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Global demand for higher quality, systems-integrated transportation is driving suppliers and OEMs alike to pursue more capable, industry-proven solutions. Target Zero Defect Industry Solution Experience enables comprehensive vehicle development capabilities, in a collaborative 3D environment, to ensure right-the-first-time results from concept to final production.

Today’s transportation suppliers and manufacturers must introduce new high-tech capabilities and features faster than ever, all while managing increasing vehicle and development process complexity. Target Zero Defect solutions provide an integrated and open development platform, with capabilities to minimize defect, automate knowledge, manage complexity and optimize performance across the entire product development process.

Early virtual design, engineering and validation can reduce both vehicle weight and material waste.  Our single-source repository, supporting pro-active prediction of budget and development cycle, ensures accuracy and saves time and cost.  Dassault Systèmes’Target Zero Defect helps reduce risk for OEMs and their suppliers associated with introducing new vehicles, as well as minimizing the potential for vehicle recalls.

Flexible and global manufacturing capabilities enable industry leaders to quickly react to changes in demand, and make critical updates late in the development process without compromising manufacturability and schedule. Target Zero Defect provides a global approach to capture and leverage existing corporate knowledge, connecting design, engineering and manufacturing disciplines across a company’s entire ecosystem of partners and suppliers into a dynamic, collaborative product creation environment.  It includes high-performance virtual design & simulation in all stages of product creation, from conceptual design to virtual manufacturing; including strategic domains such as powertrain, body engineering, styling and final assembly.

Discover the Values of the Target Zero Defect solution:

  • Reduce repetitive tasks to focus on digital sculpting & surface optimization
  • Accelerate vehicle concepts to optimal, right-the-first-time results
  • Comprehensive solution for “design anywhere, produce everywhere” body engineering & manufacturing
  • Enhance vehicle performance, reduce weight and minimize fuel consumption
  • Support innovative powertrain development – maximizing performance while minimizing emissions
  • Provide integrated virtual assembly simulation, preventing errors and saving costs

Reduce repetitive tasks to focus on digital sculpting & surface optimization

Today’s innovative vehicle designs are much more than functional, they can be an extension of their drivers’ personal style and enhance their transportation experience. Surface Refinement Industry Process Experience of the Target Zero Defect Industry Solution Experience provides industry-leading capabilities to enable designers to readily craft and optimize vehicle style to peak consumer appeal, while collaborating with engineering to optimize function to form.

Industry-proven CATIA and ICEM surface development and refinement tools accelerate optimal design, from concept to final production, and enable designers to explore multiple, innovative options while reducing repetitive or redundant tasks.

Key Highlights & Benefits

  • Advanced conceptual and Class A surface refinement capabilities optimize styling and maximize global vehicle platform revenues
  • Industry-leading surface refinement solutions optimize function to form and accelerate the vehicle development cycle

Accelerate vehicle concepts to optimal, right-the-first-time results

Global demand for new, innovative transportation options is on the rise, and constantly changing. To capture your share of profitable opportunities, your vehicle/component development teams have the capabilities to quickly and effectively turn customer concepts into successful reality.

Conceptual Engineering Industry Process Experience of the Target Zero Defect Industry Solution Experience provides a unified platform for multidiscipline component/vehicle development. An integrated, 3D collaborative environment minimizes translation errors and accelerates innovative concepts to successful production.

Key Hightlights & Benefits

  • Switching development paradigm from “form to function” to “function to form” optimizes vehicle/component design and performance.
  • Unified development platform requires no component translation between teams and optimizes collaboration.
  • 3D collaborative, integrated development environment accelerates concepts to optimal reality and ensures right-the-first-time results.

Comprehensive solution for ‘design anywhere, produce everywhere’ body engineering & manufacturing

Today’s sophisticated vehicle body must serve multiple purposes; from providing structural support, to reducing noise and vibration, to ensuring occupant safety and comfort. The Body Engineering & Manufacturing Industry Process Experience of the Target Zero Defect Industry Solution Experienceenables flexible, versatile vehicle body development in an associative styling and engineering context. This unifies all global contributors (suppliers and OEMs) on an integrated, 3D collaborative platform to ensure accuracy, and supports ‘design anywhere, manufacture everywhere’ flexibility and cost efficiency.

Dassault Systèmes’ Body Engineering & Manufacturing solutions enable the entire spectrum of body development and production activities – from design, part detailing, and product simulation, to in-process assembly analysis, and manufacturing/tooling processes. Vehicle simulation and validation process covering crash and safety, vehicle noise and vibration including acoustics, as well as stiffness and strength evaluation are all supported from a single 3D collaborative environment.

