Insights: Make your design review and feedback data work for you

Insights presents you with KPIs and dashboards you can use to identify and eliminate process bottlenecks, address recurring design issues, and monitor the effectiveness of continuous improvement efforts.


How it works

Uncover and attack bottlenecks

With so many factors at play, it can be hard to see exactly where your projects are being bottlenecked. With Insights, bottlenecks are surfaced simply as a result of doing design reviews. Insights will show you the average time it takes your team to complete design reviews over time and across projects. You’ll see trends, patterns, and outliers, making it easy for you to know what to investigate.

Eliminate recurring issues to elevate design quality

A small number of recurring design issues are the reason for the majority of quality escapes. CoLab lets you create custom tags to label various types of design issues. Insights will display the breakdown of issues by tag so you can actively resolve the top sources of design errors.

Monitor continuous improvement efforts

Measuring the impact of process improvements is much easier when you have a baseline to work from. Insights gives you a baseline for review times and feedback volumes across projects. Now, when you implement changes, you’ll be able to measure their impact against your team’s averages. You’ll no longer have to operate based on feel alone, and can make pivots based on fact.


You don’t need yet another disconnected software solution. That's why CoLab does two things: 

  • It integrates with your CAD and PLM software to create a connected tech ecosystem.
  • It replaces the 5-10 apps you use to complete a single process workflow with 1-2 apps (CoLab + PLM, for example)

CoLab supports more than 70 file types, including native and neutral CAD and integrates with many PLM/PDM systems. 

Aside from engineering system integrations, CoLab also integrates with Jira and supports security protocols, like SSO, user permissions and more.

Connecting CoLab with PLM and CAD is fast, easy, and secure

CoLab integrates with major PLM systems, including Windchill, Teamcenter, and 3DEXPERIENCE. You can share CAD directly to CoLab from your PLM, maintaining critical data associations. Because CoLab accepts 30+ file types, it’s easy to review native CAD, even if you’re working with a supplier or customer that uses a different CAD tool.

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Better products start with better design conversations.

If you’re ready to see how CoLab can transform the way you work with suppliers, here’s how the process works.

  • Every conversation starts with a discovery call. During this call, a technical expert will understand your team’s challenges with design review today
  • Then, we’ll tailor a demo to address those challenges. This demo includes you, of course, but also some key members from your team who can speak to your challenges in greater detail and vet CoLab as the solution.
  • Finally, we do a workshop with more members of your team. This is the fun part! During this workshop, your team will each have temporary CoLab licenses and participate in a sample design review. You and your team will be guided through key features and use cases right inside the CoLab platform.
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