Product template studio
May 19, 2011 | By Mary Del
Product Template Studio (PTS) software, from Siemens PLM Software, allows designers to design and store a simplified user interface inside any NX design. When designs are then edited or reused, this interface can save important time otherwise spent trying to understand the correct way to interact with what might be a complex parametric model – removing the largest practical barrier to CAD reuse, the company says. In addition to design models, Product templates can also include design validation, documentation and simulation (including finite element analysis and/or kinematic/dynamic analysis). Product templates then become intelligent, self-validating, modular units of design that can be snapped together to form larger systems of templates, according to the company. This process uses drag-and-drop tools, and no customization coding. Product templates can also be deployed using the NX Reuse Library, which provides a common repository for re-usable knowledge across the enterprise.