The availability of highly efficient integrations of xCAD is a critical feature of PLM systems.
With the integration between SAP Engineering Control Center and xCAD systems, assemblies, parts, drawings, and EPLAN projects, including their dependent documents, are seemlessly managed as structures in SAP PLM. All authorized users have access to the originals stored in a central, secure area to monitor the development process or make changes. This eliminates redundant process steps.
There is no need for a separate Product Data Management (PDM) solution since the functionality of the SAP system fills this gap. xCAD users work in their usual environment and directly load related original files via the integrated ribbon menu for processing or display. Bidirectional metadata exchange between xCAD and SAP avoids unnecessary manual data entry. A crucial benefit is the simple assignment of SAP Material Masters to assembly and project structures as well as the automatic derivation of multi-level SAP Bills of Materials. This guarantees consistent data structures and engineers gain more time for the real design process.