Access to 3D product data is critical to all members of a product team from inception to in-service operation. However, many within this group lack the proper skill set and access to traditional Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software used to author this information. Moreover, without the ability to link this information directly to the entire product lifecycle data, the broader collaboration effort can be hindered when decisions are made out of context.
Aras’ Dynamic Product Navigation (DPN) enables viewing of lightweight 3D CAD geometry to any team member who has appropriate permissions using only a web browser. These product model views can be linked directly with associated requirements, specs, quality information, manufacturing data, etc. maintained within the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system. DPN also empowers users to view scenes according to specified criteria regardless of the CAD hierarchy, and even supports viewing parts from various assemblies and CAD Systems together.