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:
- Determine Releasable Docs and BOMs: Identify which documents and BOMs you will release.
- Create a DocGen Item: For each document and BOM, create a corresponding DocGen item.
- Create Sets: Organize these items into sets for each package.
- Run DocGen: You can either run DocGen directly or integrate it into an approval flow for added checks and balances.
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.
Hungry for more? Reach out to the Zuken team for a live demonstration to dive deeper into DS-E3 and Document Generation.