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  1. 1. Contact 5 mag 02 2008 The Americas PLM Magazine feature C&D C&D Zodiac Leverages Knowledge Corporate- Wide with DS PLM Page 10 success story SAIL Lockheed Martin puts F-35s onboard ships virtually, avoids up to $100 million in costs Page 18 Lean Product Development Featuring Hyundai PENTAIR WATER Pentair Processes Flow Faster with ENOVIA Page 20
  2. 2. Editorial Americas “ L ean” is a concept all product-driven companies understand – in terms of their success story manufacturing. But lean has another 4 Sauder Woodworking Finds Perfect Fit with application with the same potential to ENOVIA and Windows revolutionize cost structures and time to market: we call it Lean Product Development (LPD). 18 Lockheed Martin Puts F-35s Onboard Ships Virtually, Avoids up to $100 Million in Costs If you have difficulty imagining how lean principals can be applied to product development, this edition of Contact is for you. Filled with examples of 20 Pentair Processes Flow Faster with ENOVIA companies that are leveraging LDP to change the competitive realities of their business daily, it is a roadmap for your own LPD journey. feature: How does LPD manifest itself? One indicator is “first-pass success,” (see Page 8) a metric developed by Archstone Consulting to help companies measure lean product development 8 First-Pass Success: Applying Lean Principles waste in product development. First-pass success is a key indicator of efficiency: to Product Development with PLM the more engineering change orders required to get a design right, the more waste is inherent in the process. 10 C&D Zodiac Leverages Knowledge If your product development process isn’t lean , how do you put it on a diet? Corporate-Wide with DS PLM The challenge is to fully leverage the DS PLM solutions you already have to bring product knowledge as far forward as you can. Knowledge-forward design 12 Hyundai-Kia Saves 51,000 Engineering Hours is efficient design. Capturing your knowledge so that you know what you with DS Business Value Assessment know up front, when everything is possible and change involves inexpensive bits and bytes, pays exponential dividends. Consider the case of the Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center (Page 12). solution spotlight 6 The Power of CATIA for Mid-Size Companies Tasked with doubling its engineering output with the same staff, HATCI trained its engineers to fully leverage CATIA’s built-in, labor-saving tools. It made a firm corporate commitment to capture knowledge as templates and 14 3DVIA Composer Delivers Product Information rules, bring knowledge forward and make it accessible earlier in product Everyware™ development. The result? HATCI identified $3 million in annual savings, equivalent to 51,000 engineering hours or 25 full-time engineers – 15 ATI FireGL Graphics Accelerators Boost effectively doubling its previous capacity. CATIA and ENOVIA DMU You will find profiles of similarly inspired programs throughout this issue 16 It’s Time to Manage Simulation as a Valued of Contact, including aerospace interiors leader C&D Zodiac (Page 10); Corporate Asset Sauder Woodworking, North America’s largest ready-to-assembly furniture maker (Page 4); Lockheed Martin, which is using DELMIA- driven virtual reality to put its planes onboard aircraft carriers digitally 22 Type3 Simplifies Graphics and Text Tasks in (Page 18); and Pentair, which is leveraging the knowledge from one CATIA water-related business to another to help all of its processes flow faster (Page 20). 22 IGE+XAO Masters the Art of Electrical Harness Design With so much valuable intelligence in every issue of Contact, you shouldn’t have to wait six months for your next issue. So, in 2008, Contact will publish three times. It’s just our way of bringing knowledge forward sooner, to help you benefit from it faster. So schedule of events 23 PLM Americas Events “lean” on us, and make your product development engine as powerful as the one that drives your manufacturing. ] LORI WEBBER Contact mag Vice President, The Americas PLM Magazine published by Dassault Systèmes Americas Marketing and Communications Corp. - University Research Park - 10330 David Taylor Drive - Charlotte, NC 28262 - USA • Publication Executive: Lori Webber • Chief Editor: Dassault Systèmes Americas Bernadette Hearne • Photo credits: Dassault Systèmes’ customers and partners • Printed in USA To suggest a story or to receive future issues, please go to http://www.plmv5.com/contactmag/ Contact mag | Dassault Systèmes Americas 3
  3. 3. Sauder Woodworking Finds Perfect Fit with ENOVIA and Windows auder is now North America’s Development. “Over time, we had added a Sauder Woodworking Co. began in 1934 in Archbold, Ohio, in the backyard garage of Erie Sauder. In 1951 Sauder S leading manufacturer of RTA furniture and the sixth largest U.S. furniture company. Its 3,000 employees team of people doing manual data entry, trying to keep those spreadsheets up to date with a lot of duplicate information.” design and manufacture more than 800 developed the world’s first items in 30 furniture collections sold by But Sauder wanted to achieve a higher level ready-to-assemble (RTA) table, some of the world’s largest retailers. The of confidence in the accuracy of the and the rest is history. company is privately owned by the second information. “Drawings on the manufacturing and third generations of the Sauder family. floor sometimes didn’t match the ones in Product Engineering,” Short says. SUCCESS CREATES NEW “Sometimes we would receive parts for the CHALLENGES wrong revision of the product design.” As Sauder has grown, so has the challenge of tracking the simultaneous development of DOUBTFUL DATA BECOME as many as 60 new products and 200 new TRUSTED DATA WITH ENOVIA SKUs (customer-specific product versions) To overcome these challenges, Short per year. Each new design has its own envisioned a single, digital 3D database unique collection of wood parts, screws and shared by the company’s engineering, ERP fasteners, so parts number in the thousands. and MRP (Manufacturing Resource Planning) systems. Early in the company’s search, To manage the complexity, employees Short thought a document management developed numerous spreadsheets. “We system could suffice. But then he discovered had more than five spreadsheets and the ENOVIA collaborative Product Lifecycle databases,” remembers Wendell Short, Management (PLM) solution for the SMB Sauder’s Director of New Product market from Dassault Systèmes. 4 Contact mag | Dassault Systèmes Americas
