DELMIA Device Building 2 (DBG)
Enhances user productivity by creating kinematic models of manufacturing tooling and manufacturing resources such as industrial robots and machines.
Product Overview
Product Highlights
Product Key Customer Benefits

Product Overview

DELMIA Device Building enhances user productivity by creating kinematic models of manufacturing tooling, such as fixtures, clamps, and other articulated mechanisms including twin wrist robots. DELMIA Device Building users may define frames of interest on the device model. Such frames may be used to define mechanical joints on the device, as well as specify attachment and tooling points on the device. In the latter case, the user may select the corresponding frame when performing a weld gun search or while mounting the device to a robot. This facilitates the integration of the device into a manufacturing workcell by making the characteristics of the device visible.

DELMIA Device Building users may define manufacturing resources with symbolic kinematic relations between the joints. These relations define the motion of dependent joints by equations that depend on the current joint values of the independent commanded joints. This allows the user to model resources with external behaviors that affect simulation without having to specify all the internal details of the mechanism that may be otherwise needed for design and manufacturing of the resource itself.

DELMIA Device Building users may define named tool tips for any V5 or D5 device. Each tool tip specifies a set of associated parts and a set of home positions. By specifying this information, certain forms of analysis (such as clash detection) will ignore all collisions that occur between the tool tips and product data. This enhancement will lead to more accurate weld gun searches.

DELMIA Device Building users may assign inverse kinematics behaviors to resource devices that are used in manufacturing simulations. The inverse kinematics allow the devices to be driven by commanding the tool positions instead of the joint positions. There are automatic inverse kinematics solvers (generic and numeric) as well as device specific solvers (for industrial machines based on manufacturer specifications) and user-defined solvers that allow users to provide the inverse kinematic algorithm for special or experimental machines.

DELMIA Device Building is compatible with mechanisms defined in DMU Kinematics and supports the importing of CAD models from various systems. The DMU Kinematics based models can specify the forward kinematics for the manufacturing tooling or resource which can then be enhanced in Device Building with advanced behaviors such as symbolic kinematic relations, travel limits, home positions, inverse kinematics, maximum speeds and accelerations, controller profiles, applicative parameters, and other manufacturing attributes. This software is ideal for a number of industries, including automotive, aviation, ship building, and any industry that develops kinematic mechanisms.

Product Highlights

DELMIA Device Building offers the following functions:

  • Creates kinematic models of manufacturing tooling
  • Supports Multi-CAx parts and assemblies
  • Defines frames of interest on parts and devices
  • Creates mechanical joints based on frame selection
  • Assign symbolic kinematic relations between joints
  • Defines home positions and joint travel limits
  • Assign inverse kinematics to manufacturing resources
  • Defines tool tips

Product Key Customer Benefits

Creates kinematic models of manufacturing tooling
Device Building creates kinematic models of manufacturing tooling, such as fixtures, clamps, and other articulated mechanisms. These kinematic models are created by defining mechanical and geometric joints between distinct parts of an assembly. Commands are provided to jog the device, define its travel limits, define a set of named home positions, and synchronize the model with assembly constraints.

Supports Multi-CAx parts and assemblies
DELMIA Device Building fully supports CATIA V4/V5 Mechanisms and DELMIA D5 Devices. With the appropriate Multi-CAx plug-in, devices may be created using CAD models from Unigraphics, Pro/ENGINEER, IDEAS, Solidworks, SolidEdge, and Acis/DXF3D.

Define frames of interest on parts
This feature allows the user to define fixed coordinate systems on parts that will later be used to define mechanical joints.

Define frames of interest on devices
The user may also define frames of interest on the device model itself. Such frames are typically used to specify the device's mount flange and tool-center point (TCP). This allows the user to select the corresponding frames when performing a weld gun search or while mounting the device to a robot.

Create mechanical joints based on frame selection
Users may create mechanical joints (revolute, prismatic, etc) by selecting frames on the appropriate parts. This feature is typically used to create devices based on Multi-CAx part and assembly models.

Define symbolic kinematic relations between joints
The user may define manufacturing resources with symbolic kinematic relations between the joints. These relations define the motion of dependent joints by equations that depend on the current joint values of the independent commanded joints. This allows the user to model resources with external behaviors that affect simulation without having to specify all the internal details of the mechanism that may be otherwise needed for design and manufacturing of the resource itself.

Define home positions and joint travel limits
The user may also define home positions for the device. These are predefined joint values that correspond to states of the machine. The home positions allow the resource to be easily moved to these states during manufacturing simulation. The joint travel limits for the resource allow the user to specify the range of motion of the device for checking during simulation.

Assign inverse kinematics to manufacturing resources
The users may assign Inverse kinematics behaviors to resource device that are used in manufacturing simulations. The inverse kinematics allows the devices to be driven by commanding the tool positions instead of the joint positions. There are automatic inverse kinematics solvers (generic and numeric) as well as device specific solvers (for industrial machines based on manufacturer specifications) and user-defined solvers that allow users to provide the inverse kinematic algorithm for special or experimental machines.

Define controller profiles
For manufacturing resources with inverse kinematics such as industrial robots, DELMIA Device Building provides the ability to define various preset controller settings for Tools, Motion, Accuracy and Object type profiles. These profiles allow the manufacturing resource Tasks to switch behaviors for tool placement as well as motion planning such as speed and flyby during simulation.

Define tool tips
Another DELMIA Device Building feature is the ability to define named tool tips for any V5 or D5 device. Each tool tip specifies a set of associated parts and a set of home positions. By specifying this information, certain forms of analysis (such as clash detection) will ignore all collisions that occur between the tool tips and product data. This enhancement will lead to more accurate weld gun searches.

Device controller synchronization
The Device controller synchronization provides the capability to share the local changes of the device controller across multiple usage of the device.

Prerequisites
DELMIA Device Building requires DELMIA Object Manager