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The PDM System for Powerex is Teamcenter Rapid Start

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For Powerex, an air compressor and power equipment company, the need for a product data management (PDM) system was clear.


"We are a configure-to-order, engineer-to-order business with 12 engineers developing tens of thousands of products across industries," said Aaron Hunter, NPD Engineering Manager at Powerex. "With that comes lots and lots of designs and revision control issues, and we knew we needed PDM."


Their PDM system of choice is Teamcenter Rapid Start, a preconfigured deployment option for Teamcenter product lifecycle management (PLM) that smaller companies like Powerex can get into production quickly and cost-effectively. Teamcenter Rapid Start delivers all the robust enterprise PDM capabilities of Teamcenter, plus the flexibility to grow into additional Teamcenter PLM capabilities.


Read or download the infographic below to learn how Powerex manages their Teamcenter Rapid Start deployment with a small staff and small budget. Learn more about Teamcenter Rapid Start, including the one-week deployment option of Teamcenter Rapid Start for SolidWorks, Solid Edge, and NX customers.


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Solution Partner Esteemed Contributor

I understand the configure-to-order piece (Product Configurator) but am having a little trouble understanding how they accomplished the engineer-to-order piece without Rulestream. Can you talk a little more about it?

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@RandyEllsworth: Powerex has a 12-person engineering team producing many design variations, and they chose to get started with the fundamentals of PDM using Teamcenter Rapid Start. As their needs grow, they have the option of adding on more advanced PLM functionality like Teamcenter Product Configurator or deploying Rulestream, which is a good suggestion for them ... but for now they're seeing the value of PDM with extensions for BOM and ERP integration.