Check out how these companies implemented DesignState for Windchill to streamline their processes.
Motorola created the mobile communications industry. They invented most of the protocols and technologies that make mobile communications possible, including the first mobile phone, the first base station, and most everything in between.
Motorola maintains a complex engineering environment that requires a vendor specific PDM system but requires integration to enterprise systems.
DesignState integration software from ZWS ties AgilePLM, to the engineering centric Windchill PDM enabling data sharing with the enterprise system.
The Enterprise and the Engineers reap the rewards of the new integration. With the free flow of information, it’s no longer necessary to designate an Engineer for information requests and zero delay in looking for pertinent information.
Zebra Technologies manufactures and sells marking, tracking and printing technologies such as thermal barcode label and receipt printers, RFID smart label printers/encoders, and card and kiosk printers.
Zebra’s mechanical teams were migrating their CAD management from EC to Windchill. They needed to enhance their productivity during the process of moving files from Windchill to Agile to provide structure and best practices. As the control of designs was moved from EC to Windchill, there was a need to restrict the Design data in Agile from being modified, and enabling design ownership in Windchill.
A DesignState integration was implemented to assist Zebra engineers in both managing the flow of design information between Windchill and Agile (to include BOM, attachment, metadata, and change management) as well as allowing Agile Design data to be obsoleted. Metadata moved from EC into Windchill allowing Windchill ownership of designs.
The BenefitsA standard and seamless integration enables engineers to manage the information flow between Agile and Windchill without hiccups. The process is streamlined as engineers can initiate the process from whichever system makes more sense (i.e. pushing parts onto change is initiated from Windchill where appropriate).