Managing documents from native and third-party plant design tools
The importance of managing documents cannot be understated. In 2010, then Google CEO Eric Schmidt said “From the dawn of civilization to 2003, five exabytes of data were created. The same amount was created in the last two days.” Ten years later, I imagine that we create the same amount of information in a matter of minutes. As more and more information is being created, you must inevitably manage it, associate it, and contextualize it all while keeping the related documents up-to-date and available to all those in your enterprise who need it.
With the newest Capital Asset Lifecycle Management (CALM) software release, not only are you able to author and manage documents but you can also import documents from popular plant design tools such as Siemens COMOS, Autodesk Revit, AVEVA E3D and Hexagon Smart 3D. Once the documents have been imported, you can associate them with the existing plant structure and/or objects, ensuring the information is contextualized and easy-to-find for anyone in the enterprise – such as engineering, maintenance, procurement, and management teams.
These teams can now easily access these documents from a web browser on a desktop or mobile device to see all the connected information. This includes information such as the P&ID drawing or requirement specification as well as past history of revisions and change requests. Combine this with other aspects of our Siemens Xcelerator portfolio – such as Mendix rapid application development software – and you and your teams can truly take all your asset information to the field.