01/04/2017 to 07/30/2017 Case Study

Recumbent bicycle maker Challenge b.v. reduces weight of products with the help of Femap for finite element analysis

With Femap’s easy-to-use preprocessor, accurate solver and integrated nonlinear analysis functionality, Challenge gained a thorough understanding of material performance, built more accurate physical prototypes, and did more focused testing on its bikes. Other results attributed to Fenap included a 4.5-kilogram weight reduction on bikes that can now support heavier riders and the ability to get new models ready for production sooner.

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12/28/2017 to 06/30/2017 Case Study

Future Test designs better with Solid Edge

The electronic design, test and repair services provider gets designs done 2 to 3 times faster and is able to explore design ideas on the fly. Solid Edge with synchronous technology enables the company to dramatically shorten time-to-market. Future Test reports that the software transforms complex design from tedious to turbo charged. “With Solid Edge synchronous technology, we can immediately make the adjustments we need to make in our design process,” said Roger Malin, president, Future Test. “This is a solution we can run our business on, the others not so. We don’t have time to get used to all the idiosyncrasies of a traditional history-based system like SolidWorks.”

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12/21/2016 to 06/30/2017 Case Study

KC Samyang Water designs better with Solid Edge

The maker of water supply and sewerage treatment equipment and systems shortened the design cycle 20 percent and improved product reliability and quality by 25 percent. “Solid Edge with synchronous technology provides uncomplicated design methods tailored to the needs of the product development team. Solid Edge delivers a streamlined CAD design workflow that enhances the productivity of designers without additional training,” says Kim Guk Hyeon, general manager for KC Samyang Water Systems. Watch the video and read the story.

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12/21/2016 to 06/30/2017 Case Study

RUAG Aerospace cuts finite element meshing times from a week to less than a day with Femap

Short project deadlines from satellite companies in the United States, Japan, Europe and Russia require model validation at reduced costs. Femap with NX Nastran from Siemens PLM Software provides a user-friendly finite element analysis (FEA) pre- and post-processing with excellent performance-to-cost ratio. Femap allows RUAG to work with all major FEA and CAD formats and easy define and evaluate laminate structures. With automatic meshing, RUGA reduced finite element modeling time from one week to less than one day. The company also reports faster analysis turnaround time and the ability to create more detailed models and more accurate boundary conditions to improve accuracy.

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12/14/2016 to 06/30/2017 Case Study

Jiangsu Zuzem Valves designs better with Solid Edge

The maker of valves, nozzles and bearing housings cut design errors 90 percent. It increased overall design efficiency 20 percent. “Solid Edge not only has powerful functions that specifically meets our valve design needs, but it’s also very easy to use,” says Zhou Zimin, director of the technology development center at Jiangsu Zuzem. “with the synchronous modeling technology, the changes are made in the model directly before the molds are manufactured.”

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12/07/2016 to 06/30/2017 Case Study

JSP Industries designs better with Solid Edge

The elegant furniture manufacturer cut production lead time by up to 50 percent and reduced typical hotel room furnishing project from 10 days to 2 days. JSP designs and customizes high-quality furniture, such as for hospital and hotel rooms or for home theaters. “Solid Edge with synchronous technology has proven to be very powerful here,” said Pierre Perreault, JSP president. “The ability to handle changes, in fact, is what led us to adopt Solid Edge."

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12/07/2016 to 06/30/2017 Case Study

Offshore pipe-laying ship maker Allseas verifies quick changes to designs with Femap

On-board equipment changes often require redesign while at sea for the Allseas Group. Those designs changes from multiple CAD systems are verified for structural integrity using Femap with NX Nastran. Results include meeting insurance requirements. “Femap lets us make an envelope of load cases, which was very difficult to do in the past with big models. This is a good tool and we use it a lot,” said Basem Sharoubim, coordinator of the Allseas Structural Group.

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11/30/2016 to 05/30/2017 Case Study

Essential Power Transmission designs better with Solid Edge

The gearbox pioneer increased turnaround from 15 new product designs per year to 50. “The company was looking for a design solution that enabled our engineers to start using the CAD software as quickly as possible, and, just as importantly, software that would enable them to materially improve their annual product turnaround,” said Nimroj Maknojiya, design engineer. “Solid Edge, especially its synchronous technology capability, simply makes it easier to create and modify designs versus traditional CAD.”

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11/23/2016 to 05/30/2017 Case Study

Bernina International designs better with Solid Edge

The manufacturer of state-of-the-art sewing and embroidery systems uses Solid Edge for efficient product development and delivery of sophisticated, high-tech componentry within a very limited space. "Especially during the concept stage, Solid Edge with synchronous technology is a wonderful tool for experimentation and new ideas," notes Alain Capt., CAD coordinator at Bernina. “Nowadays, a sewing machine is a complex, high-tech product that combines precision mechanical, electrical and electronic components, as well as software, in a confined space,” says Gérard Durville, development and design director.

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11/23/2016 to 05/30/2017 Case Study

Analytical system solutions and spectro-radiometer developer ABB brings finite element analysis in house with Femap

Femap helped ABB shorten turnaround time on finite element analysis, speeds product development, achieve greater flexibility in how and when FEA is used and provided for more productive discussions with its customers.

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11/16/2016 to 05/30/2017 Case Study

Shivam Industries designs better with Solid Edge

The manufacturer of aluminum pressure die-castings for multiple industries (automobiles, consumer products, instrumentation and electrical and pneumatic tools) cut its design cycle by 30 percent and reduced shop floor rejection rates with Solid Edge and CAM Express, both from Siemens PLM Software. “Only Solid Edge has synchronous technology, which allows designers to quickly edit existing geometry, for faster design changes,” says K. D. Shardul, CEO at Shivam Industries. “In terms of CAM, the Siemens solution supports advanced processes such as core cavity extraction."

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11/09/2016 to 05/30/2017 Case Study

Hi-Con Technocast designs better with Solid Edge

The company manufacturers castings used in pumps and valves for automotive and transportation components, medical implants, and oil and gas equipment. With Solid Edge for design and CAM Express for manufacturing, both from Siemens PLM Software, Hi-Con increased productivity 35 percent and eliminated 40 percent of its manual processes. Among the technical features of Solid Edge Hi-Con particularly likes are its synchronous-based modeling capability and the fact that the solution is built on Parasolid® software, also developed by Siemens.

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11/09/2016 to 05/30/2017 Case Study

Satellite maker EADS Astrium reduces development time with Femap’s concurrent design, analysis and simulation

Femap enabled EADS to increase its understanding of complex designs, easily handle multiple modeling scenarios and quickly generate new models to enable the exploration of design options.

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11/02/2016 to 05/30/2017 Case Study

Spijkstaal Elektro designs better with Solid Edge

The electric vehicle manufacturer uses Solid Edge for design and Teamcenter for data management, both from Siemens PLM Software. With the use of synchronous technology in Solid Edge, the company is realizing designs once thought impossible, including an entirely new vehicle in seven months and continuous innovation. "Our use of synchronous technology lets us develop products faster and more efficiently," says Wim Heijboer, general director at Spijkstaal Elektro. "This level of design flexibility will help us develop new products to capture more market share."

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10/26/2016 to 04/30/2017 Case Study

Matritech designs better with Solid Edge

The manufacturer of complex metal parts for vehicles, trains, medical equipment, electronics and home appliances reduced new design time 40% using the synchronous technology in Solid Edge from Siemens PLM Software. Other results included productivity improvements (from 80 to 118 designs per year) and making revisions of existing designs in 30 percent less time. "Having to master the design tree is the hardest part of going to 3D CAD, and with synchronous technology, the tree is gone," said Mario Joya, tooling technician at Matritech.

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10/26/2016 to 04/30/2017 Case Study

Consultant Femto Engineering finds crane accident cause with the use of finite element analysis software Femap

Finding the cause of a deadly crane accident proved difficult due to its complex design. Femto created fast, accurate finite element modeling using beam elements, performed rapid non-linear simulations of multiple scenarios and did a variety of post processing operations to create an animation. Read on to find the accident’s cause. Femap. Real FEA made east from Siemens PLM Software.

