Manufacturing Items Engineer

Define, compare, manage and update the Manufacturing Bill of Materials with the DELMIA Manufacturing Items Engineer

Manufacturing Items Engineer Role Overview

Define, compare, manage and update the Manufacturing Bill of Material (MBOM) from the Engineering Bill of Material (EBOM)

Leveraging the power of the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform, and Manufacturing Items Management allows a production engineer to build a manufacturing bill of materials from the engineering bill of materials. In doing so, the engineer can define manufacture intent such that as the engineering bill of materials changes, so does the manufacturing bill of materials.


DELMIA Manufactured Items Engineer allows the Manufacturing Bill of Material or MBOM (also known as the Manufacturing Items Structure) to be defined, managed, and updated directly from the 3D design data. Manufactured Items Engineer is a web based solution that uses the 3D Product Structure as input for authoring the Manufacturing Items Structure, allowing it to be leveraged across Manufacturing and Production.

When creating the MBOM, users can choose to display the Engineering Structure, the Manufacturing Structure, or both. Users can easily create a structure of the new MBOM. They can simply drag and drop the design data to begin from scratch, create it from the existing product structure, or from a template they have previously created. Users can review the status of items as they create the new structure and as it is updated from the Product Structure.

  • Easily creates the Manufactured Items Structure directly from the 3D Design data
  • Allows users to update the whole manufacturing BOM for all impacted Manufacturing Items
  • Reduces deployment time via an easy-to-use web client with 3D visualization, which provides users with a more accurate representation of the MBOM
  • User defined templates save time by reducing re-works

Manufacturing Items Engineer Capabilities

Uses the 3D Product Structure as input for authoring the Manufacturing Items Structure

  • Easy creation of the Manufactured Items Structure

    Manufactured Items Manager allows users to create the MBOM from scratch, or create it from the existing product structure, or from a template. The user defined templates save time and reduce re-work by allowing the user to create and then apply the templates to new products or variants.

  • Quick and efficient updates of the MBOM

    When updates are made to the Engineering Product Structure, tools in Manufactured Items Manager along with common change and configuration tools on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, allow the user to easily manage and reconcile the updates in the MBOM. Manufactured Items Manager makes it easy for users to easily understand how engineering changes impact the Manufactured Items Structure at any stage of the engineering process.

  • Export MBOM

    Once the user has completed the Manufacturing BOM structure, it can be exported in CSV format. The output can then be used for downstream processes, such as procurement by the ERP system.

  • Strucuture based on Business Rules

    Users can create a custom Manufactured Items Structure based on their own business rules; for example, they can consume only specific items from the Product Structure based on attribute values. Users can choose to display the Engineering Product Structure, the Manufactured Items Structure, or both. While authoring, the 3D widget helps users gain a better understanding by providing a 3D view of the Product data.

  • Define alternate parts or assemblies

    When parts and assemblies are defined, there may be different design configurations or suppliers for the parts. Users of Manufactured Items Manager can create alternate parts and assemblies for production planning. They can also manage manufacturing alternatives, plant responsibilities and make/buy decisions for Parts and Assemblies.

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Manufacturing Items Engineer Features

Manufacturing Items Engineer easily creates the structure directly from the 3D design data

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Manage the Manufactured Items Structure

As updates occur in the Product Structure, Manufactured Items Manager allows the user to view the status of the items assigned in the MBOM.

During creation or update of the MBOM, users can easily reconcile the objects. Since users have a view of objects that have been used in the MBOM and their status (new, removed, etc.), they gain a clearer understanding of how engineering changes affect the MBOM.

Leverage the MBOM across DELMIA applications

When the MBOM structure has been authored using Manufactured Items Engineer, it can then be leveraged across the DELMIA applications in Process Planning, Robotics, Ergonomics and Fabrication.

The seamless integration between the DELMIA applications promotes digital continuity across the enterprise.

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Simple to use interface

This light and easy authoring tool is convenient to use and deploy, providing ease of access for creating the Manufactured Item Structure (MBOM).

The widget can be used in a customized dashboard in combination with other widgets to fit the user’s needs, like 3D Play or Change Management, for example. Drags and drops between widgets provide easy and efficient user interaction.

Connect to SOLIDWORKS Desktop

Connect your traditional desktop experience with SOLIDWORKS to the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform.

  • Integrated directly into SOLIDWORKS, the 3DEXPERIENCE Desktop Add-in allows you to access all of your information from the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform right from within SOLIDWORKS.
  • This workflow allows you to combine the power of SOLIDWORKS to quickly create and edit your engineering designs, with the collaborative features of the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform.
SOLIDWORKS Cloud Collaboration

3DEXPERIENCE Works provides a Safe, Social, Connected, Informed and Structured environment for team leaders, project managers and other professionals who want to manage data on the cloud and collaborate without constraints.

Safe: Customer controlled access. Transparent cloud backup. Encrypted communication protocols. Data always safe-no overwrite, no loss of data.

Social: Integrated structured and unstructured collaboration tools enabling social innovation. Collaborate on product design or engage with your stakeholders early in product development.

Connected: Every user always connected to a single, common database. Access data anywhere, anytime, on any device. Review and markup models.

Informed: Choose from the widget library, Create and share Dashboards. Get the latest information about your product development. Always have access to your latest data.

Structured: Zero overhead data management - store and manage data across collaborative spaces, share information in communities. Find indexed data faster by using tags, custom search, etc.