Hi-Lex Implements Dassault Systemes’ 3DEXPERIENCE PLM Platform

Hi-Lex Completes Phase 1 of a multi-phase PLM Implementation with Inceptra

Pembroke Pines, FL, and Rochester Hills, MI, September 20, 2016  – Hi-Lex Corporation and Inceptra LLC, the largest Value Added Reseller of Dassault Systemes’ (DS) 3DEXPERIENCE Solutions in North America, announced today that Hi-Lex has completed the migration of its legacy PLM database, based on Dassault Systemes’ SMARTEAM software, to the new DS 3DEXPERIENCE Platform at four sites including Hi-Lex Controls, Hi-Lex America, Hi-Lex Cable Co. Ltd in the United Kingdom, and Hi-Lex Europe Gmbh in Schweinfurt, Germany.

The Hi-Lex legacy ENOVIA SMARTEAM environment, which managed CATIA V5 data and other Computer-Aided Design solutions, was migrated to the new 3DEXPERIENCE Platform.   The new environment now manages design and engineering data including workflow management and release approval.  This project was completed using a comprehensive PLM migration tool developed by Inceptra to migrate all Hi-Lex legacy data from SMARTEAM, maintaining all project references and data security, all legacy CAD data including full revision history and all assembly configurations and those of each revision.

The Hi-Lex implementation completes the first phase of their objective to expand to a full Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Solution including Bills of Material, Change Management and support for DS’ CATIA V5 data as well as other CAD data.  This migration also positions Hi-Lex to work on future programs with CATIA V6 on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform.

Mike Topolewski, Senior Director of Engineering said, “We are extremely pleased to have achieved this first phase of our new PLM implementation and the value delivered from the DS 3DEXPERIENCE Platform. Our implementation was able to be accomplished thanks to the unmatched knowledge of Inceptra consultants and the comprehensive toolset developed by Inceptra to preserve and migrate our legacy data from SMARTEAM to this new system.”

Dan Smith, Chief Technology Officer at Inceptra said “Inceptra and Hi-Lex fully validated the migration process to ensure that high quality data in 3DEXPERIENCE supported all of their work processes. Each customer’s SMARTEAM database is configured to meet their needs and the Inceptra migration tool was developed to be flexible to work with these disparate custom environments. We are pleased to have completed this phase of the project as planned and within budget.”

About Hi-Lex Corporation

Founded in 1946, Hi-Lex stands alone for having conducted research that has expanded the developmental stages of creating new and innovative technologies. These new technologies have proven to be of exceptional quality and reliability while promoting and maintaining creative designs, functionality and ease for the driver and passengers, our ultimate customers.

Hi-Lex is proud to have received industry wide recognition for its superior quality, technology, price and delivery of Mechanical Control Cables, Window Regulators & Door Modules and Power Closure products. With facilities in many countries worldwide, Hi-Lex is globally represented in all major automotive markets. Annually producing over 50 million automotive cable applications and window regulators in  North America alone, Hi-Lex also remains one of the top market leaders in cable applications for recreational vehicles such as boats, ATV, personal watercrafts, motorcycles and golf carts.


About Dassault Systemes

Dassault Systemes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, provides business and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations. Its world-leading solutions transform the way products are designed, produced, and supported. Dassault Systemes’ collaborative solutions foster social innovation, expanding possibilities for the virtual world to improve the real world. The group brings value to over 210, 000 customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 140 countries. For more information, visit www.3ds.com.

3DEXPERIENCE, the Compass logo and the 3DS logo, CATIA, SOLIDWORKS, ENOVIA, DELMIA, SIMULIA, GEOVIA, EXALEAD, 3D VIA, BIOVIA, NETVIBES and 3DEXCITE are registered trademarks of Dassault Systemes or its subsidiaries in the US and/or other countries.

About Inceptra LLC

Inceptra is a leading provider of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) technology and services to engineering and manufacturing companies across a variety of industries including aerospace, automotive, industrial equipment, consumer goods, high tech, life sciences and civil engineering.  With over twenty years of industry-leading experience, we enable our customers to digitally design, simulate, produce and manage their products and processes improving their time to market, competitiveness, productivity and profitability.

Combining best-in-class PLM software and top-notch consulting services that maximize its value, Inceptra delivers the power of PLM – sustainable innovation capability.  Dedicated exclusively to the Dassault Systemes PLM portfolio and complementary best-in-class solutions from DS partners, we help our customers capitalize on their PLM software investment and enhance their product innovation capabilities by providing extensive solution and process expertise through our internally developed best practices, automation techniques and industry-specific PLM services, as well as user training and support.

Our customers realize both top line growth and bottom line results through enhanced product innovation, extended collaborative design and manufacturing capabilities, the establishment of collaborative communities, automated product lifecycle processes, and optimized user productivity.



James Ryan

Inceptra LLC