Boost productivity of design personnel
Improved Design Reuse
Engineers can run a search for Parts and other related product data across multiple repositories using configurable refinements. With the ability to run content search for CAD files, engineers can find and compare existing drawings that meet their design needs.
According to a recent Aberdeen report (1), finding previously designed product models and
related data is one of the top four challenges in achieving Best-in-Class design reuse.
Alcove9 provides the answer to this challenge.
To support design reuse initiatives, Alcove9 provides the product data search and discovery capability for over 100 file types, including CAD files. Engineers can now gain the full value of all relevant product data scattered throughout the organization’s disparate file structures and applications.
The Aberdeen report also identifies actions that are automatically supported with Alcove9, such as classifying designs.
Cutting search times increases engineering design productivity and reduces product development costs. Risks are minimized by using tested designs.
Furthermore, an efficient design reuse initiative contributes to achieving the strategic benefits of reducing Time-to- Market, Volume and Profitability for engineering and manufacturing organizations.
(1) AberdeenGroup, “The Design Reuse Benchmark Report: Seizing the Opportunity to Shorten Product Development,” February 2007.