Manufacturing Structure Viewer
Extending PDM data management to optimize manufacturing process planning
The Manufacturing Structure Viewer (MSV) enables users to collaboratively create, validate and communicate an optimized manufacturing
process plan. Built on an open platform providing tools for management, collaboration and interoperability, Manufacturing Structure Viewer
establishes the critical link between a company’s product development, manufacturing engineering and supply chain processes. Leveraging the
Teamcenter ® infrastructure, MSV brings together and multiplies the value of applications for product design, process planning, factory layout,
material flow analysis, industrial ergonomics, NC programming, tool management, stamping and machine simulation. The Teamcenter open
architecture and integration tools allow additional third-party applications to be integrated into an overall digital manufacturing solution.
Product data management (PDM)
level management of manufacturing
data, enabling users to track the entire
lifecycle of manufacturing information
like product data, moving forward and
backwards in time and coordinating
changes that occur simultaneously
Direct access to managed product data
Common product and manufacturing
(process, resource, plant) data
Integrated 3D viewer with markup/
Automatic report generation
Impact analysis tools
(Factory CAD, NX CAM, eM-Power)
Automatic in-process assembly
Automatic process configuration
MSV’s business value
In today’s fast-paced, cost-conscious
environment, progressive manufacturers
understand that how they build
products is every bit as important as
what they build. While product development
addresses the question of
“what to build,” several critical
questions must also be answered
before a product reaches the market.
How should the product be produced?
With what resources? Can it be
produced fast enough? With pressures
to bring innovative lower-cost products to market faster, manufacturers are redoubling efforts to
implement concurrent engineering, manufacturing and production processes.Well before products are
completely designed, much of the production process is often laid out and designed. But concurrent
development can bring a host of different problems, from managing changes in design to ensuring that
the right people have access to the right data.
From product concept to end-customer support, the most efficient approach is to enter data once
and then re-use it for multiple engineering disciplines. This is an extremely complex challenge, however.
By industry estimates, there are up to one thousand pieces of information related to manufacturing
for each piece of information related to the product design.
The MSV advantage
Manufacturing Structure Viewer provides manufacturers with the solution they need to implement
concurrent development, manufacturing and production processes.With MSV, users have only one
place to find all of their data, which can be shared globally. All of the information defining the manufacturing
process, the plant or factory layout, the resources required to make the product and the
product itself is stored in a structured format in a single data vault. Users can access this information
much more quickly when they need it and with the knowledge they will find the correct data.
Gain control of processes, plant
specifications and resource allocations
Accelerate new product introduction
Accelerate time to production
Increase line throughput
Reduce project and operation costs
Increase product quality
Capture best manufacturing practices
Enter data only once
Improve accuracy of information
Identify manufacturing-related issues
earlier in the process
Teamcenter and MSV applications
run on a wide variety of hardware
platforms and configurations including
Windows Intel (32-bit) XP SP1, 2000-
SP3, Hewlett Packard HP-UX 11.0,
HP-UX11.11, IBM AIX 5.1, AIX 5.2,
Sun Solaris 8, Solaris 9.
MSV is geared toward extending a product-focused PDM environment for manufacturing data.
In addition to managing the lifecycle of the product components and assemblies, users can manage
the processes of manufacturing product assemblies, machining individual components, laying out the
facility in which the process will be executed and deploying the resources used by the processes.
MSV is more than just a data vault with a common database.The data is configured with the right
product options, lifecycle status and the change effectivity. The work and engineering changes of many
teams come together in a coordinated fashion. MSV enables this by being the only solution in the
market to provide full PDM capabilities for manufacturing data.
MSV manages data in a Tecnomatix environment built on Teamcenter Manufacturing utilizing the
lifecycle data architecture (LDA). Manufacturers have been looking for a data architecture to consistently
manage all of the product life cycle data. UGS’ manufacturing data management solution provides:
• Multiple views of the product structure from one common structure (e.g. design view, system view,
purchasing view, manufacturing assembly view, etc.)
• Tight links between product and process structures, plant layout and resources information
throughout the enterprise
• A consistent way to deal with revisions, versions, configuration, change management and workflow, etc.
throughout the enterprise
At the heart of the manufacturing data management solution is a critical association between the key
data streams of product, plant, manufacturing process and resources. Integral Tecnomatix applications
for configuration, process planning and resource management operate directly with these data streams
and link them to a suite of best-in-class digital manufacturing and factory modeling tools. A common set
of integrated, lightweight visualization tools provides the basis for visual validation of product, resource
and plant definitions.
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