Product Lifecycle Management

Advanced export functions

PLM Export is a feature to export product data together with all design and reference documents. For a selected PLM item, PLM Export extracts all meta data and related files into a zip file that can be downloaded.

With the PLM Export Setup, users can select the data to be exported and the types of file to be included in the export file. The exported files can be shared with other stakeholders for collaboration.

CAD to PLM - Batch Register

Batch Register is a new utility to upload files in PLM, which requires no user interaction during the operation. The batch register includes an input directory that contains files to be uploaded in PLM. After clicking the Register button, the files are sent to PLM. The utility also shows the status of the operation, such as the number of files uploaded, and the number of files that could not be uploaded.

The Refresh Files from PLM into CAD option has been added to the Infor PLM menu in the CAD connector. With this option, CAD users can view and download updates created by other users in CAD files.

Note: This option is available for Solidworks, Autocad and Inventor. It is not supported in Creo due to limitations in APIs.

Engineering find number for reference (digital thread)

A digital thread is used to understand any changes that occur in the life cycle of a product.

An important way to monitor and visualize this is to track changes made to the original revision after derived structures are generated. For example, a derived structure can be a master or production BOM, or a JS BOM that is site-specific by nature.

When a site-specific BOM is created in PLM, any variations made to the original as-designed BOM can now be used to track changes from that original. This is a basic step to obtain complete digital wire information at the data level.