top of page

Teamcenter Rapid Start


Teamcenter® Rapid Start delivers the world’s most widely implemented product data management (PDM) solution, preconfigured to leverage common best practices.

The Rapid Start configuration of Teamcenter gets you up and running with PDM quickly and cost-effectively. By choosing preconfigured capabilities, you minimize the costs of consulting and maintenance, allowing you to immediately realize the benefits of PDM with confidence that you have a growth path to product lifecycle management (PLM) when you need it.

Where to start with PDM in Teamcenter Rapid Start

Teamcenter Rapid Start provides multi-CAD data management capabilities that enable manufacturers to effectively and efficiently manage, control and share mechanical computer-aided design (CAD) data across the entire design and supply chain. Supporting most popular CAD solutions, Teamcenter Rapid Start provides a single view of product data. This combined with its visualisation capabilities help enhance collaboration, enabling businesses to make smarter decisions that result in better products.

Teamcenter Rapid Start manages everyday tasks and processes with preconfigured best practice workflows for engineering change and product release. These processes enhance efficiency to meet design and schedule targets.

Teamcenter Rapid Start simplifies entry into PDM, allowing companies to start managing their multi-CAD data, change, and release processes, and then advance their PLM maturity over time as their needs grow. Teamcenter Rapid Start allows customers to start experiencing the benefits of Teamcenter with a simple, easy to deploy, easy to use PDM solution.

What is PDM, who should use it and why is Teamcenter Rapid Start a good solution?



Active Workspace client for Teamcenter Rapid Start is an innovative web-based client platform that simplifies product lifecycle management (PLM) for all users involved in your product lifecycle. Active Workspace makes Teamcenter accessible by providing a streamlined and intuitive PLM user experience anytime, anywhere, on any device.


Active Workspace’s powerful search and filtering capabilities present search results in logical groups, making it easy for you to drill-down and browse to find what you need, faster than ever before. Intelligent charting, filtering on properties, shape and classification as well as results ranking capabilities allow you to find the information you need without having to know about how the data is structured within the PLM system.

Key features

MultiCAD data management

Helping to accelerate product development by promoting design re-use, Teamcenter MCAD data management and multi-CAD support enable design teams to create, manage, and re-use native design data from multiple CAD systems, including NX™ software and Solid Edge® software from Siemens PLM Software, as well as Autocad, Catia, Inventor, Pro/Engineer and SolidWorks, all in a single secure environment.

Learn about integration for:​

Document Management

Teamcenter Rapid Start delivers standard integrations with Microsoft Office and Adobe to extend the use of PDM to users outside of the engineering department.

Simple Process Management

Streamline product development with basic workflow capabilities.

Preconfigured roles and responsibilities

Make use of preconfigured groups and roles that you can use to simplify common tasks. The user interface is tailored to each individual type of user, only showing menu options and applications required for their job.

Platform and deployment

The foundation of Teamcenter Rapid Start is Teamcenter, which enables you to take advantage of best-in-class visualization capabilities and deliver visualization, collaboration and design review using JT and a large number of other 2D and 3D file formats.

Other features

  • Intelligent part numbering

  • Design BOM Management

  • Data exchange

  • CAD-neutral visualisation

  • Translation services


Once you have Teamcenter Rapid Start up and running, you can add on Teamcenter capabilities as you need them. You can follow the proven Teamcenter path to PLM success, targeting key areas of your business to optimize performance.

What people say

“Managing the data and status of many projects was proving too difficult using file based systems, but Teamcenter Rapid Start has helped us to be more focussed, share information more easily and ensure everyone is using the correct information. Knowing that Teamcenter works well with most CAD formats means that we are not locked in to a single CAD solution. Rapid Start gave us the foundation to hit the ground running, with the pre-configured options, but also peace of mind that we can easily customise what we need and expand our solution should the need arise. The new Active Workspace offers a new level of functionality, with its user friendliness and ability to interact with Teamcenter, participate in workflows, etc, all from within you CAD session interface.”


-Tony Carpenter, Best Bars Ltd.

Learn more

PDM is not a simple click and install solution, so if you want to learn more, contact Alan Pope for a

no-obligation chat about what is involved in moving to PDM and what are the benefits.

bottom of page