ATLANTA, April 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ventyx, an ABB company, today announced it has added powerful 3D visualization with "hot-pointing" capabilities to its Ventyx LinkOne electronic parts catalog and maintenance manual.
With this new functionality, Ventyx LinkOne WebView 3.7 significantly enhances the ability of maintenance managers and other end users to graphically traverse a product assembly – drilling down to a single component in seconds for faster, more accurate parts ordering. At the same time, manufacturers of industrial machinery and other heavy equipment can deliver richer content in the LinkOne format to provide their customers and distributors with an even more advanced and differentiated parts management solution that can help more effectively drive aftermarket sales.
"LinkOne WebView 3.7 takes electronic parts management to the next level, providing customers with a cutting-edge way to minimize machine and business downtime, while empowering manufacturers to better distinguish themselves in the market and generate increased parts revenues," said John Benders, vice president of asset-intensive industry solutions, Ventyx. "3D models have traditionally been within the realm of engineering departments. With LinkOne, however, Ventyx puts 3D visualization capabilities into the hands of maintenance and manufacturing professionals for advanced electronic parts ordering and management."
The de facto standard for electronic parts catalogs in the mining industry, Ventyx LinkOne is employed by some of the world's largest mining companies, as well as four of the world's five largest heavy-equipment manufacturers to deliver electronic parts catalogs to their customers. LinkOne is also used by asset maintenance operators in energy, oil and gas, defense, and public infrastructure.
In addition to providing the ability to view and manipulate 3D models of parts and assemblies, LinkOne WebView 3.7 introduces hot-pointing capabilities when viewing a 3D product model. Hot-pointing automatically links components of a product model to their corresponding price lists to help ensure correct ordering. This feature also enables 3D models to be used as a tool for quickly navigating a LinkOne parts book or catalog.
Additionally, Ventyx LinkOne WebView now features out-of-the-box integration with Microsoft SharePoint, providing an alternate method for organizations to link content with a LinkOne book without republishing the original book. Once the association between SharePoint documents and LinkOne books is established, the SharePoint document will appear as an additional item within the LinkOne table of contents at the appropriate location.
Other new enhancements include:
- Push Notifications. LinkOne WebView introduces the ability for users to be notified directly when content in the electronic parts catalog has been altered.
- Mass Library Replication. With OEMs now maintaining large libraries of LinkOne books all over the world, the new release includes new documentation of tools to help ensure entire libraries are kept synchronized.
Ventyx LinkOne is a graphical digital parts catalog that streamlines processes for equipment maintenance and parts management by integrating parts data across multiple manufacturers and by connecting graphics with critical parts information. With the click of a mouse, users can not only see information on a specific part, but also any associated information such as service instructions, ordering advice, safety instructions, or the complete parts list. For more details, see http://www.ventyx.com/~/media/Files/Brochures/LinkOneAssetMngmt-Brochure.ashx?download=1
Ventyx, an ABB company, is a world-leading supplier of Industrial Enterprise Software for essential industries such as energy, mining and public infrastructure. Ventyx solutions bridge the gap between information technologies (IT) and operational technologies (OT), enabling clients to make faster, better-informed decisions in both daily operations and long-term planning strategies. Some of the world's largest organizations rely on Ventyx solutions to minimize risk, enhance operational and financial performance, and execute the right strategies for the future. For more details, see www.ventyx.com.