2D drawings have played a major role in product design and manufacturing, and still play an important part today. Yet, 2D drawings can’t always cut it in a 3D world.
Two-dimensional drawings can provide a good understanding of how a product will function and what tolerances and dimensions are required to ensure fit and functionality.
The challenge is that 2D drawings have a few drawbacks that can hinder the manufacturing process within an organisation. This is where 3D design comes into its own.
Paying attention to the careful design and material selection guidelines in the design and manufacturing of composites is vital to ensuring structural integrity of parts. Without adherence to guidelines in designing composites, this can lead to the development of poor-quality parts, which isn’t going to help anyone.
This is extremely important as the benefits of strong composite designs include the production of lightweight, impact resistant and strong parts compared to standard metal products. Ultimately, this leads to the manufacturing of better quality parts for a better-quality product, especially when these parts will be used in aircraft where safety protocols are extremely stringent.
The production of better-quality parts is also important due to Governmental crackdowns on carbon emissions, particularly for aircrafts. But with composite design, the reduction in fuel costs and carbon emissions based on the production of lightweight structures helps to adhere to Governmental pressures.
The current issue over the recent crashes of two Boeing 737 MAX aircraft has uncovered many issues over the design, certification and operation of this new aircraft.
3DEXPERIENCE Social Collaboration Services R2019x FD01
Enhanced Collaboration Scenario:
With the availability of 3DEXPERIENCE R2019x FD01, collaboration is enhanced between users taking advantage of Social Collaboration Services and CATIA V5.
The new Share Folder - "Add to my Files" option in 3DDrive allows automatic synchronisation of folder content between user.
Hereafter is a short scenario demonstrating how to use this new functionality to ease the collaboration.
Current practice in architectural and engineering design involves workflow methods that can have many stages and steps that challenge the efficacy and quality of the design and construction process. Unnecessary costs accrue through design collaboration delays and redesign or rework at any stage which challenges the business model of all participants.
Dassault Systemes announces JLR Supplier Offers
Jaguar Land Rover i-PLM 2.0 - The Engineering Toolset
Jaguar Land Rover’s heritage comprises some of the world’s most iconic vehicles, including Jaguar Mark II, E-Type, and the Land Rover Defender.
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) emerged within Tata Motors as an exciting, dynamic global enterprise after having passed through the corporate hands of Ford Motors. Due to JLR's varied ownership history, a complex mixture of automotive industry software was inherited from its previous owners, and this was not scaled or supportive of JLR’s aggressive business plan.
Dassault Systemes has announced the
On Cloud Release 2019X of the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform
All On Cloud customers were successfully and seamlessly upgrade to their new revisions when they logged into their accounts earlier this week. This new release features powerful enhancements to all roles together with the announcement of new ones addressing different sectors of industry.
scSTREAM is one of the newest products in the MSC Software portfolio.
It aims to make the job of simulating fluid flow and heat transfer easy and accessible to more Engineers than traditional Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) packages.
The movie below shows a quick demonstration of its use for a simple thermal assessment of a small electronics package.
Over the past couple of months, we published a series of articles related to Modelling Methodology in CATIA V5.
The presented articles discuss the entire process for parts that are mainly prismatic in shape, with single body.
Multi-body and surface based modelling will be covered in future articles.
To recap, the topics and articles links are below:
Blog Posts from January to July 2018
ICYMI (In Case You Missed It)
- Adaptive Building Design
In recent years many papers, both government whitepapers, research document and industry guru’s have voiced concern on the poor productivity within the construction industry.
- Dropbox and BIM
Dropbox is used very frequently amongst companies within the construction industry as a mechanism to share information. Its cheap, easy to use and available to synchronise files across many hardware platforms. It is easy to see why it has been taken up by many small, medium and even large organisations to help them manage BIM information on building projects.
- 3DEXPERIENCE Design Share Collaboration Tool
In this short video you will see some of the powerful live collaboration tools of the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform in a scenario where two designers are working on different parts within the same product.