A portfolio of solutions for product development and manufacturing
Automotive aftermarket and supply chain manufacturers need to have the flexibility to meet an increasing number of demands, including the need to react to growing and changing global demand for aftermarket and original equipment parts, the need to provide customized products and the opportunities presented by new design and manufacturing techniques. By implementing an integrated solution for product development, manufacturers can speed the product development process and stay ahead of the competition.
With 29 of the top 30 global vehicle manufacturers using Siemens Digital Industries Software solutions, automotive aftermarket and supply chain companies using Solid Edge have assurance of the highest quality data exchange with their customers.
Start or strengthen your digital transformation
The Siemens Solid Edge portfolio provides an excellent solution for automotive supply chain and aftermarket manufacturers who want to start or strengthen a digital transformation for their business. Solid Edge software modules enable an integrated solution for product development that leverages 3D digital models, or “digital twins.” A digital model contains data that follows product development throughout the product lifecycle, allowing the product to be optimized along the way, taking the model from concept to manufacturing.
The Solid Edge portfolio of software tools enables automotive aftermarket and supply chain companies to improve their capabilities and performance in key process areas such as design, simulation and data management, helping manufacturers:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Create unique products based on organic shapes using subdivision modeling technology. Use advanced capabilities for shape creation, manipulation, and analysis, with intuitive freeform modeling to create stylized shapes.
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 in imported design projects.
With 3D CAD, simulation, electrical design, manufacturing and data management capabilities, Solid Edge provides an integrated portfolio of affordable and easy-to-use solutions for automotive supply chain and aftermarket manufacturers—helping you rise to new challenges.
Hall Designs finishes first with Solid Edge
Using Solid Edge with synchronous technology, Craig can design new components quickly, easily use and modify vendor CAD parts, and create realistic 3D models to share with customers—without having to create costly physical prototypes. Solid Edge also offers something else that competitive CAD products don’t—a low cost of entry subscription model, allowing him to make the jump to starting his own business without the financial risk of an upfront software purchase.
Decreasing programming errors and incorporating 4-axis machines
Automotive mechanical parts supplier uses Solid Edge and CAM to accelerate machine programming time
- Meet greater demand for parts quality, design and manufacturing
- Fulfill clients’ requests for more geometrically complicated parts Incorporate 4- and 5-axis
- CNC machines and reprogram those machines due to small modifications in the design of parts
Keys to success
- Well-synchronized integration of CAD and CAM, allowing for programming to be modified
- Reduce machine programming time by up to 84 percent
- Correct adjustment of post-processors
- Simulate machine trajectory in G-code
- Significantly accelerated programming time
- Substantially decreased the possibility of programming errors
- Incorporated 4-axis machine
- Enabled programming of machines from the CAM
Solid Edge and automotive supply chain and aftermarket manufacturers
Siemens Digital Industries Software solutions enable automotive supplier to reduce average product delivery time by 38 percent