  4. 4. success story « We had been averaging more than 12 weeks per design and now we’re averaging less than eight. Plus, we were doing about 130 SKUs per year before ENOVIA, and now we have exceeded 200 with no staff increase. Wendell Short, Director of New Product Development, Sauder exceeded 200 with no staff increase. That’s FROM MARKETING TO SALES, an increase of more than 50 percent.” EVERYONE USES ENOVIA ENOVIA provides input to Sauder’s ERP FOCUS ON RAZORLEAF system, transferring the information needed Short credits Razorleaf, the company’s to issue purchase orders and shipping Dassault Systèmes Business partner, with documents and automatically filling in the helping Sauder make the right decision in necessary fields. The ENOVIA user interface “Since the ENOVIA solution for SMBs was a choosing ENOVIA. “Had we known then proved so popular with users, in fact, that DS PLM solution, it provided functionality what we know now, we could have written a Sauder now allows many of its employees to that went way beyond what we could get better specification for what we needed. use ENOVIA screens rather than ERP from a document management system, out Fortunately, Razorleaf helped educate us screens to do their work. of the box,” Short says. “We challenged the about what ENOVIA could do relative to the other suppliers to quote the same other packages under consideration.” ENOVIA also provides the product data functionality, but it would have required so required by the MRP system, which much custom development that it just Razorleaf stayed involved long after the sale, embellishes that information with detail wasn’t a contest.” Short says, helping Sauder with needed to manufacture the parts, and implementation and facilitating the integration provides the data needed to create packing The ENOVIA solution for SMBs also runs on of ENOVIA with the company’s CAD, ERP diagrams that show precisely how all of the the Windows platform, the standard at Sauder, and MRP systems. Razorleaf experts also parts can be fit into the smallest possible and uses Microsoft® SQL Server.™ “Any other advised the company on how to reengineer box. Workstations on the floor allow the platform would have been viewed as a the company’s product development packing department to print these negative,” Short says. “Because it’s Windows- processes to maximize the ROI achieved with instructions or view them onscreen. based, it increases our ROI by holding down ENOVIA, and provided training. our cost to implement and maintain, since Writers use the product data in ENOVIA to everyone who works here create assembly instructions. Sales uses is already familiar with the ENOVIA online reports to track the Windows environment.” development of new products, and manufacturing to see what new units to Trust in the accuracy of the produce and when. company’s data has been restored, and improved “With ENOVIA, we’re now out of the efficiency trimmed Sauder’s spreadsheet maintenance business for design cycle by one third. status tracking,” Short says. “I can’t “We had been averaging overemphasize the importance of having more than 12 weeks per one centralized source of data that everyone design and now we’re knows they can trust”• ) averaging less than eight. Plus, we were doing about For more information: 130 SKUs per year before www.sauder.com ENOVIA, and now we have www.razorleaf.com Contact mag | Dassault Systèmes Americas 5
  5. 5. The Power of CATIA for Mid-Size Companies assault Systèmes has developed processes, including composites, machining D four dedicated offerings built on CATIA PLM Express to provide mid- size companies in specific industry and tooling. It embeds high-performance technologies that provide manufacturers with a leading edge in productivity and segments with the implementation that best domain leadership. suits their needs and profiles. CATIA provides the aerospace industry with CATIA FOR AEROSPACE a standard working environment that allows SUPPLY CHAIN users to easily and securely share and « The aerospace Based on more than 20 years of experience in the aerospace industry, Dassault Systèmes developed CATIA for Aerospace Supply transfer data throughout the supply chain for an accurate and innovative product• ) industry is practically Chain to help aerospace suppliers build and For more information: maintain close relationships with OEMs and www.plmv5.com/aerosuppliers/ all on CATIA, so if you risk-sharing partners. The cutting-edge don’t have it you may technologies and process-centric CATIA FOR AUTOMOTIVE SUPPLIERS not even be considered architecture of this new offering enable CATIA extends its automotive industry companies to leverage their know-how to expertise to suppliers and tool makers of all for the job. rapidly respond to customer needs and sizes with CATIA for Automotive Suppliers. Nagi Homsy, Vice President of specifications, and to maximize productivity This offering h e l p s Engineering, Héroux Devtek while seamlessly managing the supply chain s u p p l i e r s s t re n - relationship to better serve aircraft programs. gthen competitive- ness by leveraging In an environment where OEMs are their know-how to increasingly selective regarding their deliver high-quality suppliers, it is crucial to be equipped with products on time to the best-in-class, proven system in the their Tier 1 and OEM aerospace industry. CATIA is the leading customers, while at PLM platform used to develop most aircraft the same time reducing programs and is a leader in most aerospace costs. 6 Contact mag | Dassault Systèmes Americas
  6. 6. solution spotlight Aerospace Industrial Machinery Automotive « On the whole, after 18 months of production, we had gained 30% to 40% in design time. Laurent Simon, CAD/CAM Manager, N. Schlumberger CATIA for Automotive Suppliers enables CATIA for Style includes the ground-breaking Thanks to CATIA for Industrial Machinery, engineering design rules, company CATIA Imagine & Shape for Industrial Design bidding and design phases are considerably standards, and pre-defined norms to be and CATIA Functional Molded Parts for optimized since designers can re-use 50 captured and embedded in the design Mechanical Design. In addition, CATIA for percent to 70 percent of previous product definition so that knowledge can be easily Style offers industrial and mechanical designs. The knowledge from prior projects shared and re-used for new projects. This designers unique integration between is readily available, while ongoing and future ensures that quality standards are advanced, robust surface design applications development are managed in a single, maintained through every phase for and detailed design applications. secured collaborative environment. improved product quality, faster delivery, and increased standardization. Thanks to powerful 3D conceptual tools Company and international standards are and associativity capabilities, CATIA easily embedded into templates, while built- With 3D, a master can easily be created and facilitates