The Need To Transform The Way We Develop Embedded Mechatronic Systems

By Neno
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The challenge of developing embedded mechatronic systems for smart products has never been greater.  During the initial 60% of the development process, no physical prototypes exist. This means that fewer than 10% of systems engineers have the opportunity to validate systems and their sub-systems in a complete product.  This makes it impossible to validate and optimize a system’s behavior or to fully understand its interaction with other systems in its target environment and across all possible product configurations.

In this era of smart products, where products are often differentiated in the marketplace by their innovative capabilities that are implemented within the product. Many of these capabilities are delivered through embedded systems, the source of up to 80% of today’s smart product innovations.  Such systems can account for more than 40% of a new products development costs and are defined by many thousands of market, product, system and regulatory requirements.

Embedded & mechatronic systems designers typically use hundreds of disconnected systems engineering tools to implement these systems. These legacy and proprietary tools create many different and separate models of the systems that are largely disconnected from each other, with the result that they:

  • Limit cross-discipline collaboration & integration, making it difficult to build a complete systems view that integrates multiple engineering disciplines;
  • Make it impossible to model & simulate the behavior of systems in the context of a complete product, its environment or its interaction with other systems;
  • Limit the ability to reuse system assets across multiple product ranges and options.

What is needed is a fully integrated systems development environment to address these challenges.  An environment that makes it possible to create a high fidelity digital replica of the product and its embedded mechatronic systems to accurately predict and simulate their behavior through a rich 3D experience, just like in real life.

The Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform for Systems Engineering provides such an integrated solution. It delivers an open, extensible & integrated systems engineering environment that shares a common and consistent set of systems models.  It enables all engineering disciplines to create and share virtual twins of real smart products and their systems that make it possible to:

  • Transform all aspects of developing embedded mechatronic systems, from defining and developing systems architectures through to their implementation and validation, all in the context of a virtual twin of the real product through a rich 3D experience.
  • Improve decision-making at the conceptual design stage and reduce the need for physical prototypes through powerful 3D life-like simulation and validation.
  • Collaborate and share information across all stakeholders through a shared common systems definition.
  • Simulate the behavior of complex multi-physic systems in the context of the complete product and its environment.
  • Validate the virtual twin of the product and its sub-systems earlier in the development cycle, saving costs and minimizing errors
  • Reuse systems assets across multiple product ranges and options.
  • Manage the complete product and systems development lifecycle by sharing an open, extendable and common systems data model and repository with all stakeholders.

To learn how this ‘3DEXPERIENCE platform for Systems Engineering’ can transform your embedded and mechatronic systems development process, watch this short webinar now.

3DEXPERIENCE Speakers Reveal Accelerated Korea BIM Momentum

By Akio
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Global adoption of BIM is proceeding with great momentum, and within Asia many are rapidly adopting BIM practices. Korea is one country leading the way with BIM adoption, with dramatic growth year over year.

Dassault Systèmes recently made speeches at two events focused on driving adoption of BIM in Korea. Building on the strong interest in the region, the company delivered these two talks on BIM.

Digital Tools for Sustainable Cities

Ingeborg Rocker, Vice President, GEOVIA 3DEXPERIENCity | Globe, Dassault Systèmes, presented “3DEXPERIENCITY” at buildSMART Forum 2015 Seoul, Korea on April 16.

With a soaring global population, vast numbers of people face living in cities that are decades or centuries old, built for much smaller populations with very different needs. This puts our environment at risk by wasting resources such as land, water, and energy, and makes cities harder to manage logistically.

A diverse range of disciplines are helping to solve these challenges, aided by a suite of digital tools. These tools allow scientists and city planners to see and explore the futures we are creating and their effects on their inhabitants and the planet as a whole.

Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCity | Geosphere project aims to create holistic, virtual models that enable urban planners to digitally study and test ideas. This will allow them to consider the impact urbanization has both within the invisible boundaries of their city.

This approach could lead to our reimagining of the entire discipline of architecture—With a focus not just on the resulting structure but also the impact a building will have on the entire planet and its resources.

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BIM’s Evolution to Building Lifecycle Management

Dongkeun Jang, Business Experience Consultant, 3DS Value Solutions, Korea, delivered a speech at the buildSMART Forum 2015 on April 16 and the 3DEXPERIENCE FORUM Korea on April 29.

Dongkeun Jang, Business Experience Consultant, 3DS Value Solutions, Korea

Industrialization techniques have been commonly used in manufacturing industries for decades, and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) has also been widely utilized.

Now the use of Industrialized Construction is expanding in the Architecture, Engineering & Construction industry to help improve planning, design, construction, and assembly.

The benefits of this include increased sustainability, optimized operations, lower costs, and greater safety.

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With the growing adoption of BIM, companies can further benefit by implementing a Building Lifecycle Management (BLM) system. BLM puts into practice a BIM Level 3 approach that enables a highly efficient extended collaboration model based on PLM and manufacturing industry best practices.

 

To set the stage for true BLM, intuitive 3D design helps owners and architects communicate to confirm design directions and articulate design intentions.

It also builds a bridge to construction partners. 4D Virtual construction planning enables VDC mangers to evaluate better resource assignment and plan more efficient construction sequences.

EXALEAD OnePart helps owners and facility managers access specific facility information, whenever they want. Dongkeun demonstrated how projects can be managed by the 3DEXERIENCE Platform:

  • Segregated work break-down structures articulate project configurations
  • Project members can access dashboards of the latest information and project status
  • All communication is shared, communicated and recorded through the 3DEXPERIENCE® Platform

Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE® platform applications can be part of an integrated extended collaboration process, bringing together all project design and delivery elements for more productive projects.

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Akio Moriwaki

Akio Moriwaki
Dassault Systèmes’ head of global marketing for the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry, Mr. Moriwaki led the launch of the groundbreaking Optimized Construction Solution Experience and is a member of buildingSMART.


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