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SOLIDWORKS PDM Services

The Absolute Best-Fit SOLIDWORKS PDM Solutions

Computer Aided Technology is a world leader in SOLIDWORKS PDM services. We have implemented SOLIDWORKS PDM at hundreds of companies for thousands of people. We can bring that expertise to work on your implementation. CATI offers implementation services, migration services, and customization services.

Implementation Services

Earn the best return on your PDM Professional and Standard investment. For clients looking for rapid justification, Computer Aided Technology can implement using one of our three standard offerings. Using proven processes with clear milestones and deliverables, CATI will deploy a solution that meets your needs and takes advantage of our best practice implementation templates.

INITIATE — Implemented in 1-3 days
For companies just getting started with PDM Standard or Professional. The package includes installation and set up of the basic CATI template vault, and includes some minor configuration changes to meet your needs

INTEGRATE — Implemented in 2-4 weeks
For companies that want to configure their own PDM system, but want to start with the basics. The package includes installation and set up of the basic CATI template vault with some minor configuration changes.

INNOVATE — Implemented in 8-10 weeks
For companies that want a completely custom PDM Professional environment. CATI will start with a blank slate and bring our expertise to the table to develop a system to meet your needs. The package includes installation and configuration of the PDM vault, administration training and mentoring of your administrator during the configuration process to make sure your company can grow the environment after we launch the system.

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Custom Applications

If you require a more complex implementation, Computer Aided Technology can help define your implementation requirements, build a plan, manage timelines, and project deliverables throughout to ensure project success. Our development team specializes in extending the standard functionality available in SOLIDWORKS and SOLIDWORKS PDM products. Whether you are looking to automate a multi-step process in SOLIDWORKS or trigger workflow updates in SOLIDWORKS PDM, our team of certified developers can provide solutions. Here are some examples of some of the custom applications built for our customers:

SOLIDWORKS PDM

  • Automatically link documents in PDM
  • Automatically export PDM and SOLIDWORKS BOM information to external databases (ERP)
  • Automatically update variables in PDM
  • Advanced Notification tools
  • Copy Template Values to new template
  • Part Number generators
  • Suite of applications to perform bulk operations like file add, check in, move, change state, etc.
  • Bulk update of data card values

SOLIDWORKS

  • Automatically convert SOLIDWORKS files to PDF
  • Automatically convert SOLIDWORKS files to DXF
  • Design Standard Checker
  • Automate Drawing Format replacement
  • Automate Drawing view updates
  • Scan a directory for files with broken references
  • Scan a directory for files with custom property issues
  • Automatically update SOLIDWORKS properties from database or MS Excel source

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Migration Services

When deploying or expanding a SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional or Standard environment, Computer Aided Technology can migrate files from your existing sources into the SOLIDWORKS PDM environment.

Starting with a comprehensive analysis, the CATI technical team can develop a strategy for migrating your data into your new PDM system. Whether your data exists on multiple network drives or in an existing system, CATI can help.

Experience

Over the past 10 years, CATI has migrated billions of files from source PDM systems into SOLIDWORKS PDM.

Analysis

Complete drive scan analysis – scan the files located across directories to determine the following:

  • File type counts
  • Duplicate Counts
  • Invalid Characters in filenames
  • Broken SOLIDWORKS links
  • Incomplete Custom and Configuration Specific properties

Migration

During the migration, Computer Aided Technology uses a proprietary set of tools to migrate the data and perform thousands of operations update and clean your data as it is loaded into PDM. Below are just some examples:

  • Automatically copy the files from your source
  • Reorganize your source files into new PDM structure
  • Automatically populate data cards with values from external sources (i.e. ERP)
  • Automatically fix broken SOLIDWORKS references
  • Automatically rebuild SOLIDWORKS parts, assemblies, and drawings
  • Automatically check in
  • Automatically set revisions
  • Automatically set workflow states

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Add-On Services

If you are looking to grow or upgrade your existing SOLIDWORKS PDM implementation, CATI offers a large menu of solutions to help you get the most out of your PDM investment. We can completely take the risk out of upgrading with our PDM and SOLIDWORKS upgrade solutions. One of our experts can help by providing support on the day of the upgrade or taking on all the upgrade tasks, including:

  • PDM Test Server Setup
  • PDM and SOLIDWORKS Test Client Setup
  • Admin image configuration to help automate client installations
  • Production Server upgrades
  • MS SQL Upgrades
  • What’s new training for users

New Workflows
At CATI, we feel the greatest value of SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional is in the workflow. CATI can help your company launch new PDM Professional workflows, like Engineering Change, New Product Release, and others. We will start with a process workshop to gather requirements followed by PDM configuration of the new workflows, data cards, templates, and reports. We can even help with process documentation and user training.

