DELMIA DPM Structure Lofting takes the MBOM output from Assembly Process Planner as input and allows the user to complete the lofting job starting from generation of lofting processes, creation of In Process Models, creation of manufacturing features and workshop documents. Manufacturing preparation is possible for structure parts. Manufacturing data is stored in the Manufacturing Hub.
Users working in the PLM environment can easily change and update structure operations and manufacturing features and subsequently workshop documents, greatly reducing the time between design change and notification to all process planners and lofters involved.
DELMIA DPM Structure lofting generates structure operations based on engineering bill of materials, creates manufacturing features based on design, generates and allows navigation of 3D In-process models, generates resources required for lofting, generates associative drawings from 3D geometry, extracts XML and HTML based workshop documents, and extracts plate DXF data for nesting.
Product Key Customer Benefits
Automates manual work preparation
Lofter can automatically generate manufacturing features based on the connection between two piece parts and design features.
Automatic generation of workshop documents such as plate fabrication sketches and Plate DXF.
Profile fabrication sketches and profile data XML files
Inverse Bending curve (IBC) data XML file for bend profiles
Plate and Profile template drawings
Pin-jigs manufacturing resource drawings and XML data file
Girth table manufacturing resource drawings
Enables In-Process Model navigation
Allows users to validate state of the product and assembly or part level while performing lofting
Manufacturing preparation work for one ship Unit may be distributed between different lofters which increases scalability of the product.
Designers and Lofters work in a collaborative environment on common engineering data.
Supports product update
Product update changes made by designers are immediately available to lofters. Now there is no need to update entire lofting process when there is a design change
Fully integrated with DELMIA process planning solutions.