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Consumer Durables

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Achieve faster and more efficient consumer durables design with Solid Edge

We understand that you need to quickly bring to market the latest in attractive, easy-to-use and reliable products for your customers.

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Overview

Accelerate the Consumer Durables
Design Process

Consumer durables manufacturers need to be able to rapidly introduce new products to meet customer demands for the latest in aesthetically pleasing, ergonomic and reliable consumer products. As a manufacturer, you also need to easily create both physical and virtual prototypes to help validate your new designs and to perform testing to ensure that your products comply with industry and government regulations.

Solid Edge provides professional, easy-to-use solutions for consumer durables design that help meet these needs. Using Solid Edge, regardless of your size as a consumer durables manufacturer, you can improve your design and development processes and rapidly introduce new products, enabling you to increase your cash flow and profit margins.

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Capabilities

The Solid Edge Advantage

Solid Edge can speed consumer durables design and domestic appliance design and help your company flourish in the fast moving consumer durables business environment with:

Rapid concept design by incorporating sketches into the 3D CAD design process and easy physical prototype creation for focus group evaluation by outputting models to 3D printers

Fast modeling of complex, curved shapes using advanced surface design capabilities resulting in attractively designed products with excellent ergonomics

Rapid design using Solid Edge with synchronous technology ensuring accurate fit and function of components by designing, analyzing and modifying 3D parts within 3D assembly models

Integration of electrical and electronic components into consumer durables design and modeling housings around these components

Virtual testing and validation of critical parts and assemblies using integrated Solid Edge Simulation software that ensures high performance, safety and product durability

Easy creation of photorealistic images and animations of the final product to support sales and marketing

Accurate and timely supply of information to manufacturing including 2D drawings, 3D models and bills of materials resulting in less errors and rework

Solid Edge manufacturing applications for accurate definition and control of machining and fabrication processes

Use of 3D assembly models to easily create accurate and easy-to-follow installation, maintenance and user manuals

Solid Edge data management offers scalable solutions for management of CAD files and related technical data that meet the needs of consumer durables manufacturers, from startups and very small firms to larger manufacturers with distributed operations.

With 3D CAD, simulation, manufacturing and design management capabilities, Solid Edge provides an integrated portfolio of affordable and easy-to-use solutions that help consumer durables manufacturing companies design better.

Customer Highlight

Faster Development of
Contemporary Faucet Designs

Solid Edge accelerates design of Pietro Signorini’s stylish faucets, achieving a 50 percent reduction in time for new product development.

Consumer Durables

Challenges

  • Continuously improve product excellence and quality
  • Minimize design errors
  • Reduce design time
  • Simplify learning process for using the new 3D tool

Keys to Success

  • Leverage advanced 3D software (the best in the medium-to-high range market)
  • Facilitate realistic visualization through the use of an advanced rendering module that facilitates collaboration with marketing and sales

Results

  • Eliminated expensive and inaccurate prototypes
  • Reduced development time by 50 percent
  • Enables continuous innovation
  • Serves as a valuable marketing tool in presenting both a compelling technological and design impression of products

Customer Stories

Solid Edge and consumer durables design

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