Product development software for aerospace supply chain companies

Bring new concepts to market faster, meet regulatory pressures, and deliver products with best-in-class performance characteristics.

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Solid Edge helps Either Tech enter the aerospace market

Siemens Digital Industries Software solutions enable a parts manufacturer to increase productivity and part quality.

When our engineers tested two methods for the same work piece, the time difference could be up to 20 minutes, so if we make 1,000 pieces a year, the difference would be 20,000 minutes.

Guo Ren-Chi, Deputy Manager Either Tech Co., Ltd.

Speeding product development for aerospace supply chain companies

Aerospace supply chain companies are facing an increasing number of demands, including cost pressures from aircraft manufacturers, shortened project timeframes and the need to prove compliance with industry regulations.

With limited resources compared to larger OEM counterparts, you need affordable, flexible and easy-to-implement software tools to help you meet these demands.

The Solid Edge portfolio of software tools addresses all aspects of the product development process, including 3D design, electrical design, simulation, manufacturing and data management.

Aerospace supply chain companies using these tools can:

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.

Create unique products based on organic shapes. Develop distinctive products using subdivision modeling technology without the need for expert knowledge. Solid Edge offers advanced capabilities for shape creation, manipulation, and analysis, with intuitive freeform modeling tools that create stylized shapes.

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.

With 3D CAD, simulation, electrical design, manufacturing and data management capabilities, Solid Edge provides an integrated portfolio of affordable and easy-to-use aerospace supply chain solutions to help you rise to new challenges.

Digitalizing the product development process to create best-in-class products

Create 3D digital models of products with Solid Edge, which can be used throughout the product development lifecycle—from concept design to virtual prototyping through to manufacturing. Also known as “digital twins”, these models are digital representations of your product. Digitalization enables optimization of both the product development process and final product.

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