- Fields of application
- CAD/CAE & MS Office
HELiOS – PDM/PLM for all industries and corporate processes
Data and document management, as well as the safety and traceability of processes play an important role in all departments of a company, no matter whether in smaller companies or large, globally operating enterprises. The introduction of the PDM/PLM system HELiOS is one of the most efficient ways of increasing the productivity and reducing the costs throughout all departments of a company.
HELiOS enables a meticulous documentation of design processes. You can always look up who changed what, and when the change took place – this possibility is particularly useful if several engineers are working on complex tasks at the same time.
Production, Quality, Sales
HELiOS provides constant access to current product data. Powerful search functions facilitate the data search and allow an instant visualisation of the detected documents of whatever type.
General Management, Project Management
HELiOS supports you during your decision-making processes by means of clearly structured workflows throughout your company. In this way, critical situations can be anticipated and avoided.
Your customers, too, will benefit from HELiOS, as your Service has direct access to all relevant data.
For an immediate use of our PDM/PLM system HELiOS we can offer you our preconfigured out-of-the box solutions. These can be individually extended and adjusted to your company-specific requirements - if desired, with the help of our Consulting team.
HELiOS – Typical use cases
- Documentation- and publishing system allowing an access beyond your own company, e.g. to partner and supplier data (HELiOS with Internet Server)
Company-wide control, output and conversion of drawings and documents (HELiOS Plot Manager)
Company-wide access to product-related information without additional PDM installation (HELiOS Internet Server)
Department-comprehensive, transparent access to all product data via ERP; cost reduction in engineering and development (HELiOS PPS interface)
HELiOS – MS Office interface and Multi CAD-capability
Given that a large portion of the production-relevant data is created during engineering, the utilisation of a PDM system in conjunction with a CAD system provides a company with enormous advantages. In a product development process, all product-relevant changes must be documented carefully, especially if several engineers are working on complex tasks at the same time. HELiOS enables you to look up at any time who changed what, and when the change took place, and recognize the effects on other products. The development of completely new products, too, can be speeded up significantly with HELiOS, namely, by the re-use of identical or similar parts. Here, classification is the ideal tool for the standardisation and modularisation of your product portfolio. These advantages cannot only be used for HiCAD, but also for other CAD systems: Currently available are, for example, standardised interfaces to the CAD systems HiCAD®, AutoCAD®, SOLIDWORKS® or Inventor®. This has proven particularly useful in cooperation with customers, partners or suppliers, as in practice, not all parties involved in a project necessarily use the same CAD system.
CAE Interface to EPLAN Electric P8
The EPLAN interface to the PDM system HELiOS allows a central management of EPLAN documents in HELiOS and a convenient exchange of article and BOM data. The fast and individual provision of the data takes place via bidirectional data exchange, without leaving the working environment of EPLAN. In conjunction with the already existing CAD interfaces of HELiOS, design data from the fields of CAD and electrical engineering can now be managed in a convenient and transparent way.
HELiOS and Microsoft Office®
Many product data in companies have been created, outside of CAD and PDM systems, in various Microsoft Office® applications. These data, such as texts, Excel sheets or E-mails, can also be transferred, via appropriate interfaces, to the product model managed by HELiOS.
HELiOS – an example from practice
The Bürener Maschinenfabrik GmbH is best described as a technology partner with innovative ideas. Considering its multifaceted and high-tech range of products and services, the truth of this statement is easily proven. With its five business units – conveying technology, cooling lubricant systems, vacuum chip disposal, components and plastic processing – bmf offers technological solutions for the automotive industry, the machine tool building and for plastic processing. This multifaceted, technologically demanding range of tasks requires top performance from the software used in the company, especially from the CAD and PDM solutions and their integration into the existing software environment. For many years, bmf has been relying on the combined power of the CAD system HiCAD, the PDM system HELiOS, and the ERP interface by the ISD Group.
Dietmar Lemke, CAD/PDM system supervisor at the Bürener Maschinenfabrik GmbH, says: "With HELiOS we have found a system that allows us to control and manage our engineering processes perfectly. From classification, workflows, the SAP interface and the possibility to work across locations – HELiOS offers safe and efficient solutions throughout. The unique tools for classification alone enable a part re-use rate of up to 90%!”