Interact with factory processes early in design stage

PLM technology extended within supply chain

Dassault Systèmes’ DELMIA V5 allows manufacturers to interact with factory processes early in the design stage and months before actual production commitment. Engineers, management, and stakeholders can have a 3D visualization of the real world with the ability to evaluate “what-if scenarios,” make changes, optimise shop floor operations, and identify and eliminate costly errors and design mistakes. This allows any enterprise to facilitate higher quality and foster greater innovation.


Extends its PLM technology to smaller businesses within the supply chain to allow companies to better connect and collaborate with larger manufacturers.

DELMIA Digital Manufacturing capabilities allows visualisation beyond the product into manufacturing and providing ability to simulate manufacturing processes before physical plant or production line.  Driving manufacturing innovation and efficiency by planning, simulating and modeling global production processes, combining user interface and application enhancements, offering more robust performance and improved quality and usability.

The DELMIA V5 suite comprises:

  • Intelligence: Predictive Analysis for Global Decision Support;
  • Robotics: Program and Simulate your Industrial Robots;
  • Process planning: Design, Validate and Document your Processes;
  • Production: Improve Visibility, Control and Synchronization of Production Operations;
  • Machining: Simulate and Validate your NC Programmes.

What’s new in DELMIA

DELMIA introduces new technology and capabilities in 3DEXPERIENCE latest release that increase productivity and enrich digital continuity in the manufacturing enterprise. The DELMIA online portfolio extends its reach into digital manufacturing with a light web client for authoring the Manufactured Item Structure.

An enhanced additive manufacturing solution includes new “virtual additive machine” models for a tight integration and cooperation with machine providers and partners to dramatically improve the accuracy of additive machine programming.

Finally, an all-new “3DLean” solution brings the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to the shop floor to digitalize the governance of lean manufacturing methodologies and improve shop floor productivity.


How to use sensors in MSC Adams

Using Sensors to Latch a Mechanism

Sometimes with a mechanism simulation you need to trigger a change in the mechanism when an event such as a latch engaging to stop a component from moving any further. You can model the geometry and use a contact model to capture the physical engagement of the geometry, but this can add to your simulation run time and require a lot of tuning to get working happily.

An alternative is to control the behaviour of the latched component directly using motions that are triggered by the use of Sensors – detecting when the event occurs using a measure and then altering the connectivity of the model to reflect the new configuration with the latch engaged. 

This simple example illustrates how the user sets up this type of simulation ….

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