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10/19/2016 to 04/30/2017 Case Study

LOS PINOS designs better with Solid Edge

The medical equipment company boosted productivity and cut its development cycle time by 50 percent. Other results included fewer assembly errors and a 50 percent reduction in design and prototype development time. "Solid Edge delivers the necessary functionality and synchronous technology that cuts development time by half," said José Gabriel Pino, CAD manager at LOS PINOS. “We can now create on-screen assemblies and perform virtual tests; this has enabled us to streamline and optimize our design processes and prototype development."

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10/12/2016 to 04/30/2017 Case Study

REIZ designs better with Solid Edge

The specialty manufacturer of commercial energy-saving light fixtures increased design productivity more than 33 percent. Citing the use of synchronous technology in Solid Edge, the company easily moved from its previous 2D design platform to 3D. Other results included fewer design errors and increased product quality. “With synchronous technology, our design productivity is soaring and at least one third higher compared to our old 2D system," said Atul Agarwal, technical director. "In addition, we can now show our customers detailed 3D designs that help them see how the finished product will look before anything is fabricated. That speeds the design cycle."

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10/12/2016 to 04/30/2017 Case Study

Oil equipment engineering leader GustoMSC eliminates hull and other problems during design phase with Femap

Facing harsh ocean conditions and needing to design equipment with long product lifecycles, GustoMSC performs hull analysis and solving quickly, automates routines to determine loading conditions and interrogates results, and removes problems before manufacturing.

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10/05/2016 to 04/30/2017 Case Study

Goster designs better with Solid Edge

The mining machinery manufacturer credits Solid Edge and its synchronous technology with helping increase sales 100 percent in a one-year period. Other results attributed to the use of the software included attracting new customers, achieving higher employee performance and saving money by avoiding costly physical prototypes. "The advantage of Solid Edge over other CAD systems lies mostly in the easy-to-use synchronous technology," said Anna Pater, owner of Goster. "We can meet all customer requirements and model a machine’s appearance in only 3 days. This allows us to present even the most complex solutions in a way that makes it easy for customers to visualize."

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09/28/2016 to 03/30/2017 Case Study

Earthquake risk reduction foundation Eucentre solves seismic engineering problems with Femap

The challenge was to solve complex seismic engineering and nonlinear dynamics problems in civil, mechanical, plant and industrial engineering work. The solution was to develop 3D models for structural analysis and solving with Femap. Real FEA made easy from Siemens PLM Software.

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09/14/2016 to 03/30/2017 Case Study

Wood product machinery maker Key Knife cuts prototype time and costs with Femap

Using finite element analysis software, Key Knife saves up to $90,000 and 27 weeks of prototype development time for each new machine. For the bottom line, this provides a better ability to compete in core business areas and diversification will help the company weather the ups and downs of lumber business. Femap. Real FEA made easy from Siemens PLM Software.

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08/31/2016 to 02/30/2017 Case Study

Forss Consulting designs better with Solid Edge

The engineering services provider for diverse manufacturers and machinery equipment design organizations doubled design productivity with Solid Edge over the company’s previous CAD system. Solid Edge was a key contributor to a major global energy program called the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor. It is s designed to solve the energy supply problems of the future and is being constructed jointly by the European Union (EU) countries, USA, Russia, South Korea, India, China and Japan.

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08/31/2016 to 02/30/2017 Case Study

Railway equipment manufacturer GleisFrei cuts production and material costs 25% with Femap

The challenge: Test and evaluate several mesh types in the static analysis of railway car frames and optimize designs to avoid costly oversizing. The result: Identification of design errors on existing cars and accurate sizing of new designs. Production and material costs were cut 25 percent with Femap. Real FEA made easy from Siemens PLM Software.

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08/24/2016 to 02/30/2017 Case Study

Fanton S.p.A designs better with Solid Edge

The electrical equipment manufacturer significantly improved upfront collaboration between design, management and its customers. Also, using synchronous technology within Solid Edge has led to exceptional design speed and control. "For our design needs, the advantages offered by synchronous technology are quite evident,” says Fabio Luise, CAD manage. “We have experimented with synchronous technology upon a number of pieces for which we have required more flexible and advanced control, and have obtained excellent results with respect to the traditional design methods.”

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08/17/2016 to 02/30/2017 Case Study

Boticário Group designs better with Solid Edge

The popular fragrance and cosmetic specialist creates exclusive packaging design. Solid Edge helped the company substantially achieve greater experimentation, creativity and innovation in package development and improved sustainability through reduced material waste. Using Solid Edge with synchronous technology, Boticário Group has measurably improved its productivity, because there is no data loss during translation,” says Rogerio Oliveira. “The capability to modify imported data in the same way we edited the original models gives our designers the ability to re-use data. This plays a big role in accelerating project turnaround in a multi-CAD environment like ours.”

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08/17/2016 to 02/30/2017 Case Study

Auto parts manufacturer Duraldur tests virtual prototypes of engine pistons with Femap to saves time and money

Results include delivering the first physical piston samples that are much closer to final products, project turnaround is faster and costs reduced, and digital proof of a prototype’s viability promotes customer confidence and new business. Femap. Real FEA made easy from Siemens PLM Software.

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08/10/2016 to 02/30/2017 Case Study

Brovedani Group designs better with Solid Edge

The precision engineering specialist shortened the time needed to develop mechanical components and production equipment by 30 percent. The company designs complex, highly customized machinery and also uses Femap for computer aided engineering and Teamcenter for product lifecycle management, both also from Siemens PLM Software. "We chose Solid Edge not only because the product is proven, but also because it is widely deployed in the automotive industry, both across our customer and supplier sites," said Giuseppe Mainardis, process design development director at the Brovedani Group

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08/03/2016 to 02/30/2017 Case Study

GDM SpA designs better with Solid Edge

The company builds industrial machinery and plants for industries – from tobacco, to food, to cosmetics, to precision mechanical engineering. Results from using Solid Edge and Femap for computer-aided engineering, also from Siemens PLM Software, reduced the need for custom “one-off” parts by 30 percent and cut staff training curves. "Using Solid Edge, our engineers – who were already proficient in the use of advanced CAD – started off immediately at full capacity, abandoning 2D to design a totally new machine from scratch," the company reported.

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08/03/2016 to 02/30/2017 Case Study

Satellite designer SpaceWorks achieves giant leap forward in structure analysis with Femap

SpaceWorks analyzed structural performance and verified design with Femap to reduce assembly and testing to days vs. months or years in the past. Femap. Real FEA made easy from Siemens PLM Software.

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07/27/2016 to 01/30/2017 Case Study

The Te-shin Cam Company designs better with Solid Edge

The maker of automatic tool changers and intervallic cutters uses Solid Edge for design and CAM Express for manufacturing, both from Siemens PLM Software. Results included faster incorporation of design changes and fewer programming errors and greater consistency. "When using the previous 3D software, it normally required three days to draft an exploded view," said Cai Peirong, deputy director, R&D department. "Using Solid Edge, this is done in one day. With the 5-axis machining capability of CAM Express, automatic tool sequencing and machining execution takes place immediately after drawings are drafted, eliminating a number of problems, including different personnel qualifications, wasted time, and so on."

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07/20/2016 to 01/30/2017 Case Study

Zerong Hardware Factory designs better with Solid Edge

The producer of sheet metal vehicle-mounted products, electronic and electric appliances, and sheet metal punching fittings reduced its design department labor costs by 50 percent, significantly improved processing quality and reduced error rates. "The sheet metal capabilities of Solid Edge provide our engineers with a highly efficient design environment. In fact, it has helped us reduce our design cycle – including flat pattern development, bending, materials removal, chamfering, punching, automatic unfolding, and engineering drawing creation – by 50 percent," said Ou Zemin, general manager and chief technology officer at Zerong Hardware Factory.

