Hyundai Rotem needed a product development solution that would support 3D digital mock up design and enhance compatibility among parts, blueprints, documents, and BOMs.
Part of the Hyundai Motor Group, Hyundai Rotem exemplifies South Korea’s strength in heavy industry. Divided into three divisions, Railway, Defense, and Plant & Machinery, the company is solidifying its position as a global industrial equipment manufacturer with contracts that include supplying trains to Turkey’s commuter rail system IZBAN and providing maintenance services to Ukrainian Railways 90 high-speed trains.
To drive innovation through superior design, Hyundai Rotem wanted to replace its existing 2D blueprints with 3D models, which are easier to work with and provide a more realistic experience for its designers. The existing system, however, did not support 3D design, which also generated BOM incompatibilities and inefficiencies throughout the development process. Moreover, design reuse was practically impossible, further hampering productivity.
To improve design quality and boost the efficiency of its design processes, Hyundai Rotem adopted Dassault Systèmes’ (3DS) 3DEXPERIENCE Platform for an end-to-end digital design approach. Dae-Hyun Lee, chief research engineer at Hyundai Rotem stated, “The interoperability that exists in an integrated system, which includes CATIA V5 and ENOVIA V6, is the main reason why Hyundai Rotem chose the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform.” The company also uses 3DVIA Composer for 3D product documentation.
After implementing the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform, Hyundai Rotem proceeded to transform all 2D blueprints into 3D part and BOM-focused designs. The improved compatibility between the designs and associated BOMs paved the way for a more powerful digital mock-up approach to development. The DMU-based collaborative design process enabled the company to perform design verifications in a digital environment in real-time hence improving work efficiency considerably. The 3DEXPERIENCE Platform’s design-in-context capabilities, which require uploading only the necessary information and not the entire file, reduced data transfer time and enabled engineers to spend more time on development.
Hyundai Rotem has improved the efficiency of its overall product development process due, in part, to the seamless integration between the virtual design application CATIA and the collaborative innovation application ENOVIA. “CATIA design data is organically integrated into the PLM system and shared in real-time among business partners,” Lee said. “Through improved collaboration,
“With the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, design quality and design process efficiency is expected to improve 20% and 10%, respectively. This will shorten design time and move product deadlines up by more than a month.”
schedules can be managed in a more accurate and transparent way.” The 3DEXPERIENCE platform’s WBS (Work Breakdown Structure) systematically upgrades a project’s progress and automatically calculates the maturity level according to the product’s level of completion. Based on this, it automatically provides statistics, as percentages, on the progress level of the design schedule. As a result, it is possible to keep accurate track of a project’s progress and to manage resources more efficiently
Hyundai Rotem is accelerating business innovation by extending the use of its 3DEXPERIENCE applications to key products such as locomotives and trains. Implementation of 3DEXPERIENCE led to some significant improvements in more than 40 major processes.
“With the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform, design quality and design process efficiency is expected to improve 20% and 10%, respectively,” Lee said. “This will shorten design time and move product deadlines up by more than a month. We plan to expand the use of the 3DEXPERIENCE applications in other areas to accelerate business innovation not only in our design department, but throughout the entire company,” he concluded
A subsidiary of the Hyundai Motor Group, Hyundai Rotem is a global leader representing Korea in the railroad, defense, plant and environmental industries.
Products: High-speed trains, light rail vehicles, locomotives, passenger coaches, ground military equipment, plant & machinery
Headquarters: Seoul, South Korea
For more information www.rotem.co.kr/eng