Siemens PLM Software (Plano, Texas), a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Div. and a global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) products, has introduced the Insight XT design data management software, used to manage Solid Edge software CAD files and related design data. Insight XT, based on Microsoft SharePoint, helps Solid Edge users simplify and speed the completion of everyday design tasks by helping them to better organize data and processes. The software adds new part, product and project structures that are required by manufacturing organizations but are not available in standard SharePoint document libraries. Insight XT is said to provide easy vaulting and retrieval of Solid Edge files and related design data, using a new approach to managing part, product and project structures and their related documents. Functionally, it automates and simplifies complex, error-prone processes, such as new product introduction and release to manufacturing. New content and relation browser interfaces provide a dynamic visual approach to displaying data relationships and associated tasks, enabling users to quickly understand complex design data and the impact of proposed design changes.
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