By Karsten Theis
The year 2020 also posed a special Challenge on PROSTEP, which we have taken on. As experts in digitalization, we are digitally well-positioned by nature and were therefore able to respond quickly to the new situation together with our customers. The coronavirus pandemic also had an impact on our business, but we saw the crisis as an opportunity and have invested in the future. We explored new (research) topics, developed new products and recruited new staff. This gives us the boost we need to get the new year off to a good start.
An Interview with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Oliver Riedel
It is necessary to take a holistic view of the development, production and operation of complex product-service systems. The Fraunhofer IAO is developing technologies and methods to do this as part of the strategic research program Advanced Systems Engineering (ASE). The director of the institute, Professor Oliver Riedel, describes the scope of the approach and the challenges posed by implementation.
By Peter Pfalzgraf
Online conferences can be rather tedious affairs. PROSTEP proved that it doesn't have to be that way with its PROSTEP TECHDAY. The professionally moderated online sessions with short presentations about key new products and interesting presentations by customers offered participants a diverse and entertaining program. "The quality was almost as good as on TV," said one of the viewers.
By Martin Holland
Our claim "Integrate the Future" means developing innovative products and services for you. Sponsored projects provide us with important ideas for this. In recent years, we have significantly increased the extent of our research activities. Four innovation projects are currently running simultaneously: V&V Methods, SET Level 4to5, ProProS and DigiTwin. In October, we applied for funding for two new projects (ImPaKT and HoliYard).
By Jan Bitomsky
The MEYER Group is capable of supporting most of the drawing management related processes with ENOVIA’s standard functionalities. This is the most important finding of a comprehensive proof of concept (PoC) that PROSTEP's shipbuilding experts carried out for the shipyard. MEYER intends to reduce the time and effort required for customization and updates by using a more standardized PLM solution.
By Joachim Christ
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was not only PROSTEP TECHDAY 2020 that was held online this year but also almost every other event at which we normally make an appearance. In recent months, we have participated in numerous online events with presentations and virtual booths. The feedback was rather restrained: What our speakers missed most was contact with the other participants.
By Udo Hering
PROSTEP is presenting the new version 9.2 of its OpenDXM GlobalX data exchange platform, which offers extensive functions for integrated and automated data processing. This makes it even more comfortable to use for users and system administrators. The new features include a CAD client that allows users to send complete CAD assemblies from Windows Explorer.
By Michael Wendenburg
Inadequate consulting by the technology provider is a major reason why digital transformation projects fail. This is confirmed by a study [Link] commissioned by software manufacturer IFS, in which more than 3,000 decision-makers worldwide were surveyed. The positive news is that more than half of the companies will increase their expenditures for digital transformation despite COVID.
By Frank Brandstetter
PROSTEP has been providing car manufacturer Daimler with support for the maintenance and further development of its central PDM system for several years. The established project structures, which had evolved over time, reduced transparency and made coordination more difficult. To help address this issue, PROSTEP and Daimler introduced an integrative, agile approach based on the Scaled Agile Framework.
By Nils Sonnenberg
Finnish shipyard MEYER Turku, part of MEYER Group and one of the world's leading builder of cruise ships, ferries and special ships, plans for the future of shipbuilding. In a Proof of Concept (PoC) led by PROSTEP, and in cooperation with TECHNIA the shipyard examined the advantages of model-based, visually supported work planning using DELMIA software in the production process.
By Mirko Theiß
PROSTEP is increasing the pace of development of its PLM integration platform OpenPDM and will in future deliver a new release every six months. Version 9.2 will be on the roadmap at the beginning of February 2021. In addition to support for the current releases of the PLM systems Windchill, Teamcenter and 3DEXPERIENCE, it offers new connectors to GIT, Jira and to OSLC-enabled systems.
By Rainer Bugow
PROSTEP takes account of its automotive customers' growing requirements in terms of data security. Last year we were certified in accordance with TISAX and have since extended the scope of this certification. In addition to company headquarters in Darmstadt, the branch offices in Berlin and Munich also recently passed their TISAX audits successfully.