bringing new technology online in simulation capabilities enable virtual re-used in other areas such as simulation and rapidly and quickly exploring many different product review, further reducing errors numerical control. Digital manufacturing design alternatives. CATIA for Style also and enabling product certification and simulation and validation facilitate the creation helps improve product quality through the compliance with requirements the very first of customer proposals with better accuracy. In re-use of proven design specifications and time. CATIA for Industrial Machinery also addition, standardizing parts helps automotive advanced surface analysis tools. Intelligent simplifies customization by capitalizing on suppliers reduce buying, manufacturing, features and corporate catalogs of standard pre-approved standard components and storage and maintenance costs, enabling components help ensure product intelligent design templates, and them to price parts more competitively. CATIA consistency and product architecture automatically incorporates manufacturing, for Automotive Suppliers also automatically optimization. As industrial and mechanical purchasing and maintenance constraints. updates associated tool designs when a part designers work on the same data, changes Late modification can be made quickly by is modified•) and late modifications reflecting the latest simply changing the parameters, and trends in customers’ tastes are maintenance data and production For more information: automatically propagated from concept to documentation are intuitively accessible via www.plmv5.com/autosuppliers/ manufacturing, minimizing the impact on an easy-to-use database• ) ) final product delivery• CATIA FOR STYLE For more information: CATIA for Style enables For more information: www.plmv5.com/im2/ small- and medium-size www.plmv5.com/catiaforstyle/ design and engineering companies to access CATIA FOR INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY the power of styling tools CATIA for Industrial Machinery helps in an intuitive and fun industrial machinery manufacturers be the environment to easily first to bid on projects or introduce new design new shapes and products, while ensuring feasibility and products with speed and profitability. creativity. Contact mag | Dassault Systèmes Americas 7
  7. 7. First-Pass Success: Applying Lean Principles to Product Development with PLM By Mark Strobel, Director Solutions Portfolio Management, Dassault Systèmes In today’s globalized o succeed, companies need product every part, it is important to drop the ratio as economy, competition has reached unprecedented levels. For companies in many T development processes that are as lean as their manufacturing processes have become. But what does low as possible. “Perhaps 20-30 percent of excess releases are unavoidable,” Fitzpatrick says. “But the other 70-80 percent can be “lean” look like in a product development eliminated.” Effective digital tools that improve industries, bringing innovative context, and how can executives drive it? the flow of information – Product Lifecycle products to market more Management solutions, in other words – are quickly with high quality at David Fitzpatrick is a principal with critical to capturing and leveraging available low prices isn’t just a Archstone Consulting, which specializes in information as early as possible to narrow the strategy for domination – helping companies slim down their product ratio, Fitzpatrick believes. increasingly, it’s a development processes. Fitzpatrick requirement for survival. considers “first-pass success” a key THE RIGHT TOOLS PLUS THE RIGHT indicator of efficiency. The more engineering PROCESSES change orders that are required to get a While having effective digital tools is design right, the more waste inherent in the a requirement for lean product development process. For example, if a company issues success, it isn’t sufficient. Users also must 2,500 releases to get 1,000 final designs, build the right processes around the tools to the process includes 150 percent waste – take full advantage of their capabilities. waste that should be targeted for removal. American Specialty Cars (ASC) is a classic “Excessive administrative burden and example of how benefits multiply when the excessive rework resulting from slippage in right tools are combined with the right design processes is insidious and tough to get processes. ASC was an established CATIA at,” Fitzpatrick says. “But if you’re designing a user when it developed the InfiniVu, a new part, on average, 2 or 2.5 times to get it right open-air roof system for trucks and SUVs once, you are paying for a great deal of waste.” that ASC knew would be a big hit with automotive OEMs. To respond to anticipated While it isn’t realistic to target one release for demand for the system, ASC needed the 8 Contact mag | Dassault Systèmes Americas
  8. 8. feature « The changes ASC made in its processes not only saved time that allowed the company to meet demand. It also empowered ASC to deliver a design that is right first time, every time, and that becomes even better with each new system it delivers due to the ongoing accumulation of knowledge. Michel Tellier, President of DS Inc., the Services arm of Dassault Systèmes ability to quickly morph the design to fit required to adapt the InfiniVu to each new dozens of different vehicles. vehicle design from 20 days to just one. “The good news was that we had the right The 19 days saved represented waste in the tool,” says ASC Vice Chairman Chris P. ASC product development process; by Theodore. “The bad news was that we leveraging the full potential of the Dassault weren’t using the tool right.” ASC worked with Systèmes PLM solution ASC already used, DS Services to evaluate its processes and that waste was eliminated. As a result, ASC identify the best lean methodologies to apply. was able to respond to OEM demand for the DS Services helped ASC recognize that the InfiniVu, which proved to be as high as the BRING KNOWLEDGE FORWARD key to “using the tool right” was to capture company had anticipated. TO GO LEAN ASC’s designs as re-usable templates and ASC succeeded in going lean with help from turbo-charge the power of those templates “If you multiply the savings that ASC achieved DS Services by bringing its knowledge by using CATIA Knowledgeware to capture with one automotive system by the total forward in its product development process ASC’s engineering knowledge as rules. By number of systems in an automobile, an and making it available to all. Knowledge- investing that time up front, before it airplane, or another complex product, you get forward design also pays dividends in other introduced the product, ASC cut the time some idea of the full potential of applying lean ways, from ensuring that products are principles to the product designed for manufacturability and development process,” says maintainability to informing purchasing Michel Tellier, President of DS decisions. PLM helps to not only apply lean Inc., the Services arm of Dassault to product development, but also to a Systèmes. “The changes ASC corporation’s entire spectrum of activities. made in its processes not only saved time that allowed the To learn more about lean product company to meet demand. development with PLM, visit It also empowered ASC to deliver http://lean.plmv5.com to hear a replay of an a design that is right first time, e-seminar featuring Fitzpatrick, Theodore and every time, and that becomes Tellier or to download a free white paper•) even better with each new system it delivers due to For more information: the ongoing accumulation of http://lean.plmv5.com knowledge.” Source: Archstone Consulting Contact mag | Dassault Systèmes Americas 9
