Elysium Extends its 3DExperience Partnership with Dassault Systèmes
Elysium, a solution for CAD interoperability has integrated its suite of software with the Dassault Systèmes 3DExperience platform to support model-based definition and model-based enterprise (MBD and MBE). The integration will help users transfer their compliance-checked data in multi-CAD environments.
Many companies are moving toward the MBD workflow.
MBD calls upon 3D models, 3D product management information, and associated metadata within the 3D CAD software to define individual components and product assemblies. The types of information included are geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, component-level materials, assembly-level bills of material, engineering configurations, and design intent. MBD differs from other methods used to define components and assemblies, which have historically required accompanying 2D engineering drawings to provide this type of information.
It can be useful in additive manufacturing, where parts go straight from the computer to the printer.
The MBD workflow uses the 3D CAD model as what some in the industry term the “single source of truth” for product and process data. All relevant users can share the 3D model with anyone involved in the design and manufacturing process, and it will contain all the information they need to build it.
So all the “truth” needs to be incorporated into the model and the workflow.
One of the biggest obstacles for these companies is shared data. Elysium’s CAD interoperability solutions expand a company’s use of and sharing of 3D data; streamlining a variety of processes that leverage CAD from design to manufacturing.
The Elysium and Dassault Systèmes integration also ensures that customized quality checks, geometry, and product manufacturing information, attribute validation, and geometry simplification, which happens automatically within the 3Dexperience platform to create streamlined workflows.
This enhanced functionality is equally applicable to outside CAD and engineering data that can now be brought into the platform as tested, compliant data used for master models and derivates shared by original equipment manufacturers and their suppliers in collaborative development.
“Many 3DExperience users have been working to streamline digital data and improve productivity and throughput across product development,” says Atsuto Soma, chief technology officer at Elysium. “The increasing reliance on MBD/MBE to achieve these gains requires seamless interoperability of digital product data between systems.
The integrated systems enable a more unified product-data sharing ecosystem than was possible before. Elysium is moving toward supporting at a complete 3D data-based workflow for global manufacturers.
“We hope to become an essential partner for the industry’s success in enterprise-wide MBD,” Soma says.
The Elysium solution developed for Dassault Systèmes users and its counterparts includes data checking and healing, complies with more than 70 quality and best-practice standards, supports data migration to new software versions, offers change-configuration analysis. To develop the master and derivative models used in supply chains it transfers data and then prepares it in most major CAD vendor formats.
The solution also includes 3D PDF reporting capabilities, optimizations such as geometry simplification, and the organization and review of data comprised of PMI and attributes sent to downstream manufacturing systems. In addition, Elysium will support data import from Dassault Systèmes’ 3DXML format.