Integration is trumps

DSC shows potentials of SAP ECTR, SAP ECTR interface to NX and Factory Control Center – FCTR – at the Siemens PLM Connection 2016 in Berlin

Under the heading „Succeed thru Connections“ the Siemens user group invited to the Siemens PLM Connection 2016 in Berlin from 17 th to 19 th October. More than 1.100 visitors from more than 30 countries came to the Estrel Congress & Messe Center to get to know the latest PLM solutions from 41 exhibitors. The DSC Software AG caused many aha-effects with its products SAP Engineering Control Center – SAP ECTR –, SAP ECTR interface to NX as well as the Factory Control Center – FCTR – among the exhibition visitors.

The SAP ECTR is not only a powerful tool for managing all kinds of documents, but also provides the seamless integration of MCAD and ECAD authoring tools in the SAP system. In this manner it is possible to manage and map all relevant data about the whole product lifecycle in one system. Particularly in the Concurrent Engineering, which relies on parallel developments and a shortened product development time, as well as in the System Engineering, which depends on an area-covering look at the product, SAP ECTR is worth gold.

Heading for new shores within the familiar working environment

The integration SAP ECTR interface to NX aroused much interest among the exhibition visitors, too. The solution links the CAD/CAM/CAE System from Siemens seamlessy to SAP. In this manner, it is possible to enrich documents with NX data and provide them to other departments and company locations. The highlight: NX users remain in their familiar working environment in doing so. All data can be filed and managed comfortably from NX in the SAP system. CAD files can also be tied together with SAP material master data. Parts lists can be channeled out directly from the CAD structur. The use of different bills of material and the resolution in different factories can be shown easily in the material part list browser.

Engineering and production go hand in hand

The additional module Factory Control Center FCTR which enables the conjunction of engineering and production, was especially in focus of interest. The solution provides the CAM design as well as the tool management and accelerates the preparation of manufacturing missions enormously. Besides, the fully automated data transfer to the CNC machine avoids mistakes and makes engineering more convenient than ever.

SAP ECTR – The PLM allrounder

One system, thousand possibilities – thus the aha-effect of many visitors of the DSC value on the Siemens PLM in Berlin. Even some long-standing SAP users were surprised about the unexpected potentials of SAP ECTR. Also DSC could attache many new contacts this year and more than met their motto „We make Engineers want SAP“.