CAD Data Management
Easily organize, share and publish product data

Gain flexibility and structure for your development teams, partners and suppliers - worldwide!

The CAD data management solution HELiOS helps modern developers to synchronize and organize their work and to achieve success together faster. The data is always available and reliably stored. New products or necessary modifications to existing designs are easily organized in an ideal environment.

Is HELiOS the suitable data management solution for you?
Find out:

  • Does the time-consuming search for designs prevent their reuse?
  • Does this lead to unnecessary redesigns?
  • Do you find it difficult to get an overview of your design directories?
  • Do you spend a large part of your project lead time to manually create, store and, above all, search for master data, BOMs and documents - often several times?
  • Do you often lose the overview of the latest versions or the history of your components, or do old versions of parts and drawings on paper cause errors in the production department?
  • Do you use different CAD systems in order to be able to use their advantages?

What is CAD data management from the perspective of a HELiOS customer?

CAD data management with HELiOS does not only include pure drawing management. It provides the link between CAD documents (geometries, drawings etc.) and the products (articles) existing for the company. It is also possible to integrate your electrical engineering system. This way you always have a consistent, bundled status of your CAD data (MCAD and ECAD) through release processes, controlled editing rights and version management. In addition, derivation or search functions accelerate the development of new products enormously while maximizing the reuse of already existing CAD models.

Advantages of a perfect interaction of CAD systems and data management
Well-structured and error-free working

  1. One central CAD data management system for the entire company
  2. Management of all CAD geometries from HiCAD, Inventor®, AutoCAD® and Navisworks®
  3. Direct linking of all documents to the corresponding article master data
  4. Masks and attributes are individually adaptable for an optimal search
  5. Version management for each document or article
  6. Derivation functions to reduce duplicate design steps
  7. Classification of CAD documents and the corresponding articles using lists of characteristics for a detailed management of all design data

Organize your CAD data management

"Finding instead of searching" is HELiOS PDM's performance promise, saving you valuable time and money for the realization of further projects. The CAD engineer can systematically save his parts and assemblies directly from the CAD system, either without or with the help of the HELiOS classification - the finding of identical parts is thus greatly accelerated. Cost- and time-intensive new designs become superfluous. All data and documents are stored in encrypted form throughout the company in the HELiOS Vault, where they are securely safeguarded and can be accessed from any location, depending on the respective user's access rights.

Digitalisation offers enormous savings potential through a variety of possible automated processes - please contact us for more information. We will be happy to provide you with practical advice and draw on a wide range of project experience!

Wächter Packautomatik GmbH & Co. KG

„We are happy that we were able to seamlessly interface our ERP system with HELiOS. The data is automatically synchronized. This saves time and reduces errors caused by different versions that would otherwise still be in circulation, and prevents data loss due to incorrect forwarding between departments.“

Robert Förster, CAD-responsible Project Manager

Ingenieurbüro Dipl. Ing. Gronow

„lthough we are not a large company using HELiOS's workflows, since only one designer works on the current project at a time, we are able to use the HELiOS system for all our projects. However, we are dependent on a secure document management system using systematic folders and subfolders that update automatically.“

Holger Gronow, General Manager

SIVAplan GmbH

„As a customer we benefit from the possibilities that only a manufacturer can offer: Further developments and implementations on customer request. This has enabled us to optimise our processes even further and the ISD uses the know-how from the daily use of the solution for its further enhancement of the PDM software HELiOS.“

Daniel Althaus, Mechanical Design

Bernard van Lengerich Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG

„CAD-generated drawings must also be managed. So HELiOS was added in the course of the HiCAD introduction. Our decision was supported by the fact that both programs come from one developer and are perfectly coordinated. The fact that the ISD is a German developer also favoured our choice.“

Thomas Vietz, System Administrator

MBS Hydraulik GmbH & Co. KG

„Time that is saved by using HELiOS is immediately used for other activities - for essential design processes. Especially when entering master data, a lot of time is saved, as this data is now directly attached to the article and does not have to be re-entered when it is reused.“

Kai Ellerbrock, Programmer

Wächter Packautomatik GmbH & Co. KG

„By using the PDM software HELiOS, the search effort for parts, assemblies or documents could be greatly reduced. The daily management of documents has become much clearer, easier and more structured.“

Robert Förster, Chief Designer

Seamless integration into your IT structure

In the face of a huge flood of information and new technologies, more and more companies are turning to data integration in engineering to make efficient and effective use of data. This means that this data can be made available not only to different people, but also in different systems. This simplifies and automates workflows and saves time, money and effort for the company.

HELiOS can be easily integrated into the existing IT structure of your company. With the standardized interfaces to the most diverse software components, information can be managed directly at the point where it is created.

Interfaces to CAD systems

With HELiOS, efficient CAD data management to common systems such as HiCAD, Autocad and Inventor is possible: You will know exactly who, when and what has changed and immediately recognize the effects on other products.

Learn more about CAD interfaces

Interfaces to ECAD systems

With the ECAD interface to EPLAN , documents can be managed centrally and parts and BOM data exchanged.

The Microsoft® Office world

Many of a company's product information is created outside of CAD and PDM in the various application systems of Microsoft® Office. These data and documents - such as texts, spreadsheets or E-mails - can also be directly integrated into the product model managed with HELiOS via interfaces to Microsoft® Office.

Learn more about the Microsoft® Office interface

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