Allows for the control and traceability of the material makeup of products down to the substance level.
Systems – With this capability, one can design from a system-level down to the specific realization. Systems can be modeled and analyzed, checked for compatibility.
Obviously, each application is comprehensive enough to warrant a complete subject in and of itself, but I hope this breakdown has given you a useful high-level overview of what Teamcenter can do for an organization, not just at initial implementation but in terms of adapting to its changing needs over time.
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