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Distributed locations

Nowadays, most companies operate at more than one location. They may have offices throughout the whole country or even distributed all over Europe.

This imposes two particular requirements: firstly the active editing of complex 3D CAD assemblies in distributed development teams, and secondly the visualization of compact neutral formats such as TIFF or PDF documents (in 2D) and eDrawings or XVL files (in 3D).

For both problems, Phoenix/PDM has the answer.

Distributed file server

To ensure optimum performance when loading and saving complex CAD data, Phoenix/PDM distributes the data among the different physical locations of the development teams. The central database always knows which location holds the most up-to-date version of a file. Phoenix/PDM ensures that each user accesses up-to-date files, automatically synchronizing and updating them as necessary.

During periods of low data traffic, for example during the night, archives at individual locations can be automatically updated so that all users have optimum access times.

Global accessibility

When the service engineer steps off the plane to set up or approve a machine delivered to a customer, the technical drawings he took with him are already out of date. In many cases the documentation is still being modified even once machine installation is underway.

With Phoenix/PDM, you can access up-to-date product data, documents and project folders anywhere in the world - all you need is an Internet connection. The information can be viewed and printed.

This accessibility not only benefits service teams, but sales employees too, as they can create fast, professional presentations with 3D models of the latest developments using SolidWorks eDrawings or lattice XVL files.

Solution for distributed locations at a glance

  • Load and save complex 3D CAD assemblies at optimum speed
  • File archives automatically updated during non-productive times
  • Monitored, secure access to up-to-date files
  • Easy, convenient access to product data via the Internet or Intranet
  • Navigate within project or assembly structures with Internet Explorer
  • View files with freely available plug-ins, e.g. Adobe Reader, SolidWorks eDrawings or Lattice XVL Player
  • Raster data such as TIFF files are automatically converted to PDF to allow easy viewing and printing with Adobe Reader

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