Document management - Standards for better overview

    Provide relevant information as needed

    A company that wants to manufacture efficiently must have fast access to all the relevant data. Many files are generated over the course of every manufacturing project: CAD files, NC programs, NC documentation and tool information, as well as project-related files in PDF or Excel format. Today, nothing can function without these digital raw materials.

    You can manage your files centrally with ProLeiS product data management. Long searches for CAD data and other project documents are eliminated along with continuous checking for up-to-date status and the costly use of incorrect files in production.

    Regulated access privileges facilitate your work and provide security against unauthorized access. ProLeiS uses a role concept to automatically provide the necessary data to everyone involved. This accelerates your processes and prevents errors.

    ProLeiS supports you from the first bill of materials to the last accompanying document. Automated manufacturing data management enables you to organize the smooth interaction of all process stations involved in manufacturing

    Regulated access authorization • Control work progress with releases • File versions and change management
    Always use current data • Data transfer in real time • Central filing system • Store old data in archive
    Documentation of change history • Use data across departments • Integrated file preview 

    Automated file management

    The right document always available

    Every participant stores their data on a central server with the help of ProLeiS – structured by project and setup. The files can also be easily found again. You can access it either from ProLeiS or from the Tebis user interface with a preview option. 

    • Import and manage design data and part lists via drag and drop
    • Prepare bill of material information
    • Export bills of materials as Excel files with just a few clicks
    • Manage programming files, generated NC programs and NC documentation
    • Manage Office documents

    Controlled access privileges 
    Each user assumes a specific role in the overall project flow, performs different tasks and therefore only requires certain data. You can define roles in ProLeiS and assign individual access privileges for each task area. This ensures process reliability and simplifies the work for users: Each user sees only those files that affect them. Assigned subtasks can be processed in the specified order.

    ProLeiS can handle a variety of file types: CAx files, Office documents, images, PDFs

    Use manufacturing data for reliable processing

    Correct, up-to-date and transparent

    CAD files are available in different design status levels. ProLeiS displays these in numbered arrows. These indicate all available versions of a file with changes. The valid version is marked in color: Yellow stands for status "in progress" and green for the released version.

    Change and release management in ProLeiS let you automatically control the use of data for greater process reliability. A file can only be edited by one user at a time, but it can be viewed by others. ProLeiS supports file revisions and saves the revision history. The most current version is always available. You can track changes in older versions. 

    If changes are made to parts, you can immediately lock the affected files with a mouse click so they can no longer be used. Users release their tasks as completed via the release control integrated in ProLeiS. However, the next step can’t begin until all the necessary conditions have been met and the data is released. This reduces the risk of manufacturing based on outdated or incorrect data.

    Thanks to the order wizard and the planning templates, we can plan an entire vehicle type with just a few clicks of the mouse: It couldn't be easier.

    Frank Eberhardt, Equipment manufacturing planner at Daimler AG, Germany

    Convenient functions in ProLeiS data management


    ProLeiS automatically generates all of an assembly’s part objects as a structure tree by importing a bill of materials. The respective attributes can be imported and are freely configurable. Planners can generate bill of materials information directly from CATIA V5 and NX designs. 

    Planners use the ProLeiS "Splitter" application to automatically split CAD products into individual Tebis CAD model files from tool assemblies in the original CAD format from Catia and NX during the interface run. They receive all necessary part data, and existing bills of materials are supplemented and linked to the CAD data. Time-consuming manual copying of the CAD geometry is eliminated.


    ProLeiS automatically imports machining and NC program names from the Tebis Job Manager and creates a corresponding structure. Programmers work in the familiar Tebis CAD/CAM environment with the structure tree and Job Manager. They prepare the CAD data for NC programming and have the NC programs calculated. Transfer to the machines is started at the click of a button.

    Tebis workstations can therefore be used in coupled operation with other systems. 

    Tool management

    ProLeiS aligns the tool requirements for NC machining with the tool magazine of the target machine. You can order setup of the defined tools or, if the tools are unavailable, measurement and the calculation of sister tools. Then they can also be delivered on time to the machines. ProLeiS automatically generates maintenance orders once a tool’s service life has expired.

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    Why precise manufacturing planning is worthwhile

    Companies that plan single part manufacturing based on a bill of materials ensure a high degree of accuracy. A detailed overview and clear workflows simplify manufacturing control. The results: fewer errors, faster processing and greater flexibility. ProLeiS MES provides greater transparency and optimized organization.

    Keep a handle on production with key performance indicators

    ProLeiS collects your machine data and compresses them into relevant production information. Combined with data from the organization, you can quickly obtain KPIs for the entire company. Dashboards keep you focused on what's important for your business.

    Interfaces in ProLeiS

    ProLeiS MES integrates data from other software systems through powerful interfaces. The MES integrates your machines and ERP, PLM, CAD and CAM software. For example, Tebis users can manage manufacturing data in coupled operation without switching between applications. Data transfers via interfaces are current and reliable. 

    Do you have questions about ProLeiS MES?

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