iBASEt, a leading provider of digital manufacturing, MRO and quality software solutions, today announced that its iBASEt PLM Connector now integrates with Siemens Teamcenter, allowing for seamless communication between engineering teams using Siemens Teamcenter and manufacturing teams running iBASEt's Digital Manufacturing suite of products.
iBASEt PLM Connector integrates with a company's existing Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system to automatically publish various objects into iBASEt's Digital Manufacturing (DM) suite. The connector allows manufacturers to effectively handle data from conception through production, moving them one step closer to an Enterprise Digital Thread.
From last minute design changes, to engineering and manufacturing Bill of Materials, all the way to parts and visuals, data from Siemens Teamcenter will now be effortlessly integrated into iBASEt's solutions.
"The connector for Siemens Teamcenter further highlights iBASEt's commitment to transform the digital thread vision into action," said John Fishell, VP of Products at iBASEt. "The out of the box PLM Connector will enable our customers to take advantage of automation to close the gap between engineering and production systems. This creates a more efficient and accurate process to send data across systems."
iBASEt PLM Connector addresses the historically wide gap between engineering and production systems. The differing goals, interests, and work tasks between these teams often can lead to scattered silos of data and inefficient asset sharing methods.
PLM Connector allows workshop floor and design teams collaborate effectively and communicate in real-time, preventing many back and forth iterations. The product also provides customizable APIs that configure workflows based on each teams' needs and program context. Users can easily access 3D visualizations, illustration, and multimedia objects. In addition, teams can receive notifications through a closed loop error reporting system.
Gone are the days of manual data entry, duplicating master data or costly custom integrations with a high cost of maintenance. No longer do manufacturers need to manage intermediate steps like having to use large XML files, requiring extensive labor hours and high storage costs.
This results in an increased risk of data inaccuracy, and lower productivity. iBASEt's PLM Connector allows for data accuracy during transfer by replacing manual steps with automation. Furthermore, incorporating an efficient change management system into the production cycle allows manufacturers to reconcile "As-designed" plans with "As-built" workflows, ensuring next generation of products have higher quality.
As part of the iBASEt DM suite, this new product is the second of iBASEt's solutions to streamline and facilitate communication and transparency throughout the engineering and manufacturing environment. In June 2018, the company released iBASEt PLM Connector for PTC Windchill.