Manage, review, transfer
manufacturing related documents

CIMCO MDM is the total document management solution for organizing and managing all of your manufacturing related documents. Securely stored in a single data location and easily available to users in your organization – on the shopfloor, in the office or remotely across multiple facilities.

MDM is scalable, fully customizable and integrates with your existing setup to enable paperless shopfloor operation. Restrict access to documents for users and machines, transfer files to/from machines, define status-driven workflows, generate reports and easily backup/restore documents with the built-in versioning system.

MDM integrates with all your existing applications such as editors, DNC and MDC systems and additionally provides seamless integration with CAD/CAM systems from leading vendors.

Video: CIMCO MDM – Product overview (3:05 min)

Benefits

Save time and avoid costly mistakes

Instant access to production documents from any geographical location. MDM ensures the “right version” of a document is accessed and only by authorized users.

Software and hardware compatible

MDM enables easy access to your applications and handles file transfers to/from machines. Special integration with CAD/CAM software from leading vendors.

Compatible with your structure

MDM can be customized to work with your existing documents and directory structure in its current location. Effectively adding all the powerful functionality in MDM “on top” of your existing files.

Secure document management

Restrict who can access, modify, approve or transfer files and to which machines files can be sent. Lock files for local editing and request user-comments and other information when files are modified.

Reports and production documents

Save time with the integrated report designer and auto-generate production documents such as tool lists, setup sheets and QA documents in PDF and Word format.

Paperless shopfloor

Reduce paper clutter and the need for printing by accessing the digital production documents directly from the shopfloor or anywhere else using the MDM Web Client on a mobile device.

Client/Server Architecture

CIMCO MDM is a client/server based system consisting of the MDM Server, MDM Client, and the MDM Web Client. The MDM Server is the core component which handles a fast SQL database and stores the physical files. The MDM Client and Web Client provide intuitive user interfaces for managing documents on the MDM Server. In a small setup the server and client can run on the same PC.

Machines on your network can also connect to the MDM Server and access dedicated machine directories. This provides a number of advantages such as sending and receiving files directly from the machine control.

Software integration

CIMCO MDM integrates with all your existing applications and has special support for exchanging and managing tool information, NC programs, and previews with CAM software from different vendors. In the MDM Client, launch buttons can be added for your vital applications, and any document type can be set to open in a specific application. Further, document templates can be created for any application and even be configured for specific machine models in your setup for a faster workflow.

User and Group management

Controlling who can access and modify information is a critical component in any information management system. CIMCO MDM provides a highly flexible and secure User Management and Permissions system that enables an administrator to specify the level of access for each user and group, such as who can view, modify, approve, or delete certain documents. The administrator also manages who can backup/restore, send/receive, or add documents and to which groups of machines the authorization applies.

MDM Web Client

The MDM Web Client enables users to manage documents on the MDM Server from a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet. Documents can be previewed, modified, and sent to machines – and you can even use the camera of the mobile device to take pictures of your machine setup and store them for future reference. This allows for a more efficient workflow where both CNC programmers and machinists have access to all of their necessary data at a glance.

Automated processes

CIMCO MDM comes with options for automating workflow processes based on document status changes. This enables MDM to e.g. lock or unlock NC files, set a transfer limit, send an email notifications, or request a comment when a certain status-change occurs. Status types and associated actions to be performed can be fully customized for your specific workflow and requirements.