My time with Siemens PLM Software
Matt Gill | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 29, 2014

My time with Siemens PLM Software

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Siemens PLM software

During my time as a Design Engineer with Graham Packaging Co. I utilized the CAD (NX), CAE (NX FEA/Nastran), and PLM (Teamcenter) software offered by Siemens. My role was to support new and existing business by developing and engineering new package designs to meet our customers needs. The use of Siemens software helped ensure we remained ahead of our competition by improving effciency/throughput, minimzing risk, and providing the tools needed for innovation.
  • NX CAD is a highly customizable software that any designer/drafter can learn in a short period of time. I would consider NX to be one fo the best CAD packages available on the market. The base platform allows for easy integration into other software offered by Siemens, which improves data tranfsers and file integrtiy moving from concept (Studio), CAD (NX), and CAE (NX FEM).
  • NX CAE is a state of the art computer aided engineering software that helped us improve our design decisions and drive our first run capability from concept to production.
  • Siemens PLM is a fully integrated product lifecycle managment software that helps manage design/data, create standard workflows/roles, and drives effciency throughout the organization. It is an off that shelf product that can be implemented into any organziaiton without spending large amounts of money customizing and developing an internal version that will become obsolete in 5-10 years.
  • As with any technical software package the support and buy in from upper managment is critical to drive the implementaiton and culture within the organziation. If support is lacking then the full capabilities and return on investment will not be realized.
  • Some standard functionality/capabilities are embeded into alternate software or require additional licenses to use.
  • Improved employee efficiency/throughputs using NX CAD software.
  • Improved standardization of design elements between design engineering teams using NX CAD and Teamcenter
  • Improved workflow and lead times of concepts to production using NX CAE.
  • Pro-Engineer,Solid-Works,Ansys,Auto-Cad
Siemens PLM software is a complete packgage that fully inegrates PLM, CAD, CAE, and CAM. It drove effciency, innovation, and workflows within my organization. Each individual piece of software is either the leader in its own area of functionality or comparable to the competition that I have used previously.
Siemens PLM software is a complete packgage that fully inegrates PLM, CAD, CAE, and CAM. It drove effciency, innovation, and workflows within my organization.
1. What is the specific scope and goal for what your organization is looking to achieve?
2. Is this driven by growth, improvements, or competitiveness and what is the justification of each?
3. What software package offered by Siemens is best suited to deliver what is needed?
4. Does our organization have the required structure, support, and resources to successfully implement this software?