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07/20/2016 to 01/30/2017 Case Study

Electronics manufacturer Sumitomo Electric Industries enhances product development with #Femap

Superior usability and functionality of the Femap pre- and post-processor contributed to the improvement of computer-aided engineering competence. The company substantially increased the number of new analysis methods in its development projects and increased analysis skills in the entire group while reducing costs. Femap. Real FEA made easy from Siemens PLM Software.

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07/13/2016 to 01/30/2017 Case Study

Parfaite Tool designs better with Solid Edge

The precision tool and high-speed spindle specialist uses Solid Edge to reduce simulation verification time by 83 percent. "The enhancements provided by switching to 3D computer-aided design (CAD) using Solid Edge have not only greatly improved our business by accelerating product delivery and increasing profitability, but they have also helped us accumulate rich technical experience," said Kuo Kuochen, R&D Manager at Parfaite.

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07/06/2016 to 01/30/2017 Case Study

NASA simulates future performance of James Webb Space Telescope with #Femap

The next generation space telescope requires every part and assembly of every system be thoroughly tested. Visualization pinpoints potential flaws in components. Finding and fixing potential problems long before the telescope is launched is how NASA uses Femap. Real FEA made easy from Siemens PLM Software.

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07/06/2016 to 01/30/2017 Case Study

Leechi Machinery designs better with Solid Edge

The bicycle components manufacturer accelerated the design-through-manufacturing process by 30 percent with Solid Edge and CAM Express from Siemens PLM Software. “The use of Solid Edge and CAM Express haven’t just increased the efficiency of our drawing communication and design change management processes, but they have greatly improved the accuracy of our downstream processing, leading to less wasted time and resources due to errors,” said Lin Yuxin, general manager at Leechi. "The design approach of Solid Edge is synchronous rather than parametric as it used to be, which, in combination with the capability to implement design changes and output and manage drawings and files in one single system, frees us from the complexity of handling each process step with different software.”

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06/29/2016 to 12/30/2016 Case Study

Sysmetric Ltd. designs better with Solid Edge

Sysmetric Ltd. designs better with Solid Edge. The material handling machine manufacturer cut design time seven times with Solid Edge. Designers learned to use Solid Edge four times faster than their previous CAD system and enabled engineers to solve design problems on site for customers.

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06/22/2016 to 12/30/2016 Case Study

Hutton Technologies designs better with Solid Edge

Hutton Technologies designs better with Solid Edge. The social enterprise provides innovative, low-cost, low-maintenance solutions for people in the developing world. A low-cost pump, designed with Solid Edge, can cut irrigation time by 80 percent. The easy and intuitive to operate pump enables farmers in the developing world to exchange five hours of carrying water buckets for one hour of pumping.

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06/22/2016 to 12/30/2016 Case Study

Foundry plant maker Cometal Engineering eliminates need for physical tests on machinery with Femap

Aluminum foundry and extrusion plant maker Cometal Engineering optimizes projects with FEA and revitalizes its business by cutting costs and increasing operational safety for its customers with Femap. Real FEA made easy from Siemens PLM Software.

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06/15/2016 to 12/30/2016 Case Study

Diatron Group designs better with Solid Edge

Diatron Group designs better with Solid Edge. Synchronous technology is the cure for a slow design process at the diagnostic equipment manufacturer. The company reported 40 percent faster design and a 50 percent decline in revision time. “Our daily use of synchronous technology contributes greatly to the success of high-level product design,” said Diatron engineer Tamás Mohos.

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06/08/2016 to 12/30/2016 Case Study

Váll-Ker Ltd. designs better with Solid Edge

Váll-Ker Ltd. designs better with Solid Edge. The fireplace manufacturer cut design time 85 percent and expands product lines with Solid Edge. By reducing the design time, more customer demands could be satisfied at the same time, and more types of fireplaces made it to market.

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06/08/2016 to 12/30/2016 Case Study

Astronomic instruments maker ADS International cuts costs with finite element analysis from Femap

Astronomic instruments maker ADS International applies adaptive optics for astrophysics customers in universities, research centers and large international observatories. The company cuts costs with finite element analysis in Femap. Real FEA made easy from Siemens PLM Software.

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06/01/2016 to 12/30/2016 Case Study

DONIDO designs better with Solid Edge

DONIDO designs better with Solid Edge. The food processing machine maker modifies product designs two times faster with synchronous technology. The traditional history-tree approach had required editing a large complex set of features. The new approach also provides the ability to re-use existing design solutions and speeds the production process.

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05/25/2016 to 11/30/2016 Case Study

Alpha Omega designs better with Solid Edge

Alpha Omega designs better with Solid Edge. The advanced neurosurgery equipment maker uses Solid Edge to improve patients’ lives, including treatment for movement disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease. Innovations on a next-generation micro-electrode recording system helped shrink the instrument’s size and weight, making it easier to transport, including carrying on a plane. The design also reduced machine’s footprint in the operating room.

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05/25/2016 to 11/30/2016 Case Study

Engineering & architectural services provider Octatube delivers striking architectural designs with Femap

Design, engineering and manufacturing company Octatube works closely with leading architects to bring their ideas to life with Femap. Real FEA made easy from Siemens PLM Software.

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05/18/2016 to 11/30/2016 Case Study

Lanly Company designs better with Solid Edge

Lanly Company designs better with Solid Edge. This industrial oven manufacture creates new designs 7 times faster and handles design revisions 15- to 20-times faster with synchronous technology in Solid Edge. Project manager Steve Zimnoch increases efficiency and productivity by applying weekly design tips from the Solid Edge community site.

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05/11/2016 to 11/30/2016 Case Study

Hecht Technologie designs better with Solid Edge

Hecht Technologie designs better with Solid Edge. The bulk material handling machine manufacturer’s innovative ideas for handling dry bulk solids required a transition from 2D to 3D design software. Today, the company uses almost every aspect of Solid Edge. For example, Hecht designers use the product’s synchronous technology for importing customer data. The third-party data, complete with all feature geometry, is directly imported and re-used more easily.

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05/11/2016 to 11/30/2016 Case Study

Motorcycle component designer Exnovo validates complex structures with Femap

See how design services studio Exnovo matched up its technical and aesthetic expertise with Femap to validate complex motorcycle structures and predict product performance prior to manufacturing. Femap. Real FEA made easy from Siemens PLM Software.

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05/04/2016 to 11/30/2016 Case Study

Supfina Grieshaber designs better with Solid Edge

Grieshaber Grieshaber designs better with Solid Edge. The precision surface machine manufacturer moved from 2D to 3D design and adopted synchronous technology, allowing it to respond more agilely to market requests. Other benefits included decreased costs, increased design efficiency, quick design change and effortless data exchange.

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04/27/2016 to 10/30/2016 Case Study

Diakont Group designs better with Solid Edge

Diakont Group designs better with Solid Edge. The high-tech energy safety equipment manufacturer increased its design and manufacturing planning productivity 50 percent. The company also reduced non-compliance caused by design and manufacturing errors by 70 percent

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04/27/2016 to 10/30/2016 Case Study

Bureau Veritas customizes Femap to keep its ship hull verification tool up-to-date

Using Femap with NX Nastran, Bureau Veritas keeps its ship-hull verification tool up to date with the latest versions of international rules. Results included post processing to quickly identify problematic areas. With early use of finite element analysis, the company stays compliant with the latest editions of ship design regulations. Femap. Real FEA made easy from Siemens PLM Software.

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04/20/2016 to 10/30/2016 Case Study

MX designs better with Solid Edge

MX designs better with Solid Edge. The farm equipment manufacturer cut the tractor design cycle in half. Designs are more accurate too, and MX needs just two engineering models for a product, down from six in the past.

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04/13/2016 to 10/30/2016 Case Study

WAMMA designs better with Solid Edge

WAMMA designs better with Solid Edge. The food processing machine manufacturer boosted product function and quality. Moving from 2D to 3D design reduced errors from product concept through delivery and accelerated time-to-market. With Solid Edge, WAMMA also achieved greater product functionality and quality, facilitated by exceptionally improved visualization and animation processes. .

