TeamViewer and Teamcenter Team Up for AR-Enabled PLM

Frontline AR platform will pair with Siemens’ PLM software later this year.

(Source: TeamViewer.)

(Source: TeamViewer.)

Siemens Digital Industries Software and TeamViewer announced a strategic partnership this week that will pair TeamViewer’s enterprise augmented reality (AR) platform, Frontline, with Siemens’ Teamcenter PLM software.

“Our collaboration with TeamViewer brings another way for our community of designers, engineers and managers to engage with their product data using the latest interactive mixed reality technology,” said Tony Hemmelgarn, CEO and President of Siemens Digital Industries Software, in a news release.

TeamViewer’s enterprise Frontline AR platform has a Spatial module that the company says allows users to interact with their work in an intuitive way. The module lets users wearing mixed reality (MR) smart glass like the Microsoft HoloLens see digital information, three-dimensional elements, and multimedia content in an AR or MR environment.

The integration between Frontline’s Spatial module and Siemens’ Teamcenter PLM platform will “enable AR content creation based on PLM information without programming knowledge,” according to TeamViewer. Frontline includes a built-in no-code editor that allows users with no programming experience to manage and update workflows such as turning CAD data into digital twins.

Digital twins are a major focus of the partnership for Siemens, which views so-called executable digital twins—a self-contained program of a digital twin that can be used by non-experts in real-time—as the next wave of digital twin technology.

“Providing our customers with rich, immersive experiences is key to broadening the adoption of the executable digital twin,” Hemmelgarn said.

The integrated solution will be available later this year, according to TeamViewer.

“This strategic partnership underlines once more our leading position in cutting-edge technologies such as AR and MR and our relevance in the global tech ecosystem, which is a major driver for our growing enterprise business,” said Oliver Steil, CEO of TeamViewer, in the company’s press release.