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Breaking Down Information Silos Between Manufacturing and Design: A New Approach to CAD/ERP Data Integration
What would you do if a critical error occurred during production—all because the wrong data was input into your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system? You’d

cad symbol library  A New Approach to CAD/ERP Data Integration What would you do if a critical error occurred during production—all because the wrong data was input into your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system? You’d probably be asking “how could this happen?” The ability to communicate information between teams can mean the difference between production success and failure. Avoid these snafus with a system that can integrate the data of both the design and ERP systems.

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Siemens’ JT Data Format Gets a Nod from ISO


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