Agricultural Machine Design

Faster design processes together with virtual testing capabilities speed delivery, reduce costs and improve performance of agricultural machinery

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Accelerating Agricultural Machinery Design with Solid Edge

Solid Edge software enables manufacturers to respond rapidly to major trends that are impacting farming and agricultural machinery manufacturing.

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Overview

Accelerate the Agricultural
Machinery Design Process

To be competitive in today’s market, you need to accelerate the design of agriculture machinery so that you can meet launch dates and satisfy your customers’ demands for high-quality, reliable equipment. Solid Edge provides an efficient, integrated 3D design platform that enables you to perform virtual testing of your designs to minimize manufacturing issues, reduce costs, and ensure the durability and superior performance of your equipment in harsh environments.

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The Solid Edge portfolio of software tools address all aspects of the product development process including 3D design, electrical design, simulation, manufacturing and data management. Using Solid Edge for the design of agricultural machinery, you can:

  • Meet increasing demand for agricultural machinery with shorter product development times
  • Support innovative machinery and equipment design with powerful, flexible 3D design tools
  • Facilitate feasibility studies with rapid 3D modeling to assess new product designs and configurations
  • Easily integrate standard and catalog parts from external suppliers into your designs
  • Perform virtual testing of your designs to eliminate interferences between moving parts, and minimize manufacturing issues
  • Take advantage of Solid Edge Simulation to optimize designs for high performance and durability while minimizing material costs
  • Reduce end-user operating costs with efficient machine designs
  • Demonstrate compliance with government and industry regulations with secure document control and electronic workflow management and signoffs
  • Improve customer service by providing high-quality, illustrated maintenance documents and maintaining accurate “as-delivered” bills of materials (BOMs)

Capabilities

Affordable, Professional Productivity Solutions

Agricultural machinery manufacturers are often small- and medium-sized organizations that do not typically have the large information technology resources that larger enterprises can apply to implementing and maintaining high-end software solutions. They need professional computer-aided design (CAD) and productivity solutions that are affordable, as well as easy to implement and maintain. Solid Edge provides solutions that help to:

Digitalize engineering processes. Digitalize your entire product development process and transform your business. Streamline engineering processes with 3D digital models. Add intelligence to 3D models throughout the product development lifecycle.

Improve productivity with next-generation design. Make digital representations of existing designs with reverse engineering. Use assembly modeling to manage large assemblies, up to 100,000 parts. Optimize products with generative design.

Speed mechanical design with 3D CAD. Use a history-free approach to 3D CAD with synchronous technology. Design complex parts and assemblies quickly and flexibly. Work directly with design geometry and make changes instantly.

Visualize design intent. Create photorealistic images and animations of proposed products with 3D rendering. Communicate the value of new products to potential customers. Validate design in real-world settings using augmented reality.

Integrate electromechanical design efforts. Create fully functional and manufacturable designs using industry-proven wiring and harness design capabilities. Enable seamless ECAD-MCAD collaboration for electrical and mechanical engineers.

Prepare design for 3D printing. Create products using the latest additive manufacturing and 3D printing techniques, with support for an end-to-end workflow.

Effortlessly create sheet metal models. Create 3D sheet metal models from 2D sketches. Use unique functions, such as enhanced lofted flanges and bend bulge relief, to build complex models.

Streamline access to manufacturing methods. Define and execute a wide range of traditional and new manufacturing processes including CNC machining, nesting, cutting, bending, molding, welding, assembly and additive manufacturing.

Meet customer and regulatory requirements. Manage customer and regulatory requirements using requirements management. Make requirements easily visible to design engineers, and track fulfillment of these requirements.

Enable paperless 3D documentation. Communicate more effectively and reduce manufacturing costs using annotated 3D models rather than 2D drawings with model-based definition. Spend less time on documentation.

Validate and improve product performance. Validate and improve performance of products with scalable simulation tools that use virtual prototyping and new integrated motion and vibration simulation. Communicate your digital design documentation globally with XLIFF language translation.

Share product data over the cloud. Cloud-based collaboration offers a secure way to share product information regardless of origin.

Simplify data re-use and migration. Simplify re-use and migration of 3D models and 2D drawings from other CAD solutions. Maintain 3D model intelligence and 2D drawing associativity.

Manage data, easily and securely. Search, manage and share product data efficiently and securely with scalable data management solutions. Meet the needs of all manufacturers with built-in data management and Teamcenter integration.

For agricultural machinery manufacturers who both design standard products that are available in many configurations as well as engineer-to-order, accelerated design means delivering your new products on time, meeting your customers’ needs and increasing your cash flow and profitability.

Customer Highlight

Products Delivered Faster and with Greater Innovation

Theebo Tech designs and manufactures agricultural equipment, including seeders and planters, and has achieved simplified and automated product development processes using Solid Edge.

Challenges

  • Select design solution that can best manage sheet metal and large assemblies
  • Streamline the design process
  • Improve the reuse of 3D product data

Keys to Success

  • Understand the link between files and the full impact of design changes
  • Enable ready access to critical documents
  • Utilize synchronous technology to accelerate product development

Results

  • Notably improved design speed
  • Significant reuse of designs from previous models
  • Simplified and automated product development processes resulting in substantially improved operational efficiencies
  • Products delivered faster and with greater innovation

Customer Stories

Solid Edge and agricultural machinery design

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