Data Management and PLM

With the growing complexity of modern products, machinery and equipment, it’s imperative that all engineering disciplines communicate and coordinate activities along the engineering process.

DS-2: Data management for PCB and electrical/fluid engineering

The traditional practice of mechanical, electrical, and electronic engineers working in silos – then consolidating efforts late in the development process – is no longer viable for successful companies. Zuken offers a portfolio of scalable domain data management solutions for PCB and electrical/fluid design plus a range of solutions that integrate design and domain data management into the PLM and ERP world.

Zuken’s DS-2 is a mature, cross-disciplinary engineering data management platform developed in partnership with more than 3,000 leading companies worldwide. DS-2 has evolved from an electronics data management product into a technology platform capable of managing electronics design data from CR-8000 (using DS-CR) and electrical data from E3.series (using DS-E3) embedded into their respective ECAD environments.

DS-2 library and data management engine

With DS-2, Zuken provides a domain-specific data and process management solution for electrical and electronic engineering. It manages and consolidates CAD component libraries, material information, schematic and designs data in a controlled release and revision process. DS-2 is open for integration with all major PLM and ERP systems via SOA-based plug & play connectors to enable a true electro-mechanical data model.

Library and materials data management

Design data management

Configuration management

Change management

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DS-2 Platform Key Features

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Single Source of Component Information

DS-2 provides a single-source environment for all component information within the engineering process.

Component Version and Revision Management

Track component versions through the component lifecycle enabling component updates throughout the product lifecycle, with full tracking and transparency.

Design Data and BOM Management

Manage design data, related documents, simulation data, enclosures, parts lists & CAM data.

Change Management

A built-in change management process provides a detailed documentation of each design or document change, such as modifications to the specification, customer change, and obsolescence.

Central Source of Information for Global Teams

By unifying all engineering data into one environment and controlling synchronization to local or international development teams, DS-2 provides a single source of truth in a global environment.

Just some of our satisfied DS-2 customers

Zuken’s DS-2 (DS-CR) data management software offered everything we needed. As the Surface™ portfolio of products grew, data management for electrical design became an increasingly critical element of our process, and we were excited about the opportunity DS-2 provides to better integrate supply chain optimization directly into design decisions right at the engineer’s desktop. We are in the second phase of deployment managing our component library, and so far we are very pleased with the results,

Erik von FuchsDirector of Engineering, Surface Products, Microsoft

As the demand for our highly disruptive eye diagnostic and measurement products accelerate, scalability is a priority. A key driver in selecting Zuken's E3.series was the ability to add integrated electronic design and data management solutions as we grow. We compared other systems in the market and found Zuken gave us the flexibility and scalability we were looking for.

Dr. Omkar JoshiSenior Electronic Engineer, Eyoto

Zuken and Aras see a future where the electronic and mechanical design processes are coordinated more effectively to enable true systems engineering. We believe that by working together we can provide a more holistic approach to support the business of engineering.

Peter SchroerCEO of Aras

This distribution of engineers’ time needs to improve for companies to continue to be successful; for optimized development processes leading to increased productivity. In every design project a huge amount of data is generated and, with growing product complexity, this will only increase. So design engineers need access to solutions that allow them to manage large volumes of data and retrieve up-to-date information when it is needed.

Verena BunkSenior Analyst at techconsult.

Find out more about DS-2

Check out our latest webinars, white papers, blog posts, tech tips & more

  • Webinar
December 12, 2018
Releasing Your Design to PLM is more Complicated than You Thought

This webinar will discuss the different release profiles from work-in-progress to a manufacturing-centric PLM system followed by the demonstration of best practices that can make the job easier and more reliable.

  • White Paper
December 12, 2018
Report: Design Data Management

A survey of 163 companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland about the challenges and methods applied to the design and management of electrical and electronic systems and assemblies

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Results of an industry survey of electrical and electronic engineers
  • White Paper
December 12, 2018
Domain-specific Data Management

This white paper explains best-practice approaches for the management of electrical CAD data and their integration into enterprise-wide PLM and ERP environments.

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Why electrical CAD data are best managed in a domain-specific environment
  • White Paper
December 11, 2018
From Engineer-to-order to Configure-to-order

Approaches to overcoming the limitations of Engineer-to-Order practices

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How to evolve into a proactive configure-to-order strategy.
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December 11, 2018
Reclaiming Engineering Productivity
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5 easy steps to increasing engineering productivity
  • White Paper
December 11, 2018
The Modular Approach - A guide to multi-disciplinary success
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