InnovMetric, a publisher of intelligent 3D metrology software solutions, offers the ability to interconnect product lifecycle management and 3D digital measurement ecosystems to facilitate the sharing of a product definition and provide direct access to 3D measurement data.
InnovMetric recently announced the launch of PolyWorks' new PLM connectors| DataLoop to interconnect product lifecycle management systems and the PolyWorks intelligent 3D metrology digital ecosystem. PLM connectors enable 3D product engineering, manufacturing, and measurement teams to leverage shared product definition and 3D measurement data. Having quick access to the latest information facilitates the development of new products and increases the efficiency of quality assurance processes. Supported PLM systems include Siemens Teamcenter, PTC Windchill, and Contact CIM Database.
"Our main mission is to support the digital transformation of our customers' 3D measurement processes. With this in mind, our new PLM connectors play a critical role, as they ensure perfect digital interoperability between the PLM system and a customer's PolyWorks solutions,"said Marc Soucy, President of InnovMetric. "For PolyWorks users| Inspector, this means that they can directly import their CAD models and data from the PLM system. Designers and manufacturing specialists now have access to 3D measurement results from their PLM interface. Thanks to PLM connectors, it is now possible to quickly and securely exchange digital data between PLM and 3D measurement ecosystems; a dream come true! ", he adds.
Universal digital access to CAD and 3D measurement data
PLM connectors provide digital access to 3D CAD and measurement data for all PLM and PolyWorks users, eliminating errors and wasted time generated by manual data exchange.
PolyWorks users| Inspector can search for CAD models and assemblies that are stored in the PLM, and import any revisions directly. PLM users can access 3D measurement data and results with a single click through lightweight inspection objects related to projects stored in a PolyWorks 3D measurement database| DataLoop.
Digital PLM processes reinforced by 3D measurement data
According to the publisher, PLM connectors proactively improve product quality by integrating valuable 3D measurement data into digital PLM business processes, such as:
- Engineering changes: Access 3D measurement data from PLM to troubleshoot design and manufacturing issues and to verify the success or failure of a remediation
- Revision traceability: Document the causes of engineering changes with hyperlinks to relevant 3D measurement data and discussion threads
- Optimization of the approval process: Improve the efficiency of existing PLM-based approval processes by linking CAD revisions to their corresponding 3D measurement data
- Continuous improvement: Analyze the capacity of your company's current manufacturing processes to improve future product designs
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