Aras announced next generation requirements management will be embedded in Aras EPLM for SolidWorks EPDM.
Users can identify, associate, track and trace different types of requirements (including physical, functional, logical and performance requirements) and validate that the system or product satisfies the original intent.
"With the increasing complexity of all types of products, the way to ensure accuracy is to put all your requirements in a single system and actively link those requirements to the actual product development process," said Peter Schroer, president of Aras. "Aras EPLM with Requirements Management gives companies that run SolidWorks the advanced functionality they want along with the scalability, security and flexibility they really need, in a single solution that works across the enterprise."
Users can simultaneously manage requirements from different disciplines together in one location, and achieve requirements collaboration with product management, marketing, quality, manufacturing, procurement, field support and other groups throughout the product life cycle.
The solution provides traceability of requirements to verify that systems, subsystems and interfaces satisfy all of requirements, from high-level conceptual down to the detailed component-level. Requirements are included in the impact analysis on proposed changes and can become affected items on ECRs and ECOs. A full audit trail with change history can be automatically recorded for environments with compliance and regulatory conditions.
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