Goodbye ABAP™ Eclipse Editor
We create a ABAP Eclipse Editor back in 2005. Unfortunatly the product is now in maintenance mode and not for sell anymore as SAP® has released there own Eclipse ABAP Editor (ADT). The CEON ABAP™ Eclipse Editor was available for more then 8 years. 8 years of development want into this great product which was used by many users. Goodbye.

Engineering Change Records
Maintain equipments and function locations via Engineering Change Records. - Maintain equipment data in the future. We have the solution.

Add classification values to the embedded enterprise search
As of Ehp 4 SAP provides standard content for Enterprise Search in PLM. This content�contains the possibility to search throu materials, bill of materials, document info records, engineering change numbers, access contexts. As part of Ehp 5 classifications are also supported. But when you have Ehp4 you cannot search via classifications as this is not provides with the standard search content. If you do like to make this possible with your Ehp4 system please contact us. As when a solution available for this.

With the current release of Eclipse Helios (3.6.1) the Eclipse project�UML Tools 2 doesn't work anymore. ABAP Eclipse Editor made use of the Eclipse UML Tools 2 to UML display and generation�Class diagrams. Unfortunately this UML Tools 2 of Eclipse is not compatible with the current release of Eclipse. If you currently want to make use of UML class diagrams in ABAP you have to use Eclipse version 3.5. In the new release we will start using the Papyrus UML Class diagram. �

CAD Desktop vs Engineering Desktop
Within PLM 7 (Enh. Pack 4) a new integration tool for CAD programs has been developed, called the Engineering Desktop (eDesk)! The Engineering Desktop will in the new release Ehp 5 (PLM 7.01) even be further improved. Now that more focus will most likely be on the Engineering desktop than on the old traditional CAD Desktop (CDESK transaction) one will wonder what the benefits are of using Engineering Desktop? Will the Engineering Desktop contain all features that are available in the current CAD desktop? eDesk[/caption] Differences between eDesk and cDesk: - eDesk is fully web based and is based on WebDynpro Technology. Because of this it's easier to enhance the screens as well as functionality. Users only need a browser and integration �software to apply the tool. On the other hand because of the new front-end, conversion from cDesk to eDesk is not an easy task. - External collaboration This is a beautiful feature of eDesk which enables collaboration with external partners. For example to let other companies have a secure and controlled access to your documents. Via a DMZ (Demilitarized zone) the PLM system will control via access contexts the type of access with respect to materials, document info records etc. - eDesk and PLM7 results in one central PLM/PDM system for you and your partners - Integration with PLM 7.+ Use of context for object authorization and PLM features like Enterprise search, Object navigator, PLM webUI are better integrated. - Varient configuration Cleaner integration with iPPE (Integrated Product and Process Engineering) - Current (Ehp4) missing features in eDesk. The eDesk doesn't have all the features that are available in the CAD desktop. However, some missing features are possibly for new CAD software and designers no longer that useful anymore whereas all relevant features will as expected be� included in eDesk. Conclusion: It very much depends on the customer requirements. However, if Engineering to Order is one of the core business processes of your organisation and within this process you collaborate with other partners then eDesk is a feature to evaluate. If eDesk fits the requirements, Engineering Desktop is the way to go. It's the CAD integration tool for the future of SAP PLM.

PLM 7+ Access Control Context - part 1 cProjects
Access Control Context (ACC) are there already for a couple of years with the introduction of PLM 7 (Ehp 4). The core concept of the ACC is to have a controlled access to objects (like materials, document info records etc.) . With this nice SAP standard feature some�powerful�enhancements can be build on top of it. An example of enhancing ACC is to add cProjects (Project Management Tool) functionality to it. By doing so you can control projects or project phases with access control to objects. This means for example you can add a group of materials or documents or other objects to a cProject project and set the access control to it. In the access control you can setup that particular users have certain access to these objects. For example users X and Y can only see the objects then the project or project phase is in status "Released" or User Z can only modify the objects (which are in the project context) when the project is in phase "change".