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With the Co-Design to Target Industry Solution Experience, aerospace and defense companies – from large manufacturers to smaller suppliers – can improve program execution to meet cost, schedule and performance targets. Performing to schedule ensures companies can avoid millions of dollars in potential contract penalties by meeting product delivery dates. Reducing complexity in product development by integrating engineering and functions or value streams allows companies to reap the benefit of significantly lower costs – non-recurring (e.g., reduced design time, avoiding issues late in the design cycle) and recurring (e.g., minimizing parts and optimizing manufacturing).

Having access to real time status of key performance indicators means program management and extended teams always know performance to plan. When programs stay on track companies can spend more time on innovation and minimizing risks all while lowering costs up front.

Discover the values of Co-Design to Target solution:

  • Proven, integrated program management keeps programs on-specification, on-budget and on-schedule
  • Accelerate product architecture optimization in preliminary design with functional mock up
  • Greener, Lighter, Stronger, Cheaper airframe with optimized value streams
  • Reliable, optimized system network installation
  • Live, multi-disciplinary simulations for execution to performance targets

Keep programs on-specification, on-budget and on-schedule

Aerospace and defense companies strive to streamline programs to drive out costs and ensure affordability and efficiency. These companies benefit from improved program performance and lower costs in a highly competitive environment.

Governance & Release, part of the Co-Design to Target solution, provides a way to improve the development phase of a program. Traditionally, issues surface during periodic program management reviews and formal design reviews and audits. Instead, using the Co-Design to Target solution along with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, stakeholders can now stay apprised of program status so issues and risks can be addressed before they become a problem. And, with the ability to view program status in real time, Program Managers have an instant view of all key performance indicators with full traceability to deliverables. This allows tighter control of the program all while managing continuous change over the lifespan of the program

Co-Design to Target integrates all engineering works-in-process with contracts management, program controls, systems engineering, design engineering, configuration management, data management, and subcontracts administration. Managing with this comprehensive and always current view of a program’s status assures improved success and profitability and value to the customer.

Key highlights and benefits :

  • Real-time access to one version of program data across the entire team.
  • Create, modify and link all requirements with full traceability.
  • Maximize reuse of program intellectual property (IP).
  • Trace changes (program, system, sub-system and component) ensuring compliance to specifications.
  • Full traceability streamlines rework, design reviews and ensures quality.

Accelerate product architecture

Master Geometry Engineering, part of the Co-Design to Target solution, offers industry leading technology for architects and designers from multiple engineering disciplines to work concurrently and collaborate to optimize product architecture. That capability along with the ability to reuse system architecture and apply in new programs accelerates the development phase of a program.

Engine and airframe manufacturers and others can use powerful master geometrical models to improve the design of complex, integrated systems including simulating realistic performance on large scale systems.

With the solution, overall program performance is improved as architects, designers and analysts work in real time for increased accuracy, enhanced design capabilities, improved virtual prototypes and fewer physical prototypes. The result is faster, less costly design cycles, increased productivity and increased revenue.

Key highlights and benefits :

  • Accelerate product architecture optimization in detail design with full Functional Digital Mock-up.
  • Save time with semi-automated design through reuse of Functional Digial Mock-up as the specification in detail design.
  • Capture maximum company Intellectual Property (IP) and re-use as standards in program for accelerated definition maturity.
  • Improved design for lofting, cabin interior design, etc with best-in-class surface definition technology. Designs can be reused to accelerate detailed design.

Design right the first time with integrated value streams

Leaders in Engineering and Manufacturing Operations face the challenge of ensuring that a design meets specifications and is fully validated against manufacturing requirements.

Structure Engineering, part of the Co-Design to Target solution provides design validation against requirements and performance criteria (such as manufacturability) through continuous and robust simulations. It also offers the ability to achieve engineering and manufacturing excellence by optimizing value streams or engineering functional disciplines. For example, a simulation analyst, airframe structure engineer and manufacturing engineer can work concurrently and converge faster on the detailed definition of airframe components to match weight targets, mechanical robustness and producibility specifications.

Key highlights and benefits :

  • Produce the right design the first time with integrated simulations and early integration of producibility constraints.
  • Accelerate design maturity with design re-use, and Knowledge based design.
  • Achieve lean design with early design optimization that considers integrated weight, center Of gravity and uses automated or semi-automated design.

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Reduce program costs, improve schedules

Engineering and Manufacturing operations and leaders face the challenges of ensuring that the designs meet specifications and are fully validated against manufacturing requirements, respectively. Systems & Equipment Installation, part of the Co-Design to Target solution, provides design validation against requirements and other performance criteria such as manufacturability through continuous and robust simulations. If also offers the ability to achieve engineering and manufacturing excellence by optimizing value streams or functional disciplines. For example, a simulation analyst, airframe structure engineer and manufacturing engineer can collaborate and converge faster on the detailed definition of airframe components that match weight targets, mechanical robustness and producibility specifications.

The Co-Design to Target solution also integrates value streams to bring together multiple functions (e.g., systems engineers, electrical and fluidics architects and engineers) to collaborate and converge quicker on a producible and mountable detailed definition of electrical harnesses, fluidics and hydraulics circuits, etc., to meet weight targets, functional specifications (topology and connectivity) and installation rules. This robust design integration from multiple disciplines and sources provides increased confidence that the accelerated maturity of the product definition is on target.

Key highlights and benefits :

  • Produce the right design the first time with integrated simulations and early integration of producibility constraints.
  • Accelerate design maturity with design re-use, and knowledge based design.
  • Achieve lean design with early design optimization that considers integrated weight, center of gravity and uses automated or semi-automated design.

Improve Execution to Performance Targets

Increased collaboration all along the development process and across engineering disciplines improves engineering processes. WithDesign Integration & Verification, part of the Co-Design to Target solution for aerospace and defense, engineering teams collaborate live for improved execution to performance targets and definition maturity at first build.

Increased collaboration all along the development process and across engineering disciplines improves engineering productivity. With the solution, engineering teams collaborate live for improved execution to better meet performance targets as well as reach definition maturity at first build. Each engineering value stream, from sheet metal and machined parts or composites, to systems such as fluidic, power, air, flight, etc., is integrated and optimized across design, analysis, fabrication, tooling, inspection, material control and quality, thereby setting a new standard in engineering productivity. These value streams are engineered for use by both Original Equipment Manufacturers and suppliers and across their networks.

A more complete and true-to-life program definition orchestrates requirements, systems and structures, allowing engineers to work concurrently and harmoniously. Functional Digital Mock-up, a breakthrough technology introduced in the Dassault Systèmes Winning Program Industry Solution Experience, adds behavior to typical digital mock-ups. This real-time view of a system or aircraft’s performance fundamentally changes the way systems and aircraft are engineered.

Having a mature design and robust product definition allows significant opportunity to improve planning and positively impact costs.

Key highlights and benefits :

  • Superior performance insight available through industry-leading behavior simulation in Functional Digital Mock-up allows you to reach systems ready at first build.
  • Early continuous quality checks allow accelerated product maturity.
  • Real-time collaboration on large-scale Digital Mock-ups minimizes finding errors later on the shop floor.

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