By DE Editors
Siemens PLM Software has announced Version 5.3 of Teamcenter Express software with usability and desktop integration enhancements designed to improve collaboration and productivity in manufacturing organizations.
With enhanced support for the latest versions of Microsoft Office software and Adobe Acrobat software, Teamcenter Express 5.3 is a collaborative product data management (cPDM) solution aimed at increasing the ability to deliver design-through-manufacturing projects on-time and on-budget.
“The release of Teamcenter Express 5.3 on the latest Teamcenter and Microsoft platforms adds significant capabilities to this comprehensive data management solution,” says Peter A. Bilello, president, CIMdata. “Extensive user interface enhancements should result in more efficient completion of common tasks and processes, and expanded integrations with desktop applications including Microsoft Office 2010 and Adobe Acrobat will enable more users to utilize their office automation tool of choice to work directly with a single source of managed product data, leading to improved collaboration and a reduction in errors in manufacturing.”
According to Siemens, Teamcenter Express 5.3 can help improve the productivity of manufacturing organizations with several usability and user interface enhancements, updated integration with Microsoft Office 2010, and expanded project scheduling capabilities. User interface improvements include a new summary tab layout with faster access to key data and processes, and a new quick search capability inside the Teamcenter Express explorer panel. Enhanced Microsoft Office 2010 integration, expanded support for Adobe Acrobat and a new utility to load multiple files from Windows software folders enable more widespread access to a company’s single source of product information. Expanded capabilities in the embedded Structure Manager module facilitate management of product structures, including the ability to selectively apply and reject recommended changes to a bill of materials.
Teamcenter Express 5.3 includes additional project scheduling capabilities that enable access for reviewing project status through a new web client, expanded project planning capabilities including finish date scheduling and critical path analysis, and timesheet reporting and work breakdown structures for improved resource tracking.
Teamcenter Express 5.3 is a configuration of Teamcenter 8.3. It is scalable to this release and takes advantage of many of its new features. Teamcenter Express 5.3 is also certified for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and Server 2008 R2, Windows 7 clients and Microsoft Office 2010.
For more information, visit Siemens PLM Software.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.