Key Highlights & Benefits

  • Integrated, end-to-end development environment provides associative styling and engineering context, while monitoring the manufacturability of the final vehicle body.
  • Global assembly process & planning solutions enable ‘design anywhere, produce everywhere’ versatility.
  • Provides greater flexibility to evaluate multiple design variations in a short time frame.

Enhance vehicle performance, reduce weight and minimize fuel consumption

Industry innovators are pressured to produce higher performance vehicles, but at lower weight and reduced cost. Composites (Body in Black) Industry Process Experience of the Target Zero Defect Industry Solution Experience provides the industry-proven tools and processes developers require to leverage high-performance composite materials in their vehicle development, saving time, materials and cost.

This productive process-oriented solution enables design engineers to work concurrently on the same design, while composites manufacturing constraints can be embedded early in the conceptual stage, thereby enhancing accuracy and accelerating the development cycle. Composite materials offer a new multitude of design possibilities for the production of high-performance vehicles. In order to capitalize on these possibilities, designers need dedicated and powerful composite tools that allow designers and manufacturing teams to enjoy trouble-free collaboration.

The collaborative and integrated Composites Industry Process Experience enables the rapid creation of innovative composite components, featuring two new approaches. Grid design and solid slicing enables components to mate better with structural parts. And the solid slicing approach is especially beneficial to optimize the reengineering of metal parts. Both innovative approaches can reduce initial design time, improve productivity and enhance overall vehicle quality.

Key Highlights & Benefits

  • Leveraging modern composites materials can improve vehicle performance, while reducing weight, thereby reducing fuel consumption.
  • Today’s composite advancements can reduce your design cycle, enhance vehicle quality, and shorten manufacturing time.

Maximize innovative powertrain while minimizing emissions

It takes years of development effort, and many millions in budget investment, to produce innovative, vehicle powertrain systems. The Powertrain Engineering & Manufacturing Industry Process Experience of the Target Zero Defect Industry Solution Experience integrates innovative tools and industry-proven processes for the development of high performance, next generation engines and globally competitive powertrain options.

Considering the level of investment and development resources required, it is essential that powertrain teams be enabled to reach optimal decisions early in the product development cycle, rather than risk scrapping high-cost prototype errors prior to vehicle production. Dassault Systèmes Powertrain Engineering & Manufacturing solutions enable design engineers to readily simulate the behavior of various design alternatives in order to confirm the optimal powertrain which fulfills required horse power, torque, noise and emission levels.

These solutions cover the entire spectrum of powertrain development and production activities – from design, to analysis, to manufacturing. Comprehensive, end-to-end solutions eliminate the mismatch of information among engineering and manufacturing departments, as all stakeholders have central access to development in a 3D collaborative environment. This provides distinct advantages and benefits, such as the potential to carry out multi-disciplinary product and process optimization, ensuring optimal performance and substantial time and cost savings.

Key Highlights & Benefits:

  • Provides single environment for pro-active prediction of budget and development time when introducing new vehicle powertrain options.
  • Supports the complexity of multi-discipline engineering by managing cross functional requirements and impacts.

Provide integrated virtual assembly simulation, preventing errors and saving costs

Transportation industry suppliers and OEMs are challenged to successfully co-produce complex vehicle assemblies, on an accelerated schedule, within cost constraints, and right-the-first-time.Final Assembly Industry Process Experience of the Target Zero Defect Industry Solution Experience provides comprehensive virtual assembly simulation and analysis capabilities, which accelerate manufacturing cycle time, enable the exploration of optimal alternatives, and proactively prevent costly errors.

Final Assembly solutions enable you to leverage manufacturing knowledge of previous car programs to provide the most cost-effective way to start planning the build of innovative, new programs. An intuitive 3D collaborative environment provides a real-time view of all sourced components from global suppliers and delivers a comprehensive, virtual simulation of the assembly line, saving both time and cost.

Process planners can navigate through potential assembly line alternatives in a comprehensive 3D context.  This provides a single environment for pro-active prediction of budget and development time when introducing new, innovative vehicles. The end result is a reduction in tooling design errors and minimized production delays, all while increasing final quality. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform brings OEMs and suppliers together to share a common view of the work being performed and resolve problems in hours rather than weeks.

Key Highlights & Benefits

  • Provides single environment for pro-active prediction of budget and development time when introducing new, innovative vehicles.
  • Supports the management of complex, multi-discipline engineering by managing cross functional impacts in a collaborative 3D environment.
  • Enables exploration of production and assembly alternatives in a virtual environment, minimizing costly production errors later in process.

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