Siemens PLM Software has recently introduced the latest version of Teamcenter PLM software, one of the most widely used PLM systems in the world.
Focused on systems engineering, content management, service lifecycle management and process-based user experience, Teamcenter 9 PLM software helps companies make smarter decisions that result in better products.
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.
Teamcenter 9 delivers new solutions and enhancements across the portfolio in support of Siemens PLM Software’s HD-PLM vision, which was established to help companies make better informed decisions more efficiently and with a higher level of confidence.
Teamcenter helps companies deliver increasingly complex products while maximising productivity and streamlining global operations. In addition to a new integrated systems engineering solution, Teamcenter 9 tightens integration across the unified architecture, enabling companies to make smarter decisions with better visibility into the impact of those decisions.
Enhancements across the entire Teamcenter portfolio significantly improve productivity, speeding up time-to-market while reducing total cost of ownership for companies.
According to Eric Sterling, Senior Vice President, General Manager, Lifecycle Collaboration Software, Siemens PLM Software, Teamcenter 9 continues to build on the unified architecture with a more integrated approach to connecting the information generated by teams across the extended enterprise, while giving them a more personalised and productive user experience.
Teamcenter delivers a more systems-driven approach to product development, accelerating the process through intelligently integrated information, and ensuring all departments and disciplines are using synchronised product information.
Integrations with familiar best-in-class tools such as Microsoft’s Outlook messaging software, Word, Excel spreadsheet software, and Visio software as well as MathWorks’ MATLAB and Simulink environments support a variety of methodologies for systems definition and modelling using the tools familiar to engineers.
A critical component of product development, technical documentation supports the delivery of documents such as user guides and repair manuals along with the release of a product.
While previously, product development needed to be completed before documentation could be created, Teamcenter 9 allows product documentation to be created in parallel with the design process, ensuring changes are communicated as they occur in real-time.
Teamcenter content management also supports configuration-driven documentation that reuses common components of text, graphics and metadata, providing efficient, context-based multi-channel publishing to support the need for multimedia delivery on different devices and in multiple languages to support global markets.
Integration with Cortona3D’s Rapid Author application enables documents to be created with illustrations that remain linked to the design data they describe, allowing changes to be carried out throughout the documentation. The new release also supports the latest version of the S1000D standard used in aerospace and government documentation as well as the DITA (Darwin Information Typing Architecture).
Service Lifecycle Management
The new service scheduling and execution module in Teamcenter’s Service Lifecycle Management enables companies to more effectively control cost by defining and efficiently scheduling service orders and tasks. In addition to optimising service organisations’ resources, improving service throughput and reducing asset downtime, Teamcenter 9 tracks and captures the execution of these service tasks to maintain an accurate history of assets and service records.
Process-based User Experience
Product development requires the involvement of both occasional and ‘power-users’ who work in varying disciplines with varying needs and who need to access the right PLM data for the task at hand.
Teamcenter 9 makes it easy to tailor the user experience with stylesheets that can streamline processes regardless of whether they use the traditional Teamcenter rich client (application) or thin client (web).
Users can easily customise the layout to access task-specific information, actions and behaviours, which results in a more streamlined and productive user experience.