CAD Data Validation Tool Standardizes the Data Exchange with Its Suppliers
Nissan Motor Company / CADdoctor for NX
CADdoctor for NX
CADdoctor for NX
“If the data we receive meets our requirements, our designers can then solely focus on studying these designs without being interrupted by low-quality data. CADdoctor for NX has improved the quality of product data exchanged among Nissan and our suppliers and made it possible for data recipients to concentrate on design examination or evaluation.”
– Koji FUJITA, Manager of Engineering IS Department, Global IS Division (As of 2010)
Nissan and its suppliers are building a strict PDQ management system using PDQ tools including ‘CADdoctor for NX’ which meets Nissan requirements. When CADdoctor for NX is adopted at every stage of product development, only authorized data is delivered preventing recipients of this data from completing unnecessary work recovering geometry errors any more.
At Nissan, a number of control and delivery systems have been used as many different 3D tools were adopted in the production technology field and data quality differed from tool to tool. Because of the difference in PDQ, translation accuracy was frequently disrupted.
To solve these problems, Nissan launched a new project to shift to an entirely new translation workflow at the same time as replacing its standard CAD system from I-deas to NX. On this project, ASFALIS was chosen to consolidate the company-wide translation system to achieve high accuracy and great stability.
ASFALIS has allowed users to perform all patterns of translation in any CAD format at Nissan. This has enabled users to control concurrently running file translation processes. As this ASFALIS-based system is incorporated into their intranet, employees in domestic branches can also access ASFALIS to execute translation. The results of translations are automatically delivered to specific branches in specific formats. Even if different paths are necessary between data that is approved and data that is still under consideration, it won’t be a problem because users can change settings as required. Once the settings are ready, ASFALIS automatically translates data and distributes the result as needed.
Today, every progress of translation and distribution is thoroughly visualized. Of course, the quality of results of translation is admirable and stable. ASFALIS has significantly improved the efficiency of the company-wide workflow of data translation and distribution.
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