MasterControl Inc. (www.mastercontrol.com), a provider of GxP process management software, introduced new software that connects project data management programs and software for establishing bills of materials for jobs.
The MasterControl Project Data Management (PDM) Connectors software connects 3D CAD systems with a high level of document control to create a master management system.
The company said its MasterControl PDM Connectors streamlines collaboration and redlining on PDF drawings while ensuring that the PDF copies in the MasterControl document management system stay in sync with native files in the PDM solution. The new PDM Connectors software interfaces with the commonly used PDM solutions, including PDMWorks from SolidWorks and PTC’s Pro/ IntraLink and Windchill.
“Countless product development engineers working in the life science environment use both MasterControl software and SolidWorks tools,” Matthew M. Lowe, MasterControl product manager, medical device expert said.
“Seamlessly linking our solutions simplifies the overall product development culture and, in the long run, will vastly improve the quality of new products being developed,” he added.
The new MasterControl bill of materials solution is designed to control multiple iterations of a bill of materials (BOM) that are generated during a design process, and enables users to exchange BOM data with suppliers, buyers and planners.
MasterControl BOM ensures that all departments have an accurate, updated view of the revision levels of every component in a particular configuration.
The company said the software includes all the tools necessary to simplify and standardize BOM management across departments while still retaining the document security.
The bill of materials software and PDM Connectors are part of MasterControl’s integrated software suite, and have been tailored to increase the efficiency with which design teams are able to manage and collaborate on design files.
“Engineers don’t have time to worry about software complexity or the potential problems of jumping between separate applications,” Efrat Ravid, SolidWorks director of marketing and alliances, said.