Tuesday, 13 March 2018

SOLIDWORKS Solutions for Industrial Equipment Industry

Industrial Equipment Design:
SOLIDWORKS integrated product development solutions cover the full range of modelling, simulation, and communication that machine builders need in order to accelerate time-to-market of new machines while reducing costs and ensuring greater safety and reliability. We cover all aspects of product development, offering tools that help you conceptualize, visualize, test, and document your 3D designs.

Challenges faced by Industrial Equipment Industry:
  • Developing derivative products in a cost effective manner.
  • Too much time spent creating, updating and managing engineering drawings.
  • Accurately machining parts without reworking 3D data
  • Aligning manufacturing and assembly with engineering intent
  • Information such as Bill of Materials and drawings must be synchronized
  • Fluctuations in raw material costs adds increased complexity to the bidding process.
  • BOM is automatically generated from design so purchasing list will be accurate.
  • Visualization and management of large assembly designs.

SOLIDWORKS Solutions Proposed :
  • SOLIDWORKS Design tools help ensure that the most complex of designs can be developed with the least amount of effort.
  • Interference checking reduces assembly problems and the need for prototypes.
  • SolidWorks Simulation tools help engineers to ensure that a device’s behaviour will be within design limits, reliable, and avoid thermal or stress-induced failures.
  • Assembly Modelling enables clients to represent and interact with large scale assemblies in real time.Portable data format which can be used to communicate product drawings, capability and aesthetics for company, customers and partners.
  • Ability to show the customer different configurations that support their assembly processes in real time.
  • BOM is automatically generated from design so purchasing list will be accurate.
  • 3D Content Central and Toolbox help save time by providing easy access to the latest 3D vendor components.

  • Greater ability to deliver quality and productivity to OEMS.
  • Design functional and manufacturing design at the same time.
  • Improved design communication and documentation.
  • Shortened prototyping and analysis time, reduced scrap and rework.
  • Shortened time to make design changes by 90%
  • Analysis conducted parallel with development work.
SOLIDWORKS Customer Testimonial:
“In 2D, we wouldn’t have known what we had until we built it. With SOLIDWORKS, we can show the customer different configurations that support their assembly processes.”
Bill Parmentier, Sr. Mechanical Design Engineer
RTS Wright Industries


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Tuesday, 6 March 2018

How to create Effective Technical Documentation and Improve ROI using SOLIDWORKS COMPOSER

Clearly explain and present your product or process using 2D and 3D graphical content that you can quickly create with SOLIDWORKS Composer software.

Traditional Challenges in Consumer Product Industry
  • Content creators are often working with different, cobbled together tools, including 2D CAD drawings, digital photography, and file translators.
  • Bottleneck to business growth and competitiveness
  • Too many manual steps to get to a finished document, and far too much back-and-forth activity.
  • Spend too much of time in Manual changes in product as well as technical communication documents
  • The whole process is therefore inefficient, slow, and disruptive to the Engineering Department and to the organization as a whole.
Intelligent Solutions for common pitfalls

1.Concurrent technical documentation

  • Automate your technical communication process, and make it concurrent with the design process

2.Design, Document, Deliver Easily
  • You can dramatically improve the quality, quantity, effectiveness, and customer appeal of your technical communication materials.
  • Automatically generating current Bills of Materials (BOMs) with the push of a button, for inclusion in proposals or assembly instructions.

3.Business benefits abound
  • Faster time to market. You can create documentation in parallel with product design and development, so products get to market faster.
4.Speed product success
  • Engineers can spend more time designing and more easily create technical documents to communicate their work.
  • Content creators can spend more time creating great content and less time chasing and updating data.
5.Automating manufacturing and assembly instructions

  • As manufacturing organizations strive to identify ways to,
      • save time
      • cut costs and
      • improve their competitiveness in global markets
  • Your company can realize shorter times-to-market, improved operational efficiencies, and good quality documentation.
  • More cost savings and also realize significant ROI within the first year.
  • Manufacturers can improve profit margins, achieve faster times-to-market, and increase sales related to better customer education


How to get CONSUMER PRODUCTS Design Data under Control and improve Team Manage using SOLIDWORKS PDM?

What is PDM

In today's consumer products industry, industrial designers and mechanical engineers must work together to bring new products to market with cutting-edge design, market-leading functionality, and low manufacturing costs. 
Product data management (PDM) is the business function often within product lifecycle management (PLM) that is responsible for the management and publication of product data. 

What are the Goals? 
The goals of product data management include, 
ensuring all stakeholders share a common understanding, that confusion during the execution of the processes is minimized, and that the highest standards of quality controls are maintained. 

What is it Focus on? 
Product data management is focused on capturing and maintaining information on products and/or services through its development and useful life. Typical information managed in the PDM module include. 

