"By summer of 2008, KraussMaffei had about 900.000 part master data in SAP and every month about 4000 data were added. For the classifications of the re-usable parts alone, we calculated 3.5 man-years. Together with CADBAS, we developed a concept and modeled our processes for our management of part proliferation.
During implementation we used the following mixture of methods: denomination catalogs, analysis of 3D clusters and duplicates, standardized object attributes according to DIN 4002, integrated libraries of standard and catalog parts and many more. Furthermore, we had a comprehensive set of rules that allocated parts to their classes and evaluated object attributes in the PartExplorer® automatically.
I would highly recommend every company thinking about introduction of a part information system to turn to CADBAS and to develop a concept right from the start with them.
PartExplorer® and Partscape®Navigator can be used across the group by all employees who need part information. The solution is embedded in our environments of SAP, Pro/Intralink and Pro/Engineer.
Now it is possible to find similar 3D models, to compare them and to actually visualize the differences with Partscape®Navigator. Recovered design parts can be re-used directly in PRO-E by point-and-click.
The part master data is constantly synchronized between SAP and the PartExplorer©. The solution is highly accepted among our users and is being enlarged constantly."
Mr Johannes Ziermann
Head of Standardization Management
Krauss Maffei Technologies GmbH