Connect Vault to PLM
Finding a good balance between standardized and customized processes is the key to a perfect integration between Autodesk Vault and Autodesk Fusion 360 Manage. Standard processes allow you to start using the software very quickly. Customizations adapt the software to your own process requirements.
powerPLM offers both: out-of-the-box workflows which can be used straight away and 100% customization to meet any specific process requirement.
powerPLM is up and running in just a few minutes. Just install it, configure your Autodesk Fusion 360 Manage tenant and connection credentials and you are all set.
The delivered workflows already match the default Vault configuration and Autodesk Fusion 360 Manage workspaces and no further configuration is needed to get started.
The out-of-the-box delivered workflows for BOM transfer and Change Management have been defined and created in collaboration with Autodesk.
The workflows cover the standard market practices, so that they can be immediately used and adapted to simple configuration options.
Beyond the standard, all the workflows are 100% customizable and extendable, in order to meet any specific requirement.
powerPLM comes with a configuration dialog which can define simple, basic settings for the Vault-FLC connection, workspace selection and property mapping, enabling the user to tweak the behavior of the workflows.
The settings can be configured by any Vault/Autodesk Fusion 360 Manage administrator to quickly adapt the standard workflows to the given Vault and Autodesk Fusion 360 Manage environments.
Like all the other COOLORANGE products, powerPLM leverages the Windows PowerShell scripting language, allowing the user to tweak and customize standard workflows or to easily create new ones with minimum scripting knowledge. This way, workflows can quickly adjust to new requirements and ad hoc workflows can be created wherever and whenever needed.
powerFLC hides the complex Autodesk Fusion 360 Manage APIs and provides simple PowerShell commands instead All API changes done by Autodesk are managed by COOLORANGE. With every change, we deliver a new powerFLC version compatible with previous versions. This way, the powerFLC scripts and workflows remain compatible through different Vault and Autodesk Fusion 360 Manage versions.
Transferring the BOM to Autodesk Fusion 360 Manage for further editing, approval or just sharing is one of the standard workflows: The Vault item BOM is populated to Autodesk Fusion 360 Manage, where items are automatically created, and attachments uploaded. The BOM workflow supports all the Vault features, such as raw material, purchase parts, BOM row related properties, multiple item instances, etcetera. A simple property mapping allows to define which information from Vault shall be shared with Autodesk Fusion 360 Manage and miscellaneous settings are available to control the detailed behavior of the workflow.
Collecting and driving feedback back to engineering is one of the key features of Autodesk Fusion 360 Manage. The standard Change Management workflow allows to capture change tasks in Autodesk Fusion 360 Manage once they are accepted and to have them transferred to Vault Engineering Change Orders (ECO) with all the involved items and files automatically attached.
The workflow between a Vault ECO and the Autodesk Fusion 360 Manage change process is now connected and the information will flow automatically between the systems.
Whether it‘s a new product or a new project, plenty of information is captured in Autodesk Fusion 360 Manage before the project eventually kicks off. Once ready, powerPLM can create the related project in Vault with the required folder structure, templates and all the relevant information for a productive start.
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