Siemens PLM Software
has introduced the Insight XT design data management solution used to manage Solid Edge software CAD files and related design data.
Siemens PLM Software is a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management software and services.
Based on Microsoft’s SharePoint, Insight XT helps Solid Edge users significantly simplify and speed the completion of everyday design tasks through better organisation of data and processes. Insight XT adds new part, product and project structures that are required by manufacturing organisations but are not available in standard SharePoint document libraries.
Karsten Newbury, Vice President of Mainstream Engineering, Siemens PLM Software explains that the volume of associated design data continues to expand with the increase in product complexity, which places great pressure on mainstream manufacturers.
According to Mr Newbury, Insight XT is a simple, intuitive and easy-to-use solution that helps increase efficiency and allows mainstream manufacturers to have full control of their data and intellectual property.
Insight XT provides easy vaulting and retrieval of Solid Edge files and related design data, using a new approach to managing part, product and project structures and their related documents, thereby automating and simplifying complex error-prone processes such as new product introduction and release to manufacturing.
New content and relation browser interfaces provide a dynamic visual approach to displaying data relationships and associated tasks, enabling users to quickly understand complex design data and the impact of proposed design changes. Insight XT provides a straightforward approach to managing design data helping to turn time spent searching into time spent interacting with data.
Insight XT based on Microsoft SharePoint
Insight XT is based on Microsoft SharePoint, an easy-to-use common business productivity solution that provides a familiar environment for all information and collaboration tasks.
Simon Floyd, Director of Innovation & Product Lifecycle Management Solutions for the Worldwide Discrete Manufacturing Industry, Microsoft Corp notes that Siemens PLM Software’s track record of bringing highly value-added SharePoint based solutions to market for design data management and collaboration has been impressive with Insight XT representing a significant leap forward in the management of design data, allowing manufacturers globally to simultaneously take advantage of key business data and processes facilitated by SharePoint 2010.
Peter Bilello, President of CIMdata, a global PLM management consulting and research firm observes that Insight, Siemens PLM Software’s SharePoint-based data and process management solution for Solid Edge has delivered significant value to users.
Insight XT adds critical capabilities needed by manufacturers, such as product structure management and tools designed to make it easy to understand complex data relationships. CIMdata strongly recommends Insight XT to manufacturers using Solid Edge who are concerned about the costs and complexities of data management.
The SharePoint-based Insight XT provides a simple and robust design data management solution for companies that need help managing Solid Edge files and related design documents. Businesses that need PLM capabilities including multi-CAD and engineering process data management can continue to leverage Siemens PLM Software’s widely used Teamcenter platform.