|DELMIA DPM Work Instructions provides ability to perform model based work instruction authoring. It gives the user to generate work instructions based on a loaded configuration, hence supporting the notion of plan once, use for all configurations.
User can instantiate work instructions from pre-created work instructions templates (defined in the MH database) and then automatically generate the completed work instructions based on 3D model. DELMIA DPM Work Instructions also provides an ability to document these work instructions on to an Excel file with images embedded in the Excel sheets for process in the Assembly
DELMIA Work Instructions enables users to leverage the investment in upstream authoring tools by reusing the process, product, and resource information and built-in knowledge and deliver it to the actual production activity on the shop floor. Work instruction authors can create work instruction libraries containing standardized text for work instructions (in Manufacturing Hub). Unlike other work instruction packages, DPM Work Instructions allows work instruction authors to interact with the process plan and the product model to enhance the work instructions with actual up-to-date engineering data.
Work instruction authors can leverage all previous engineering data to enhance the work instructions. As the author creates work instructions, they can select standardized instructions from user-defined libraries. The author-selected text from the work instruction template will appear in work instructions. For ex: If a Work Instruction template was created in Manufacturing Hub, whose text says Tighten the nut to [ ] ft-lb , then the work instruction that is instantiated will contain the same text as in the work instruction
Historically, a Work Instruction was managed as a simple Text Activity wherein user has to manually edit the contents of the Text to actually define what the work that needs to be done. DELMIA Work Instructions rovides a way to define set of work instruction libraries that may be stored in the PPR Manufacturing Hub. While authoring work instructions for the shop floor, the manufacturing engineer may use pre-defined Unresolved Instructions in the library to create instruction activities.
Once those activities have been defined, the software provides automatic generation of text dependent on the specific configuration the user is working on. During the process of resolving the unresolved text in the Work Instruction activities, the software will look into the Engineering data in the model, thanks to a VB script that runs in the background, and then based on the Design information will resolve the work instructions to give the shop floor mechanic the exact work instruction that needs to be carried out in the shop floor for the given configuration that has been loaded.
Work instruction authors may also require data input from the shop floor user. If it is required, as in some aerospace applications of work instructions, they may specify a data collection form, such as to record a torque value applied when tightening a bolt. The author may add buyoffs and change-notification activities in the work instructions to ensure shop floor compliance with requirements.
DPM Work Instruction also provides user a way to document the work instructions that are authored in a Process document onto an Excel file. Once user has authored all the work instructions with Text, and other choreographic activities like Viewpoint, Visibility activities, etc, then user can generate Excel file documentation of the different work instructions.
Upon generating the excel file, separate tab sheets will be generated in this Excel file for each of the operations in the Assembly process and then the work instructions text, along with the snap shot images of the product build up will be embedded in the excel file
Note that this capability exists only for process documents loaded from flat file system and does not apply for process documents coming from Manufacturing Hub