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Amazing the Power of Tiles in Teamcenter’s Active Workspace

Teamcenter Active Workspace introduces a powerful and intuitive way for users to interact with their Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) data through customizable tiles. In this blog post, we will explore what these tiles are, how they can enhance your Teamcenter experience, and best practices for utilizing them effectively.

What Are Tiles?

Tiles represent specific views or applications within Teamcenter’s Active Workspace that provide quick access to relevant information. They serve as visual shortcuts to help you easily navigate between different aspects of your product development process, such as managing parts, bills of materials (BOM), change requests, and more. Each tile displays real-time data from Teamcenter, allowing you to monitor progress, make informed decisions, and take immediate action when needed.

Benefits of Using Tiles

By leveraging tiles, you can enjoy several benefits including:

  • Improved efficiency: With easy access to essential information, you save time by eliminating unnecessary navigation steps.
  • Enhanced visibility: Real-time updates ensure everyone stays up-to-date with project statuses and changes.
  • Customization options: You have full control over which tiles appear and where they are placed, tailoring your workspace according to your needs.
  • Faster decision making: By having all necessary data at hand, you can quickly identify issues and opportunities, enabling faster problem resolution and better collaboration among team members.

Types of Tiles

There are various types of tiles available in Teamcenter’s Active Workspace, each designed to cater to specific use cases. Some examples include:

  • Data Viewer: Displays lists, tables, charts, and other graphical representations of Teamcenter data.
  • Application Launcher: Opens predefined applications like Parts Explorer, Change Request Manager, etc., directly from the tile.
  • Web Browser: Allows you to view external web content within Teamcenter’s interface.
  • Link: Provides direct links to documents, websites, or other resources outside of Teamcenter.

Best Practices for Utilizing Tiles

To maximize the potential of tiles in Teamcenter’s Active Workspace, consider implementing the following best practices:

  1. Customize your workspace based on individual roles and responsibilities.
  2. Organize tiles logically so that related items are grouped together.
  3. Use descriptive names and icons to improve readability and understanding.
  4. Keep frequently used tiles visible while minimizing clutter.
  5. Regularly review and update tiles to reflect changing requirements and priorities.
  6. Leverage templates to streamline the creation of new workspaces across teams.
  7. Encourage user feedback and involvement in the design process.
  8. Train users on how to create and manage tiles to optimize their productivity.
  9. Monitor usage statistics to assess the effectiveness of tiles and make improvements accordingly.


Tiles offer an innovative approach to navigating and working with Teamcenter’s vast amount of data. By adopting best practices and taking advantage of the numerous benefits provided by tiles, you can significantly boost your PLM experience and drive greater success in your product development projects.

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