This partnership will help reduce the amount of time involved to create a first article inspection report and improve the accuracy of the first article inspection report. These benefits can be fully realized throughout customers’ supply chains with a fully enabled digital thread.
Net-Inspect LLC, a leading provider of supply chain and quality management solutions, has announced a strategic partnership with Capvidia, a company focused on Model Based Enterprise software solutions for the manufacturing industry.
The partnership will combine Net-Inspect’s expertise in supply chain visibility solutions with Capvidia’s expertise in CAD technology to speed up the process for OEMs and their suppliers at all tier levels to create first article inspection reports directly from the Model-Based Definition (MBD).
Under the agreement, Capvidia will enable a ‘publish to Net-Inspect’ option within their MBDVidia product. This will enable users to extract the specifications directly from their CAD models – including PTC Creo, Siemens NX, SolidWorks, CATIA, STEP AP242, QIF, and many others – and input the data directly into a Net-Inspect first article inspection report.
Tomasz Luniewski, Founder and CEO of Capvidia commented: "Providing a publish to Net-Inspect option is an important step toward enabling a digital thread from the OEM to the suppliers. Using the CAD model as the ‘single source of truth’ is at the heart of Model Based Enterprise, and this partnership will bridge the digital gap between an OEM and its suppliers.”
Mike Dunlop, Founder and President of Net-Inspect commented: “With Net-Inspect’s global network of suppliers and Capvidia’s advancements in extracting the specifications directly from the MBD, the new partnership will provide companies with an ability to electronically distribute model data throughout their entire supply chain. This will create a completely paperless First Article approval and inspection process. These advanced capabilities align perfectly with Industry 4.0’s vision.”
Capvidia is the leading software developer for Model Based Enterprise interoperability. Since 1994, Capvidia has developed integrated, standalone applications and components (SDK) for CAD, PLM, CAE, and Quality processes.
Net-Inspect provides supply chain and quality management software to manufacturers within the aerospace & defense, automotive, and medical device industries. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Kirkland, Washington, Net-Inspect’s web-based software is now used by more than 7,000 aerospace manufacturers in 48 countries to gain real-time visibility to quality data, both internally and throughout their respective supply chains. Net-Inspect may be found on the web at www.net-inspect.com.
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