EPLAN: PLM Integration – Field Cabling Now Included

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October 12, 2021

EPLAN has recently expanded its Teamcenter Connection to include compatibility with Harness proD. That means that wire harnesses, cable sets and manufacturing drawings, all in 3D, can be transferred directly to PLM systems such as Teamcenter and PTC Windchill. Procurement, production and maintenance are thus also supplied with relevant information. The result is a complete bill of materials as well as comprehensive manufacturing drawings. EPLAN’s Head of the PLM Competence Center Arnd Paulfeuerborn explains: “Nowadays it’s essential that engineering data can also be fed into downstream areas. With the new integration for Harness proD into Teamcenter and PTC Windchill, manual processes in the area of field cabling can now be replaced by completely digitalised processes.”

In industries such as machine building and plant system engineering in particular, the proportion of cabling outside the control cabinet is also increasing or it is being documented more precisely. With this new interface, EPLAN is integrating its system into existing PLM cycles for common user benefits.

Integration: Features & Functions

The interface covers the essential requirements from the area of product data management. This includes the manufacturing data management for EPLAN data; opening, saving and revising; support for all approval and change processes; creating and updating EPLAN evaluations; synchronising project attributes; adopting naming and numbering rules; generating, saving and revising EPLAN bills of materials in Teamcenter or PTC Windchill; and authenticating the EPLAN user and assigning rights in the PLM environment. The integration of the systems into the EPLAN interface means that users can easily and conveniently access the respective PLM system from their familiar working environment.

Integrated and end-to-end data flows ensure transparency and support collaboration between various disciplines. The integrated exchange of information between the commercial production, engineering and manufacturing information results in better solutions for users and a continuous workflow.




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