  9. 9. C&D Zodiac Leverages Knowledge Corporate-Wide with DS PLM C&D Zodiac is a leading ike most aerospace suppliers, C&D challenges with a centralized 3D database global designer and manufacturer of aircraft interiors, and has L traditionally invested large sums in product development and recouped the costs over the life of an aircraft model. shared by all. CATIA now also features Knowledgeware, But today, airlines and their OEM partners which allows C&D to capture each designer’s developed numerous are instituting extremely competitive pricing best practices and standardize them across specialized materials structures, creating intense pressure to the company. Relational design capabilities optimized for the minimize upfront investments. allow C&D to build standardized design industry’s high-stress, templates of “smart parts” that can be low-weight demands. C&D has therefore focused on lean product quickly modified in hours instead of weeks. development, eliminating the bottlenecks and errors that drive up costs. C&D also ENOVIA structures all of the company’s has worked to empower all of its design data, making information easy to employees with access to information, locate and ensuring that everyone works allowing them to positively influence the with the latest revisions. ENOVIA also cost of designs early in the process. C&D is maintains the relationships among various therefore optimizing its investment in PLM parts, automatically from Dassault Systèmes, including CATIA applying the and ENOVIA. IMPROVED DATA ACCESS FOR IMPROVED PRODUCTIVITY C&D realized major improvements in productivity as it applied CATIA V5 to its new aircraft programs. In V4, every engineer maintained personal directories of design files, leading to duplication and increasing the risk of error. V5 eliminated these 10 Contact mag | Dassault Systèmes Americas
  10. 10. feature « DS PLM is helping us take our product data and turn it into parts in the most efficient manner. Mike McCarthy, Vice President of Technical Operations rules and templates that make parts there is still time to change the design, C&D To add even more value to its design work, “smart,” and facilitates data sharing among optimizes cost and quality. ENOVIA also C&D’s goal is to maximize the flexibility of C&D’s global offices. helps C&D ensure that data released to each design to give airline customers more manufacturing is mature and reliable. options for changes throughout the life of an EFFICIENT PROCESSES aircraft. “CATIA gives us the power to ENHANCE PROFITABILITY ACCOMMODATING LATE-CYCLE imagine what the maximums are that each C&D Zodiac’s innovative application of DESIGN CHANGES AFFORDABLY airline might want 10 years down the road CATIA and ENOVIA to the challenges of lean Outfitting corporate jets is a challenge and create a design today that will allow for product development has generated a wide because customers often change their minds those options more economically in the variety of benefits, including improved about the features they want, but won’t future,” Fontaine says. profitability. “More than ninety-five percent of accept delivery delays. “Knowledgeware is our revenue is from manufactured parts,” helping us accommodate those situations EXTENDING THE BENEFITS WITH says Mike McCarthy, Vice President of because we can change a few attributes and WORKFLOW AND INTEGRATION Technical Operations. “DS PLM is helping us the design adjusts automatically,” says C&D C&D’s next priority is to implement ENOVIA take our product data and turn it into parts in IT Director Jon Ripley. “We can produce workflow capabilities, defining and digitizing the most efficient manner.” drawings in hours instead of weeks. It’s the company’s processes so they can be working so well with private jets, we’re carried out electronically rather than on By allowing all of the company’s experts to beginning to apply it to every project.” paper. “Workflow will let us see where the simultaneously see designs as they develop, bottlenecks are and eliminate them, ENOVIA helps C&D take advantage of its DS PLM also contributes to job satisfaction reducing scrap, machine changes and all knowledge. Purchasing, for example, can at C&D. “Engineers’ favorite activity is not the other waste that drives up costs,” recommend the most cost-effective part reconfiguring, it’s designing,” Ripley says. Fontaine says. selections, while Manufacturing can advise So C&D created a catalog of “smart parts” on manufacturability or suggest tooling in ENOVIA that engineers can build into their C&D also plans to focus on integrating improvements. By designs. When parameters change, the ENOVIA data with the enterprise application identifying issues smart parts reconfigure the design that stores the company’s business data. early, when automatically to accommodate them. “To succeed in business today you need “When we showed this catalog to the team, smarter data, data that can be easily viewed it was an easy sell to get them to give up and leveraged broadly,” McCarthy says. “We their own directories,” he said. believe DS PLM is critical to helping us accomplish that”• ) “The response is always, ‘When can we have more?’” says Brett Fontaine, Engineering For more information: Systems Manager. “Knowledgeware brings www.cdzodiac.com automation to every designer’s hands so we can capture how we do things.” Contact mag | Dassault Systèmes Americas 11
