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How Document Generation Transforms Engineering Data Management


How does DS-E3’s document generation transform engineering data management?

In this post, we are diving into the world of Engineering Data Management (EDM), a field that’s crucial for any modern engineering project. Allow me to present to you DS-E3, an Engineering Data Management solution that has been specifically tailored for E3.series. Primarily, we will focus on a true standout feature of this software, which is its Document Generation (DocGen) capability. This cutting-edge feature has the potential to revolutionize how documentation is produced within the industry. So, let’s get started!

What is DS-E3?

Zuken’s DS-E3 is a Work in Process Engineering Data Management solution for E3.series. Moreover, it’s not just a repository for your data; it’s a dynamic environment where you can manage the entire lifecycle of your engineering projects. From versioning and approval workflows to document generation, DS-E3 has got you covered.

The Role of Document Generation in DS-E3

Now, let’s talk about Document Generation, or DocGen for short. In particular, this nifty feature automates the creation of document packages, making your life a whole lot easier. Imagine not having to manually compile dozens of documents for each project. Sounds like a dream, right? Well, with DocGen, it’s a reality.

Why Document Generation Matters

So, why should you care about the Document Generation software feature? Firstly, it ensures consistency in your releasable documents through scripts—no more late-night worries about whether you’ve missed something. Secondly, you get the flexibility of unlimited items and sets for document creation. Access to a vast array of document options is available, providing an abundance of choices.

Enhancing Document Generation

But wait, there’s more! DocGen isn’t just a one-trick pony. For instance, when you pair it with workflow processes, you eliminate the risk of forgetting crucial steps. If you’re using a Product Data Management (PDM) system, DocGen seamlessly integrates with the PLM interface, allowing you to upload documents directly. Let’s not forget the new kid on the block: the External BOM upload feature. It gives you even more control over your Bill of Materials formats.

How to Utilize DocGen in DS-E3

Ready to get your hands dirty? Here’s how you can start using DocGen:

  1. Determine Releasable Docs and BOMs: Identify which documents and BOMs you will release.
  2. Create a DocGen Item: For each document and BOM, create a corresponding DocGen item.
  3. Create Sets: Organize these items into sets for each package.
  4. Run DocGen: You can either run DocGen directly or integrate it into an approval flow for added checks and balances.


How Document Generation Transforms Engineering Data Management - Screenshot of the Document Generation window showing an item and a set.
Easily define items and sets for automated document generation.

Key Takeaways

To sum it up, DocGen is your go-to tool for streamlining the release process. It ensures consistent outcomes and allows you to upload any file type into DS-E3 or your PDM system. Additionally, the new External BOM feature adds another layer of control, making it an all-around win.

Additional Resources

Hungry for more? Reach out to the Zuken team for a live demonstration to dive deeper into DS-E3 and Document Generation.

Taras Wallace
Taras Wallace
E3.series Applications Engineer, Zuken USA
Taras Wallace is an E3.series applications engineer helping customers use their solutions to the fullest. His work focuses on training, providing support, and implementing E3.series solutions. He loves aviation and traveling the world as often as possible.