Multidisciplinary Equipment Design

Multidisciplinary equipment in the field

Many of the new technologies that are disrupting heavy equipment industries, including innovative digital capabilities and electrification, lead to greater interactions between mechanical design, electronical and electronic systems design, and software. To achieve business success, manufacturers must find an effective way to deal with such multidisciplinary equipment design. But often, the way their organization grew over time, led them to have many disconnected teams, working in silos. Because of the complexity of multidisciplinary equipment design, this will result in endless iterations.

Siemens helps heavy equipment manufacturers accomplish complex multidisciplinary equipment design much faster by delivering an integrated and collaborative design environment where mechanical design, electronical and electric systems design, and software development can happen simultaneously. By following such a multidisciplinary equipment design approach, heavy equipment manufacturers can have all stakeholders collaborate in common tools and workflows, so that they have access to comprehensive multidisciplinary models and shared data. This will help them effectively master the complexity of multidisciplinary equipment design.

Many of the new technologies that are disrupting heavy equipment industries, including innovative digital capabilities and electrification, lead to greater interactions between mechanical design, electronical and electronic systems design, and software. To achieve business success, manufacturers must find an effective way to deal with such multidisciplinary equipment design. But often, the way their organization grew over time, led them to have many disconnected teams, working in silos. Because of the complexity of multidisciplinary equipment design, this will result in endless iterations.

Siemens helps heavy equipment manufacturers accomplish complex multidisciplinary equipment design much faster by delivering an integrated and collaborative design environment where mechanical design, electronical and electric systems design, and software development can happen simultaneously. By following such a multidisciplinary equipment design approach, heavy equipment manufacturers can have all stakeholders collaborate in common tools and workflows, so that they have access to comprehensive multidisciplinary models and shared data. This will help them effectively master the complexity of multidisciplinary equipment design.

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Speed up multidisciplinary equipment design by removing silos

As the teams for mechanical design, electrical and electronics systems design, and software development have so many interdependencies, their activities should not happen in separate tracks. Unfortunately, at many OEMs, this is the case, as a result of the way their organization evolved over time. Various departments are responsible for different disciplines and use disconnected tools and methods. Data exchange often happens via manual processes that are error-prone. To avoid that multidisciplinary equipment design will get stuck in endless iterations and rework, it is necessary to remove those silos by deploying an integrated environment that fosters collaboration between all multidisciplinary equipment design stakeholders, including other divisions if necessary and even suppliers. This collaboration can go from simply sharing their data to fully coupling their applications and will significantly speed up the overall multidisciplinary equipment design.

Build a comprehensive digital twin for multidisciplinary equipment design

Multidisciplinary equipment design involves numerous parameters that interact. To master the complexity this entails, it is necessary to take control from the very beginning. Already during the concept phase, design teams must start with multidisciplinary analysis using comprehensive multidisciplinary equipment design models. Those won’t be perfect. But they will help to outline the boundaries for all the variables so that during all stages that come later in the process, there is a better starting point for optimization. As the design cycle moves on, the same models must be improved with up-to-date information and more details. This approach comes down to creating a digital twin for multidisciplinary equipment design - a virtual representation that mimics the product as good as possible in its current state, and that always stays in-sync. It is a single source of truth for all multidisciplinary design stakeholders.

Frontload decisions during multidisciplinary equipment design

Tactics like removing silos and building a digital twin will automatically unlock opportunities to frontload multidisciplinary equipment design decisions, or to shift left. That is important, because as the design process progresses, the opportunities to make changes become scarcer while to cost of implementing them explodes. This to a point where, depending on the magnitude of the required change, it could cancel the entire project. Via the digital twin, there is visibility on all decisions that are being taken by all design stakeholders. And also, when design stakeholders evaluate their decisions using comprehensive multidisciplinary models, they automatically take the wider context into consideration. Both will help to catch issues earlier. Besides, more frontloading can be achieved if silos are removed across departments. A good example is making CAE tools available through the CAD environment. In this way, analysts and occasional users get access to expert solutions, giving them the tools at hand to contribute to decisions that are otherwise taken at later stages.

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Carraro Group

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Design Interoperability

工業製品はますます複雑になり、ほとんどとは言わないまでも、かなり多くが集積電子機器に依存していることは、周知の事実です。 機械系と電気系それぞれの設計者は、開発プロセス全体で連携し、競合の発生を防ぎ、設計が完了する前にそれぞれのシステムを調整します。

Design Validation

ビジュアルな製品解析ツールや検証ツールにより、設計に関する各種の情報を素早く統合し、設計要件の規制へ準拠状況のチェック、および情報に基づいた意思決定を行うことができます。

E/Eシステム定義および最適化

コスト、重量、帯域幅の目標を達成するよう電気 / 電子 (E/E) アーキテクチャを最適化します。各種機能を定義、統合し、電気 / 電子 / 組み込みソフトウェア / ネットワーク仕様を作成、解析します。

E/Eデータの管理と統合

データ管理、プロセス制御、統合により、包括的な開発フローを提供します。主要なMCADツールまたはPLMツールであればどれを使用しても、製品開発プロセスに関わる複数の設計領域をまたぐ変更と構成を管理できます。

Knowledge Reuse

弊社の製品は、製品設計の迅速化とコストの削減を実現する包括的なナレッジの再利用ソリューションを提供します。 弊社のソリューションは、製品ナレッジを繰り返し使用できるようにすることで、製品ナレッジの価値を最大限引き出します。

Product Modeling

より優れたイノベーションとより高い品質を低コストで提供 シーメンスPLMソフトウェアのNX製品設計ソフトウェアを使用すると、設計プロセスだけでなく製品開発全体を通して、パワーフルに効率向上、コスト削減を行えます。

ネットワーク設計

詳細なタイミング解析を実行して、「適正規模の」通信ネットワークを設計します。品質を担保し、開発を加速できる方法でネットワーク設計を最適化および検証します。正確な通信ネットワークを実装します。

ハーネスのエンジニアリングと製造

製造性を考慮して電気ハーネスを設計、エンジニアリング、検証します。ハーネスのコスト見積もり、製造、組み立てプロセスを最適化して、性能、生産高、収益性を高めます。正確で最適なハーネス製造ドキュメントを作成することで、効率性を向上させます。

ビジュアル化、デジタル・モックアップと仮想現実

Teamcenterのデジタル・モックアップ機能とビジュアル化機能により、製品ライフサイクルに関わる誰もが、2D / 3D設計データにアクセスし、協業できるため、情報に基づいて製品に関する意思決定を行うことができるようになります。Teamcenterは、複数の機械系コンピューター支援設計 (MCAD) 形式を仮想プロトタイプに変換します。コストのかかる物理試作品の代わりに仮想プロトタイプを使用して、人間工学やパスプランニングといったより特殊な解析を行うことができます。仮想現実 (VR) 設計レビューにより、製品デジタル・ツインの世界で作業することができます。