The automotive industry is expanding the use of 3D CAD systems and related technology from engineering and product design to tooling, process development, manufacturing operations, and many other downstream business areas.
AIAG with its member companies and volunteers, in collaboration with SASIG*, has developed a white paper to define the process for sharing 3D model data through the automotive supply chain. The Model Based Enterprise whitepaper, available here, identifies the current state and to-be processes various applications of 3D model data exchanges, with the goal to produce 3D models that can do the following:
- Represent a complete product model in the context of the downstream operation
- Enhance efficiency throughout the entire value chain, including suppliers and partners
- Significantly promote reuse
- Improve design efficiency and reduce cost
- Improve quality across the extended enterprise
The concepts of a Model Based Enterprise are applicable to all industries that share electronic design information. To successfully shift from a drawing based to a model based enterprise, download this valuable resource today!
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*The Strategic Automotive Standards Industry Group (SASIG) is a global consortium of standards organizations including: Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA), Groupement our l’Amelioration dans l’Industrie Automobile (GALIA), and Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG)