As a machine designer today you are constantly facing one very clear but difficult issue: the ever increasing complexity of your product designs. Driven by market demand for new and innovative products with an increasing array of options, product complexity has multiplied exponentially in the last decade. Add the need to apply new technologies before your competitors do, customer demand for faster delivery – and the need to fit more and more capability into smaller and smaller spaces while delivering increasingly functional shapes with optimized material costs – and product complexity becomes almost impossible to manage. Enter Solid Edge and its Design with Insight approach to machine design. Straightforward yet robust, simple but elegant, Solid Edge eases the design of complex machines.
Easing the design of complex machinery Your products are becoming more complex, but that doesn’t mean your processes or your tools have to follow. Solid Edge can help you to Design with Insight, simplifying design complexity by providing insight into design intent throughout the machine design process. Solid Edge helps you capture and re-use pertinent information starting at layout and moving through to complete digital mockup, while providing you with industry-best practices for machineryspecific processes such as weldments, sheet metal, wiring, tubing, shape creation and assembly. By extending this valuable insight to all of the users of design information through Solid Edge’s unique built-in collaborative environment, you will soon be managing product complexity without adding to the complexity of your machine design processes. Results that count Solid Edge is one of the few investments you can make that will impact the top line of your business. By maximizing design re-use and innovation, Solid Edge will help you evaluate more variations in less time, clearly differentiate your product and quickly adapt to change – ultimately leading to improved customer proposals and higher win rates. And, at the same time, Solid Edge helps to keep your product development costs under control through effortless re-use of components and systems from previously completed projects, streamlined design reviews, faster supplier turnaround and fewer prototyping cycles.This all leads to reduced rework and clearly identifiable increases in engineering productivity that make you more competitive in the marketplace. Significant cost savings from lower material costs and inventory optimization do not mean a reduction in quality. Solid Edge lets you quickly and easily explore new materials and shapes for optimized functionality, while improving documentation for your manufacturing team, customers and suppliers. It’s no accident that Solid Edge is the design tool of choice for thousands of machinery organizations around the world.These companies rely on Solid Edge to make complex machine design easier. Using Solid Edge, they build functionally accurate machinery models and eliminate costly errors and rework.They quickly develop new and improved designs that exceed customer expectations and help to keep their order book full. 1