Since implementing Arena, instagrid has integrated the system with Altium and SOLIDWORKS engineering design solutions to streamline the handoff between electrical and mechanical design teams.
Instagrid’s electrical engineering department uses Arena to compile printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) data for their external supply chain partners. In turn, mechanical engineers are leveraging the system to build BOMs that encompass technical information as well as parts for product accessories and service kits. Additionally, the quality assurance staff uses Arena to manage quality processes and expedite engineering change orders (ECOs).
The entire product team can now share, review, approve, and release designs quickly through automated engineering change notifications and routings. With secure, permissions-based access to Arena from any location, instagrid’s external suppliers are also able to stay apprised of the latest design changes and quickly provide real-time feedback to keep production on track.
Looking ahead, the company plans to integrate purchasing and get Tier 2 supply chain partners on board with using Arena to further streamline production. As instagrid continues to lay the foundation for a more sustainable future, it now has a scalable PLM solution to drive the successful expansion of its product portfolio and support the business as it evolves.