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CAD Database Management

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CAD Database Management

In any organization, data management is as important as its creation. In engineering organizations CAD data is undoubtedly one of the biggest assets. CAD data is at the center of the company as many departments like design, engineering, manufacturing and even marketing depend on it to perform their tasks on a daily basis. That is why it is critical to plan the complete life cycle of the data: How it’s created; how it’s filed and stored; how it’s revised; how it’s protected; how it’s output to individuals and departments, are just some of the many considerations in setting up and maintaining an efficient CAD database.

Many companies employ a Product Database Management (PDM) or Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software to secure and organize their data. As every organization is different, so is its requirement for data management. There are good practices for CAD data management, but one shoe does not fit all. As the amount of data becomes larger in a company, it gets more and more difficult to change the management and data lifecycle as these changes become expensive and disruptive. The right time to employ a good strategy is at the very beginning!

At Keyway Engineering, we are all too familiar with the costly mistakes companies make when setting up their PDM and PLM systems. The main source of these errors lies in copying workflows of existing companies without realizing the differences.

We not only have a diverse experience with renowned platforms like Solidworks PDM, Autodesk Vault, Windchill, Teamcenter and Solid Edge PLM among others, but also specialize in setting up, managing and maintaining CAD database for a diverse clientele.