Lean product development an excellent fit for filter manufacturer
SINDELFINGEN, Germany – 07 March 2007 – CoCreate Software GmbH, a leading provider of 3rd Generation PLM, today announced that BD Plast Filtering Systems S.r.l. recently upgraded its CAD technology, adopting CoCreate’s 3D software, OneSpace Modeling.
BD Plast Filtering Systems S.r.l., based in Bondeno Ferrara, designs and manufactures filtering systems. Previously, the company designed all its products using CoCreate’s 2D solution, OneSpace Drafting. But recently, BD Plast reached a point where a 3D system would provide better overall development results.
“We had such a positive experience with CoCreate’s 2D software and the outstanding support of CoCreate partner, Next Technologies, we didn’t benchmark any other 3D CAD software,” says Roberto Pola, technical director at BD Plast Filtering Systems S.r.l.. “Our engineers know and like the Drafting software, and we were confident they would work well with the Modeling software as well.”
As with many fast-paced businesses like BD Plast, changes can arise late in the design process. Pola notes that CoCreate OneSpace Modeling accommodates those changes as a consequence of its Dynamic Modeling architecture. With Dynamic Modeling, CAD operators work without history or constraints required by traditional systems. As a result, ad hoc changes can be implemented without the limitations of a history tree.
Structural analysis presented one of the major challenges to BD Plast as the company used 2D designs. But Pola says, “We’ve mastered it perfectly with OneSpace Modeling and its add-on module, FE Analysis.”
With the adoption of Modeling and FE Analysis, BD Plast Filtering Systems moves closer to a lean product development environment, one that helps it to remain competitive in its industry. !”
Lean product development calls for technology that blends easily with existing production tools, but also brings significantly less complexity and more value to design processes. As such, OneSpace Modeling supports features like Dynamic Modeling and rich master models, so designers can attach any information to models, and anyone who uses the model can be sure of the original designer’s intent.
“We are already leaner with OneSpace Modeling,” says Pola. “I would estimate that we’ve cut product development cycles in half because of it!”
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