Siemens PLM Software, a division of Siemens Automation and Drives, is releasing Version 3 of Teamcenter Express software with new features including comprehensive integration with Microsoft Office applications and improved view and markup capabilities in the web client.
The new capabilities enable more complete design-through-manufacturing data management for small- to mid-size manufacturers through expanded integration with the user's desktop.
Teamcenter Express is a complete, easy-to-use and easy-to-deploy collaborative product data management (cPDM) system that delivers a preconfigured yet extensible environment. Teamcenter Express is the core PDM component of the UGS Velocity Series of PLM systems designed to meet the specific needs of the mid-market and an entry point into the Teamcenter portfolio of proven digital lifecycle management systems.
With Version 3, Teamcenter Express delivers improved integration with the user's desktop through comprehensive integration with Microsoft Office 2007 - including Word, Excel and Outlook - enhanced web view and markup, attribute mapping for document import, enhanced printing and expanded certifications. These enhancements enable more users to contribute to and work with data in the Teamcenter Express cPDM database.
International Watch Co (IWC) of Schaffhausen, Switzerland, is implementing Teamcenter Express to realise its vision for integrated PLM. Beda Weibel, the project manager at IWC, comments: "Our vision is to have an integrated PLM system across the entire company, including departments such as marketing, product management, design, R&D and the supply chain. Once Teamcenter Express is fully implemented, it is going to allow us to have correct information throughout the supply chain and the product lifecycle. In order to be a modern and profitable company on the edge of development for the next five to ten years, you need state-of-the-art tools such as Teamcenter Express."
Also included with Version 3 is a new Smart Codes tool to generate intelligent part numbers to meet an organisation's part coding requirements. Teamcenter Express can be coupled with a wide variety of CAD applications, including Solid Edge, NX, Catia, Autocad, Autodesk Inventor and Solidworks.