“3D Part Catalog Management” A New Product Review from CIMdata

ANN ARBOR, Michigan, April 7, 2010—CIMdata, the leading global Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) consulting and research firm released a new Product Review entitled “3D Part Catalog Management.” This review presents CIMdata’s perspectives on the use of 3D Part Catalog Management in the product development lifecycle to provide substantial benefits to companies that design and manufacture products. This paper presents the business case for an easily deployed and used part catalog solution that integrates with a company’s native CAD environment. It presents PARTsolutions’ product suite as such a solution.

In order to support the rapid pace of business today, companies need to develop and introduce products more quickly than they did in the past. However, speed to market cannot be an excuse for low-quality products. Product designers need access to proven and standardized components from previous designs that they can reuse with confidence. They also need reliable access to component designs that are provided by suppliers and can be incorporated directly into their designs without having to re-model the parts and re-enter all of the attributes and data associated with each part. “Parts reuse is a major contributor to building innovative products quickly to meet market demands” says John MacKrell, CIMdata consultant. PARTsolutions’ parts management solution provides capabilities to support both finding and importing previously-designed and standard parts directly into CAD models for new designs. Copies of the “3D Part Catalog Management” CIMdata product review are available here at no cost.

About CIMdata

CIMdata, a leading independent worldwide firm, provides strategic consulting to maximize an enterprise’s ability to design and deliver innovative products and services through the application of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions. Since it’s founding more than 25 years ago, CIMdata has delivered world-class knowledge, expertise, and best-practice methods on PLM solutions. These solutions incorporate both business processes and a wide-ranging set of PLM enabling technologies. CIMdata works with both industrial organizations and suppliers of technologies and services seeking competitive advantage in the global economy. In addition to consulting, CIMdata conducts research, provides PLM-focused subscription services, and produces several commercial publications. The company also provides industry education through PLM certificate programs, seminars, and conferences worldwide. CIMdata serves clients around the world from offices in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

To learn more about CIMdata’s services, visit our website at www.CIMdata.com or contact CIMdata at: 3909 Research Park Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, USA. Tel: +1 (734) 668-9922. Fax: +1 (734) 668-1957; or at Siriusdreef 17-27, 2132 WT Hoofddorp, The Netherlands. Tel: +31 (0)23 568-9385. Fax: +31 (0)23 568-9111.


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Karen Miller, Administrative Assistant                                                   
Tel: +1 (734) 668-9922                                                                                                

John MacKrell, Senior Consultant
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