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I hope that what you find here is an informative user perspective on the implementation of processes and tools. If there is a topic you would like to see addressed, please comment to a blog post, email us directly, or send us a message via the contact link.

This is the place to discuss the implementation of ECAD data with a PLM system. Many of you might ask – Why Bother? Well, assuming your management isn’t just demanding it, there are several reasons.

ECAD Workgroup Manager Standard Install

UPDATE; 6/16/2016, post LiveWorx 2016 The information in the attached install document applies only to Windchill V10.x. The install of the ECAD WGM for Version 11.x is different. It is not installed on the server first, then pulled by the client from the Software Download Page as shown in the INSTALL DOCUMENT. For version 11, the […]

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Is your management asking you to look at managing your ECAD data in your PLM system? Do you need information on what a PLM system can do for you? Are you uncertain of what the impact on your resources will be? Join us at PCB West! In our session on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 1:00PM, […]

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ECAD at PTC Live Global

We wrapped up another trip to PTC Live Global a few weeks ago. We have definitely seen an increase in the interest in managing ECAD data in WindChill. I think this is mainly due to WindChill becoming more mature. Designers and managers are getting used to the product handling their MCAD data, and now it’s […]

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Windchill Objects in 10.x and ECAD Data

Welcome. If you are searching for information on ECAD and PLM systems you have found the place. This is a discussion about what you need to know, and what to expect, when you have decided to start managing your ECAD data in a PLM system. We do a lot of work with PTCs WindChill product, […]

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No Cutting Corners

In our need to get product to market more quickly, we would like to eliminate cutting corners. All of the data that is kept in the system, even during WIP (Work In Progress), is available to the team members. This is a very powerful advantage. Assuming you are willing to change. Change what? Change how […]

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data vaulting

Move off antiquated file shares / Software Version control systems. Fast and simple storage is step 1.

Data Collaboration

Visualization / Markup & Compare tools form the basis of feedback from the entire organization to the design teams.

Change Tracking

Leverage existing or new workflows that are tracked, monitored, and captured in the PLM system.

ECAD/MCAD Collaboration

Leverage newly developed STEP formats to enable simpler design and communication between disciplines.

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