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04/13/2016 to 10/30/2016 Case Study

Power drive manufacturer Hydrauvision enhances accuracy of structural analysis with Femap

The power drive manufacturer Hydrauvision enhanced accuracy of structural analysis and and reduced the number of prototypes by 80 percent using Femap with NX Nastran. Femap permitted the company to precisely determine the maximum gross weight, impact loads and lifting loads. Femap. Real FEA made easy from Siemens PLM Software.

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04/06/2016 to 10/30/2016 Case Study

Ion Exchange designs better with Solid Edge

Ion Exchange designs better with Solid Edge. Moving from 2D to 3D design and using synchronous technology in Solid Edge, the water purification pioneer tripled design productivity and reduced time spent communicating and clarifying design ideas by 70 percent.

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03/30/2016 to 9/30/2016 Case Study

Y-Fang Enterprise Group designs better with Solid Edge

Y-Fang Enterprise Group designs better with Solid Edge. Using Solid Edge and its synchronous technology, the packaging machinery manufacturer increased product development effectiveness 30 percent in terms of design quality, project management and customer satisfaction.

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03/30/2016 to 9/30/2016 Case Study

Femap helps keep weight down on solar-powered aircraft

A solar-powered aircraft keeps weight down through the use of Femap with NX Nastran simulation software. To minimize weight, Solar Impulse’s project requires structural optimization and verification of metal components, composite and sandwich parts and assemblies of the Kevlar paper honeycomb core. Results attributed to Femap include an increase in cockpit size by a factor of three with less than a 2X increase in weight and the ability to optimize carbon fiber ply thickness and the number of plies to help hold down weight. Femap. Real FEA made easy from Siemens PLM Software.

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03/23/2016 to 9/30/2016 Case Study

Ulster University students design better with Solid Edge

Ulster University students design better with Solid Edge. The school uses Solid Edge as a platform to support the development of students and the growth of local businesses. The use of Solid Edge delivers students with valuable skills and employability

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03/16/2016 to 9/30/2016 Case Study

Stöckli Swiss Sports designs better with Solid Edge

Stöckli Swiss Sports designs better with Solid Edge. The Swiss snow ski manufacturer cut custom snow ski production from two days to one hour and optimized ski shape for individual performance. Using Solid Edge for its CAD design tool, Stöckli matches skis to the style, proficiency, height and weight of the skier.

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03/16/2016 to 9/30/2016 Case Study

NASA uses Femap to ensure Mars rover Curiosity could endure “Seven Minutes of Terror”

Engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory used Femap on virtually all of the spacecraft itself and its payload. Simulation analysis was applied using Femap for pre- and post-processing. Simulations performed before part and system production included linear static, normal loads, buckling, nonlinear, random vibration and transient analyses. Thousands of design decisions were made using information from Femap simulations. Femap: Real FEA made easy from Siemens PLM Software.

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03/09/2016 to 9/30/2016 Case Study

Precision Timer designs better with Solid Edge

Precision Timer designs better with Solid Edge. This wrist watch maker shortened product research and development effort by one-third, improved conversion rate on 3D diagrams of complex products to 2D drawings, reduced rework by 20 percent and cut new employee training costs by decreasing its learning curve from three months to one.

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03/02/2016 to 9/30/2016 Case Study

GEA Farm Technologies designs better with Solid Edge

GEA Farm Technologies designs better with Solid Edge. The livestock manure management machinery manufacturer gained a competitive advantage, increased productivity, reduced costs and improved quality – through integrated design/simulation technology. By the numbers, the company achieved a five times faster design process and performed bench tests in one day with simulation versus over two weeks via its prior process.

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03/02/2016 to 9/30/2016 Case Study

Femap plays critical role in the design simulation of NASA’s new Orion manned spacecraft

Lockheed Martin Space Systems, the prime contractor for NASA’s new Orion manned spacecraft, uses Femap with NX Nastran’s integrated solver, pre- and postprocessor to optimize the design of the successor to the Space Shuttle. The challenge included more than 900 load cases associated with launch and abort. Among the many positive results, Lockheed was able to sort through hundreds of load cases quickly, using data ranking and free-body functions. Femap. Real FEA made easy from Siemens PLM Software

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02/24/2016 to 8/30/2016 Case Study

JIER Machine Tool Group designs better with Solid Edge

JIER Machine Tool Group designs better with Solid Edge. The machine tool maker reduced costs, tripled productivity, increased design quality and automated bill-of-material creation.

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02/17/2016 to 8/30/2016 Case Study

Macron Associate Co. designs better with Solid Edge

Macron designs better with Solid Edge. This light-emitting diod (LED) products innovator transitioned from 2D to 3D design to increase productivity. The company combined modeling modes to realize fast modifications to complex drawings and uses Solid Edge’s synchronous technology and CAM Express to update both mold and part data, saving significant time and effort

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02/10/2016 to 8/30/2016 Case Study

Brunner Elektronik designs better with Solid Edge

Brunner Elektronik designs better with Solid Edge. Power electronics and mechatronic systems such as flight simulators need modern design tools to prosper. Using Solid Edge and its synchronous technology delivered major results including design time savings, simpler processes, lower risks, cost reductions, a faster time to market and workload reductions.

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02/17/2016 to 8/30/2016 Case Study

Pentair simulates and verifies valve stress and safety with Femap

Valve and controller manufacturer Pentair implemented finite element analysis (FEA) earlier in the product research and development process to analyze and verify the product for stress and safety, as well as cut production costs. Femap with NX Nastran not only enabled engineers to analyze the various running states of a product after installation, but it also allowed designers to intuitively comprehend the relation of stress between controls and valves. This gives Pentair a clear view of the overall product’s structural integrity as well as the stress condition of every component. Femap: Real FEA made easy from Siemens PLM Software.

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02/03/2016 to 8/30/2016 Case Study

Control Micro designs better with Solid Edge

Control Micro designs better with Solid Edge. The industrial laser systems maker moved from 2D to 3D design and now completes customer design reviews in hours instead of weeks. Solid Edge’s synchronous technology accelerated design even further and has become a standard tool in the company’s design process. As a result, the company has obtained new contract wins.

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02/03/2016 to 8/30/2016 Case Study

Plastics extrusion specialist Compuplast simulates and reduces prototypes with Femap

Compuplast uses Femap with NX Nastran for a number of calculation needs, including extrusion heads and pin carriers (tools for creating cavities in profiles) in which there is a risk of ribs bending or even breaking off due to the high-melt pressure. Femap is also used for the calculation of structure loads in which, for example, deflections or permissible stresses are checked. Femap. Real FEA made easy from Siemens PLM Software.

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01/27/2016 to 7/30/2016 Case Study

John Harder Company (JHC) designs better with Solid Edge

John Harder Company designs better with Solid Edge. With Solid Edge and its embedded simulation tools, the custom forklift attachment manufacturer cut design time from four hours to 15 minutes, reduced job quotes from hours to minutes and ensured high customer forklift l ratings were maintained.

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01/20/2016 to 7/30/2016 Case Study

Ship builder Sumitomo reduced costs and increased precision with #Femap

The mid-sized tanker-ship manufacturer Sumitomo Heavy Industries Marine & Engineering Co. accelerated development, reduced costs and increased the precision and quality of analysis calculations by using Femap. Real FEA made easy from Siemens PLM Software.

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01/20/2016 to 7/30/2016 Case Study

Volgograd Manufacturing designs better with Solid Edge

Volgograd Manufacturing designs better with Solid Edge. The military vehicle maker reduced design time 90 percent, reduced physical prototypes with Solid Edge’s built-in simulation module and increased design productivity.

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01/13/2016 to 7/30/2016 Case Study

Ross Robotics designs better with Solid Edge

Ross Robotics designs better with Solid Edge. Inspired by nature, read how a simple, yet sophisticated design approach creates reconfigurable robots to undertake numerous tasks across a wide range of industries. The modular flexibility and ease of assembly appealed to potential government, commercial and charitable organization customers.

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01/06/2016 to 7/30/2016 Case Study

Vehicle transport maker Kässbohrer tests product strength with #Femap

Vehicle transport maker Kässbohrer validates cost-effective material with Femap simulation. The transporters and their sheet metal parts need to withstand enormous mechanical loads in relation to their own sizes. The company runs a final simulation of the entire vehicle. In a number of projects, this proved to be the correct decision, and contributed to substantial cost savings.

