Your teams are spending hundreds of hours importing,
converting, and correcting different files as well as
doing endless training. And don’t forget the homegrown
idiosyncratic workflows your team has developed to deal
with all these software packages. How much time is that
Outside of engineering, your IT and license management
professionals are paying support for all these different
systems, managing the applications in-house, and dealing
with nuances of license management.
From a strategic point of view, your company is essentially
taking itself hostage by putting some of its most valuable
intellectual property - the data, calculations and models
underlying successful products – in several CAD systems.
Employees find themselves up against the barriers of
rework, data translation, and the damaging effects of
innocent human error.
Does it seem like everyone
in your organization uses a
different CAD tool?
Industrial Designers use one tool because they
value its surfacing capabilities.
Engineering uses three different CAD systems
(perhaps as a result of past acquisitions), each
with its own set of adherents.
Manufacturing and Quality have embraced an
entirely different system.
No one gets up in the morning and thinks,
“Clear my schedule! We need to consolidate on one CAD tool!”
Of course not, but maybe you should.
Benefits of Consolidation
Consolidating on one CAD tool delivers concrete benefits
and is a critical part of any company’s digital transformation
plan. PTC defines digital transformation as a strategy to
solve broad business challenges using digital technologies.
With one CAD system, everything is integrated, as a single
digital thread weaves its way through the entire design
and production environment. This helps to improve
productivity, speed time-to-market, improve quality, enhance
collaboration and reduce costs.
Manage the product development process seamlessly across functions, sidestepping data translation as well as the need to re-create legacy data. Assign projects to the appropriate design engineer, without having to consider what CAD system the engineers knows.
When your teams can more easily share ideas on a single platform, design tasks are completed faster, and rework is minimized.
Improved Product Quality
A single platform reduces the chances for the human errors associated with data translation and model re-creation.
Collaboration and Innovation
Your design teams now speak a common language, so it’s easier to share design intent, challenge assumptions and learn from each other. As a result, innovative designs and processes are more likely to emerge.
Reduced IT & License Expense
Consolidation means fewer financial headaches. Your IT department focuses on one platform for training and support, and your licensing department manages a single agreement for subscriptions and perpetual maintenance contracts.
Are you exploring or
definition (MBD)? Do you
have digital transformation
initiatives underway? If so,
consider CAD consolidation.
These initiatives can lead to
breakthroughs in cost, quality,
and competitiveness, but the
first step is a common CAD
system that all can use.
We still have so much to share with you, including:
how to manage the transition effort
a consolidation checklist
all the benefits of consolidating with Creo, including easy data migration and training and support to get your team up to speed rapidly