  11. 11. Hyundai-Kia Saves 51,000 Engineering Hours with DS Business Value Assessment By Daniel D. Vivian, Director, Engineering Design, Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center Hyundai-Kia Inc. has experienced 48 percent sales growth from 2000 to 2007 and produces 3.7 million vehicles annually, including 750,000 sold in the United States. With 2006 Initial Quality Scores that ranked Hyundai as the Number One non-luxury brand, and an attractive ratio of quality to price that spells value to millions of consumers, it’s a trend the company expects to continue. hile exciting, such aggressive We called in the experts at Dassault W growth brings challenges, and management laid a major challenge at the doorstep of the Hyundai-Kia Systèmes to assist in identifying features and functions that could be leveraged in our processes to achieve the required efficiency America Technical Center (HATCI) in 2007: improvements. Adding the Hyundai Santa Fe crossover program to our existing focus on engineering The Business Value Assessment (BVA) that the Hyundai Sonata sedan, doubling our Dassault Systèmes performed helped us required engineering output. Clearly, meeting identify more than $3 million per year in the challenge would require reengineering of potential savings. This is the equivalent of our existing processes to improve efficiency more than 51,000 engineering hours or without compromising quality. 25 full-time engineers – enough to accommodate the second program. APPLYING “LEAN” TO PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT Guided by Dassault Systèmes, 18 HATCI believed that moving from CATIA V4 employees from 11 HATCI departments to CATIA V5 would help us achieve this goal. spent three days identifying areas for 12 Contact mag | Dassault Systèmes Americas
  12. 12. feature « A major aspect of our reengineering involved leveraging CATIA’s ability to streamline routine work by capturing corporate knowledge as re-usable templates and creating global standards for how designs should be structured. Daniel D. Vivian, Director, Engineering Design, HATCI improvement and quantifying the potential created and structured – time that adds no capability through proficiency testing. We value of the savings. The BVA process value for the consumer and that significantly were surprised to learn that even our top allowed us to apply lean principles to our detracts from overall efficiency. We also experts were skilled at using only portions of product development process. Our goals improved the re-use of design data and CATIA’s functionality. were straightforward: intellectual property, allowing us to focus on new, value-add work rather than re- Testing allowed us to identify each engineer’s • Eliminate non-value-add activities by inventing the wheel (or the seat, the bumper, individual strengths and weaknesses. A leveraging technologies to eliminate or the dashboard …) continuous learning program, geared to automate routine work. close the gap between desired and actual • Initiate collaborative design processes Finally, we focused on conducting vehicle performance, identified opportunities for that would allow engineers to work evaluations in the digital phase, using CATIA improvement. Subsequently, specific on-line concurrently on the same design and for visualization, variation and version exercises were developed and each person be instantly aware of changes. analysis to minimize problems found in the was given targets for moving up the • Support design re-use to avoid design prototype stage. proficiency scale. Each engineer was re-invention with 24/7 access to required to reach 80 percent proficiency in a information within three clicks. BROADER, DEEPER SKILLS specific time period, ensuring they would be • Improve the skill and efficiency of our FOR IMPROVED EFFICIENCY adequately prepared to move on to the next workforce through increased training in To ensure that we could keep our phase of scheduled training. software functionality and methodology. commitment to support a second program, • Streamline fit and assembly with right- we had to fully understand our baseline We did not expect our employees to start first-time design utilizing digital using their new skills on the job immediately. prototypes. Engineering is both a creative and an • Streamline regulatory compliance intellectual discipline. It is therefore important procedures. to give engineers time to experiment and to learn how to think through new tools, LEVERAGING THE FULL features and functions. By honoring this POWER OF CATIA need, we moved our engineers as a group A major aspect of our reengineering from 50 percent proficiency before training to involved leveraging CATIA’s ability to 90 percent proficiency today. streamline routine work by capturing corporate knowledge as re-usable The Hyundai-Kia goal is to be a global leader templates and creating global standards for in quality and performance. Our new, highly how designs should be structured. The efficient processes, fully leveraging CATIA Hyundia-Kia team in Korea was already with superbly trained engineers, ensure that working with DS on templates, so HATCI is positioned to contribute fully to collaborating with them was critical. ensuring Hyundai-Kia meets this goal for years to come• ) By standardizing our formats globally as re- usable templates, we eliminated the For more information: significant amounts of time previously www.hyundaiusa.com required to understand how data was Contact mag | Dassault Systèmes Americas 13
  13. 13. 3DVIA Composer Delivers Product Information Everyware™ Engineers used to have all applies the new information to the initial the fun. But not any more, documentation, quickly and easily. because now there’s 3DVIA Composer from Dassault Once deliverables are created, 3DVIA Systemès, putting 3D to work related product documentation, eliminating Composer offers content creators a for the rest of us. the need for manual, error-prone and wide range of additional capabilities, expensive overhauls. including access controls, protection of DVIA Composer harnesses the documentation and the ability to distribute 3 advanced 3D technologies long available to engineers, and puts that data to work for users in sales, marketing, Best of all, 3DVIA Composer requires no special training and integrates with all bill-of- material (BOM), enterprise resource planning deliverables as discrete outputs for use with or without the free, high-performance 3DVIA Player. Intelligent views overcome language customer service, training, support and (ERP) or product lifecycle management (PLM) barriers and the need for translation by manufacturing. From creating owner’s systems through a simple XML interchange. permitting complex product procedures to manuals and assembly directions to No matter where your company’s 3D data be communicated effectively with a maintenance and sales materials, 3DVIA resides, 3DVIA Composer can put it to work minimum of text. Views can be annotated Composer turns once arduous, time- to create powerful, impactful product and labeled in any way and format the user consuming and expensive tasks into natural documentation on the user’s desktop. Output desires, and styles can be applied to any extensions of the product creation process. options cover many standard file formats, content to ensure visual consistency• ) including Microsoft Office®, PDF, HTML, SVG, By re-using the 3D data created to design CGM and more. For more information: and build a manufacturer’s products, 3DVIA Visit www.3dviacomposer.com. Read the Composer significantly cuts the time and cost 3DVIA Composer also saves time and money 3DVIA Composer blog at www.3dmojo.com involved in crafting product documentation. by allowing content creators to work with and interact with the 3DVIA Composer What’s more, the same technology that partial product information as final designs are community at www.3dmojo.com/forums. automatically updates a product model as being completed. When updated product designs change can automatically update all data becomes available, 3DVIA Composer 14 Contact mag | Dassault Systèmes Americas
