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EPLAN improves Teamcenter interface for better parts synchronization

October 142014
EPLAN improves Teamcenter interface for better parts synchronization

October 14, 2014 - An expanded interface between EPLAN and Teamcenter software offers more functionality, including catalog part synchronization and expanded support for Teamcenter. This allows the EPLAN parts database to be matched with the data in Teamcenter. While the previously integrated functionality was announced one year ago, this provides an electrical engineering interface between EPLAN and Teamcenter. Project data from the EPLAN Platform can now be accessed directly within Teamcenter product lifecycle management (PLM) portfolio. The integration module for Teamcenter seamlessly embeds the EPLAN Platform solutions into the PLM environment. Electrical engineering has now become a component of the digital product model. E-CAD data such as connection lists, bills of materials and EPLAN reports complete the product model.

The interface covers the essential requirements of Design Data Management. These include management of construction data for EPLAN; opening, saving and revising data; support of all approval and change processes; creating and updating EPLAN evaluations; bi-directional synchronization of project attributes; adopting naming and numbering rules from Teamcenter; creating, saving and revising EPLAN bills of materials in Teamcenter; as well as the authentication of EPLAN users and authorization allocations in the Teamcenter environment. The integration of Teamcenter functionality in the EPLAN user interface means that users can easily access Teamcenter from their familiar working environment. The EPLAN integration for Teamcenter supports EPLAN Versions 2.2, 2.3 and shortly 2.4 as well as Versions 9.1 and 10.1 of Teamcenter.

EPLAN Software & Service develops engineering solutions, which accelerate the product development process. Interdisciplinary expert systems assure the highest degree of productivity and data integration. The solution provider develops customer-specific and tailor-made PDM and PLM concepts and provides comprehensive services such as customizing, consulting and training. Innovative development competence, a consistently practical approach, and international presence are the resulting success factors. EPLAN is part of Rittal International and thus of the Friedhelm Loh Group with 11,500 employees worldwide and generated revenues of about 3 billion USD in 2011. EPLAN is therefore synonymous with continuity and investment security. Eight offices in North America and company presence in 50 countries support 40,000 customers with 100,000 installations worldwide.  The corporate motto - 'Efficient Engineering' - underlines the proficiency of optimized, efficient processes, which keep companies competitive in the long term.