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Consuming Engineering Data with CAD Visualization Part 2

Part 2: The Middle Ground- Reducing Manual Tasks and Digitizing Workflows

In this series of posts, we discuss the steps needed to take your manufacturing organization digital by enabling 3D engineering data with purpose-built tools for visualization and analysis, such as HCL Glovius. Part 1,The First Small Step- Gain Giant Benefits, discussed how adopting a tool like Glovius allows users in various teams across an organization to access, archive, and retrieve information at a faster pace, without having to spend significant money on 3D modeling tool licenses.

In this post, we discuss how users can digitize their workflow and use engineering data while reducing repetitive and manual verification tasks. HCL Glovius provides purpose-built tools for advanced measurements, component analysis, and significantly reduce time-consuming manual processes. Designers can leverage PMI and GDnT concepts to add more information into the 3D design, thereby further reducing the time and effort needed to make an artefact like 2D drawings.

Since Glovius supports multiple CAD formats, it helps to serve multiple customers using different CAD applications and streamline the use of CAD applications for all downstream users and across departments. Glovius supports 3D Geometry, Attributes and PMI information stored in the CAD models. Not only does this serve all downstream uses across departments, but Glovius also makes your application landscape optimal and futureproof, even if your organization is planning to adopt MBD concepts.

For archival and collaboration, Glovius can generate 3D PDF reports, as well as supports exporting to 3D formats like STEP and IGES. If users need to restrict access, users can selectively export components to prevent IP related issues.

Glovius help users significantly ramp up the manufacturing team’s turnaround time. Glovius can be used for the following tasks:

  • Quick verification and design analysis: Downstream users can verify various aspects of the design without depending on designers or needing CAD authoring tools. This also frees the bandwidth of design teams and IT, as they are no longer needed to assist downstream users with contextual information or convey design intent. With purpose-built tools to analyze the design, users can check for manufacturing readiness by analyzing the material distribution, draft values, or calculate the section and projected area
  • View and verify designs of all popular CAD formats: Manual verification of design changes is reduced by using 3D and 2D Compare tool in Glovius. The Compare tool automatically checks for any changes to a part’s geometry and highlights changes between iterations. Users can verify and interrogate the updated designs using color-coded geometries for fast change identification of the changes
  • Verify assembly integrity: With the advent of distributed design and manufacturing teams, the role of systems integrators has become even more important. System integrators can use advanced spatial analysis tools like Move, perform collision checks, and verify the structural integrity of an assembly. Integrators can verify if the component can be easily assembled by checking for intersections. They can also check if a nominal clearance has been maintained as mandated for designs containing electronic components. Additionally, they can analyze the Bill of Materials of an assembly and generate reports for integration technicians

Visit our Resources page to access on-demand webinars and case studies on customers adopting Glovius for achieving various workflows and use-cases. Download and evaluate Glovius today to see for yourself how it saves paperwork, increases efficiency, and enhances collaboration.

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