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01/06/2016 to 7/30/2016 Case Study

Sparkonix designs better with Solid Edge

Sparkonix designs better with Solid Edge. To manage its 3D data, this industrial machinery manufacturer also uses Teamcenter Rapid Start. The combination reduced design time by 25 percent and enabled the company to spend less time storing, searching and retrieving data. Both products come from Siemens PLM Software.

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12/30/2015 to 6/30/2016 Case Study

Morbark designs better with Solid Edge

The wood processing machinery maker moved from 2D to 3D design with Solid Edge (Siemens PLM Software), and gets in the national spotlight too. Solid Edge software was the only system capable of modeling all of Morbark’s parts. The company cited Solid Edge’s dual level support as best in the industry. Solid Edge also played a key role with Morbark’s participation in the “Extreme Machines” segment on the former Discovery Channel TV series called Monster Garage.

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12/30/2015 to 6/30/2016 Case Study

Crane maker Manitowoc designs products for easy transportation to construction sites

Switching to Femap (Siemens PLM Software) for finite elements analysis, helped the company meet and exceed industry Society of Automotive Engineers and American National Standards Institute standards. As a result, the company has been able to develop eight smaller crawlers that are easily transported on tractor-trailer trucks.

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12/23/2015 to 6/23/2016 Case Study

Olympus NDT designs better with Solid Edge

Non-destructive testing equipment maker cuts design time in half and significantly reduces errors with Solid Edge (Siemens PLM Software). Entirely new systems are ready for delivery in months; twice as fast, or better, than previously. Initial assemblies are almost entirely error-free and the new reliable CAD system permits an important focus on design.

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12/16/2015 to 6/16/2016 Case Study

KSEC designs better with Solid Edge

This tobacco processing machine maker moved from 2D to 3D design with Solid Edge (Siemens PLM Software) and gained better fit-and-function analysis. KSEC partnered with Siemens PLM Software and purchased 200 seats of Solid Edge software for use throughout its engineering departments. With Solid Edge, KSEC is now able to show large 3D assembly models rather than 2D paper drawings.

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12/16/2015 to 6/16/2016 Case Study

Ultralight aircraft maker Evektor-Aerotechnik uses FEA to reduce weight, increase safety

The top European manufacturer of ultralight aircraft uses finite element analysis (FEA) software Femap with NX Nastran. The company addressed its main challenge to remove weight from aircraft designs while ensuring high safety and quality. With the easy-to-use FEA pre- and postprocessor Femap, the company won a special airworthiness award but, most importantly, it now creates new models that impress the industry.

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12/9/2015 to 6/9/2016 Case Study

Anglo Platinum designs better with Solid Edge

The mining machinery maker moved from 2D to 3D CAD and, with Solid Edge (Siemens PLM Software), reducing mine design time up to 12 months. Drawing/design man hours are saved by using 3D designs and automating the generation of 2D drawings. Anglo Platinum recorded significant savings in engineering, construction and interest costs.

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12/2/2015 to 6/2/2016 Case Study

Diamond Systems designs better with Solid Edge

Food processing machinery maker upgrades from 2D to 3D design and cuts change orders by 40 percent with Solid Edge (Siemens PLM Software). The move to 3D also results in first prototypes being ready for field testing and that other preliminary prototypes are no longer needed. With the competition still presenting 2D drawings to customers, Diamond Systems' industry-leading reputation has been ensured.

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12/2/2015 to 6/2/2016 Case Study

Water management pump maker Ruhrpumpen saves money and prevent leaks with FEA

Femap and NX Nastran is currently being used to analyze the casings of multi-stage centrifugal pumps. Leaking problems were identified and counter-measures were initiated early. Material savings of up to 20 percent were achieved.

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11/25/2015 to 5/25/2016 Case Study

AMF Canada designs better with Solid Edge

Bakery equipment manufacturer shrinks design time 50 percent and assembly time 20 percent by moving from 2D CAD to 3D Solid Edge (Siemens PLM Software). Sheet metal rework was almost completely eliminated. Because delivery times were met and less overtime was needed, AMF reported a boost in profits. "We saw going to 3D as a blessing,” said Marc Stringer, CAD coordinator at AMF. “With Solid Edge, we can achieve the same level of quality in less time.”

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11/18/2015 to 5/18/2016 Case Study

Toshiba designs better with Solid Edge

This radar and radio systems manufacturer moved from 2D to 3D CAD and cuts design errors 75 percent with Solid Edge (Siemens PLM Software). Fewer design errors translated into saving money (9 million Japanese yen) saved across several projects. Manufacturing time declined 30 percent and overall task time dropped 50 percent across design, manufacturing and validation.

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11/18/2015 to 5/18/2016 Case Study

Korndörffer Contracting ensure the safety of oil and gas platforms

By using finite element analysis (Femap with NX Nastran), the company meets oil and gas industry regulations. Structural designs are optimized for strength, safety and cost-effectiveness and fewer iterations are needed to arrive at an optimized design. Users like working with Femap software and NX Nastran generates fast solutions and supports environmental wind loading.

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11/11/2015 to 5/11/2016 Case Study

Ricoh designs better with Solid Edge

Office imaging equipment maker effectively and rapidly moves from 2D to 3D product design with Solid Edge (Siemens PLM Software). The move resulted in greater collaboration with manufacturing and service divisions as well as improved refinement of prototypes. “The biggest reason for selecting Solid Edge was that it was user friendly.

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11/4/2015 to 5/4/2016 Case Study

Victor Taichung Machinery designs better with Solid Edge

Machine tool manufacturer moves from 2D to 3D CAD, reducing design to manufacturing time with Solid Edge (Siemens PLM Software). The move resulted in higher engineering productivity and customer satisfaction. "Using Solid Edge to integrate the design process for our machines has significantly improved our productivity," said Stanly Tsai, project engineer at Victor Taichung.

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11/4/2015 to 5/4/2016 Case Study

Urban infrastructure provider uses finite element analysis for product certification

Innovation at Fundición Dúctil Fábregas improves the urban infrastructure. The company designs furnishings such as park benches, garbage cans, light posts, water fountains and cast sewage covers. Using finite element analysis software (Femap with NX Nastran) the company meets strict requirements for sewer covers to certify their performance.

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10/28/2015 to 4/28/2016 Case Study

Elephant designs better with Solid Edge

Innovation consultant attains faster, more accurate designs with Solid Edge (Siemens PLM Software). Other results included better decision making at the design stage, problems detected and corrected early, saving development time and an increase in business opportunities. “We are able to get more customers with these visualization tools as we can showcase more options,” said Designer Anand Palsodkar.

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10/21/2015 to 4/21/2016 Case Study

Hyundai Motor Co. designs better with Solid Edge

The automotive OEM jig and fixture department easily handles large assembly design with Solid Edge (Siemens PLM Software). Hyundai developed libraries and an automation program to enhance the productivity of jig design. The company also can share design libraries with other automotive component suppliers.

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10/21/2015 to 4/21/2016 Case Study

Aerospace engineering company Dynamic Concepts creates advanced studies for NASA and the U.S. Army

Spacecraft, helicopter systems and missile defense projects require advanced finite element analysis tools. The 40 engineers at Dynamic Concepts chose Femap with NX Nastran for the job. "If a picture is worth a thousand words, an animation is worth a million.

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10/14/2015 to 4/14/2016 Case Study

Space Dynamics Laboratory designs better with Solid Edge

Space-borne instruments research and Development Company dramatically improved project turnaround with Solid Edge (Siemens PLM Software). Using synchronous technology in Solid Edge, the company gained a 30-fold improvement in fixing open surfaces from vendor files, with gaps now resolved in minutes versus hours. Other results included faster responses to project requests and greater customer satisfaction.

