There’s no doubt the past 18 months have forced the world of manufacturing and production to evolve and adapt in these pandemic stricken times. It has driven businesses and manufacturers to reconsider the reliability and efficiency of their workforce.
Fortunately, the recent upgrade in the Windchill 12 product lifecycle management software has brought in a number of different updates. These changes come with an array of benefits to help your organization improve its product lifecycle management and data management without any downtime.
Listed below are just three of the many new features included in the upgrade.
Proof of Traceability
In an age where short deadlines and complex products are the norm, being able to meet design specifications and quality standards can pose a challenge. Thankfully, Windchill 12’s traceability feature makes it easier than ever to uncover design flaws early on.
This feature protects your company’s intellectual property through the creation and maintenance of a digital thread. This thread envelops innovation and engineering design, manufacturing, services, sales and marketing.
Ultimately your company works collaboratively and efficiently to achieve high-quality, innovative, cost-effective products and services.
With machines configuring a combination of unique products, it’s important they all meet industry standards and can easily be changed by engineers without hampering the supply chain production.
The upgrade in Windchill 12 uses a digital thread that accesses the design and factory floor meaning engineers can rapidly adjust configurations to manufacturing and plant-specific BOMs. This added element recognises user-selected and rule-driven articles, so users understand the item source on a custom BOM.
Windchill 12 also has the ability to utilise several raw materials and semi-finished articles in a BOM. Furthermore, the direct modeling of BOMs from your CAD design tools will assist in the management of supply chain disturbances, everchanging health and safety compliance regulations, and time-to-market issues.
Manage Critical-to-Quality (CTQ) Characteristics
Windchill 12 allows users to visualise solutions and changes to the CAD design so they can reconcile changes in CTQ characteristics. This is in association with the Creo industrial design software. By guaranteeing quality parameters have been met, you can be confident the product will satisfy customer needs. This system of early warning can spare time, money and improve overall customer satisfaction.
Why choose CAD-IT for the upgrade?
If you’re thinking of upgrading to the Windchill 12, then CAD-IT Australia can help! Our team will perform a complete optimisation analysis and health check of your current Windchill system and business processes, evaluating how they align to your use of the industrial design software. We can plan and perform an upgrade with minimum impact to your business and resources. Our team will provide you with a detailed analysis of your current environment to identify technical optimisation opportunities, risk identification, and mitigation strategies. A detailed upgrade plan will also be included to minimise downtime.
Our Windchill team can also help your business transition to cloud environments such as Azure or AWS. Our help doesn’t end there! We can provide you with a personalised training course tailored to your organisation’s current processes and methods to ensure you get the most out of the upgrade.To learn more about the Windchill 12 upgrade, and how CAD-IT can help integrate their technologies for your business, contact our team today!