Steinbeis Transfer Center Computer Applications in Engineering


Competent consulting builds a foundation for successful implementation. Our portfolio therefore ranges from advisory services to implementation/adaptation of PLM components. We also offer you a comprehensive portfolio of staff training and CPD services. This makes us the ideal people to turn to, not just for small and medium-sized enterprises, but also for major companies.

  • Consulting
  • Implementation and customized adaptation
  • Training and continuing professional development

Key Areas


  • Strategy and process consulting
    • PLM information flow analysis and assessment of potential
    • Development of business strategies for PLM and virtual factories
    • Detailed planning of PLM technology concepts
    • PLM project management
  • Operational planning of information management in the product development process
    • Lifecycle design - planning of operational information development
    • Semantic design - planning of modular product structures
    • Integration design - integration of specialist functions and sites

Implementation and customized adaptation:

  • Implementation support with the introduction of
    • PLM, PDM, and technical information systems (e.g. Teamcenter implementation)
    • PLM cost accounting
    • Requirement management and systems engineering
    • CAD, CAM, CAE, CNC simulation
    • Virtual factories and virtual commissioning with Process/Simulate and Teamcenter
  • Customer-specific adaptation programming for Teamcenter, NX, and CATIA
    • Software design and programming of customer-specific software
    • Development of PLM clients, modules, and interfaces
    • Post-processor programming and drafting of virtual machine tools
    • Development of tools for safeguarding data quality

Training and continuing professional development:

  • Methods training and management courses
    • Certified PLM Principal (SHB), Shaolin Temple for PLM – training run by experts for other experts
    • PLM – overview (introduction to the common terminology and topics of PLM)
    • Industry 4.0 – overview (introduction to the common terminology and topics of smart production)
    • The product development process: from requirements to the final product
    • PLM – industry processes (incl. production management, manufacturing, assembly, cost accounting in order processing, supplier connections)
  • Technical training
    • CAD/CAM/CAE-related training and education on the following systems: NX, Creo, CATIA
    • Teamcenter fundamental training
    • Digital factories - Process Designer/Process Simulate
    • Mechatronic Concept Designer

Project Examples

  • CAD and PLM: worldwide user support for an automotive supplier
  • Analysis of structuring methods applied to product hierarchies and crystallization into examples of best practice for the different types of customers of a leading PLM supplier
  • Software development for mass import of NX native data in Teamcenter taking company-specific standards into account
  • Support with the introduction of a Teamcenter UA-based process planning system for mapping assembly and virtual safeguards
  • Support with the introduction of a multi-domain PLM strategy involving Teamcenter UA for a producer of white goods
  • Mapping of costs and project tracking for a southern German automotive producer based on digital factories
  • Software development for the mass import of NX native data in Teamcenter taking company-specific standards into account for CAD structures and naming conventions, including validity checks and output protocols
  • Development and programming of company-specific technical calculation programs, in some cases integrated into the CAD system.
  • Development of tools for automatic quality checking of existing CAD records, including output protocols
  • Implementation of CAD systems at different types of companies
  • Economic viability assessment of CAD systems

Further Contact Person


Steinbeis Transfer Magazine

Editorial (Transfer 2/2019)
Digital transformation means a lot more than digitalization (Transfer 2/2019)
Small and medium-sized enterprises need to do more than digitalize processes – they also need to keep overhauling their business models
The Starting Point for Implementing Digital Transformation: Excellent Teaching (Transfer 2/2017)
Steinbeis experts develop tool kit-based PLM teaching module PLM-Tactile
A Shaolin Monastery for Managing Product Life Cycles, Smart Factories, and Digital Solutions (Transfer 1/2017)
Steinbeis experts launch training to become a PLM Principal Consultant
“The Innovation Process Needs Flexibility and Freedom!” (Transfer 4/2014)
An interview with Professor Dr.-Ing. Jörg W. Fischer
Ready for PLM? (Transfer 2/2014)
Steinbeis helps companies maintain consistency in their engineering processes

External Publications

Product Lifecycle Management in the digital age. The catalyst for IoT, Industry 4.0 and Digital Twins. (2019)
Study „Future PLM“ in cooperation with the BearingPoint

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Willy-Andreas-Allee 19, D-76131 Karlsruhe
Phone: +49 721 26675338
Management: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg W. Fischer
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Hoheisel
(Stand: 10/26/2018)

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