Green light for all CAD data in the product lifecycle

SAP Engineering Control Center is the standard integration platform for MCAD authoring tools. It links MCAD systems seamlessly to PLM software from SAP. This way, CAD models and drawings can be managed centrally and classified uniformly – across all departments and company locations. SAP as the single source of truth also allows for the assignment of CAD data to product-related business processes. Any product document can thus be enriched with any data from the MCAD system in use.

Multi-CAD management for MCAD

Many companies use different MCAD systems in parallel. This parallel use comes with all the difficulties which arise from using different interfaces – for instance, the barriers between the systems. With SAP ECTR, it is possible to integrate multiple MCAD systems into SAP ERP. This means that customers have the ultimate advantage of one single source of truth. In addition, SAP ECTR enables you to integrate several ECAD systems to ultimately provide a fully integrated mechatronics environment.

Intelligent automation for process support

The integration of documents in the SAP-based change and release process ensures maximum transparency and always guarantees the latest product data. Users see at first glance which document version is up to date and can be used.

This also enables the triggering of automated follow-up processes such as the creation and updating of BOMs and where-used lists. In addition, drawing headers can be automatically filled with SAP attributes from the SAP material master and the document.

Uncluttered R&D cockpit with processing states

Also, there are the countless advantages of the R&D cockpit of SAP ECTR for MCAD users. Documents can be clearly organized in folders. Icons and traffic-light colors provide information of the individual process states at a glance.

In summary, the best prerequisites for secure, transparent work with noticeably greater efficiency. MCAD users do not even have to leave their familiar work environment –they can access all data and features of PLM software from SAP by using an integrated SAP menu. Moreover, with SAP ECTR, 2D / 3D data can be viewed independently from the CAD system in use.

Benefits

Multi-CAD management for MCAD in SAP

Easy SAP access directly via the MCAD system

Central management of CAD models and drawings in SAP PLM

Consistent integration of engineering data in the corresponding business processes

Controlled change and release processes for consistent data

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