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PROSTEP’s OpenCLM 3.0 Simplifies Integration in IT Landscapes

DARMSTADT, Germany, Feb 16, 2024 – PROSTEP has launched the new version 3.0 of its digital thread solution, OpenCLM, which can now be integrated into customers’ IT landscapes even more easily. The information in the connected IT systems can also be linked with each other with a greater degree of flexibility. Improvements to the dashboards and graph visualization ensure that the information is displayed more clearly and concisely. The new version is now available.

The OpenCLM digital thread solution makes it possible to link relevant information from the IT systems used in different domains and disciplines. This makes it easier to track the status of development projects and orchestrate change management across domain boundaries. The new version of OpenCLM now offers a generic connector that can be used to access all tried-and-tested connectors and systems that are connected to OpenPDM. This means that the solution can be integrated in heterogeneous IT landscapes with a minimum of effort. The new user guide, which also includes video tutorials, simplifies the implementation of the digital thread solution.

The development team has also created the option of connecting OpenCLM to an existing role and rights management system via LDAP. This means that access to the information can be controlled more explicitly without having to define new roles and rights in OpenCLM.

The introduction of load rules and precise links, another new feature in OpenCLM 3.0, allows different versions to be linked across different projects with an even greater degree of flexibility. Users normally always reference the current version during the development of a new component. But they also have the option of replacing this load rule with a precise link to a specific version with just a few clicks of the mouse once development has been completed. This makes further development and reuse of their components in other product platforms and contexts easier.

The improvements made to the user interface in OpenCLM 3.0 include new interactive graph visualization and clearer and more precise presentation of information in the dashboards as well as what is referred to as an entity page. It provides a structured overview of the information.

OpenCLM 3.0 can be installed on premises in the customer’s IT infrastructure, or it can be used as a SaaS application from a private or public cloud, as product manager Johannes Lützenberger explains. “This makes it possible for us to adapt perfectly to the individual circumstances of our customers. An ever-increasing number of companies are pursuing a clear-cut cloud strategy.”

About PROSTEP Inc.

PROSTEP Inc., the fastest growing PLM solutions, systems integration, and migration consultant in the North American region for the discrete manufacturing industry, is the wholly-owned subsidiary of leading global parent company PROSTEP AG.

Located in the US automotive industry hub, Troy, MI, PROSTEP provides PLM solutions across industries including AutomotiveAerospaceShipbuilding, and other manufacturing.

For more information about PROSTEP Inc., visit


PROSTEP AG is recognized as a partner to the leading manufacturing companies worldwide. We count the top companies in this industry among our customers. PROSTEP is an independent consulting and solution development company, but also supplies ready-made product solutions. Our strength lies in a combination of industry-specific expertise, process know-how and technological competence. We offer our customers competent consultancy services, a comprehensive range of other services, and innovative solutions covering every aspect of product lifecycle management.

The PROSTEP Group has a current headcount of more than 300 in Germany, Poland and the USA. In addition to its headquarters in Darmstadt, PROSTEP also maintains branch offices in Berlin, Böblingen, Hamburg, Hanover, Cologne, Munich, Saarbrücken and Wolfsburg, as well as in Wrocław (Poland) and in Troy, Michigan (USA). For more information, visit

Nitin Patil
Nitin Patil
Editor and Director of Content, Nitin completed his Master's in Mass Communication & Journalism and having 13 years of work experience as an editor, content writer with renowned international technical magazines and media companies. He is associated with CAD,CAM industry since 2008.

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