DS-2 is different from other data management solutions
Work globally. Distributed design teams
Design teams with resources distributed around the globe are a fact of life for many corporations today. Design engineers on one continent, PCB layout on another, fabrication outsourced to multiple vendors. The ability to work a project 24/7 around the globe may well be critical to its success.
Zuken’s Engineering Data Management (EDM) solutions host a virtual design center enabling distributed design teams to work closely together. From design collaboration to CAD library synchronization, intelligent part search and selection, and real-time BOM update and release, EDM provides the backbone for your global design team.
Modular / platform-based designs
Today’s successful engineering organizations employ “Modular / Platform-based design”. Everyone talks about it, Zuken delivers it. Libraries of secure, approved, version-controlled subcircuits and modules are available for design engineers to search, select, and reuse. These modular libraries are access controlled to insure integrity. Tracked use history is available from both the source and destination ends of these modules. EDM’s tight integration with the native design data is the key to true “Modular / Platform-based design."
Secure control: IP Protection
With Zuken EDM, there is one set of master engineering data: securely vaulted with configurable access control. Related design elements such as library, schematic, PCB, and BOM are synchronized to ensure correct configuration control. With Zuken EDM you don’t have errant copies floating around or unprotected data sitting on individual hard drives.
EDM manages who can access, edit, and view each design element, and IP is protected right down to the attribute. Those with a “need to know” can have full access rights, while manufacturing sites or 3rd party vendors may receive limited access – only what is needed to complete the task. Your IP is a cornerstone of your business and care should be taken to fully protect it.
Most functions out of the box
Ease of deployment
Forget multi-year IT nightmares, armies of consultants, and partially-working solutions. Zuken EDM is a rich set of tools with proven, well honed “out of the box” functionality and configuration tools customers can manage themselves. EDM can typically be deployed in a few months with minimal services. Most Zuken customers find standard EDM functionality more than sufficient to manage their work-in-process engineering environment with little or no customization.
Tightly integrated with design tools
EDM was developed by the same Zuken in-house team that brings you CR-5000 and CR-8000 design suites. This allows EDM to offer extremely tight integration with the actual Design Tools – providing much smoother, tighter control than with a 3rd party data management system. This deep integration truly allows your distributed design team to work as a single, cohesive unit.