Adopting and Managing Teamcenter 8 at Wagstaff<br />Rick Stavanja, CAD Manager<br />Dave Stockdale, CAD Support<br />Wagst...
Wagstaff - The World Leader in Aluminum Casting Equipment<br />
About Wagstaff<br />Wagstaff, Inc., a 63-year-old, Spokane, Washington based manufacturer, provides machinery, technology,...
Session Expectations<br />Attended PLM Connection 2009<br />Applied for 3 sessions for 2010<br />Teamcenter is not yet liv...
CAD Administration Group (CADmin)<br />Dept. began in 2007 w/3D CAD Adopted<br />Independent of IT Department<br />Answer ...
CADmin Philosophy<br />Make the Right Way the Easy Way<br />
Wagstaff CAD History<br /><ul><li>Began using CAD & CAM in the mid-1980s
AutoCAD for Design
UG CAM (Uniapt) for Manufacturing
UG CAD for Mold Design (1998)
Wagstaff Drawing Management (1994)
AutoCAD (.dwg) & UG (.plt)
Wagstaff Document Control (1995)</li></li></ul><li>Legacy Drawing & Document Control<br />Wagstaff developed two systems i...
Drawing Control<br />AutoCAD (.dwg)<br />NX (.plt)<br />* Teamcenter<br />
Document Control<br />Corporate Documents<br />Legal Docs, Policies, etc.<br />Standards, Practices, etc.<br />Word Docume...
Other Wagstaff Corporate Systems<br />Lotus Notes<br />Email<br />CRM/Sales<br />Corporate ‘Intranet’<br />JDEdwards<br />...
Other Wagstaff Engineering Tools<br />AutoCAD 2004/2007<br />SolidWorks<br />Autodesk Inventor<br />EPLAN<br />Flow 6 & Vi...
Engineering Department Structure<br />Mechanical Engineering<br />Billet Tables (AutoCAD)<br />Ingot Tables (AutoCAD)<br /...
Existing Folder/File Structures<br />J:<Customer><br />        <Project><br />            <Sub><br />                - XXX...
Wagstaff “Seed” Model Strategy<br />Parametric Models of our Standard Products<br />Use “Expressions” Tied to Spreadsheets...
Ingot Mold Seed Model<br />
Billet Table Seed Model<br />
Seed Model Inventory<br />
Teamcenter Strategy/Config<br />Teamcenter 8.1 (Unified)<br />Simple PDM Functionality Only<br />Vaulting but no Workflows...
Calculating Teamcenter Storage<br />Files in Drawing Management<br />118897 total files<br />125433 <br />118,897 discrete...
Teamcenter Storage<br />J: & L: Drives – (NX & AC) Proj. Data, Std Parts<br />1TB SAN Vol / 580GB Used <br />N: & V: Drive...
Live Teamcenter Server<br />Single 2-Tier Server Config<br />2 Local Drives, 1 SAN Drive<br />C: 70GB<br />D: 300GB<br />E...
Deployment Strategy<br />Test 2-Tier Server Config on TCTEST2 Server<br />Test Client Configs in Limited Staged Env.<br />...
Deployment & Live Support<br />EngNet will Be Portal for Training and Support Issues<br />Video Library (Wagstaff-specific...
Wagstaff Engineering Net Intranet<br /><ul><li>Per customer defaults, it is the home page within NX
Users have access to our growing library of how-to videos
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Adopting and Managing Teamcenter 8 at Wagstaff

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This is a case study in the challenges we faced at Wagstaff in migrating our Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering groups from our legacy custom PDM & document control systems to Teamcenter 8. We’ll address our strategies for data migration, CAD integration, customization, training, and support, as well as the reasons we took the direction we did. Lastly, we’ll talk about how we work with our corporate IT team to implement our methodologies for managing Teamcenter.

