Assembly support and new rules for sheet metal fabrication help users save time and cost
Mumbai : Geometric Limited (BSE: 532312, NSE: GEOMETRIC), a leader in Engineering Services and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions and technologies, today announced the release of DFMPro Version 2.0 for SolidWorks, with enhancements for sheet metal fabrication including assembly support and pre‐programmed rules.
DFMPro is a revolutionary design for manufacturability (DFM) analysis tool that facilitates quick and upstream manufacturability validation and identification of design aspects that are difficult, expensive or impossible to manufacture. The tool has advanced in‐built design rules for validating manufacturing processes like milling, drilling, turning and sheet metal fabrication, and can also be customized to adhere to specific designing rules.
The highlights of the new version include:
• New pre‐programmed rules for sheet metal fabrication: Users can now validate designs using rules that cover minimum acceptable bend radius, minimum required distances between cutouts, as well as part boundaries and bends. In addition, users can also validate slots for
minimum width requirements.
• Generate reports as eDrawings® file: With this option, instances violating manufacturing guidelines and related details can now be dynamically viewed offline in 3D
• Support for assemblies: DFMPro rules can now be executed on assemblies thus providing huge savings on execution time. Multiple parts in an assembly can be validated using a single run of the software.
• Support for feature count and parameters calculation: Within the DFMPro customization framework, a simple macro is provided, which will generate feature count and parameter information along with gross part parameters for models in a tabular format. Using this data, individual users can create their own template to perform simple manufacturing cost calculations using solid models.
DFMPro helps user with:
• Early prediction and prevention of production problems or manufacturing inefficiencies
• Evolution of optimal design and product quality
• Automation of manufacturability review process
• Reduction of lead‐time by reducing backtracking and design iterations
• A scalable framework for manufacturability knowledge capture and reuse
For further details and a free 15-day trial version, please visit: http://dfmpro.geometricglobal.com
- Tire maker Michelin develops FEA post-processing tools using MeshViz XLM and Open Inventor® by VSG
- FARO and Autodesk Collaborate to Add Support for Point Cloud Data to AutoCAD 2011
- Delcam presented with sixth Queen's Award
- Spatial Announces Registration Open for 3D Insiders' Summit 2011
- Official Thinkdesign 2011 Beta version Entering into the Build Phase - Ready for Imminent Release
- MSC Software and Sigmadyne Announce New Capabilities for Optimization of Optical Systems
- Materialise Innovation Forum Major Success
- COMET robot machining consortium meets at Fraunhofer
- Two Indian SolidWorks resellers add Sescoi's WorkNC to their portfolio
- Autodesk Acquires T-Splines Modeling Technology Assets