Automotive Interior Design Software Drives Innovation

Automotive seat design software transforms the interior systems engineering process, ensuring seats can meet requirements and are manufactured cost-effectively

Today's increasingly competitive global automotive market makes bringing a high-quality product to market quickly and on budget critical to your success. This is particularly true for automotive interiors and seating – especially seat covers – which is a challenge for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers because automotive seat design can be extremely complex and laborious.

Unfortunately, many seat makers use outmoded methodologies for automotive seat engineering that are based on 2D development of seat trim covers, which requires a substantial amount of data translation and verbal communication to move data between people, departments and software applications. That methodology is going to be even less effective in the future because, in response to customer demand for improved driving comfort and style, manufacturers are developing many new seat styles and a variety of comfort and safety innovations that significantly increase the sophistication of automotive interior systems. With all these innovations, engineers have to manage a huge amount of information and detail. This information must be accurately captured and easily shared between organizations and the supply chain to ensure seating systems meet styling and performance requirements and are manufactured cost-effectively.

It is now possible for manufacturers and their suppliers to work in a more efficient and productive manner using automotive interior design software from Siemens PLM Software.

Our seat design software is fully integrated into commercial 3D CAD systems, allowing you to design and manufacture innovative transportation seat systems and automotive interiors. You can capture a complete digital product definition of a seat system in the software, which accurately and efficiently shares design detail with all stakeholders, eliminates extensive physical prototyping and reduces time-to-market.

All aspects of the automotive seat design are captured in a single 3D CAD master model. The software allows you to perform a conformance simulation that assesses producibility issues long before a prototype is manufactured. Accurate 2D flat patterns can also be generated from the CAD master model, as well as all data needed for a full assessment of material and labor cost. With all information and detail together in one 3D model, you can make design changes quickly and early in the automotive seat engineering process, and then efficiently share information with all engineering teams working concurrently on the seat system.

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