Engineering and design companies are racing to be first to market with products. In order to meet this goal, engineers and designer are first looking to tools that allow them to accelerate their design development process. The CAD tool, used to create 3D designs, is the first obvious place to look for enhancements. But there are problems, here.
The traditional tools of 3D design rely heavily on design concepts and limitation of hardware from over two decades ago.
Design groups using traditional history-based CAD tools are finding that their design process has plateaued. It is getting harder and harder to squeeze time out of the design development process to make it to the next level. What are design groups to do?
USE DIGITAL HUMAN MODELING TO IMPROVE THE SAFETY, EFFICIENCY, AND COMFORT OF THE WORKPLACE ENVIRONMENT
It probably goes without saying that human beings are critical to product lifecycles from assembly and manufacturing, to consumer use and acceptance, to maintenance and repair. This, by the way, includes the health and safety aspects of assembly operations. However, the human element is often considered late in the process, usually after production issues arise and often after workers have been injured.
ELIMINATE BUILD PROBLEMS & LATE-STAGE ENGINEERING CHANGES
Ensure product quality by understanding the impact of dimensional variation before design release – that’s the value of Variation Analysis software to your manufacturing processes. Explore the software and examine the solutions it offers by attending the next episode in our “Simulation Nation 2015” series, “Variation Analysis (VSA).
MAXIMIZE SPEED, FLEXIBILITY & OPERATION OF AUTOMATED SYSTEMS
Enable speed-to-market through the use of manufacturing process verification in a virtual 3D environment. Maximize the speed, flexibility and operation of automated systems by first creating virtual models of the systems. These are the primary outcomes realized by users of the next two software packages discussed this episode of Simulation Nation 2015: Process Simulate and RobotExpert.