  14. 14. solution spotlight ATI FireGL Graphics Accelerators Boost CATIA and ENOVIA DMU Dassault Systèmes and AMD have worked together to provide a better solution for CAD modelers and designers with the ATI FireGL™ line of workstation graphics accelerators ecent years have seen dramatic performance of workstation graphics R increases in the size of models the mechanical designer is tasked to create. This push has come from accelerators, which led Dassault Systèmes to implement Vertex Buffer Objects (VBO) in the OpenGL engine and AMD to optimize two sources. First, improvements in its ATI FireGL OpenGL driver to fit all CATIA manufacturing technology have allowed requirements. This allows the application to Together, AMD and Dassault Systèmes are products to be made with much smaller transfer much of the overhead required to providing a better solution for the more mechanical tolerances. Second, design generate a model’s geometry to the realistic modeling of larger datasets aesthetics have advanced to a point where graphics processing unit (GPU) on the ATI ) needed by today’s mechanical designers• ergonomics and style have become a more FireGL graphics accelerator. important part of the overall product design. For more information: The model’s entire geometry is stored on http://ati.amd.com/FireGL At the same time that models have grown the graphics card’s memory and can be larger, there has also been a push for more rendered at its maximum speed. With its realism when reviewing these more complex industry-leading memory configurations datasets. With the increased focus on featuring up to 2 GB, the ATI FireGL line Design aesthetics have advanced to a usability, lights and shadows, the texture of can therefore accommodate larger models point where ergonomics and style have surfaces get more attention than ever before. than ever before. Even the 32-bit version of become a more important part of the No longer is it sufficient to just model a simply the software will see advantages in the size overall product design. ATI FireGL shaded object. The product needs to be of model that can be visualized. The ATI enables CATIA users to create and examined in a variety of lighting conditions. FireGL technology has also improved the interact with more complex models and memory transfers from the CPU to the assemblies than ever before. The combination of these trends has GPU to better modify any data at any time. created an unprecedented demand on the Contact mag | Dassault Systèmes Americas 15
  15. 15. Multiple engineering domains influence product performance and design decisions. By managing their simulation tools, data, and processes, organizations are able to secure their Realistic simulation allows hundreds of simulation-generated virtual tests to be performed efficiently intellectual property and and cost effectively. Such simulation gain significant efficiencies. processes result in a huge amount of data and knowledge that must be managed and secured. It’s Time to Manage Simulation as a Valued Corporate Asset By Paul Lalor, Product Manager, SIMULIA Most product development hy? Simulation technology processes and, similar to Product Lifecycle organizations know that using realistic simulation throughout the design process delivers W traditionally lives outside most organizations’ product lifecycle management systems and tightly managed Management (PLM) solutions, ensures knowledge capture, data integrity, traceability, and collaboration throughout the business processes. The tools and data are simulation lifecycle. SLM assists more innovative and reliable often controlled by small groups of experts. organizations in leveraging their simulation products to market faster and Generally, simulation results are stored on assets more effectively and reaches a new more cost effectively than local hard drives, meaning they are level of efficiency that shortens development conventional prototyping and inaccessible to others. This leads to cycles, reduces waste, and improves physical testing alone. repeating analyses unnecessarily, or — even product quality while fostering a culture However, even those who worse — losing valuable simulation results. of collaboration and apply simulation effectively For simulation to be an integral part of the innovation. often fail to capture the product development cycle, the associated processes, manage and re-use simulation processes, authoring tools, data, SIMULIA SLM and resulting intellectual property must be The initial release of the data, and secure their managed, shared, and secured as strategic SIMULIA SLM provides simulation-generated business assets. the technology for managing intellectual property. simulation data, processes, To address these issues, SIMULIA, the and tools in a collaborative Dassault Systèmes brand for realistic environment. SIMULIA SLM is simulation, has developed a new solution for built on a mature PLM Simulation Lifecycle Management (SLM). platform from Dassault The SLM vision brings order to simulation Systèmes — the ENOVIA 16 Contact mag | Dassault Systèmes Americas
