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Today's limitations in 3D collaboration during a product's lifecycle end up dividing, siloing, and isolating the very teams that are most critical to developing innovative solutions. Vertex brings teams into a scalable, tool-agnostic platform that enables and accelerates cross-functional 3D collaboration.
Product designers and engineers have the responsibility of preparing and sharing 3D models and product data with collaborators, such as the procurement team and suppliers. That means collaborators only get part of the story based on whatever engineering gives them. And, it means that engineers spend 10 hours a week simply preparing models to share.
Collaborators deserve to have the whole story without putting undue burden on engineering. Thanks to the capabilities in Vertex, engineers have the agility and flexibility to quickly share 3D models and product data with internal teams and the supply chain. Quickly filter BOM views to protect IP, add comments to initiate collaboration, and share saved 3D states with anyone.
The Vertex platform removes burden from engineering.
Procurement teams strive to meet cost savings metrics, keep production lines moving, and identify the best suppliers for the job. But these teams can’t quickly get the information they need from engineering or easily share it with suppliers. To access a product’s 3D information, procurement needs heavy hardware and software that’s usually complicated and tedious to use.
Now, procurement engages with the supply chain significantly earlier in the product development process with up-to-date 3D models and product data. No heavy hardware or software needed. Develop deeper relationships with the supply chain to hit your schedule and cost targets.
The Vertex platform helps you collaborate earlier.
Sales & Marketing Teams
Today’s market is demanding more custom product configurations. Many companies struggle to keep pace with customer demands or share product visuals to determine what solutions may fit their needs.
Vertex gives sales & marketing teams the power they need to have meaningful conversations with customers. Easy access to the latest product designs helps to uncover true market needs, gather insightful feedback, and ultimately push new business forward faster.
The Vertex platform unlocks meaningful conversations.
Manufacturing teams don’t just confirm fit, form, and function requirements for assembly line tooling. They also have to carefully understand all the intricacies behind ergonomic and safety concerns. Many times, manufacturing teams review proposed designs late in the development process which impacts schedules and budgets.
The Vertex platform gives manufacturers access to 3D models and product data significantly earlier in the process. Quickly point out areas for improvement in the beginning stages of product development to keep solutions safe and comfortable without late-stage rework.
The Vertex platform shortens schedules.
Service teams are rarely involved in the product development and design process. As the people on the front lines of fixing or replacing product components, this team relies on as-designed and as-built documentation. Considering the digital transformation that many manufacturing organizations are going through, this information becomes a critical part of the digital twin’s journey.
Tracking a product’s story along the digital thread has never been easier with Vertex. Service teams can refer to a product’s digital twin to understand all its history, from as-designed to as-built, and understand immediately how it needs to be serviced. Plus, service documentation becomes part of the digital twin, completing the product’s digital lifecycle.
The Vertex platform serves as a company’s digital twin.
Suppliers rely on close collaboration with procurement and engineering teams. Each supplier aims to develop innovative products and make high-quality recommendations to OEMs. Yet they are frequently reduced to a transactional relationship, especially if the OEM and supply chain toolsets don’t play nice.
Because Vertex is tool agnostic, it doesn’t matter if the OEM and the supplier have different toolsets. The only thing that matters is that the supply chain sees a model in its full context, rather than snippets or screenshots. And they have a common platform to collaborate on 3D models and information with an OEM’s engineering and procurement teams.
The Vertex platform enables supply chain collaboration.
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