Common challenges for Consumer Products Designer 
  • More confusions in making file revisions 
  • To do changes, copying entire data 
  • Spending critical time for searching files or even deleted 
  • No data security so anyone can access and make faulty corrections 
  • Difficult to streamline detail information about data workflow around the global 
  • Users may get frustrate in Data replication and synchronization. 
1.Find the Data you are looking for fast: 
  • Advanced searching tools inside Windows Explorer 
  • Just input the specific information, make it easy 

2.Maintain Version and Revision History: 

  • Versions are automatically created and references updated 
  • Increment revisions automatically based on defined approval process 

3.Electronic Workflow: 

  • Automatically send notifications to designated users and groups when files have modify/Change state 
  • Easy to use graphical workflow tool 

4.Manage Non-Cad Data Easily 
  • Easily produce customized bills of materials (BOMs) for individual departments
  • Manage, view, and print document from more than 250 file types including major CAD formats, Microsoft Office files, images, and animations
  • Automatically create neutral files, such as PDFs, eDrawingsTM or STEP 
5.Automate business processes 
  • Utilize multiple workflows to handle different document types and approval processes
  • Facilitate multiple required approvers with Parallel transitions 
6.Collaborate across boundaries 
  • Search for data in multiple ways, using parameters such as document or file name, contained data, or custom properties like part number, description, and current workflow state (e.g., released or in process)
  • Enable staff and partners to contribute through webenabled portals from various connected devices including smartphones and tablets
  • Track and manage all changes to product related data 
  • PDM enables easy and quick access for users on different locations and different times 
  • Secure organisation data with powerful Vault creation 
  • Eliminate Redundancy in finding the right files in consistent way 
  • Spend less time organizing and tracking design data 
  • Improve productivity through reuse of product design data 
  • Enhance collaboration 
  • Helps using visual management. 


Friday, 2 March 2018

How to Make the Machinery Elements Using SOLIDWORKS Products ?

Machinery is a collection of machines that operates work together in a single operation. SOLIDWORKS Products can help to communicate the machinery process before it reach the market. 

SOLIDWORKS is a solid modeling Computer Aided Design (CAD) software. Through the help of SOLIDWORKS CAD you can design your products as per the developmental ideas from easy of use. The Advantages of SOLIDWORKS are 
  • Drawing can be prepared efficiently and in a very shorter time.
  • Once we made changes in the 3D design the drawings will be automatically updated.
  • Over a million of standard Toolbox components are available in SOLIDWORKS library which can also be customized according to our requirements.
  • Automatic BOM can be generated and also we can Import to Excel file format.
  • Design can be effectively communicate through eDrawing tool.
  • Your end product market cost can be predicted using SOLIDWORKS Costing tool.
  • Create CAD Animation.
  • The 3D model can also be used for marketing and presentation aids using SOLIDWORKS PhotoView 360.
  • The function and fit of the assembled components can be ensured using tolerance analysis.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 

SOLIDWORKS Simulation can validate machinery product performance, quality and safety. The machinery supplier have used SOLIDWORKS Simulation to improve the reliability and overall cost of the product. The Capabilities include the following 
  • Evaluate the physical behaviors of a Machinery elements.
  • Predict the performance and behavior of the design.
  • Calculate the safety margin and to identify the weakness of the design accurately.
  • Identify the optimal design with confidence & cost effectively.
  • Predicting what if scenarios for best alternative material selection.
  • The life cycle of the product can be predicted.
  • Frequency response of various working condition of machinery can be predicted.
  • Thermal distribution for heat sensitive components can be analyzed.
  • Effective volume consumption of the product over the weight to thickness ratio can be obtained.
  • Kinematics study of machineries can be performed and also can predict reaction force, motor torque and energy consumption of product.
  • Bolt selection for particular machine components can be validated.
  • Nonlinear behavior and Dynamic performance of a Machinery can be performed.
  • Better Machinery designs can be evolved.
  • Shorter preparation time for Machinery drawing.
  • Minimized transcription errors in drawing.
  • Easy use of tools to solve complex machine design.
  • Visualization of the machine performance in detailed view.
  • Validate for various changes on the existing machinery components.
  • Assistance in preparation of documentation.
  • Deliver innovative designs with good product efficiency.


Thursday, 15 February 2018

How Engineering Product Data Management plays vital role in Sheet Metal Industry ?

Anything that you design, develop, manufacture and make profit out of it.

Files related to product design, development, manufacturing and process info.

  • Organizing the product & process info.
  • Conquering the key challenges faced related to design data management area.
  • Taking the process towards the destination with the flow.

