New Solution for Electromechanical Product Development

A new standard interface module links Zuken’s DS-2 platform to CONTACT Elements

October 16, 2019 – Munich, GermanyCONTACT Software and Zuken are providing a solution that enables end-to-end data and process integration across mechanical, electrical and electronic design. With a new standard interface module that integrates Zuken’s DS-2 platform into CONTACT Elements, common customers can efficiently link their E/E development with enterprise-wide Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) to achieve complete transparency from early design phases throughout the product lifecycle.

The new standard module for CONTACT Elements and Zuken’s DS-2 supports the secure synchronization of part master data, parts lists, documents and design data between Zuken’s ECAD systems E3.series (electrical and fluid engineering), and CR-8000 (PCB design) and  CIM Database PLM. In this way, complex product data can be consolidated into a holistic view of electrical, electronic and mechanic subsystems that can be verified at an early stage in the product development process.

We are seeing a growing demand for data and process integration that is driven by mega-trends such as industry 4.0, e-mobility and smart cities, which require stakeholders and disciplines to work more closely together in product development.

Oliver Hechtl Head of Strategic Data Management & Integration Solutions, Zuken GmbH, Germany

Oliver Hechtl, Zuken“We are seeing a growing demand for data and process integration that is driven by mega-trends such as industry 4.0, e-mobility and smart cities, which require disciplines to work more closely together in product development”, comments Oliver Hechtl, Head of Strategic Data Management & Integration Solutions, Zuken GmbH, Germany. “The interaction of systems in a networked environment requires an open best-in-class approach that combines established solutions to provide new levels of capability.”

Together with Zuken, we have realized an application that is highly scalable thanks to our open technology platforms.

Michael S. Murgai Director Strategy & Operations at CONTACT Software

Michael Murgai, Contact Software“Together with Zuken, we have realized an application that is highly scalable thanks to our open technology platforms,” says Michael S. Murgai, Director Strategy & Operations at CONTACT Software. “This enables us to flexibly extend the jointly developed standard integration whenever new software functions or customer requirements have to be added.”

The Integration, which has already successfully been deployed with key customers, will be jointly marketed and supported by Zuken and Contact Software.

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About CONTACT Software

CONTACT is the leading vendor of software for the product engineering process and the digital transformation. Our products help to organize projects, execute processes reliably and collaborate worldwide with virtual product models and their digital twins. Our open technology and the Elements platform provide the ideal platform for connecting multiple IT systems and the Internet of Things to create end-to-end business processes.

 

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