Product Design & Engineering
Innovative product design is a balanced combination of form, fit, and function that leaves your customers with a positive experience each time they use a product. Distinctive design and styling is a key differentiator in most of today’s industries. Obviously, the design must not only be visually appealing, but it must be functional, manufacturable, and affordable to build, support, and maintain.
Most products today rely heavily on electrics, electronics, and embedded software. It is critical that designers of all subsystems collaborate throughout the development process to establish a comprehensive digital twin of a product.
A digital twin that combines both the functional logic of a product with accurate product geometry helps avoid conflicts and ensure alignment between each system, through advanced simulation prior to design completion.
On-going digital transformation has led to the introduction of state-of-the-art Digital Twins that are highly accurate models of complex systems of systems. Developing such state-of-the-art Digital Twins finally gives you the possibility to virtually validate all aspects of a product and its performance and enables downstream business operations to push the quality and efficiency of systems and operations to a new level.
Creating visually appealing designs that can stand the test of time and ensure that the product is ergonomically suited to fit the user can often determine the success of a product in the market. Developing complex products calls for close co-operation of distributed design and engineering teams. Associative models secure that engineering can convert your designs into physical parts quickly, and exactly as designed.
Design engineers work with solving vastly different design problems, ranging from designing relatively simple parts to designing complex electromechanical assemblies with tens or hundreds of thousands of parts. Regardless of your industry or the size of your operations we can provide you with cutting edge engineering solutions, and help you transform your mechanical design operation to take full advantage of the latest possibilities made available by industrial digitalization.
Discrete manufacturing companies face increased demand for more specialized and more personalized products. Yet, increased global competition forces discrete manufacturing companies to focus on operational excellence targets to drive down the unit cost. The answer to successfully aligning these somewhat contradicting objectives lies in planned product variability through which you can provide your customers with attractive products that meet their expectations without driving up product cost.
It’s no secret that products today are increasingly complex and increasingly reliant on integrated electrics and electronics. It is critical that designers of all systems collaborate throughout the development process in order to prevent conflicts and ensure alignment between each system prior to design completion. With our solutions, you can establish a unified platform for electromechanical design. An efficient ECAD-MCAD co-design process enables you to eliminate costly electromechanical issues during new product development by giving a holistic view.
Change is a fact of life, and without effective change management process in place people across your organization will waste time working with out-of-date information. Managing product change can be particularly challenging. In many cases, the impact of a change across domains is not clearly understood, resulting in costly overruns and delays. By far the most expensive changes are those occurring after start of production, and thus it is in the interest of manufacturing companies to try to avoid changes late in the product launch cycle.
It’s not atypical for aftermarket services revenue to account for more than half of the total revenue of a manufacturing company, especially in heavy machinery industry. Yet, design for serviceability is often more of an afterthought. Take advantage of your products Digital Twin and extend it to planning how you can optimize service operations for higher margins.
Evaluating and balancing potentially conflicting performance attributes (such as thermal management, operability, drivability, or energy efficiency) from the early development stages until the final performance validation and controls calibration is crucial to successfully launch increasingly complex products.
Evaluating and balancing potentially conflicting performance attributes is crucial to successfully launch increasingly complex products. Enable your development teams to predict the performance of your 3D geometry-based designs. Our integrated high-end, multi-discipline solutions are scalable for use by general CAE analysts and discipline experts. In Simcenter 3D CAE products, you can import geometry from any CAD source and prepare analysis models in a unified environment for a wide range of CAE methods including finite element, boundary element, computational fluid dynamics, and multi-body dynamics.
With ever more complex products being introduced, simulation results need to drive the development decisions at all times during product development. Efficiently manage and share system simulations and 3D simulations to all your decision makers for them to better understand product performance, and to deliver innovations faster and with a high level of confidence.