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10/7/2015 to 4/7/2016 Case Study

Modern Mechanical Fab designs better with Solid Edge

Design and fabrication specialist reduces outsourced engineering services 50 percent with Solid Edge (Siemens PLM Software). The use of Solid Edge and the Solid Edge Simulation module also helped Modern Mechanical to increase engineering collaboration by 25 percent and reduce material costs by 10 percent. “I view the purchase of Solid Edge just like any other profit-generating piece of equipment.

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10/7/2015 to 4/7/2016 Case Study

Damping Technologies reduces finite element analysis times by 25 percent

Products that suppress noise, vibrations and high-cycle fatigue damage due to resonance response require dynamic finite element analysis (FEA). “The type of analysis we do requires a lot of iteration and a lot of model resolution in terms of degrees of freedom,” explains Kristopher Notestine, manager of R&D. “A typical analysis on a very small structure can take four to eight days to run.” Damping Technologies cut its FEA time 25 percent, using Femap with NX Nastran.

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9/30/2015 to 3/30/2016 Case Study

Tianjin Samsung Electro-Mechanics designs better with Solid Edge

Electrical equipment maker boosts design efficiency 70 percent with Solid Edge (Siemens PLM Software). Moving from its old 2D CAD system to 3D was made easier with Solid Edge’s synchronous technology. “Our designers can quickly and easily create designs and just as importantly, rapidly modify their work and all in real time,” said Li Yongfeng, assistant director of research and development.

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9/30/2015 to 3/30/2016 Case Study

Helicopter services company Columbia validates critical parts with finite element analysis

The use of Femap’s finite element analysis (FEA) has been very beneficial in situations where critical parts are needed in repair or maintenance situations. The company uses FEA to show that the parts still met the required performance criteria. FEA also is used for reducing the weight of the helicopters. Here, too, the ability to reduce the amount of time-consuming and costly physical testing is key to the company’s success.

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9/23/2015 to 3/23/2016 Case Study

Heatec JieTong designs better with Solid Edge

Oil and gas, marine machinery manufacturer reduces design errors 80 percent with Solid Edge (Siemens PLM Software). The piping and heat exchanger services company moved from outdates 2D design to 3D to reduce errors before manufacturing and leverage visualization to showcase its designs. The results included significantly improved project management, improved product quality and value, as well as increased profitability.

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9/16/2015 to 3/16/2016 Case Study

Toyo Rikagaku Kenkyusho designs better with Solid Edge

Metal processing engineering expert attains 30 percent efficiency gain in mold design with Solid Edge (Siemens PLM Software). The move from 2D to 3D design at Toyo was made simple with Solid Edge. “Synchronous technology is one of the key enablers for a quick start up,” said Takashi Nakayama, engineer, in the technology department development group. “Synchronous technology greatly contributes to a remarkably fast learning curve on the part of CAD users with literally no 3D design experience.”

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9/16/2015 to 3/16/2016 Case Study

Cideon Engineering uses finite element analysis to make railway vehicles safer, efficient and comfortable

The railway market demands higher reliability and lower costs. With precise finite element modeling, an extensible material database and easy-to-use tools for visualizing finite element analysis results, Femap helps Cideon create precise information during the design stage about how products will behave and achieves confidence that regulatory requirements are met.

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9/9/2015 to 3/9/2016 Case Study

Edison2 designs better with Solid Edge

This prize-winning, sustainable vehicle manufacturer reduced design changes from days to minutes with Solid Edge’s synchronous technology. The car designed with Solid Edge won the $5 million X Prize. Innovations and lessons learned with the concept car led to greater fuel efficiency in the production car. “Synchronous technology is helping us develop the Very Light Car in a very short timeframe,” said Brad Jaeger, director of research and development at Edison2.

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9/2/2015 to 3/2/2016 Case Study

Ikeda Business Group designs better with Solid Edge

Outdoor furniture and grill manufacturer cuts design drafting time from two weeks to one day with Solid Edge CAD software from Siemens PLM Software. Ikeda also substantially decreased the need for physical prototypes, saving time and raw material costs and also significantly improved product design quality and project documentation. Ikeda uses Solid Edge’s synchronous technology.

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9/2/2015 to 3/2/2016 Case Study

Recumbent bicycle maker Challenge b.v. reduces weight of products with the help of Femap for finite element analysis

With Femap’s easy-to-use preprocessor, accurate solver and integrated nonlinear analysis functionality, Challenge gained a thorough understanding of material performance, built more accurate physical prototypes, and did more focused testing on its bikes. Other results attributed to Femap included a 4.5-kilogram weight reduction on bikes that can now support heavier riders and the ability to get new models ready for production sooner.

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8/26/2015 to 2/26/2016 Case Study

Everdigm designs better with Solid Edge

Construction machinery manufacturer cuts design changes by 50 percent with Solid Edge (Siemens PLM Software). Other results: overall design time is reduced 15 percent for first prototypes, production models contain fewer defects, obtained a 100 percent consistency between bill of materials and drawings and one person can now do the work of several. Everdigm also uses Femap software for finite element analysis and Teamcenter for product lifecycle management, both also from Siemens PLM Software. Watch the video and read the story.

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8/19/2015 to 2/19/2016 Case Study

Werner Weitner designs better with Solid Edge

Specialty tool maker Werner Weitner integrates design and simulation with Solid Edge (Siemens PLM Software) and its built-in Solid Edge Simulation module to avoid rework. The software helps ensure product safety while reducing development time and costs. Results: Complex designs are completed faster, correct decisions are made earlier in the process, time-consuming rework is reduced and static testing costs are lower.

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8/19/2015 to 2/19/2016 Case Study

RUAG Aerospace cuts finite element meshing times from a week to less than a day with Femap

Short project deadlines from satellite companies in the United States, Japan, Europe and Russia require model validation at reduced costs. Femap with NX Nastran from Siemens PLM Software provides a user-friendly finite element analysis (FEA) pre- and post-processing with excellent performance-to-cost ratio. Femap allows RUAG to work with all major FEA and CAD formats and easy define and evaluate laminate structures.

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8/12/2015 to 2/12/2016 Case Study

Caprock designs better with Solid Edge

This contract manufacturer replaced SolidWorks® with Solid Edge CAD and achieved a five times cut in design time. Caprock Manufacturing needed to model design recommendations for OEM customer products faster and was unsure of its existing CAD system’s future. A switch to Solid Edge and its synchronous technology helped find a faster way to edit customer data and move from complex history-based design to synchronous technology in Solid Edge.

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8/5/2015 to 2/5/2016 Case Study

Manz AG designs better with Solid Edge

Manz AG designs better with Solid Edge. Photovoltaic cells, flat panel display systems and lithium-ion battery development define this company as high tech. Its design software of choice matches up well with the reputation. With the advantage of synchronous technology in Solid Edge from Siemens PLM Software, Manz was able to speed design, easily integrate external models, and secure product lifecycle management, including its supplier network.

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8/5/2015 to 2/5/2016 Case Study

Offshore pipe-laying ship maker Allseas verifies quick changes to designs with Femap

On-board equipment changes often require redesign while at sea for the Allseas Group. Those designs changes from multiple CAD systems are verified for structural integrity using Femap with NX Nastran. Results include meeting insurance requirements. “Femap lets us make an envelope of load cases, which was very difficult to do in the past with big models. This is a good tool and we use it a lot,” said Basem Sharoubim, coordinator of the Allseas Structural Group.

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7/29/2015 to 1/29/2016 Case Study

Giant KONE Elevator designs better with Solid Edge

This elevator company eliminated four prototype rounds per product designing with Solid Edge. With the use of Solid Edge’s synchronous technology, productivity increased by eight percent, design time declined 40 days and the entire R&D cycle was reduced by three months. The company has achieved greater product innovation.

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7/22/2015 to 1/22/2016 Case Study

TOP-TECH designs better with Solid Edge

Industrial machine engineering specialist prepares files for finite element analysis 10 times faster. With Solid Edge’s synchronous technology, TOP-TECH also accelerated key CAD processes 10-fold, decreased organizational costs and provided value-added engineering services to its customers. This led to a notable competitive edge as it established new business, especially with customers possessing rigorous engineering requirements.

