Design Data Management and PLM

Native work-in-progress data management

Track components and designs

Electronic and electrical designs are based on comprehensive descriptions of multiple elements such as electrical properties and supply status (end-of-life or second source information). Since this information is typically held in separate environments (e.g. CAD libraries and ERP), there is a significant risk that engineering, sourcing and manufacturing specifications get out of sync.


We can help you with

Current, Validated Libraries and Design Data

Current, validated libraries, design data and BOM information for engineering, sourcing and production. Our powerful design data management functionality is directly integrated into the user interface of our authoring tools.

Change and Configuration Management

All project and design data, including options and variants, and related postprocessing data, exist in a controlled environment with comprehensive access control, revision management and analysis functionality.

Associative BOM Generation and Management

Accurate component lists and BOMs generated from associated schematic, PCB and wiring layout data, component information, documents and assembly drawings within a single managed environment.

Our satisfied 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

More on Library and design data management solutions

Check our latest webinars, white papers, blog posts and more

  • Webinar
July 11, 2022
Ensuring Business Continuity and Reduce Supply Chain Risk–Managing BoMs with DS-CR and SiliconExpert

Zuken and SiliconExpert have partnered to deliver critical component information to engineers within the CR-8000 and DS-CR design and library data environments. The integration enables engineers to make better-informed component selection decisions while being able to review a wealth of part information, resulting in higher quality products and lower overall costs and reducing effort in part selection.

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  • Blog
September 06, 2021
Digital Continuity in Product Development

Today's smart and connected products require the interaction of different components and systems. Their elements are developed in different engineering disciplines and departments. These disciplines speak different engineering languages and require unique views of the same product. The storage of these different versions in the respective departments leads to disconnected silos in terms of processes and data - but digital continuity is here to help!

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  • Webinar
July 09, 2021
Digital Continuity - Engineering PDM and PLM Integration Strategy

Zuken supports a best-in-class approach to enable a flexible digitalization strategy. In this presentation we will provide an introduction of Zuken's PDM and PLM integration strategy and an overview of certified process integrations with leading PDM environments.

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  • Webinar
July 09, 2021
Defining and Implementing a Configurable Product Architecture - Webinar

A methodical approach to defining an optimal degree of variance before committing to detailed design in Zuken’s CR-8000 and E3.series.

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  • Webinar
July 08, 2021
PCB Version Control and PLM with Zuken DS-CR and PTC Windchill

In this webinar, you will learn how a change request initiated in PTC Windchill will trigger a modification of the wiring harness design in CR-8000 and DS-CR

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  • Blog
June 10, 2021
Tech Tip: Design Compare in DS-CR

Have you ever tried to remember what changed between revisions of a design and then had to do a painstaking review of the two designs? With the comparison functions in DS-CR, even the smallest changes or unintentional deviations between different revisions of a PCB design can be quickly identified.

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