Welcome to the 4th Industrial Revolution, an age that has far-reaching consequences for Industrial Equipment companies. The Internet of Things, the emergence of new regulations and safety standards and the need to increase efficiency to reduce their customers’ operating costs: these are some of the challenges manufacturers face. Part of what is expected of them is equipment withgreater power, flexibility and reliability in an immediate and sustainable manner.

Smart and Synchronized is a Dassault Systèmes Industry Solution Experience for industrial equipment companies that need to manage the complex interactions between the multiple engineering disciplines that contribute to mechatronics system design. Backed by the power of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform all stakeholders can seamlessly contribute to develop efficiencies, intelligence and performance into equipment of the 4th Industrial Revolution with full traceability from requirements to finished product. With Smart and Synchronized companies benefit from sophisticated simulation tools to validate concepts and test machine performance in the early stages of design, thus reducing late-stage design re-dos for faster development of smarter mechatronics products.

Discover the values of Single Source for Speed solution:

  • Ensure end-to-end traceability
  • Master system complexity
  • Coordinate multidiscipline design teams
  • Reduce number of physical prototypes
  • Improve communication between stakeholders
  • Simulate machine behavior early

System Engineering For Synchronization

Industrial equipment are complex machines because they comprise a diversity of systems that govern their efficiency, power and performance. Enabling each expertise to contribute to the global effort is as delicate as it is difficult for Industrial Equipment companies whose teams do not share the same tools, locale or methods. They are challenged to provide solutions that streamline multi-disciplinary collaboration so that the system as a whole functions like a well-tuned orchestra.

With System Engineering for Synchronization, system architects have competitive tools to define functional and logical system architecture as a multi-disciplinary system starting from system requirements. They perform system engineering to take into account what the requirements are, what functions the system will deliver, and what architecture will satisfy them. They simulate machine behavior using embedded Motion System Modeling & Simulation capabilities to verify that the controller performs as expected. Companies have resource, functional, logical and physical traceability for consistent management of product architecture throughout the development lifecycle.

Key Highlights and Benefits:

  • Define functional and logical system architecture from system requirements.
  • Multi-physical system modeling and simulation for concept evaluation.
  • Consistently manage product definition throughout the development lifecycle.
  • Track product changes.
  • Efficiently manage multi-disciplinary collaboration.

Synchronized Electrical Design

Today’s complex machines contain more electronics than yesterday, and which co-exist with the other disciplines. Efficient layout of all machine systems requires an integrated approach to design. Companies have much to gain if schematics and wiring are linked to the 3D model and automatically updated every time engineering changes are made. Mechanical and electrical engineers need to collaborate to work in concert and not in silos. With technology making sure coherence is ensured, companies gain in productivity and reduce their overall costs.

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform is your unique environment for all your 3D and electrical product information. With Synchronized Electrical Design companies work with a unique model for all their CAD and electrical information. Electrical and mechanical engineers collaborate on the same product reference in which the 2D and 3D data are linked. 2D schematics are updated whenever modifications are made to the 3D design. You have complete interoperability and more efficient change management.

Key capabilities and benefits:

  • Reduce physical integration and wire over length costs.
  • Perform digital mock-up reviews and design quality checks.
  • Reduce electrical system development time.
  • Improve electrical systems quality.

From Un-Configured BOM to Configured BOM

Bringing all engineers together to find the most appropriate solutions to incorporate fluid schematics with all other disciplines requires a single information source and a robust architecture to support them. Only seamless integration between fluidic system and 3D design tools can avoid data incompatibilities. Companies need to focus on creating intelligent tubing/piping layouts by capturing all appropriate design information so that they can validate designs more productively. Changes to other structures must be automatic when one discipline undergoes design modifications.

Synchronized Fluidic Design provides fluids engineers with access to a consistent model that is the same for all CAD and fluidic systems. You reap the benefits of a unique environment in which the 2D and 3D data are linked. You have complete interoperability and more efficient change management since 2D schematics are updated whenever modifications are made to the 3D design. With a unique environment for fluid design (2D schematics and 3D tubing/piping) you address the complete process: from schematic design to tubing/piping design and manufacturing documentation.

Key capabilities and benefits:

  • Complete and unified definition of fluid systems for all industries integrating company knowhow.
  • Complete multi discipline integrated workflow from systems architecture up to 2D schematics (block diagrams, P&ID,..).
  • Full immersion into 3D design to ensure accurate routing of pipes and tubes.
  • Reduce fluid system development time and quality.

Synchronized Multidiscipline Behavior

Meeting production deadlines are strongly dependent on design quality and precision. Companies that are sure of their designs enter the manufacturing stage with confidence. Discovering errors at this late stage are every company’s nightmare because so much must be invested to bring things back on track. The answer? To validate manufacturability and product quality before it is too late.

Industrial Equipment manufacturers can foresee the otherwise unforeseeable with digital simulation to validate and optimize complex multi-discipline systems in industrial equipment. Smart & Synchronized’s Synchronized multidiscipline behavior enables early design review in a digital environment to study the kinematics of mechanical systems with realistic logical behavior algorithms. Expensive physical prototypes are no longer required.

Key capabilities and benefits:

  • Evaluate new concepts & design performance early.
  • Reduce number of physical prototypes.
  • Reduce development time & maintenance costs.
  • Improve communication between stakeholders.