|In the industry, suppliers are
involved in the design and in the manufacturing. So, since early design,
manufacturers (OEMs) need to exchange data with their suppliers.
OEMs need to extract information from their information systems such
as CAD documents, assembly structures, drawings, parts definitions... and
send them to their suppliers.
Chain Engineering Exchange will be available for ENOVIAVPM
on Microsoft Windows via 3d com. The required minimum level is ENOVIAVPM
1.5 PTF 28.
Chain Engineering Exchange supports the reconciliation of the following
document types generated by the Analysis application:
Note: If you do a reconciliation of CATAnalysis documents that contain reloaded CATParts, following the reconciliation you must update the Analysis documents (using the Compute button) before saving them in the database. (This is necessary even if it appears that the geometry in the CATIA session and the geometry in the database are identical.)
Note the following restrictions:
|* The Reload rule is not supported.|
|Many companies use CATIA in
collaboration with ENOVIAVPM
or ENOVIA V5 VPM. To ease those exchanges between Suppliers and OEMs,
several methodologies are proposed in this context (exchanges using
neutral file formats such as STEP AP203/AP214 exchanges, ENOVIA partial
replication, suppliers connected through a remote connection to the OEM,
CATIA Native file exchanges).
The Supplier Chain Engineering Exchange application enables the user to extract data from his company information system and to re-import the data updated by his supplier. The extraction can be performed using different ways (STEP AP203/AP214 ) and using best practices. The import is to be performed using the Reconciliation application.
The Reconciliation application enables users to re-integrate file-based CATIA data into ENOVIA V5 VPM, or ENOVIAVPM . Received data can be saved as documents, as exposed assembly structures or as any type of object supported by both CATIA and ENOVIA.
|The reconciliation process is divided into the steps described below.|
|1||The OEM first extracts from his VPDM the data that he wants to send to his supplier and loads them in CATIA.|
|2||The OEM saves the data on his disk using the Save As command.|
|3||The OEM sends this data as a set of CATIA V5 files (workpackage) to his supplier.|
|4||The supplier, after having modifying the design, sends the workpackage back to the OEM.|
|5||The OEM opens the workpackage in CATIA and launches the Supplier Chain Engineering Exchange application in order to import the workpackage received from the supplier into his VPDM.|
Mapping the Objects to Reconcile
For each object to be reconciled, the user needs to find out if the object loaded in the CATIA session already exists in the VPDM. To do so, he can:
When the mapping is done, the icon associated with the object in CATIA turns from a red disk to a yellow half disk. To help the user make his decision, decision-support tools are provided.
Defining Reconciliation Parameters
For each object to be reconciled, the user must specify:
Simulating and Applying the Reconciliation