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7/22/2015 to 1/22/2016 Case Study

Analytical system solutions and spectro-radiometer developer ABB brings finite element analysis in house with Femap

Femap helped ABB shorten turnaround time on finite element analysis, speeds product development, achieve greater flexibility in how and when FEA is used and provided for more productive discussions with its customers.

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7/15/2015 to 1/15/2016 Case Study

DeLaval designs better with Solid Edge.

Using Solid Edge, DeLaval creates smart products for smart dairy farmers. Results included substantially improved engineering productivity and faster design changes. 3D CAD data is used across offices, significantly reducing process complexity and operations costs.DeLaval now has the ability to focus on designing instead of operating the CAD software and has attained compliance with all facets of rigorous ISO certifications.

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7/8/2015 to 1/8/2016 Case Study

Satellite maker EADS Astrium reduces development time with Femap’s concurrent design, analysis and simulation

Femap enabled EADS to increase its understanding of complex designs, easily handle multiple modeling scenarios and quickly generate new models to enable the exploration of design options.

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7/8/2015 to 1/8/2016 Case Study

Venture Products designs better with Solid Edge

This tractor manufacturer moved from 2D to 3D design, eliminated physical prototypes and cut time to market with Solid Edge. The use of Solid Edge’s synchronous technology accelerated Venture’s 2D to 3D migration. Key results included parts fitting together on first assembly, faster time-to-market, full leverage of high-value legacy 2D data, six times faster conversion of 2D to 3D and six times faster new design creation. Watch the video or read the story.

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7/1/2015 to 1/1/2016 Case Study

FRÖMAG designs better with Solid Edge

FRÖMAG designs better with Solid Edge. This mid-sized mechanical engineering company gained new freedom for better design of complex key-seating, slotting, profiling and broaching machine-tool product lines. Check out how designers are using the unique and powerful synchronous technology in Solid Edge to stay ahead of their competition.

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6/24/2015 to 12/24/2015 Case Study

MySIO designs better with Solid Edge

Electrical equipment maker moves from 2D to 3D design and cuts errors 98 percent. The company is now winning new and important contracts and has greater access to, and is more competitive in the international market. MySIO uses Solid Edge’s synchronous technology, allowing it to make changes without affecting other components, quickly analyze and create assembly simulations, and significantly reduce errors.

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6/24/2015 to 12/24/2015 Case Study

Consultant Femto Engineering finds crane accident cause with the use of finite element analysis software Femap

Finding the cause of a deadly crane accident proved difficult due to its complex design. Femto created fast, accurate finite element modeling using beam elements, performed rapid non-linear simulations of multiple scenarios and did a variety of post processing operations to create an animation. Read on to find the accident’s cause. Femap. Real FEA made east from Siemens PLM Software.

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6/18/2015 to 12/18/2015 Case Study

Summits Hygronics designs better with Solid Edge

Compressed air & gas equipment maker speeds design time 40% & boosts new business 30% with Solid Edge. Its keys to success included moving from 2D to 3D design with Solid Edge for better model visualization and collision detection and interference checks. The use of synchronous technology in Solid Edge allowed for easier and faster engineering change notifications.

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6/11/2015 to 12/11/2015 Case Study

Pungkang designs better with Solid Edge

Automotive parts supplier gets 30% reduction design errors and development costs. Pungkang also achieves a 30 percent increase in time to market and in sales. Its key to success included enhanced management of design data and improved 2D/3D design-conversion processes. Watch the video and read the story.

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6/10/2015 to 12/10/2015 Case Study

Oil equipment engineering leader GustoMSC eliminates hull and other problems during design phase with Femap

Facing harsh ocean conditions and needing to design equipment with long product lifecycles, GustoMSC performs hull analysis and solving quickly, automates routines to determine loading conditions and interrogates results, and removes problems before manufacturing.

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6/4/2015 to 12/4/2015 Case Study

Kam-Avida Enviro Engineers designs better with Solid Edge

Read how this waste-management machinery maker reduced rejections and rework of components from 60 to 0.5 percent and cut machine delivery time from 45 to 5 days. The company credits its implementation of product data management and its a move from 2D to 3D design with Solid Edge. Watch the video and read the story.

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5/28/2015 to 11/28/2015 Case Study

Sheffield Sustainable Kitchens designs better with Solid Edge

Highi-tech sustainable kitchen manufacturer leverages Solid Edge’s library of parts, extensive re-use of data and convincing visualizations to reduce design time from two days to less than one. Other results included being able to supply almost five times the number of customer quotes per quarter with Solid Edge.

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5/27/2015 to 11/27/2015 Case Study

Earthquake risk reduction foundation Eucentre solves seismic engineering problems with Femap

The challenge was to solve complex seismic engineering and nonlinear dynamics problems in civil, mechanical, plant and industrial engineering work. The solution was to develop 3D models for structural analysis and solving with Femap. Real FEA made easy from Siemens PLM Software.

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5/21/2015 to 11/21/2015 Case Study

Biotec Srl designs better with Solid Edge

Dental implant maker uses synchronous technology in Solid Edge to save time through use of one tool throughout the entire design process. Moving off its old 2D system, Biotec also streamlined processes via parametric design features in one intuitive software program. Biotec also uses Femap software for finite element analysis (FEA) from Siemens PLM Software for designing very small parts such as the pins of dental implants.

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5/14/2015 to 11/14/2015 Case Study

INTROTEST designs better with Solid Edge

Industrial diagnostic equipment manufacturer use synchronous technology in Solid Edge to reduce design time from 24 months down to nine months. In addition, the company was able to eliminate design errors and defects at the design stage and reuse previously created 3D models into projects.

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5/13/2015 to 11/13/2015 Case Study

Wood product machinery maker Key Knife cuts prototype time and costs with Femap

Using finite element analysis software, Key Knife saves up to $90,000 and 27 weeks of prototype development time for each new machine. For the bottom line, this provides a better ability to compete in core business areas and diversification will help the company weather the ups and downs of lumber business. Femap. Real FEA made easy from Siemens PLM Software.

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5/7/2015 to 11/7/2015 Case Study

Cooke Optics designs better with Solid Edge

The company’s keys to success include the use of both synchronous technology and ordered environment capabilities in Solid Edge, a smooth transition between 2D and 3D perspectives, and an easy data sharing process within the company and with suppliers. The results: successful product launches, enhanced lens accuracy to within 20 microns and a fast, efficient design process.

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4/30/2015 to 10/30/2015 Case Study

Cmith Manufacturing designs better with Solid Edge

The company successfully competes with low-cost manufacturers by designing its entire product using Solid Edge — generating manufacturing drawings automatically and significantly reducing turnaround and costs. In addition, Cmith enhanced marketing, with customers reviewing realistic 3D views of plans.

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4/29/2015 to 10/29/2015 Case Study

Railway equipment manufacturer GleisFrei cuts production and material costs 25% with Femap

The challenge: Test and evaluate several mesh types in the static analysis of railway car frames and optimize designs to avoid costly oversizing. The result: Identification of design errors on existing cars and accurate sizing of new designs. Production and material costs were cut 25 percent with Femap. Real FEA made easy from Siemens PLM Software.

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4/23/2015 to 10/23/2015 Case Study

Theebo Tech designs better with Solid Edge

Agricultural equipment manufacturer Theebo Tech uses synchronous technology in Solid Edge to speed design time, re-use data from existing models and deliver products on time and with greater innovation. The company is using Solid Edge SP to simplify and automate error-prone processes, such as new product introductions, engineering changes and release to manufacturing. Watch the video and read the story

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4/16/2015 to 10/16/2015 Case Study

Tread Corp. designs better with Solid Edge

Using synchronous technology in Solid Edge, Tread Corp. reduced new product design 50 percent and revisions 75 percent. It also imported and edited foreign CAD data 10 times faster than traditional history-based CAD.
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4/15/2015 to 10/15/2015 Case Study

Auto parts manufacturer Duraldur tests virtual prototypes of engine pistons with Femap to saves time and money

Results include delivering the first physical piston samples that are much closer to final products, project turnaround is faster and costs reduced, and digital proof of a prototype’s viability promotes customer confidence and new business. Femap. Real FEA made easy from Siemens PLM Software.

