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Digitalisation in Engineering

Arranging virtual experiences. Creating data continuity. Establishing standards and automatic functions.

In the last few decades, the engineering departments in manufacturing companies have faced huge challenges: increasingly complex products, a growing software content and shorter development cycles. Many companies have responded by implementing new IT solutions such as CAD/CAE tools and product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions. In the past, these were often stand-alone solutions in product development. As a result of digitalisation, however, an integrated IT landscape and the consistent networking of the process chain have become essential. This requires companies to adjust development processes and methods and to use flexible IT tools that make it possible to provide digital support for developments, so that the data flow is set up correctly from the outset.

The use of modern technologies such as virtual reality and augmented reality also helps companies to make it possible for products to be experienced during the early development phase. Links can be seen more clearly. Styling and design errors can be detected at an early stage. Iteration loops are reduced. A clear representation in VR/AR accelerates the development process and cuts costs.

Our principle activities:

Standardisation

Establishing standards relieves designer of time-consuming routine tasks. The amount of work is significantly reduced. The clarity of development processes is guaranteed.

Knowledge-based engineering (KBE)

CAD data is converted into intelligent documents (knowledge documents). Recurring processes are defined in clear rules. This is achieved by developing CA methods and linking a wide variety of information sources to design features. Existing knowledge is made accessible throughout the entire company.

Automation & individual software development

Automatic functions and company-specific software solutions (applications, plugins etc.) make full use of the functions of the CAx system and increase flexibility when creating and managing data.

Integrated engineering

Information from the CAD system is automatically derived. Integrated engineering provides the necessary data continuity. Connecting the company´s existing tools is part of the basis for “Industrie 4.0”.

Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality

Virtual and augmented reality solutions enable virtual prototypes to be experienced. The modern technologies offer completely new prospects for product development, e.g. the validation of design drafts, ergonomic testing, HMI testing. Decisions can be made quickly. The entire process becomes faster and less expensive, and helps to shorten the time to market.

At Feynsinn, we develop solutions which provide user-friendly support for our customers’ systems and are geared to their requirements. Our service range includes the standardisation and automation of engineering processes with Catia and Siemens NX, and the networking of authoring systems within the IT system landscape using methods and individual software solutions.

In addition, we also assist companies with the implementation and realisation of VR and AR applications for more effective planning and analysis in product development. What is more, we train employees to qualify them to handle CAx systems and data.

Advantages

  • Optimising engineering efficiency
  • Maximising process reliability
  • Achieving data continuity
  • Reducing development costs
  • Reducing development periods
  • Increasing staff productivity
  • Creating the basis for “Industrie 4.0”

Tool competence – CAx

  • CATIA
  • Maximising process reliability
  • NX
  • 3D experience platform
  • Team centre
  • Process Simulate

Tool competence – visualisation

  • 3DExcite
  • Adobe Suite
  • Autodesk VRED
  • DeltaGen
  • ESI IC.IDO
  • Maya
  • Nuke
  • Unity3D

In the last few decades, the engineering departments in manufacturing companies have faced huge challenges: increasingly complex products, a growing software content and shorter development cycles. Many companies have responded by implementing new IT solutions such as CAD/CAE tools and product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions. In the past, these were often stand-alone solutions in product development. As a result of digitalisation, however, an integrated IT landscape and the consistent networking of the process chain have become essential. This requires companies to adjust development processes and methods and to use flexible IT tools that make it possible to provide digital support for developments, so that the data flow is set up correctly from the outset.

The use of modern technologies such as virtual reality and augmented reality also helps companies to make it possible for products to be experienced during the early development phase. Links can be seen more clearly. Styling and design errors can be detected at an early stage. Iteration loops are reduced. A clear representation in VR/AR accelerates the development process and cuts costs.

Our principle activities:

Standardisation

Establishing standards relieves designer of time-consuming routine tasks. The amount of work is significantly reduced. The clarity of development processes is guaranteed.

Knowledge-based engineering (KBE)

CAD data is converted into intelligent documents (knowledge documents). Recurring processes are defined in clear rules. This is achieved by developing CA methods and linking a wide variety of information sources to design features. Existing knowledge is made accessible throughout the entire company.

Automation & individual software development

Automatic functions and company-specific software solutions (applications, plugins etc.) make full use of the functions of the CAx system and increase flexibility when creating and managing data.

Integrated engineering

Information from the CAD system is automatically derived. Integrated engineering provides the necessary data continuity. Connecting the company´s existing tools is part of the basis for “Industrie 4.0”.

Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality

Virtual and augmented reality solutions enable virtual prototypes to be experienced. The modern technologies offer completely new prospects for product development, e.g. the validation of design drafts, ergonomic testing, HMI testing. Decisions can be made quickly. The entire process becomes faster and less expensive, and helps to shorten the time to market.

At Feynsinn, we develop solutions which provide user-friendly support for our customers’ systems and are geared to their requirements. Our service range includes the standardisation and automation of engineering processes with Catia and Siemens NX, and the networking of authoring systems within the IT system landscape using methods and individual software solutions.

In addition, we also assist companies with the implementation and realisation of VR and AR applications for more effective planning and analysis in product development. What is more, we train employees to qualify them to handle CAx systems and data.