By Karsten Theis
The digital twin is an important, if not the most important, enabler for the digital transformation of business processes and the development of data-driven business models. This is why it is the focus of numerous digitalization initiatives in a wide range of industries. Companies however face a number of challenges when it comes to implementing the digital twin. One of these challenges, albeit not the biggest, is the fact that their existing PLM capabilities are most likely insufficient for this purpose and need to be expanded.
An interview with Dr. Kai Korthals
The products from agricultural machinery manufacturer CLAAS are becoming ever more complex, and this also true of the associated development processes. Talking to PROSTEP Newsletter, Dr. Kai Korthals, Head of Digital Product Engineering, explains how CLAAS intends to master this increasing complexity and looks at the role that PDM/PLM is playing in the company’s digitalization strategy.
By Udo Hering
Magna is developing intelligent next-generation electric vehicles for the Chinese market together with Beijing Electric Vehicle (BJEV), the electric car subsidiary of the Chinese carmaker BAIC. Magna Blue Sky, the name of the joint venture, uses PROSTEP's OpenDXM GlobalX solution, in combination with the PLM solution Teamcenter, for the secure exchange of data with partners and suppliers.
By Joachim Christ
What does PLM strategy look like in a world characterized by volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA)? This was the key question addressed at the first PROSTEP CONSULTING DAY. In three live sessions, those participating learned how our capability-based PLM strategy consulting helps them master the challenges posed by digitalization.
Digital transformation refers to the systematic use of digital technologies to increase operational efficiency and/or develop new, data-driven business models. An important lever for increasing added value is the digital twin. A joint white paper drawn up by 3DSE and PROSTEP describes what a forward-looking digital twin concept might look like.
By Peter Pfalzgraf
PROSTEP is expanding its long-standing partnership with PLM manufacturer Dassault Systèmes to provide the company's customers with comprehensive support for their digitization initiatives. We can now develop integration solutions for the public cloud variant of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform as well as connect our OpenDXM GlobalX data exchange platform to 3DEXPERIENCE in a more flexible way.
As a result of the pandemic, this year’s prostep ivip Symposium was once again held on screen. PROSTEP was nevertheless able to make a major contribution to the virtual event with its many offerings relating to digital product development and manufacturing. Our experts showed what they are made of with a wide range of presentations that have been made available to view on-demand on the symposium’s virtual platform.
By Martin Holland
The joint project "ICT-enabled model-based impact analysis in product development" or ImPaKT for short is picking up speed. Under the leadership of PROSTEP, the project partners are launching a survey to find out which software tools companies use in product development and for MBSE in particular. You are cordially invited to participate in the survey.
By Michael Wendenburg
What do the concepts for the Digital Twin look like, what measures and skills are required, how does it influence business models and what added value does it create? These questions are answered by the Digital Twin Readiness Assessment - a study by Fraunhofer IPK and MSG Group, for which selected specialists and managers in the manufacturing industry in the DACH region were surveyed.
By Daniel Wiegand
Cloud-based applications can be used out of the box without high initial investments. This is especially interesting for start-ups or newly founded companies like Adient Aerospace. The manufacturer of aircraft seats, a joint venture of automotive seat manufacturer Adient and aircraft manufacturer the Boeing Company, has recently started using the OpenDXM GlobalX data exchange platform as a SaaS model.
By Matthias Grau
During the last year, PROSTEP gave a boost to the development of the OpenPDM SHIP integration platform. The functionality was expanded in several areas, such as interfaces with CADMATIC and ShipConstructor or NAPA and NESTIX conversions. Continuous development of expertise in shipbuilding-specific software solutions remained high on our agenda.
By Steven Vettermann
Traceability and configuration lifecycle management are prerequisites for the efficient control of complex development projects, cross-domain change management and the fulfillment of strict certification requirements in the development of safety-critical systems for vehicles and other products. In a new whitepaper, PROSTEP explains how it can be ensured with OpenCLM software.
By Julian Weyer
The more extensive the software components in products, the more extensive and fundamental the challenges for the company along the lifecycle become, especially with regards to the interaction between PLM and ALM. PROSTEP subsidiary BHC explains what is important here in a new, multi-part white paper. BHC specializes in PLM and ALM for mechatronic and software-driven products.