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Automotive Body Design & Engineering

Changing consumer preferences and regulatory pressures are forcing automotive companies to find new ways to improve vehicle aerodynamics, enhance visual appeal, and increase interior space. Today, automotive companies rely on a systems-driven approach for automotive body engineering and manufacturing to realize body systems innovations. Our solutions provide an integrated automotive body systems design, simulation, and manufacturing solution in a managed environment to help you respond quickly to changing market demands.

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Client Successes

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Comau

Comau

By integrating product development activities, Siemens PLM Software solutions boost productivity from the individual to the corporate level.

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Nissan

Nissan

A highly successful PLM implementation reduced vehicle development time by nearly 50 percent, improved quality by 80 percent, and exceeded ROI targets.

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Rasandik

3D die design and optimized toolpath programming result in big time savings for Rasandik Engineering.

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Solution Capabilities

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Industrial Design & Styling

Industrial Design & Styling

Enable auto designers and stylists to create high quality surfaces in a seamlessly integrated Class-A surface development environment with direct point manipulation, feature-based modeling, and continuous real-time validation.

Product Design

Product Design

Empower your chassis design team with modeling control and flexibility using 2D and 3D wireframe, surface and solid modeling technology, all driven with parametric feature-based and direct modeling techniques.

Digital Mock Up

Digital Mock Up

Save time and reduce errors by creating body components in the context of the larger design in a fast multi-CAD environment.

Automotive Design

Automotive Design

Create the automotive designs of the future with an advanced, fully-integrated design and manufacturing solution. Work easily with partners, utilize existing knowledge, and validate your design while you create it.

Model Based Definition

Model Based Definition

Improve communications and reduce rework by incorporating product and process information during body design with comprehensive 3D annotation tools that enable you to pass this information to downstream applications.

Knowledge Reuse

Knowledge Reuse

Maximize the value of your intellectual property by promoting platform, knowledge and skill reuse. Capture body design knowledge with codeless graphical tools with advanced templates.

Composite Design & Analysis

Composite Design & Analysis

Surpass customer expectations by delivering safe, lightweight vehicles that meet or exceed fuel economy standards using advanced composite materials for body design.

Fastening & Joining Engineering

Fastening & Joining Engineering

Efficiently author, validate and communicate fastener definition in complex body assemblies, especially those related to critical joints and historically complex locations.

Design Analysis

Design Analysis

Identify body design issues early in the development cycle using multi-discipline simulation within a single environment. Improving the design before detailed analysis leads to better, more robust designs.

Design BOM & Configuration Management

Design BOM & Configuration Management

Collaborate with automotive suppliers and partners worldwide with a single source of data, regardless of which CAD software they use.

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Automotive Body Design and Engineering
Automotive Body Design and Engineering
Automotive companies rely on a systems-driven approach for automotive body engineering and manufacturing.

Changing consumer preferences and regulatory pressures are forcing automotive companies to find new ways to improve vehicle aerodynamics, enhance visual appeal, and increase interior space. All of these profoundly impact the body systems design and engineering processes. The sequential approach to vehicle development — where body styling, structural engineering and development, and manufacturing processes are separate functional disciplines that hand off each step of the process — is giving way to a more integrated method. Today, automotive companies rely on a systems-driven approach for automotive body engineering and manufacturing, which brings all aspects of car body design together in a holistic fashion and makes it easy to trace requirements —customer, regulatory, legal, and others — throughout the design process with constant validation.

Siemens PLM Software provides a comprehensive automotive body systems design, simulation, and manufacturing solution in a managed environment that helps you get immediate access to key product information. You can respond much more quickly to changing market demands, function efficiently while being geographically dispersed, and collaborate effectively during the body systems design process.

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Automotive Body Design and Engineering
Automotive companies rely on a systems-driven approach for automotive body engineering and manufacturing.

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