Improved data flow between ECAD and PLM
Highstage PLM does not only manage E-CAD, but also M-CAD, SW and documents in complete product BOM structures. This makes all information available to the whole organization and provides the product- and project managers an excellent overview over the development and release progress. Management of product variants is also becoming a breeze, with optimum re-use of information.
”This collaboration will help our customer get a far better integration and workflow between their ECAD system and PLM system, together with far simpler management of products and variants”, says Ulrich Tejg Jespersen, Sales Manager in Nordcad AS.
Largest supplier in the Nordics
Nordcad is the larges supplier of E-CAD in the Nordics, and has operations in Norway, Denmark Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Greenland, Faroes and Iceland.
The BOM/Schema interface is already creating efficiency at some of our joint customers. The PCB will be available within short time.
PLM Systems are becoming more and more vital in the endeavors to make companies more effective. Nordcad already has interfaces to other leading PLM system, and is now adding another one. The collaboration with Highstage will make it possible to better support their common customers.
"Most of our customers works with electronics, either as their main products or embedded in their products. As Highstage originates from the electronics industry, you'll find Highstage being an excellent fit in your electronics development projects. Moreover, you can include your other product elements/components in a complete product BOM, and take control over M-CAD, SW and documents being part of your products.", says Per Reidar Ørke from Highstage.
Highstage PLM is targeting small to medium sized corporations, and seeks to be deployed as early as possible in the life of a company. The tool is extremely customizable in a very simple way, and can be deployed step-by-step, to primarily support and streamline the existing processes. Highstage supports regulatory requirements, e.g. FDA CFR Part 11 for medical device development.
Highstage and OrCAD/Allegro integration
The integration is between Highstage PLM and OrCAD CIP (Component Information Portal) from Cadence. OrCAD/Allegro utilizes CIP as a storage system for paramtetric data in component management. This makes CIP the ideal point of contact for the integration with Highstage. CIP utilizes an SQL-server database in combination with a Web-app to provide users access to component information and changes in these.
The integration provides the following opportunities:
- Capability for OrCAD/Allegro designers to utilize revision control for both designs and components
- Synchronization of component properties from CIP to Highstage.
- Convert temporary parts in CIP to persistent parts in Highstage
- Import of BOM-structures to Highstage from OrCad/Allegro
- Generate schema properties from Highstage to OrCad/Allegro