Key challenges faced by the sheet metal industry related to engineering data management
  1. Security of intellectual property.
  2. Data leakage, deletion, modified.
  3. Data Duplication.
  4. Track & Locating legacy design data.
  5. Version management.
  6. Redundancy due to old revision in the shop floor.
  7. Errors,time consumption,chaos due to manual Engineering Change Management.
  8. Tons of drawing hard copies, ledgers, files, documentation requires space and individual to maintain it.
  9. Pending of design approvals due to absence of authority.
  10. Open access of design info to all stakeholders.
  11. Control access of info sharing with internal & external stakeholders, suppliers, customers.
  12. Robust to locate & track the info globally.
  13. Searching a solution to build collaborate & concurrent working environment.
  14. Impossible to revise MBOM (Manufacturing Bill of Material) from EBOM (Engineering Bill of Material) as BOM modification happens frequently at this stage before send it to the purchase department.
Engineering Product Data Management | Key Challenges in Sheet Metal Industry
SOLIDWORKS Product Data Management

Vault (Centralized repository) protects the intellectual property (Design data & info).
  • Most of the cases, their own machine acts as the server. Even in any exceptional case their server will be placed within their own location. So, there is no possibility of data leakage.
  • Every individual needs authorization to access their info (Prevents data modification and deletion).
  • Powerful search & reuse tool helps to track & locate the legacy design data with ease.
  • Capture & Records all the design changes made from designers and make him aware of design changes made.
  • Release only updated drawings to the shop floor (Rework is eliminated utterly).
  • Avoids error due to manual process, automation of (ECR, ECN, ECO) process.
  • Electronic info transfer (Utterly paperless), E-documents, E-files saves space, manhandling to maintain and to move it.
  • Possible to approve and provide comments to the drawings with the electronic gadgets through E-drawing application. (As, it streamline the approval process).
  • Controlled access provided to different person based upon their departments, roles & responsibility (Individual can able to access the info within their boundary).
  • Possible to connect with suppliers, vendors, customers and restrict the info.
  • Track & Locate the design info globally.
  • Share,collaborate the design info and work concurrently from any part of the globe.
  • Edit, compare, add EBOM & MBOM.

  • Optimize design cycle & throughput time.
  • Reduces non-value added activities and the cost involved in it.
  • Makes the product reaches the market faster (5x).
  • Ease of use, as it is integrated with windows explorer interface.
  • Simple installation.
  • Implementation can be done within a month of time.
  • Increases product & process quality.
  • Possibility to integrate customized module based on client request through API.



Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Data Handling & Product Communication in Automotive Sectors!

                    Data – a key element in every Organisation. Handling data is the sole responsibility of Personnel / Management to ensure Proper Data flow inside an organisation. When it comes to an organisation involved in automotive product design and manufacture, it's quite complicated to manage Product Development data under one roof. Communicating this available information is much more tricky and challenging.

 The solutions to rectify these complications are pretty expensive and time consuming to sort out the challenges faced by the automotive firms.

Challenges faced in Automotive Industry:

A) Difficulty in managing product related data & Files (Parts, Assemblies, Drawings, Standards, Reference Documents and Catalogs) across the Design & Development process
B) Unable to track Legacy data & Existing Designs for new Automotive Concept
C) Managing revisions& Versions in existing Projects is complicated
E) Data Segregation and accessibility between Departments
F) Visualising the Exploded View of the Automotive and Understanding the Mechanisms
G) Difficulties in delivering the right assembly Instructions to assembly line
H) Communicating the right information to the service engineers & Creating Service Manuals


A)   With SOLIDWORKS Product Data Management (PDM) you can create and maintain your design data under control with the functionalities of finding files, Duplicate files (twin files), Duplicate (same file name but different geometry)

 B)   PDM helps you to repurposing existing design data (to eliminate recreating designs) with the high functionalities and features of advanced searching, Integrated file preview, File structure copy and rename

C)   Manage design revisions more effectively to track design revisions and maintain a complete revision history to avoid the errors of manual approaches

D)   Organizations with multiple locations either domestically or internationally can collaborate and work with Centralized storage with automated vault, Automatic notifications, Automated neutral file creation, Web connection to access from anywhere at any time with a browser and an internet connection.

E)  Secure and protect access to sensitive or proprietary product information with the Secure Data Access (read-only, read-write, change authorizations, release approvals), Centralized storage with automated vault replication.

F)  Now with SOLIDWORKS COMPOSER, Animate and visualize to explore about your Product in Exploded Views and also mechanisms.

G)   Demonstrate clearly and present your product or process using 2D and 3D graphical content

H)  Illustrate and transfer a high quality images and even interactive servicing information to prepare Technical documents like manuals and catalogue.
  •            Powerful Integration of SOLIDWORKS and Windows
  •          Find and re-use Design Data
  •          Secured access within the organization
  •          Automated approval process & Work Flow
  •          Reduce documentation costs by at 25 %
  •          Add life to documentation with interactive 3D animations