Monday, 22 January 2018

How to Enhance Your Automotive Product Design & Development Process with SOLIDWORKS?

Challenges faced by Automotive Industries:

·         To identify interference and collision issues
·         Want to keep production engineers in the loop near the middle, and later design stages.
·         Difficult to view real time working mechanism and visualizing the model
·         More time consumption on model tolerance check and engineering  information  for                    production
·         Manual work leads to error existence, which reduces the product quality.

·         Excessive development time on prototyping and traditional testing method’s.

Solutions:

ü  SOLIDWORKS enables us to identify interference and collision issues, and then quickly adapt the design to provide the necessary clearances.
ü  You can incorporate SOLIDWORKS eDrawings® for circulate your machine designs into your design approval process.
ü  Leveraging dynamic motion and animation tools in SOLIDWORKS, we can better visualize how every machine component will function in 3D before we release designs to manufacturing
ü  SOLIDWORKS TolAnalyst tools let you perform maximum and minimum tolerance stack-up analysis on parts and assemblies
ü  Greater design accuracy translates into less scrap and rework, which saves both time and money
ü  With SOLIDWORKS Simulation capabilities, we gain valuable design insights that allow us to optimize designs and boost performance


Benefits:

·         Accelerated assembly operations
·         Streamlined creation of product documentation
·         Improved product quality
·         Compressed development cycles
·         Enhanced communications through remote tablet viewing of design data
·         Responded efficiently to explosive growth in projects

 

Our Customer Testimonial:

"We thank entire EGS team for their quick response to our issues and resolve them quit well. They are best in SOLIDWORKS training. SOLIDWORKS has greatly helped us in quickly making our design and its user-friendly software."

Mr. Karthick Chandran K
Asst. Manager (Application Tubes)
Tube Investments India

To Know More about Automotive Industry Design & Development Process, Attend Our Live Seminar On 8th Feb 2018. 

For any Queries, Contact us @ 9445424704



Thursday, 11 January 2018

SOLIDWORKS Solutions for Production

Detailed Drawings



  •   Automatic Drawing View creation and updation
  •   Dimensioning, Tolerancing and Annotations
  •   CAD Standards checking (Design Checker)—Compare your drawings to company standards
  •   Revision control—Control drawing revisions and graphically compare drawings to identify differences
  •   Unrivalled Drawing Creation by Drag and Drop of Views from View Palette.
  •   Draftsight for the benefit of 2d Users as Value Addition
BOM / Ballooning


  •             Bill of Materials (BOM)—Automatically generate parts lists and cut lists to track material needs
  •   Automated Creation of Radial/Cylindrical Exploded Views - Significantly speed up the creation of exploded views 
  •   Export BOM/BOQ directly to Excel which helps to integrate with ERP/MRP for material purchase & Cost estimation
3D Printer 

  • SOLIDWORKS enables printing directly to 3D printers, similar to how you would print a document to your office printer. 
  •   SOLIDWORKS can also output .STL, a widely accepted format for 3D printing
  •   The 3MF and AMF formats provide more information about the model being printed.
  •   Bring life to your Product with enhanced Visualisation.

PaperLess - MBD

  • Integrated drawingless manufacturing solution for SOLIDWORKS.
  •   Helps companies to define, organize, and publish 3D Product Manufacturing Information (PMI) including 3D model data in industry standard file formats such as eDrawings® and 3D PDF.
  •   MBD Streamline production, cut cycle time, reduces errors, and support industry standards such as Military-Standard-31000A, ASME Y14.41, ISO 16792, and DIN ISO 16792.







Go Paperless and Drawingless – SOLIDWORKS MBD. 
-  The one Stop Solution for handling PMI in 3D 

SOLIDWORKS Solutions for Engineering Team

3D Design

  •   Powerful 3D design solution for rapid creation of parts, assemblies, and manufacturing drawings. 
  •   Application-specific tools for Sheet metal, Weldments, Surfacing and Mold Tool and Die make it easy to deliver best-in-class designs.
  •   Quickly create, validate, communicate and manage the product during development process.
  •   Get your products to market faster, reduce manufacturing costs, and improve product quality

Automation

  •         Driveworksxpress—Automate your design process, and generate infinite variations of  models using  rule-based design
  •   SOLIDWORKS Macros—Automate repetitive  tasks and Streamline design process
  •   Hotkeys , Task Scheduler & Built-in Application Programming Interface (API)—Automate specific functions in SOLIDWORKS
  •          Links to Microsoft® VBA—Generate custom automation                                                                  using  standard industry automation tools


  • Subject your designs to real-world conditions to raise the quality of your products while you reduce your costs for prototypes and testing.
  •   Efficiently improve performance by simulating fluid flow, heat transfer & temperature in working and living environments (HVAC)
  •   Predict and avoid manufacturing defects during the earliest stages of plastic parts &  injection mold designs
  •   Conduct life cycle assessment (LCA) on parts or assemblies directly

DFM Xpress



  • DFMXpress analysis tool validates the manufacturability of parts designed with SOLIDWORKS
  •   Quickly identify design areas that might cause fabrication problems or increase production costs
  •   Quickly review parts with mill, drill, turning, sheet metal, and injection molding requirements.






Friday, 22 December 2017

Comparison of Hand Calculation with SOLIDWORKS Simulation


Hand Calculation:

The figure 1 which shown below is a plate with hole in the middle fixed at one end and in other side load is applied.


Figure 1

Parameters
Plate Module
Length(L)
60 mm
Width(w)
40 mm
Thickness(T)
1mm
Plate area(Ap)
40 mm2
Hole area(Ao)
78.5 mm2
Elastic Modulus(E)
2e+5 N/mm2 (AISI 1020)
Force (F)
200 N


Nominal stress:

σnom = F/(w-d)t= 2000/(40-10) = 66.666 N/mm2

Stress concentration:

Kt = σmax/ σnom

σmax= 2.5 * 66.666 = 159.99 N/mm2


SOLIDWORKS Simulation

ü  Cad Geometry
ü  Type of Analysis
ü  Type of Materials
ü  Fixtures
ü  Loads
ü  Meshing
ü  Results

Cad Geometry






 Type of Analysis

Study name
Static 1
Analysis type
Static

Material Properties

Model Reference
Properties
Components
Name:
AISI 1020
Model type:
Linear Elastic Isotropic
Default failure criterion:
Max von Mises Stress
Yield strength:
351.571 N/mm^2
Tensile strength:
420.507 N/mm^2
SolidBody 1(Cut-Extrude1)(plate)

Mesh information

Mesh type
Solid Mesh

Study Results

Name
Type
Min
Max
Stress
VON: von Mises Stress
4.429e+000N/mm^2 (MPa)
Node: 29
1.597e+002N/mm^2 (MPa)
Node: 6382






Comparison Results:


Sl.No

Type of Results

Hand Calculation Results

SoildWorks Simulation Results
1
Stress
1.599E+2
1.597E+2