Five Tips for Large Assembly Performance, whether the assembly you are working with has 1,000 parts, or 100,000+ parts
You will learn about good habits for modeling and managing CAD assemblies of all sizes.
Assemblies by definition are aggregates of individual parts and subassemblies. As devices have become more complex, the tools to visualize, design, and test those assemblies have become much more advanced.Today, systems of very high levels of complexity must use advanced software before the metal is cut. Managing complexity and risk has always been important, but today the tug-of-war between increasing part count and the tools to accurately predict the way those parts interact has resulted in a victory for simulation over all-up testing.
This webinar will touch on several issues affecting large assembly performance including:
- Design process implications of system complexity. More parts, more specifications, more procedures, and bigger BOMs. Trouble can grow exponentially as part count grows linearly.
- Control of the design process now takes more than a digital Gantt chart. Large assemblies that only have a large part count, subassemblies, and components may be sourced from multiple vendors. Making sure everyone on the same page is essential.
- Large assemblies today are only as good as their models. Old methods to chase issues such as tolerance stack are too slow and costly for modern product development timelines. Error proofing is a front-end task today.
- Communication is key. The ability to collaborate on design virtually can collapse the silos between individual engineers, departments, and vendors.