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Critical Components of an E-PLM System
E-business has prompted a lot of vendors to move towards creating electronic product lifecycle management (e-PLM) suites. However, enterprise resource planning

plm resource for high tech components  e-PLM component modules. Traditional PLM Components Description Product Design Tools Tools to assist in the design process including mechanical computer-aided design (MCAD), computer-aided engineering (CAE), and computer-aided software engineering (CASE) tools Visualization and Review Software tools allowing non-engineers to view and reline drawings without the complexity of a more powerful CAD tool Change Management The process of routing a design or bill of material (BOM) change request through the

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Core PLM for Discrete Industries

The foundation of product lifecycle management (PLM) for the discrete manufacturing industries is product data management (PDM). It covers design and product-related aspects of PLM including management of material specifications, product structures, production processes, design tools, document management, and design collaboration. 

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