Ross Robotics is a UK-based company that specializes in the development and production of robotics systems for industrial inspection applications. The company's focus is on creating intelligent robotic systems that can operate in harsh environments and help improve safety, efficiency, and productivity in a variety of industries. Ross Robotics has extensive experience in working with clients in the oil and gas, renewable energy, aerospace, and nuclear sectors, among others.
Ross Robotics found themselves searching for a PDM system after GrabCAD announced its discontinuation of the workbench. In replacing workbench their main focus was looking for a tool that provides them ease of transition, and minimal disruptions, while also getting valuable features such as version control and file history. Since they had the luxury of time before Workbench’s shutdown, they were able to explore a vast array of PDM systems including Kenesto, Windshield, Arena, Open Bomb, Upchain, Teamcenter, and Solidworks' PDM solution.
After exploring several options, the team believed Bild was the ideal solution for their team. Bild’s robust system was great for small to medium-sized enterprises and enabled them to keep a lot of their similar workflows while also driving value through extra processes such as their 3D viewer, design review feature, and intuitive modern design. Bild was the clear choice in value-added and would grant them features such as version control, file history, and a check-in/check-out workflow to alleviate many existing problems with file conflicts and engineers mistakingly overriding each other's changes.
Within a couple of days, Ross Robotics completed the migration and onboarding process, and within two weeks, they had successfully rewritten their procedures and fully integrated Bild into their day-to-day workflows.
Since implementing Bild, the fast and reliable system has provided Ross Robotics with a safety net for managing complex changes, eliminating the need for manual change tracking and reducing mental stress while increasing overall efficiency. The team now enjoys seamless file check-in and check-out, efficient version management, and improved collaboration on CAD files. Additionally, they have leveraged the following features offered by Bild:
In conclusion, Ross Robotics successfully transitioned to Bild's PDM system, resulting in improved efficiency, reduced mental stress, and streamlined file management. The system's fast and reliable system, along with its powerful features, has provided a safety net for managing complex changes and eliminated the manual tracking of modifications. By adopting Bild for collaboration and version control, Ross Robotics has significantly increased productivity and achieved greater job satisfaction among team members. Team members are now much happier to jump into complicated changes with that safety net underneath rather than having to manually keep track of things. Ross Robotics now manage 100% of their CAD files through Bild, saving approximately one day of work per week and experiencing a more straightforward and less stressful file management process.