Teamcenter Active Workspace Faster and better decision making
The new Teamcenter Active Workspace Client allows you to make all your PLM data available across the organisation.
In the third part of this series we want to give you an overview on the possibilities that enable you to make better and faster decisions.
The powerful and highly performant search provides in combination with intelligent and dynamic charts all relevant information. Based on the search results all further information is visualized "in context" or via the Relation Browser. The easy participation in workflows and the execution of tasks from the Inbox complete the numerous possibilities.
Visualization of relevant information
Starting from a retrieved item all associated data can be displayed:
- Documents (datasets)
With the integrated viewer, you have direct access to all technical documents such as drawings (PDF, TIFF, etc.) or models (JT) - from single parts to complete assemblies. This possibility enables you to obtain required information at easily at any time.
If you have selected an assembly, also their components are displayed (BOM) or if you have selected a component, you can see the module in which the component has been installed.
For each selected object, you can use the command bar to the right to display or edit detailed information "in context”.
All links / relations within Teamcenter can be visualized via the Relationship Browser in different representations (tree structure, orthographically, top-to-bottom, balloon, etc.). In this way it is possible to navigate anywhere from one object to another. Examples are:
- Pack items
- Article title
- Article Change Order
- Document Folder
- Item Project
- Project schedule
- Project E-mail
For a more transparent view, specific object or relationship types can be graphically emphasized via the relationship control.
Within the Active Workspace client you have any number of opportunities to participate in Teamcenter workflow processes. You can be integrated into business processes easily and from anywhere.
One way is to send any object (article, document, amendment, etc.) in a workflow. For this, as usual for each object type, the assigned workflow templates are available, e.g. development approval for design parts or change process for modifications.
Also, currently ongoing or completed workflows can be viewed via the Active Workspace client, so you can check at any time the current state of a process. For this purpose two types are available:
1. The graph on the tab "Workflow"
2. The spreadsheet listing of all process steps on the tab "Audit Logs"
The participation in workflows is not limited on starting workflows, but you can also participate actively in processes. For this you can use the Teamcenter Inbox, from which you can execute or control your tasks.
The spreadsheet listing of all assigned tasks, grouped by priority (new, overdue, etc.) helps you to execute them chronologically. This is enhanced by intelligent and dynamic charts, a filter setting displays a "ranking" of the tasks. Thus e.g. a visualization of all tasks that need to be assigned to validator/approver can be done.
Via the menu you can easily execute the tasks. All necessary attachments are visible in the workflow (articles, drawings, etc.).
The features for better decision-making at a glance:
- Easy access to all relevant information
- Visual presentation of relations
- Task and workflow focused
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