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  • Wagstaff designs direct chill aluminum casting equipment. We sell our products worldwide to aluminum smelters, remelters and recyclers. The machines cast round billets of varying diameters to be extruded, long rectangular ingots to be rolled into plate or sheet, or cut for machining.
  • Adopting and Managing Teamcenter 8 at Wagstaff

    1. 1. Adopting and Managing Teamcenter 8 at Wagstaff<br />Rick Stavanja, CAD Manager<br />Dave Stockdale, CAD Support<br />Wagstaff, Inc.<br />
    2. 2. Wagstaff - The World Leader in Aluminum Casting Equipment<br />
    3. 3. About Wagstaff<br />Wagstaff, Inc., a 63-year-old, Spokane, Washington based manufacturer, provides machinery, technology, and service to enable aluminum producers to transform molten aluminum into solid shapes – “billets” (rounds) and “ingots” (slabs) using “direct chill” casting.<br />Wagstaff develops, engineers, designs, and manufactures sophisticated molds, casting machines, automated systems, and ancillary equipment at our Spokane and Kentucky facilities and has commissioned systems in 54 countries.<br />
    4. 4. Session Expectations<br />Attended PLM Connection 2009<br />Applied for 3 sessions for 2010<br />Teamcenter is not yet live at Wagstaff<br />Session is a case study of how we got to where we are today in the planning for setup, configuration and deployment of Tc8<br />Sorry, no code today<br />
    5. 5. CAD Administration Group (CADmin)<br />Dept. began in 2007 w/3D CAD Adopted<br />Independent of IT Department<br />Answer to the Engineering Department<br />We are an Engineering-specific IT department<br />18 mos. ago added Dave Stockdale and took on goal of implementing Teamcenter<br />
    6. 6. CADmin Philosophy<br />Make the Right Way the Easy Way<br />
    7. 7. Wagstaff CAD History<br /><ul><li>Began using CAD & CAM in the mid-1980s
    8. 8. AutoCAD for Design
    9. 9. UG CAM (Uniapt) for Manufacturing
    10. 10. UG CAD for Mold Design (1998)
    11. 11. Wagstaff Drawing Management (1994)
    12. 12. AutoCAD (.dwg) & UG (.plt)
    13. 13. Wagstaff Document Control (1995)</li></li></ul><li>Legacy Drawing & Document Control<br />Wagstaff developed two systems internally dating back to the early 1990s<br />System to Track Engineering Drawings<br />System to Track Corporate Documents<br />Both are VB6 Programs Utilizing Microsoft Access Databases<br />Tracking 118,897 discrete files & 125,433 total revisions (1.05 revisions/file)<br />
    14. 14. Drawing Control<br />AutoCAD (.dwg)<br />NX (.plt)<br />* Teamcenter<br />
    15. 15. Document Control<br />Corporate Documents<br />Legal Docs, Policies, etc.<br />Standards, Practices, etc.<br />Word Documents, Spreadsheets, PDF Files, Flow Charts, etc.<br />
    16. 16. Other Wagstaff Corporate Systems<br />Lotus Notes<br />Email<br />CRM/Sales<br />Corporate ‘Intranet’<br />JDEdwards<br />Corporate ERP<br />BOM Management<br />
    17. 17. Other Wagstaff Engineering Tools<br />AutoCAD 2004/2007<br />SolidWorks<br />Autodesk Inventor<br />EPLAN<br />Flow 6 & Visio<br />Variety of Open Source Tools & Utilities<br />
    18. 18. Engineering Department Structure<br />Mechanical Engineering<br />Billet Tables (AutoCAD)<br />Ingot Tables (AutoCAD)<br />Special Products (AutoCAD)<br />Mold Design (NX)<br />Mfg Engineering (NX)<br />R&D (NX, SolidWorks)<br />
    19. 19. Existing Folder/File Structures<br />J:<Customer><br /> <Project><br /> <Sub><br /> - XXXYYYAABBCC.prt<br /> Drawings<br /> - XXXYYYAABBCC.prt<br />
