Automated workstation.

Automated, unattended update of native CAD formats to current versions and creation of neutral formats.

Our Phoenix/RCS offers the possibility of remotely controlling your CAD system at a workstation in the background. Concentrate your resources on added value and leave repetitive activities to the technical systems. This includes the conversion of CAD files from the design department for further processing and visualization in other departments. This is because access to models and drawings for people outside the design department is generally guaranteed today via neutral formats such as PDF and eDrawings. No chargeable programs are required for this, but they allow extensive access to the files.

All formats that the CAD manufacturer offers as a storage option can be automatically created with the Phoenix/RCS. In Phoenix/PDM you define which formats are always created when saving the original file and which are created on-demand via a selection menu if required. In particular, the conversion of drawings is perfected here. The Phoenix/RCS has a CAD interface and can therefore also transfer parameters between Phoenix/PDM and the CAD file. This enables us to stamp drawings, enter release and change information, translate and create customer-neutral variants without any additional effort in the design department.

Our customers also achieve a high degree of automation by integrating CAD macros into their processes. This enables us to create contour files for laser cutting programs and calculate the surface of components for estimating painting work. After a CAD release change, our customers regularly have their entire database updated to the new version. In this way you avoid longer loading and storage times in design.

In addition to the CAD systems, our Phoenix/RCS also controls other programs. PDF files are also created automatically using Microsoft Office applications. Notifications can be sent by email to users and groups to inform them about approvals, checks or blockages.

You can also integrate your individual, automatable processes with Phoenix/RCS. The tasks can be flexibly extended and also integrate other areas such as the ERP system or CAM data.

Phoenix/RCS at a glance

  • The storage times at the user are shortened, since the user only saves the native format when saving and is not additionally saving the respective neutral format (PDF, eDrawing, etc.).
  • Other departments can have Phoenix/RCS generate any neutral formats (e.g. DXF) without calling the design department. This function can also be restricted by rights. The designer can concentrate more on the construction.
  • Often a status stamp has been stored in the drawing frame ("in progress", "release", "for inspection", etc.).

If you have now saved your drawing (in status "in progress") and then release it, the drawing cannot be saved again (and the PDF, for example, will be updated) because the drawing is now in an unchangeable status.

This means that a status stamp for a fixed status can only be subsequently stamped on the drawing by printing the drawing via the spooler. That can be problematic, since one could print a PDF also directly and thus the stamping can be bypassed.

Phoenix/RCS solves this problem because it is not bound to any permissions. After approval it loads the drawing, updates the text field with the status stamp and saves the neutral format back into the system.

  • Phoenix/RCS is a software that allows you to control other programs remotely.

This way the Phoenix/RCS can also run other programs and scripts. Even ERP connections can be realized via Phoenix/RCS.

  • When migrating CAD data, Phoenix/RCS can also be used to save all models in the new CAD version.
  • If the drawing frame changes in the company, it can be automatically exchanged for all drawings.