Edge Software , a provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, have announced that version 4.1 of Teamcenter Express software is available for shipping to customers across ANZ. The version 4.1 of Teamcenter Express software is the collaborative product data management (cPDM) component of the Velocity series portfolio. This release provides customer-requested enhancements such as a new administration tool that simplifies the process for configuring the cPDM environment. The new customisation tool is called BMIDE (Business Modeler Integrated Development Environment) Express. The BMIDE Express customisation tool leverages Teamcenter BMIDE technology that was introduced in the unified architecture of Teamcenter 2007.
According to CIMdata, the Teamcenter Express version 4.1’s new BMIDE Express tool streamlines system customisation in a codeless manner, for example, by structuring customer defined extensions for easier future refinement. Through the use of templates and wizards, system administrators can easily and quickly adapt the preconfigured cPDM environment delivered by Teamcenter Express 4.1’s BMIDE Express tool to meet their specific needs without negatively impacting their ability to upgrade to future Teamcenter Express versions.
The BMIDE Express tool provides channel partners, implementation consultants and system administrators with a data model design and maintenance tool that enables the preconfigured environment delivered with Teamcenter Express to be easily modified to address diverse customer needs. This new tool streamlines the management of the attributes, items, datasets, forms, statuses, lists-of-values and tools that are the key building blocks of the cPDM environment. The tool is delivered with an “Express Project” that defines the preconfigured cPDM environment delivered by Teamcenter Express and records any changes made to this environment to meet specific customer needs.
According to Edge Software, smaller manufacturing organisations in 37 countries are using Teamcenter Express to improve the efficiency and consistency of their design-through-manufacturing processes and improve their customer responsiveness. Using BMIDE Express tool, both existing and new Teamcenter Express customers will be able to finetune their cPDM processes, enabling them to turn more ideas into successful products. The Teamcenter Express version 4.1 software is built on and delivers complete scalability to the unified architecture of Teamcenter 2007, the recent release of the widely-used PLM portfolio.