With the release of SOLIDWORKS Manage the SOLIDWORKS Distributed Data Management process solution is becoming a reality for a long time SOLIDWORKS customer ENVE Composites. See the full Rachel Joyce-Ready video featured at SOLIDWORKS World 2018 here.
ENVE Composites, based in Ogden Utah, designs and produces high-performance carbon fiber bicycle components for demanding riders worldwide. ENVE Composites has utilized SOLIDWORKS since its inception back in 2007 and added SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional in 2012 to manage its expanding portfolio of product designs. Now the company is adopting SOLIDWORKS Manage to help streamline its processes and manufacturing data.
The first process EVNE will tackle with SOLIDWORKS Manage is its manufacturing Bill of Material (BOM) creation. They will take it from a manual process using disconnected Excel spreadsheets, to an integrated process that combines CAD data from its SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional vault and manufacturing information into a single deliverable for production.
ENVE’s manufacturing BOMs are more than just a list of the components that make up the product, they also information on how the products are built. This information includes images and diagrams that are manually added to the BOM. This will be streamlined and automated with SOLIDWORKS Manage due to its ability to store image and rich text data as metadata in field values. When items are added to the BOM, the visual data will also be added. Once the BOM is approved for distribution to manufacturing, the comprehensive reporting tool in SOLIDWORKS Manage will automatically create the deliverables for manufacturing. The generated reports can be automatically saved within the BOM record itself keeping all information in one place.
ENVE has plans to expand the use of SOLIDWORKS Manage to track its new product development projects, import and export data with their ERP system and even create spare part orders. Since SOLIDWORKS Manage can easily connect to SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional, ENVE will be able to leverage their existing data, including users and group membership, in all the new capabilities SOLIDWORKs Manage offers. This is without any costly data migration.
To find out more about the SOLIDWORKS Distributed Data Management process solution and SOLIDWORKS Manage, please visit the SOLIDWORKS 2018 Launch site.
For a deeper dive into all the functionality offered in SOLIDWORKS Manage, watch this overview video.
To learn more about the great products offered by ENVE Composites visit https://enve.com/