  16. 16. solution spotlight Collaboration Platform – enabling best-in- simulation results, which can be reviewed in gives individuals and groups access to class PLM operations that act upon the relation to the full system performance simulation-generated information and simulation entities exposed within SLM. specifications. knowledge through an intelligent and intuitive interface. This dashboard provides the quick, To associate the simulation process and key SIMULATION DATA MANAGEMENT cross-functional insight into data needed to results with product intellectual property, The SIMULIA SLM solution collects, support design and business decisions SIMULIA SLM enables four critical elements secures, manages, and associates throughout the development process. of the simulation lifecycle: simulation data with related product data in • Collaboration a central repository. It maintains the WHY SLM NOW? • Simulation data management relationship between engineering targets Shorter product lifecycles, higher material • Integration and process automation and key simulation results, and provides a costs and the expanding role of international • Decision support searchable environment for related data. It regulations are just a few of the factors that also facilitates tracing the history of ensure simulation will play a growing role in COLLABORATION individual simulation processes, including overall product design and manufacturing. Product development involves a number of parameters, assumptions, and results that In a December 2006 white paper entitled teams working together to make design influence key design decisions. “Enterprise Simulation Management,” trade-off decisions based on a variety of CIMdata predicts that the role of simulation performance parameters such as strength, INTEGRATION AND will expand beyond specific validation weight, vibration, and durability. SIMULIA PROCESS AUTOMATION phases to permeate every element of SLM supports cross-functional collaboration A broad spectrum of best-in-class and product development. Its capabilities will by giving everyone in the development proprietary simulation applications facilitates span an enterprise, from purchasing to sales process access to complete product performance analysis. and many others, to empower more the most current SIMULIA SLM connects these various tools informed and confident business decisions. in an open, yet controlled, manner. As the management of an organization’s simulation Together with the increasing volume of data and processes mature, SIMULIA SLM simulations being performed, it is clear that provides the resources to capture, organizations leveraging realistic simulation automate, and deploy approved simulation on a regular basis need an economical and workflows to a wider group of expert and effective tool to manage, share, and secure non-expert simulation users. their simulation assets. SIMULIA SLM will help these organizations gain control of their DECISION SUPPORT simulation-generated intellectual property, To ensure a product meets its functional and transforming it into a valuable corporate manufacturing requirements within the asset•) constraints of time and cost, organizations must leverage simulation results across multiple For more information: departments. The SIMULIA SLM environment www.simulia.com/products/slm.html Contact mag | Dassault Systèmes Americas 17
  17. 17. Lockheed Martin Puts F-35s Onboard Ships Virtually, Avoids up to $100 Million in Costs Take an aircraft carrier n most cases, lots of challenges. But in “Everything is commercial off-the-shelf designed and built in a shipyard, and a fighter jet designed and built years later I the case of the new F-35 Lightning II fighter jet designed by Lockheed Martin, those challenges should be a thing of the technology, and all of it connects easily through the ENVISION open-software architecture,” says Mike Dobbins, SAIL past. Thanks to a 3D virtual reality Systems Engineer for virtual maintenance in a totally different environment called SAIL (Ship/Air Integration and digital human modeling. CAVE environment by another Lab) that Lockheed Martin developed, the surrounds users with life-sized displays of contractor, put them together company is identifying and resolving detailed engineering data, the flight deck and what do you get? integration issues between its F-35s and and even the ocean in a new approach to aircraft carriers already in service – in some comprehending complex data called cases for decades – while the new planes “immersive engineering.” are still in the digital design phase. SAIL ANTICIPATES, ELIMINATES DELMIA’s ENVISION software for assessing CLASHES EARLY mechanical interferences is at the heart of Lockheed Martin is building three versions of the SAIL system. SAIL also leverages CATIA the F-35 – one for traditional land-based 3D digital designs as a main source of data operations, one for carrier operations on the configuration of both planes and and one for short takeoff vertical landing ships. Lockheed Martin combined these operations. Of the three, the carrier-based solutions with technologies such as version offers the greatest challenges due to stereographic head-mounted displays and a the rigors of shipboard flight operations. To six-camera spherical digital-video system to date, Lockheed Martin estimates the create SAIL and CAVE (Cave Automatic lessons learned through immersive Virtual Environment), the room where the engineering with SAIL have generated virtual reality simulations are performed. benefits that have allowed the company to 18 Contact mag | Dassault Systèmes Americas
  18. 18. success story SAIL is an immersive engineering environment leveraging DELMIA and CATIA together with other technologies. avoid up to $100 million in costs, a payback millions of dollars and potentially disrupt machine interfaces and human factors in of approximately 15-to-1 on Lockheed shipboard operations. Using SAIL to find virtual maintenance. “Its value is that it Martin’s investment and the approximate them in the digital stage, before the aircraft represents reality accurately in space, in value of two F-35 Lightning IIs – like giving are built, allows Lockheed Martin to correct time, and in movement that is true to life.” the taxpayers two free aircraft. them when changes are easy and inexpensive to make. This also allows its Lockheed Martin often brings Navy “SAIL is all about affordability,” says Michael R. engineers to find the best solution – not just personnel into the facility to experience the Yokell, Senior Manager, F-35 Basing and Ship the one that can be most quickly retrofitted simulations first hand. “SAIL lets maintainers Suitability. “The savings come from finding into an already built aircraft. and ordnance specialists see within a few and fixing design problems now instead of seconds whether something designed into later, when the cost would be far higher.” SAFER OPERATIONS THROUGH the aircraft will work on the flight deck, VIRTUAL REALITY because it is so easy for them to relate what The value of SAIL lies in identifying issues in SAIL also helps Lockheed Martin anticipate they see in SAIL to their own shipboard the design of the planes that normally and mitigate potential dangers to shipboard experience,” Yokell says. wouldn’t be noticed until after they were put personnel, such as determining safe into service. For example, SAIL helped distances from intake valves or the heat “SAIL is a radical approach for a engineers recognize that the initial design for dispersed around an engine. SAIL is ideal for conservative