    20. 20. Wagstaff “Seed” Model Strategy<br />Parametric Models of our Standard Products<br />Use “Expressions” Tied to Spreadsheets<br />Spreadsheets Contain User Inputs for Various Configuration Inputs for the Product<br />Once Parameters are Entered, the User Can Regenerate the Seed Model to Match the Parameters in the Spreadsheet<br />
    21. 21. Ingot Mold Seed Model<br />
    22. 22. Billet Table Seed Model<br />
    23. 23. Seed Model Inventory<br />
    24. 24. Teamcenter Strategy/Config<br />Teamcenter 8.1 (Unified)<br />Simple PDM Functionality Only<br />Vaulting but no Workflows Initially<br />No Multi-Site Needs Initially (2-tier only)<br />Initially a Single Volume Server<br />Implement NX Reuse Library<br />IT Mandated Oracle Database **<br />Sync Revs of Seed Models w/External Configuration Input Spreadsheets<br />
    25. 25. Calculating Teamcenter Storage<br />Files in Drawing Management<br />118897 total files<br />125433 <br />118,897 discrete part number files<br />125,433 sum of all files & revisions<br />1.05 revs/part<br />
    26. 26. Teamcenter Storage<br />J: & L: Drives – (NX & AC) Proj. Data, Std Parts<br />1TB SAN Vol / 580GB Used <br />N: & V: Drives – Personal Data (mod. redundancy)<br />3TB SAN Vol / 2TB Used<br />Note: Initially, Only Current & New Projects Migrated, Legacy Projects Don’t<br />
    27. 27. Live Teamcenter Server<br />Single 2-Tier Server Config<br />2 Local Drives, 1 SAN Drive<br />C: 70GB<br />D: 300GB<br />E: 1TB (SAN)<br />
    28. 28. Deployment Strategy<br />Test 2-Tier Server Config on TCTEST2 Server<br />Test Client Configs in Limited Staged Env.<br />IT Mandates Scripted Installs Currently<br />Basic Teamcenter User Training via Learning Advantage<br />Short PhysicalClass in Wagstaff-Specific Processes<br />Seed Cloning / Reuse Library / Project Release / etc…<br />
    29. 29. Deployment & Live Support<br />EngNet will Be Portal for Training and Support Issues<br />Video Library (Wagstaff-specific)<br />Learning Advantage (Generic Teamcenter)<br />EngNet will be hub for CADmin service and system monitoring<br />Log of Update script Execution<br />Logs of trouble tickets<br />User discussion forums<br />
    30. 30. Wagstaff Engineering Net Intranet<br /><ul><li>Per customer defaults, it is the home page within NX
    31. 31. Users have access to our growing library of how-to videos
    32. 32. Covers Wagstaff specific training purposes.</li></li></ul><li>Engineering Net Help & Support<br /><ul><li>Users also have access to Tc install page
    33. 33. Users install & update Teamcenter
    34. 34. For now scripted manual installs only
    35. 35. Additional Links Learning Advantage Training</li></li></ul><li>Engineering Net CADmin Tools<br /><ul><li>Allows CADmin to monitor system / Teamcenter / NX update history and client workstation issues</li></li></ul><li>Final Teamcenter 8.1 Implementation<br />
    36. 36. Teamcenter Roadmap<br />Migrate Design BOM to Teamcenter & Export it to JDE on release to Mfg Engineering<br />Automate NX Integration Issues<br />Automate some basic Wagstaff-specific tasks in Teamcenter<br />Closer Integration with JDE<br />Begin Adding Basic Workflows<br />
    37. 37. PTS: A Simpler NX Seed Model UI <br />
    38. 38. Thank You!Rick Stavanja, PLM Managerrick.stavanja@wagstaff.com<br />Siemens PLM Connection 2010<br />Dallas, TX<br />June 28-July 2<br />

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