Stay in control of your Wind Energy project

By Anne

Managing the Wind turbine Product development is a complex process, given the diverse engineering, testing and manufacturing disciplines and the globalization of these departments.

The program duration of a new Wind turbine design is typically five years. How do companies continue to develop innovative products and bring them to market quicker?

Traditionally, each department implemented its own system to maintain the project data, which resulted in data duplication, lack of traceability and no standardization of processes leading to significant project delays and cost overruns.

Managing the project development process on a single collaborative platform across departments enables concurrent engineering between design, testing and manufacturing. You can reduce the time needed to validate the design, enable early start of production, and reduce time to market. By providing design with early feedback, issues can be detected much earlier in the development process, thereby eliminating costly manufacturing problems and delays.

Watch the video and see our software in action!  :-)

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Anne Busson is a member of the Energy, Process & Utilities team.

 

It’s the Month of Contests!

By Aurelien

This month, you have three more chances to participate in running contests and win great prizes, so you don’t want to miss them! :)

The Ocean Cleanup Contest

Boyan Slat‘s groundbreaking project aims at cleaning the tons of plastic that are polluting the world’s oceans. SolidWorks offers designers around the world a chance to contribute to this project by participating to the Ocean Clean Up contest.

Prizes include:

  • Admission to SolidWorks World 2014, including round-trip airfare to San Diego and four nights hotel.
  • A one-week trip to The Netherlands to work with The Ocean Cleanup team, including round-trip airfare and seven nights hotel.
  • One Microsoft Surface Pro with SolidWorks 2014 Premium

Design guidelines and details: http://www.oceancleanupcontest.com/

Deadline: Nov 15th, 2013

 

MoveIn3D

This new edition of the “MadeIn3D” contest, in partnership with 3D printing services provider Sculpteo, will highlight designs that demonstrate the superiority of 3D printing over traditional manufacturing for non-assembly objects.

Prizes include an iPad Mini, and your design 3D printed.

Design guidelines and details: http://www.3dvia.com/madein3d/

Deadline: November 8th, 2013

 

#IFWE Challenge

Our second edition of the #IFWE Challenge, in partnership with GreenBiz and NetImpact, lets you dream world-changing ideas simply beginning with the words “IF WE”.

Prizes include:

  • 3-day visit to 3DS Paris Campus or 3DS Boston Campus (including travel & accommodation)
  • Latest-generation iPads loaded with 3DS software
  • Gifts from our partners GreenBiz and NetImpact

Contest guidelines and details: http://www.3ds.com/if-we/challenge

Deadline: October 28th, 2013

Bosch Improves Engineering Coordination to Achieve Product Leadership

By Eric

You could say the library is the brain of our development. All the information our developers need for their work is stored centrally, so they know, for instance, whether they can use a component for a new development or when it has been discontinued

explains Lutz Napiwotzky, responsible for Engineering Applications Corporate IT at Bosch.

When the Bosch Group’s Automotive Technology Division, one of the world’s leading suppliers to the automotive industry, analyzed their development processes, they quickly identified areas for improvement, including consistent data management. Each division structured data differently and stored it in different systems. As a result, tasks like tracing component use were inefficient and sometimes impossible. The company really wanted to increase the efficiency of these processes by simplifying and standardizing them. The only solution for Bosch was to install a component supplier management solution.

After implementing Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform Bosch engineers understand exactly which components were installed in which devices, including all configuration and material information. In particular, the component library structuring and versioning capabilities bring significant value to the Stuttgart-based company.

If you would like to know more, please read the full customer case.

 



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