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4/9/2015 to 10/9/2015 Case Study

Kaspar Schulz designs better with Solid Edge

The world’s oldest brewing equipment manufacturer delivers sophisticated design and an aesthetic appearance for microbreweries. Using Solid Edge’s synchronous technology, the 335-year-old company deliveres outstanding technological product improvements and sped up the pipe routing process. It also eliminated potential production problems during the design process versus downstream and completed significant steps toward integration of the pipe bending machine and plasma sheet metal cutter.

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4/2/2015 to 10/2/2015 Case Study

Indaer Industrial Aeronáutica designs better with Solid Edge

Moving to a new modern design system, Indaer Industrial Aeronáutica leveraged synchronous technology in Solid Edge to re-use all previous design data and engineering changes and reduce the cost of manufacturing custom-made parts and tools. The switch improved overall productivity 40 percent and eliminated the need for physical prototypes.

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4/1/2015 to 10/1/2015 Case Study

Satellite designer SpaceWorks achieves giant leap forward in structure analysis with Femap

SpaceWorks analyzed structural performance and verified design with Femap to reduce assembly and testing to days vs. months or years in the past. Femap. Real FEA made easy from Siemens PLM Software.

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3/26/2015 to 9/26/2015 Case Study

Eskort Makina designs better with Solid Edge

This biscuit and other special-purpose food making machine manufacturer uses synchronous technology in Solid Edge and reports impressive results. Eskort Makina has improved production quality and reduced costs, decreased design time 45 percent, increased design quality, reduced manufacturing costs 20 percent and significantly improved processes for addressing ECNs and local compliance standards.

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3/19/2015 to 9/19/2015 Case Study

Electrotherm designs better with Solid Edge

This global manufacturer of steel plants and electric vehicles easily moved from 2D to 3D design CAD. It now designes very large assemblies with Solid Edge. The results include 20% reduced design time, assembly drawings created 34% faster, and a 60% drop in human errors.

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3/18/2015 to 9/18/2015 Case Study

Electronics manufacturer Sumitomo Electric Industries enhances product development with #Femap

Superior usability and functionality of the Femap pre- and post-processor contributed to the improvement of computer-aided engineering competence. The company substantially increased the number of new analysis methods in its development projects and increased analysis skills in the entire group while reducing costs. Femap. Real FEA made easy from Siemens PLM Software.

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3/12/2015 to 9/12/2015 Case Study

RESQTEC Zumro designs better with Solid Edge

This company designs award-winning equipment to handle two tasks: rescuing people in accidents and salvaging old aircraft. The company’s use of Solid Edge to design rescue and salvage equipment includes both 3D design and integrated simulation. Results from using Solid Edge include the creation of professional blueprints and assembly manuals, more effective communication/collaboration with suppliers and a new focus on product innovation and continuous improvement.

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3/5/2015 to 9/5/2015 Case Study

Montre Exacte designs better with Solid Edge

High-precision watch manufacturer uses synchronous technology to replace “design by trial-and-error,” presents images derived from modeling data, and eliminates physical prototypes. Business benefits include predictable quality, reduction in customer complaints, and development of new effective sales materials.

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3/4/2015 to 9/4/2015 Case Study

NASA simulates future performance of James Webb Space Telescope with #Femap

The next generation space telescope requires every part and assembly of every system be thoroughly tested. Visualization pinpoints potential flaws in components. Finding and fixing potential problems long before the telescope is launched is how NASA uses Femap. Real FEA made easy from Siemens PLM Software.

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2/26/2015 to 8/26/2015 Case Study

Bird Technologies designs better with Solid Edge

With synchronous technology, this radio frequency equipment maker achieved many technical and business goals. By replacing its old history-based CAD process with new synchronous technology, Bird can redesign entire products 75% faster and revise feature and part designs 180 times faster. On the sales and business front, Bird has cut product costs, reduced product weight, increased length of warranties and product performance. Watch the video and read the story.

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2/19/2015 to 8/19/2015 Case Study

UTTIS designs better with Solid Edge

Read how this industrial heating equipment manufacturer re-use CAD data to reduce time needed for design changes by 27%, decreased time-to-market from 8 to 5 months and increased its ability to design complex products.

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2/18/2015 to 8/18/2015 Case Study

Foundry plant maker Cometal Engineering eliminates need for physical tests on machinery with Femap

Using sophisticated structural analysis, Cometal optimized weights and materials of its aluminum foundry machinery and minimized or eliminated the need for physical tests. The company also reduced costs and provided immediate feedback to designers and customers. Cometa accelerated its product development cycle with a single tool for both thermal and fluid dynamic analysis with Famep. Real FEA made easy from Siemens PLM Software.

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2/12/2015 to 8/12/2015 Case Study

Zumex designs better with Solid Edge

Read how this manufacturer of automated juicers for hotels, restaurants and general retail use reduced development time by 50%, increased collaboration between departments and enabled high-definition imagery of its products prior to manufacturing.

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2/5/2015 to 8/5/2015 Case Study

ODISA designs better with Solid Edge

The company now designs entire concrete production plants for shipment inside a standard container, allowing it to expand into new markets. With the use of Solid Edge's synchronous technology, ODISA cut design time 50%. "Synchronous technology allows us to automatically update any change and have greater control over the process," says Enrique Arellano, engineering manager.

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2/4/2015 to 8/4/2015 Case Study

Astronomic instruments maker ADS International cuts costs with finite element analysis from Femap

Radio telescope and astronomic instruments maker uses CAD-neutral finite element analysis to cut processing time 30 percent. ADS International significantly accelerated translation of 3D CAD models and reduced program costs while increasing benefits with Femap. Real FEA made easy from Siemens PLM Software.

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1/29/2015 to 7/29/2015 Case Study

Grossmann designs better with Solid Edge

Read how this high-quality, innovative and exclusive luxury watch maker reduced design time and added more innovation in a new line of luxury watches. “Using Solid Edge, I can handle the many changes and variants which occur in the design process much faster than in the past. The possibility to model parts within an assembly, as well as the integrated data management functions offer a big advantage,” says Jens Schneider, chief designer at Grossmann Uhren.

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1/22/2015 to 7/22/2015 Case Study

Costan SpA designs better with Solid Edge

Commercial appliance maker introduced ergonomic study of refrigerators prior to 3D modeling and physical prototyping, fully simulating operating and maintenance conditions during the conceptual design stage. The company used Solid Edge to model families of parameter-driven models. The ergonomic studies were done with Tecnomatix, also from Siemens PLM Software.

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1/21/2015 to 7/21/2015 Case Study

Engineering & architectural services provider Octatube delivers striking architectural designs with Femap

Collaborating with architectural partners, Octatube simulates stresses and loads and meets build specification and compliance codes. It also helped employ unconventional building materials to obtain cost and aesthetic advantage using finite element analysis software Femap. Real FEA made easy from Siemens PLM Software.

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1/15/2015 to 7/15/2015 0115se

Truck maker Isono Body designs better with Solid edge

The company cut development time from 3 to 2 months with Solid Edge. It also reduced errors and subcontracting costs, improved collaboration among vehicle development staff and significantly reduced repair workload after vehicle delivery. Isono Body now uses CAD with CAM for smooth collaboration between engineering and manufacturing, employs 3D data as a company-wide communication tool and has expanded its use of CAE in conjunction with 3D CAD.

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1/8/2015 to 7/8/2015 0108se

VOP CZ designs better with Solid Edge

Read how this heavy equipment manufacturer achieved seamless product development integration across operations and successfully introduced new products with greater innovation and quality. The company also enhanced connections between design and logistics and improved the accuracy of its technical documentation.

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1/7/2015 to 7/7/2015 0107fe

Motorcycle component designer Exnovo validates complex structures with Femap

This design services studio enables the exchange of finite element models between different brands of software. It also uses super elements to manage large finite element models and creates databases of stiffness values with Femap. Real FEA made easy from Siemens PLM Software.

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