Manufacturing Planning provides the manufacturing communities throughout the supply chain with comprehensive 3D process and resource planning solutions for creating and optimizing build-to-order and lean production manufacturing systems.
DELMIA Auto Body-in-White Process Planning
Fastener Planning for the Automotive Body in White Planner
DELMIA Body in White Process Planning (BPP) provides seamless access to the product designer’s fastener definition, intuitive management of fasteners and automatic selection of weld-guns that offer collision free access to all welds in the selected process.
DELMIA Body in White Process Planning provides a virtual 3D environment, including the shop floor resources and layout. The planner is able to plan, optimize, and validate the body in white process in the context of the manufacturing setting where the plan will be executed.
- Native product/process integration for fasteners
- Include fasteners in the definition of manufacturing assemblies
- Visualize fasteners in 3D
- Manage assignment of fasteners to manufacturing processes with an Assignment Assistant
- Automatically select weld guns that can access the planned fasteners and parts
- Validate accessibility of planned parts and fasteners by manually selected weld guns
Native product/process integration for fastenersDS V6 introduces a single platform for both product engineering and manufacturing engineering to collaborate. This breakthrough technology allows users to define process and system planning on design fasteners without translation and duplication, thereby eliminating the non-value added tasks of importing and data synchronization. Add to this the power of configuration and effectivity data management, and an enterprise has a single platform that supports design through implementation on the shop floor; helping the enterprise move more quickly than ever from product concept to manufacturing implementation.
Include fasteners in the definition of manufacturing assembliesThrough the use of this single platform, the process planner can use the product design fastener data types during the definition of manufacturing assemblies. By sharing the same platform and data types, iterations between design and manufacturing planning are seamless, and planners are able to validate easily the manufacturing assembly against the as-designed data.
Visualize fasteners in 3DIntuitively, people can better understand fastener positions by visualizing them in 3D.
Manage assignment of fasteners to manufacturing processes with an Assignment AssistantThe typical automobile has five to eight thousand fastener points that have been defined by product engineering. Insuring that each and every point is assigned to a process plan has been a daunting task - until now. Through the use of BPP's Assignment Assistant, fastener points can be quickly identified for assignment to the proper process step. The proper process step is the first step where all the parts joined by that fastener are present. Once identified, the planner can choose to allocate the fastener planning to that step of the process plan, or to another step as circumstances dictate.
Automatically select weld guns that can access the planned fasteners and partsAutomotive OEMs have a large number of weld-gun styles, shapes, and designs. Finding the right weld-gun for a specific part design, weld locations(s), planned welding path, and desired robot can be a time-consuming and daunting task. Users of BPP have a distinct advantage when using the automatic Tool Selection Assistant functionality, which automatically searches the desired weld-gun library, checks each weld-gun against the part and weld-points assigned, and presents to the user a 3D-based list of weld-guns that can have collision-free access to all the weld-points in the defined trajectory and allow the robot to reach the weld point with the weld-gun attached.
Validate accessibility of planned parts and fasteners by manually selected weld gunsFor those times when a weld-gun is selected from the resource library manually, it is still necessary for the planner to validate that the weld-gun/robot combination can reach all the assigned welds without collisions that may damage the product parts or tooling. BPP provides the necessary capabilities to automatically perform a weld-gun/robot feasibility study, which allows users to quickly validate their manual weld-gun selections.