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SofTech Achieving Greater Design Reuse

  1. 1. P R O D U C T L I F E C Y C L E M A N A G E M E N T S O L U T I O N SA C C E L E R A T E Y O UR P R O D U C T S U C C E S SAchieving Greater Design ReuseBill Gilchrist May 1, 2013
  2. 2. 2P R O D U C T L I F E C Y C L E M A N A G E M E N T S O L U T I O N SA C C E L E R A T E Y O UR P R O D U C T S U C C E S SWhat is Design Reuse?• Augment the Product Design Process to develop the rightproduct in the least amount of time• Typically it begins with accessing previous CAD models to createthe next New Design• Starting point could begin with a geometric design, specific itemcharacteristics, or some other unique criteria• Leveraging Design Knowledge from one design to be applied toanother
  3. 3. 3P R O D U C T L I F E C Y C L E M A N A G E M E N T S O L U T I O N SA C C E L E R A T E Y O UR P R O D U C T S U C C E S SWhy Design Reuse?
  4. 4. 4P R O D U C T L I F E C Y C L E M A N A G E M E N T S O L U T I O N SA C C E L E R A T E Y O UR P R O D U C T S U C C E S SWhat are the Challenges?• Access to relevant information that is in context of your Design Objective• To Much or Not Enough Information to Rely On• Leveraging the design information or related information• Frustration from User Community that Do Not have access the relevant information• Developing a strategy for design reuse in the product developmentprocess• What, When, Why, Why and How should you Reuse an existing Design• Utilizing the Existing Designs to satisfy your objectives• Engineering - Specs, Functional Requirements, Test Reports, ECOs, BOMs …• Business - Customer Feedback, Financial Information, Reduce Development time …
  5. 5. 5P R O D U C T L I F E C Y C L E M A N A G E M E N T S O L U T I O N SA C C E L E R A T E Y O UR P R O D U C T S U C C E S SDemonstration will include…• Discover Innovator from NorthRidge• Google-like search within Aras Innovator• Enterprise Search with data sources beyond Aras Innovator• Improving information accessibility and visibility• Aras Innovator• Leveraging the Data Model for capturing Design Knowledge• SolidWorks Connector for Aras from SofTech• Copy, Insert and Replace operations to improve Design Reuse• Store Document and Store BOM operations to be utilized in your Product Development
  6. 6. 6P R O D U C T L I F E C Y C L E M A N A G E M E N T S O L U T I O N SA C C E L E R A T E Y O UR P R O D U C T S U C C E S SDemo…
  7. 7. 7P R O D U C T L I F E C Y C L E M A N A G E M E N T S O L U T I O N SA C C E L E R A T E Y O UR P R O D U C T S U C C E S SQuestions ?Bill Gilchristbgilchrist@softech.com

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