Looking for a way to easily generate product documentation from your 3D models? Seemage Inc. is releasing version 4.2 of its design collaboration system with features aimed at helping companies more easily combine 3D CAD models with information in ERP, PLM and other core enterprise systems.
• Automatic regeneration of downstream deliverables. The software automatically regenerates product documentation whenever the digital product definition changes without requiring any additional servers.
• Product Grabber, a feature that facilitates the creation of product documentation for different product configurations by combining Seemage-saved configurations.
• Improved search, for searching models and parts across all Seemage authoring and viewing tools.
• BOM fidelity, so all Bill of Materials (BOM) information is dynamically updated when product definitions change.
Those wanting to get a live peak at the Seemage 4.2 upgrade can register for a web seminar.
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