SOLIDWORKS PDM Workgroup Transition
With the end-of-life announcement of SOLIDWORKS PDM Workgroup, many customers are looking to make the switch to SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard or Professional. CATI can help you decide which solution is best and help your company make the transition, including installation, migration, administration training, and user training. Use our experts to ease the transition.

Corporate Growth
If you recently acquired a company or looking to expand PDM to another business unit, CATI can support your efforts by adding new users, groups, workflows, data cards, and other items to enable your current team to work together with the new teams.

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CATIA Services

Go Beyond 3D CAD Design – Encourage Innovation

Computer Aided Technology has been implementing PLM solutions for mid-market companies for over 15 years. Whether you are just getting started with PLM or need additional applications deployed, CATI can deliver a project plan that is comprehensive and cost effective. With an expert team of implementers, trainers, and developers, we can provide the service you need.

CATIA is a powerful PLM suite that combines designing, engineering, and manufacturing features into a single product. With the power and functional range to address the complete product development process, CATIA can be utilized in a multitude of product development processes. Computer Aided Technology has partnered with Dassault Systemes to be an authorized implementer of the CATIA application suite. Our objective will be to develop an implementation plan for each CATIA application in your environment, while having a clear eye on the long term PLM vision for your company. Computer Aided Technology offers setup, training, and best practices tailored to your product development process. Whether you plan to integrate CATIA in a multi-CAD environment with SOLIDWORKS or use CATIA’s highly collaborative platform on it’s own, CATI is here to help guide you through the implementation process.

Any implementation process begins with discovery.  We will spend time with your team to understand your objectives and build a plan to  meet your needs.  When we agree to the plan, it will have clear time-lines and costs, so you feel as comfortable as possible with your plan and our team.

Implementations

CATIA implementation services from Computer Aided Technology are tailored to your development process and designed to get you through the initial setup of the CATIA application suite. We will work with your team to develop a solution that everyone involved is comfortable with. We want you to be successful using CATIA by the time the project is completed.

Best Practice Services

Computer Aided Technology has the unique ability to implement and support CATIA in a multi-CAD environment – especially when it comes to companies using both SOLIDWORKS and CATIA for product development. With your current processes in mind our experts will work with your team to develop a clear and concise set of best practices for product design and development inside of the CATIA application suite.

CATIA Training Services

We are very pleased to offer CATIA V5-6, and CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE courses for every experience level! Ranging from basic integration all the way up to complete 3D Design Solution.

CATIA Training

ENOVIA Services

Control the Data that Defines Your Organization

Computer Aided Technology has been implementing PLM solutions for mid-market companies for over 15 years. Whether you are just getting started with PLM or need additional applications deployed, Computer Aided Technology can deliver a project plan that is comprehensive and cost effective. With an expert team of implementers, trainers, and developers, CATI can provide the service you need.

Computer Aided Technology has partnered with Dassault Systemes to be a certified implementer of the ENOVIA PLM application suite. CATI focuses on ENOVIA engineering document management, XCAD integration (i.e. SOLIDWORKS, CREO, CATIA), Program/Project Management, Quality Management, EBOM Management, Change Control, and others. Our objective will be to develop an implementation plan for each ENOVIA application, while having a clear eye on the long term PLM vision for your company.

Any implementation process begins with discovery. We will spend time with your team to understand your objectives and build a plan to meet your needs. When we agree to the plan, it will have clear time-lines and costs, so you feel as comfortable as possible with your plan and our team.


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Implementations

Our mission is simple: we want to help our customers, large or small, achieve their business goals using best-fit Product Lifecycle Management Solutions. We match powerful PLM solutions with managed implementation projects, enabling our customers to earn rapid return on investment, while transforming their engineering processes.

Customization Services

The development team at Computer Aided Technology specializes in extending the standard functionality available in the ENOVIA product suite. Whether you are looking to automate a multi-step process in ENOVIA or trigger actions from ENOVIA events, the CATI developers can provide solutions.

Migration Services

During the migration, Computer Aided Technology uses a proprietary set of tools to migrate the data and perform thousands of operations update and clean your data as it is loaded into PDM.

Add-On Services

If you are looking to grow or upgrade your existing ENOVIA implementation, CATI offers a large menu of solutions to help you get the most out of your PLM investment.

EXALEAD Services

Reveal Hidden Information in Your Engineering Data.

EXALEAD is fueled by product data — whether internal or external, structured or unstructured, simple or complex — Computer Aided Technology will help migrate your engineering data into the EXALEAD application suite in a way that is right for your organization. Transform your data into meaningful, real-time information intelligence to help you improve business processes and gain a competitive advantage. Setup, training, and best practices tailored to your product development process.

Designers and engineers regularly make critical decisions that can introduce significant costs to your company. Engineers are designing more and more new parts every day. Why don’t they just find and reuse similar or equivalent parts that already exist inside your company’s legacy data assets? Because searching for parts and related information is very time-consuming and potentially error-prone today.


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