Routing Instructions Can Process and Synchronize With Elmo Link

By: Thomas Cutler

Elmo Solutions Inc. (http://www.elmosolutions.com/elmolink/elmo_link.htm?Ref=070108) is the leader in managing CAD/PLM metadata, and provides unique software products such

as Elmo Search, the enterprise search engine software for CAD/PLM and other documents; Elmo Link, a CAD companion software application that provides a live, bidirectional, "hot" link between CAD/PLM and MRP/ERP applications; and Elmo BoM, a standalone application that allows batch extraction of the metadata found in CAD/PLM documents in a single operation.

Elmo Link can process and synchronize a wide range of data from either side, including, but not limited to:

Part/Component/Assembly data: When any component, subassembly or assembly is processed, Elmo Link determines where appropriate metadata is sent, and updates it accordingly

Bills Of Materials: When an assembly or subassembly is being edited, a new updated Bill of Materials is produced, and sent to the MRP/ERP system, thus ensuring immediate and permanent consistency between PLM/CAD and MRP/ERP metadata

Routing instructions: Editing a drawing of a component or assembly automatically brings a scrolling list that shows the current manufacturing steps for that component. The end-user may then add or remove steps, as well as alter the sequence of operations at will. When done, an updated routing table is sent to the MRP system, and a copy is automatically inserted into the drawing


According to Ricardo Talbot, Chief Science Officer with Elmo Solutions, "Elmo Link is the only software application of its kind that offers such a unique and reliable way to unify CAD/PLM and MRP/ERP databases, while supporting such a wide range of CAD platforms. Upon saving a drawing, component or assembly for the first time, and at any moment afterwards, the user may enter and/or edit CAD data using possible values taken "live" from the MRP/ERP application. Upon end-user confirmation, the data is updated in both the PLM/CAD document and the MRP database, thus ensuring perfect synchronization of both data sets, and completely eliminating redundant data entry."

About Elmo Solutions:

Elmo Solutions provides comprehensive professional services related to the creation, maintenance, transformation and processing of CAD/PLM metadata. Elmo Solutions is headquartered in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada and has users in 42 countries. Elmo Solutions is an offshoot of IRISCO du Quebec Inc., a professional services company specializing in Products / Property / Project Lifecycle Management. Established in 1976, its customers include manufacturing companies, public utilities, engineering and government organizations.

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