Mechanical Device Design
As the demand for flexibility in engineering continues to rise, the need for mechanical CAD in the design of plants and offshore facilities is increasing. Due largely to its strong history in industries such as automotive and industrial products, Dassault Systèmes (DS)' Mechanical Device Design solution supports a large range of CAD translators and industry exchange standards, including STEP and IGES. This makes design re-use easier than if the software had been designed exclusively for plant design and offshore industries.
Some EPCs have the need to design and construct not only the plant, but some of the equipment used within the plant. For those EPCs, the benefit of DS PLM is especially high, as they can design multiple products while supporting only one global PLM environment. This reduces the cost of maintaining and operating the system, as well as training costs as engineers need to learn just one user interface and toolset, regardless of the discipline.
In mechanical design, where forged and machined parts must be produced, DS PLM manages manufacturing processes, including workflow, equipment optimization, stock management and NC programming.
Plant Mechanical Device Design solution includes:
- 2D layout for 3D designers
- Assembly and part design
- Surface and shape modeling
- Sheet metal design and production
- Composite design and production
- DPM machining, NC milling and lathe machining
- Manufacturing drawing generation
DS PLM has enabled us to integrate the mechanical and plant design of ITER, respect extremely rigorous quality requirements, and do so with limited resources.
Eric Martin Design Office Head, ITER