At this week’s Accelerate 2016 conference in Boston, Autodesk is taking the wraps off a major addition to Fusion Lifecycle: cloud-based product data management (PDM). With the addition of PDM, Fusion Lifecycle now covers the entire concept-to-market workflow, making it the first ever end-to-end PLM solution in the cloud.
Whether they are at a global 2000 manufacturer or a fledgling start-up, product developers want a consistent set of software tools to meet all their needs. They don’t want to bounce from one app to another, one platform to another, migrating data along the way.
Fusion has provided an answer to that call, offering a unifed product innovation platform that includes everything needed to go from concept to customer. At the heart of the software platform is Fusion 360, which combines CAD, CAM and CAE in the cloud. Earlier in 2016, we bolstered the Fusion platform with Fusion Lifecycle for PLM and Fusion Connect for IoT data management.
The new cloud-based product data management (Cloud PDM) functionality is built directly into Fusion Lifecycle and is available immediately. Cloud PDM enables engineers to collaborate on designs and manage their work-in-process CAD data and documents. Teams can effectively collaborate on designs, track versions and releases, and connect to manufacturing workflows for more effective sharing of design data across the enterprise.
Fusion Lifecycle makes the management of design data as easy and as intuitive as saving your files to folders – but with revision control and versioning happening automatically. The new PDM features improve collaboration between engineering and the rest of the enterprise, enabling real-time design reviews, viewing and markup of 3D files, and connecting key processes for managing Bills of Materials (BOM) and Engineering Change Orders (ECO). All of the new PDM functionality is built directly into Fusion Lifecycle and included at no extra cost to our subscribers.
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