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Design Automation Techniques (session 1) with SolidWorks 2009 and 2010 - Presented to Greenville (SC) SolidWorks User Group September 15, 2009 @ CU-ICAR

Design Automation Techniques (session 1) with SolidWorks 2009 and 2010 - Presented to Greenville (SC) SolidWorks User Group September 15, 2009 @ CU-ICAR

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  • Here’s the gratuitous, self-promoting slide that tells you that I’ve been doing this forever and that I’m completely certifiable. And it also explains what a sherpa is, for those of you that don’t know.
  • And of course, so that I can convince my boss to pay my way here, I have to quickly tell you about my company.Razorleaf Corporation is a services-only company focusing on implementing technologies like design automation and PLM and I put this slide in just to let you know that I don’t sell any software. I don’t work for DriveWorks or RuleStream or Tacton, although I do work WITH all of them. I also put this in here in case my boss is in the room, which…he isn’t, so let’s move on. If you want to know more about us, I have cards up here and you can come up afterwards and quiz me about Razorleaf. Like I said, my boss isn’t here, so if I don’t know the answer, I can just make it up. Needless to say, though, Design Automation and its friends are what we do for a living.
  • Per the Microsoft PowerPoint Code, I am required to include at least one graph in every presentation, so here’s mine. The basic idea here is that As the corporate benefit, and notice that is CORPORATE BENEFIT, not how much easier YOUR life is going to be, because the two are NOT the same. The salesfolks will tell you, and remember, I am a services-provider, I do not sell anything, that you can boost your productivity to propel your company instantly into the Fortune 500. They’ll take your salary, add $490,000 per year for health insurance to come up with what your company actually pays for your time, then take 80% of that and tell you that’s the time savings that you’re going to get. Look how much your company is saving! Here’s the reality of the situation, though. Nobody ever SAVED themselves into being a millionaire. It’s not about reducing your costs, it’s about the top line, the revenues, about selling more. The salesperson knows this, that’s why they’re trying to get you to buy more from them. But we in Engineering tend to worry about shaving our mouse clicks and the rest of the company can go ffffigure out how to hone their own jobs. The problem is, that we all know the problem isn’t with Engineering, right? So unless we include the other groups in things like PDM and Design Automation, we’re really not going to see those corporate level gains. The jump from an Engineering-only solution to a corporate solution is a small jump in complexity, but a significant leap in benefit. This of course assumes that you are approaching the corporate system appropriately, targeting how you can produce more quotes and close more and bigger orders.
  • Like the CREATE PROPERTY MANAGER in SW2009, but this allows you to create configs, not just select them. It also adds custom property control, configure assemblies and publish models to 3DContentCentral
  • Like the CREATE PROPERTY MANAGER in SW2009, but this allows you to create configs, not just select them. It also adds custom property control, configure assemblies and publish models to 3DContentCentral
  • Reference dimensions will be able to help you when you go into testing, as you will be able to verify the “output” of given inputs. In many cases, also, you will want to know a resulting value for a given situation. Reference dimensions can act as this output view and can also be captured in custom properties or easily in code.