We're doing something like you describe, though migrating Pro/E data from Pro/I 3.4 to PDMLink 9.1.
We're in the testing stages, and it looks like this process can work fairly well: driving PDM BOMs from CAD BOMs. The CAD items are locked in PDM, preventing change of quantity, etc, though you can add extra non-CAD items in the PDM BOM.
Would also be interested to hear from anyone further along the road - any things to look out for, points to note, etc.
CAD Manager, Weatherford
In Reply to Rahul Kharkar:
We are planning to move from Pro/I 3.4 and Windchill 8 environment to a single PLM environment (most likely Windchill 10). We are also considering to implement CAD driven BoM concept. The idea is that a CAD model gets create in Pro/E and then upon check the corresponding bom gets published in Windchill. On paper the concept looks really good. It can basically eliminate / reduce redundant task of creating engineering bill of material.
Has your company tried to implement this concept ? If yes, what all did it take to make it a success? If you have considered but have decided not to implement CAD driven bom then what were you concerns ?
Looking forward to your feedback.
Manager - Windchill PLM Program
Novellus System Inc