Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, has announced version 5.3 of its Teamcenter Express software, expected December 2010.
With enhanced support for the latest versions of Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat software, Teamcenter Express 5.3 is a mainstream 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,’ said Peter A. Bilello, president of 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 utilise 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,’ added Bilello.
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. Expanded capabilities in the embedded Structure Manager module enable more comprehensive and efficient management of product structures, including the ability to selectively apply and reject recommended changes to a bill of materials.
Teamcenter Express 5.3 also includes additional project scheduling capabilities that enable easier 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.