Integration of IT systems is an important task of any modern IT business. Unless information is automatically synchronized or linked among different IT systems, unnecessary manual workflows cannot be minimized. More importantly, a simple point-to-point interface is not the only integration method. Instead, basic components reuse and minimum standard integration should be used.
From a metaphorical point of view, people use IT systems in different languages. Our goal is to ensure that each system uses the same language (for example, Latin) rather than always switching or translating other languages manually.
With the help of XPLM integration platform, XPLM provides a unique software solution, which has been established among many existing projects. The idea behind the platform is to neutralize existing API data format, and with the help of customized data formats, to create a standard that links different IT systems to it. Therefore, the program can be used to integrate many creative systems with established PLM systems, including MCAD and ECAD / EDA.
So it is necessary to write "transformations" between API specification formats and XPLM standard data formats to avoid the need to manually transform each request - to create more efficient solutions than internal integration solutions can achieve.
Sometimes it's not uncommon to change IT systems. Probably because functions can't be upgraded again, the system environment needs to be coordinated, or the manufacturer has updated that no longer meets your needs. In all these cases, old data needs to be transmitted and sometimes converted into new systems that can be used.
Honlitech works closely with XPLM and Elysium to ensure effective migration to new systems. The core of this operation is the conversion of CAD data and the migration of metadata and documents from the old PLM system to the new PLM system.
One of the most common migration problems is found in the best conversion of CAD files, because it relies on using old, high-quality data sources, which that are not always available.
In order to minimize the manual work required in the migration project and effectively manage the migration cost, it is necessary to build a tool chain.
First, geometry and metadata are automatically exported to the source system (CAD or PLM). After that, data is transformed, including parameter conversion, data mapping, data validation, and target management of transformation process and security measures. Finally, a new PLM system is imported to ensure the quality of data and to repair the model and metadata. Various tools are used to complete this process.
Tools required for data migration services：
1、Geometric Data Converter
3、Product Data Analyzer