Vehicle Engineering

With more than 65% of design innovation taking place at the supplier side, automotive vehicle engineering is a highly collaborative, cross-disciplined, and cross-organizational effort. Coordinating engineering activities across global suppliers is a daunting task as pressures increase to meet complex design requirements and tight program deadlines.

Automotive OEMs and their suppliers are turning to Dassault Systèmes (DS) to handle both engineering and the coordination tasks associated with it. These tasks begin with early project specifications and extend through to initial production planning. Dassault Systèmes' Vehicle Engineering & Manufacturing solution helps organizations eliminate process and data communication barriers that exist among mechanical, systems and manufacturing engineering disciplines within the enterprise and across the suppliers who are involved with the development of the vehicle.

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Dassault Systèmes delivers a full range of functionalities for vehicle product and process engineering. Product simulation and validation including crash and safety, vehicle noise and vibration including acoustics, as well as stiffness and strength evaluation are enabled from a single product analysis. The solution also covers the final assembly process planning. This end-to-end, integrated vehicle engineering solution eliminates the mismatch of information between design, analysis, and manufacturing departments as design changes are always visible and controllable by all key stakeholders.

The Vehicle Engineering & Manufacturing solution offers automakers with various options to conduct global engineering collaboration using single or distributed repositories, which can be conducted in real-time or via asynchronous mode. With an online PLM system, latest product information can be accessed securely in real-time and changes can be rapidly communicated across the enterprise. The virtual product development platform provided by the Vehicle Engineering & Manufacturing solution allows global expertise and knowledge to be harnessed, capitalized, and reused across programs. This provides distinct advantages and benefits such as the potential to carry out multi-disciplinary product and process optimization in a comprehensive manner.

Vehicle Engineering & Manufacturing solution includes:

  • Component classification/catalog management
  • Product structure and work breakdown
  • Configuration and change management
  • Digital mockup review
  • Simulation and validation: occupant safety, full vehicle crashworthiness, external aerodynamic, electromagnetic compatibility, strength & durability, noise & vibration
  • Engineering Bill of Materials (BOM) management
  • Engineering standard documentation and release management
  • Multi-CAD design collaboration
  • Multi-site support and supplier collaboration
  • Final assembly

    Supporting brands:  SIMULIA, DELMIA, 3DVIA, ENOVIA

    Dassault Systèmes PLM solution, including CATIA, ENOVIA and DELMIA, is an important part of our winthrough engineering strategy.

    Mark McArdle VP and Managing Director of Competition, Richard Petty Motorsports