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Made in India: DFM tool checks, analyses in single session

Posted: 23 Feb 2009     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:DFM  analysis  design rules 


Geometric Ltd, a provider of engineering services and PLM solutions have launched a design for manufacturability product integrated within the Pro/ENGINEER design environment. DFMPro provides a series of automated checks and analysis to assist a designer in creating designs that are cost effective and easy to manufacture.

In today's competitive market, manufacturers use design rules to help improve part quality and reduce the cost of manufacturing. Manual DFM approaches can be time consuming and prone to errors-thus the need for automation in the DFM analysis.

DFMPro is a tool developed for designers to facilitate upstream manufacturability validation and identification of areas in design that are difficult, expensive and impossible to manufacture. It is engineered for quick and in-depth examination of product manufacturability, according to Geometric, and 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 targets multiple users like design engineers, manufacturing engineers, as well as new engineers who need training with customized rule scripts.

This version delivers over thirty built-in DFM rules, which can be customised DFM using VSTA (Visual Studio Tools for Application) capabilities. Geometric offers a trial version on

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