company, but one that is tie-downs used to lash the planes to the simulating almost any operation on the flight proving its worth every day,” Yokel says. “We carrier deck wouldn’t work due to clashing deck, the weapons bay inside the aircraft, or have been working for a decade to find a parts. Certain parts were redesigned or attachment points beneath the wings. SAIL way to quickly identify maintainability and relocated to eliminate the clashes. Early on, simulations also can show two, three, or affordability issues and verify proposed fixes. engineers also realized that mounting the even four crew members working together Without the credibility generated by the engines on rails inside the fuselage would in an operation such as re-arming an F-35. realism and accuracy of the electronic tools allow them to be removed through the rear working through DELMIA with CATIA data, of the plane for servicing, which works best “The big improvement over previous SAIL might not have gained acceptance”• ) at sea, rather than through the bottom, as is approaches to rendering engineering customary for land-based aircraft. information is that SAIL integrates CAD, For more information: human motion, sections of the aircraft, www.lockheedmartin.com/aeronautics Finding such issues after construction is the elements of the ship and surrounding most expensive time to find them, forcing spaces,” says Pascale Rondot, the F-35 repairs and workarounds that can cost SAIL lead who is responsible for human- Contact mag | Dassault Systèmes Americas 19
  19. 19. Pentair Processes Flow Faster with ENOVIA Minnesota-based Pentair Inc. arlos Moreno, Pentair Water’s PLM yet, those that are find that having a single has evolved through acquisitions into a global powerhouse focused on water C (Product Lifecycle Management) Systems Manager, wanted to help Pentair make consistent, reliable, up-to-date source of data and a consistent data model with revision and version management streamlines collaboration. data available to everyone, regardless of technologies and technical location. Pentair executives searched the “Previously, one person had to do the entire products. In 2006, the marketplace for new solutions to address design,” says Dave Averbeck, Director of company’s two divisions had four top needs: a common 3D design Engineering for the Filtration Group, the first a combined 15,000 employees system; a single, centralized data repository Pentair division to adopt ENOVIA. “Now we and locations in 40 cities with a common data model; a collaborative can split that project among four or five from Sheboygan, Wisconsin, platform capable of supporting multiple different people, and everyone knows what to Shanghai, China. sites; and a common approach to workflow. everyone else is doing. It cuts the time in half and multiplies the brain power applied to every When the dust settled, the clear winner was project, which makes for a better design.” a PLM solution from Dassault Systèmes featuring ENOVIA for product data and Centralized, reliable data managed in workflow management. One key factor was ENOVIA also lowers the potential for DS PLM’s introduction of Multi-Site, a mistakes, significantly decreasing the solution to synchronize data across number of changes made at the tooling distributed installations. “In the end, Multi- stage, when they are most expensive. Site is what got everyone on board,” Moreno “ENOVIA has enabled Pentair to reap the says. “To be able to interact was so benefits of engineering globally, without appealing.” ENOVIA also works seamlessly boundaries,” says T. Balagangadaran, with multiple CAD systems. Senior PLM Engineer. SEARCHABLE, CENTRALIZED DATA “One of the huge benefits is the ability to DRIVES EFFICIENCY avoid redundancy in design,” says Randy Although not every division is live on ENOVIA Baker, Engineering Services Manager for 20 Contact mag | Dassault Systèmes Americas
  20. 20. success story « ENOVIA has enabled Pentair to reap the benefits of engineering globally, without boundaries. T. Balagangadaran, Senior PLM Engineering, Pentair Pentair Water, Pool and Spa. “When you sourcing. We track the regulatory certific- importance of having a single vision and a don’t have a strong database, you can ations for every part in every product in single approach worldwide,” Moreno says. waste two days searching for something every jurisdiction. DS PLM is making life “Having one cook in the kitchen, rather than a you never find, and then you waste time re- easier for our entire organization.” different one in every sales territory, was designing something you already had. critical to our success.” That’s a huge cost, and a powerful tool like A phased implementation allows each new ENOVIA eliminates it.” group to benefit from the development work Pentair plans to leverage its DS PLM done by its predecessors. “It’s great that any investment for even greater future returns, ONE COMPANY WITH ONE idea, process, or workflow developed for one including rolling out Multi-Site access to its TRUSTED DATA SOURCE group can be recycled for the benefit of the locations across Europe. “In an increasingly Every location equipped with Multi-Site, entire organization,” says Chris Lange, competitive market, it is only logical that our including Pentair’s design centers in India, Director of Engineering for the Pump Division. efforts in 2008 concentrate on continuously now has access to precisely the same data fostering innovation, in addition to our and product structure and receives regular FOCUS ON INFLOW TECHNOLOGY process improvements,” Moreno says• ) synchronized updates of only that data that Pentair gives much of the credit for its DS PLM has changed since the previous update. success to InFlow Technology, a Dassault For more information: Systèmes value-added reseller that specializes www.pentair.com Pentair’s DS PLM implementation also in PLM strategy and implementation. “Their www.inflow-tech.com supports the broader enterprise with support has been phenomenal, and the product data. “Our Supply people use the knowledge they have developed over the system on a day-to-day-basis, Customer years in working with Pentair has really paid Service stores product manuals in it, Quality off,” Baker says. uses it extensively to store their ISO control documents and manage processes such “InFlow has worked as an extension of our as ROHS,” says Dan Turkoski, own group, as part of our team,” Moreno who led the implementation adds. InFlow also supports Pentair’s rollout team. “Production keeps worldwide. “We really appreciate work instructions in it, that Dassault Systèmes Purchasing uses it for supported us on make-versus-buy this point and decisions and saw the Contact mag | Dassault Systèmes Americas 21
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