How Do You Avoid Design Misinterpretations With Reduced Resources?
The way we make drawings is different today than it was in the past. Changing markets, younger workforces, and reduced resources have forced companies to become more efficient to remain competitive. Coupled with increasing competition in global markets, rising costs of labor and material, and continuing reliance on legacy data, accuracy and speed are paramount to maintain a competitive position. This entails:
• Shorter design cycles
• Difficult to interpret drawings
• Disruptions with large impacts
• Increased waste costs
• Lack of 2D/3D associativity causing quality issues
NX Product & Manufacturing Information (PMI)
Model-Based Definition powered by NX Product & Manufacturing Information provides a comprehensive set of tools that previously have helped numerous clients overcome today’s engineering challenges.
NX PMI Advantages:
• Single source of dimensional and tolerance information
• Reduced documentation time
• Simplified annotated models
• Automation to reduce the cost of converting from a drawing-based process to a 3D model and PMI system
• Increased downstream process efficiency
Overall, NX Product & Manufacturing Information enables the production of a complete digital definition of a product, creating efficiency and time-saving results.
NX PMI is used in GM North America for all new vehicle programs.
“NX PMI helps to reduce misinterpretations of GD&T requirements that occur with traditional 2D drawings. Our goal is to use NX PMI globally to define dimensional requirements, enabling reuse of this information by downstream customers.”
Summary of Benefits
Model-Based Definition contributes to the NX vision by providing a solution to capture and leverage information across multiple disciplines. NX PMI enables the production of a complete digital definition of a product within a 3D model.
Additionally, the NX Technical Data Package delivers a fully integrated solution for NX.