Geometric introduces DFMPro for Pro/ENGINEER
February 19, 2009: Geometric Limited announced DFMPro for Pro/ENGINEER. This design for manufacturability (DFM) product is integrated within the Pro/ENGINEER design environment, and provides a series of automated checks and analysis to assist a designer in creating designs which are cost effective and easy to manufacture.
In today‚Äôs competitive market, manufacturers use design rules to help improve part quality, and reduce the cost of manufacturing. Manual DFM approaches are time consuming and prone to errors, creating a need for automation in the DFM analysis.
DFMPro is precisely such a revolutionary DFM tool developed for designers to facilitate upstream manufacturability validation and identification of areas in design that are difficult, expensive and impossible to manufacture. This design for manufacturability tool is engineered for quick and in-depth examination of product manufacturability. It includes advanced design rules for manufacturing processes like milling, drilling, turning and sheet metal fabrication.
Some benefits of DFMPro include:
# Early prediction and prevention of production problems or manufacturing inefficiencies
# Evolution of optimal design and product quality
# Automation of manufacturability review process
# Reduction of lead-time by reducing backtracking and design iterations
# A scalable framework for manufacturability knowledge capture and reuse
DFMPro for Pro/ENGINEER assists multiple users:
# Design engineers can use DFMPro during design creation to improve designs with respect to manufacturability
# Manufacturing engineers can easily validate multiple designs from internal design departments or external vendors
# New engineers can learn organizational standards and design guidelines on the job using customized rule scripts
This version delivers:
# Seamless integration with Pro/ENGINEER with a simple and intuitive user interface
# Over 30 built-in Design for Manufacturing rules
# Ability to customize DFM rules using the VSTA (Visual Studio Tools for Application) capabilities
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