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.

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.