Revisiting Volkswagen’s Tool Shop Selection of
ProcessDesignerforCATIA as Their Tool of Choice
During the past decades AutoForm created solutions to cover the engineering of car body parts along the entire process chain, acquiring an impressive know-how and establishment in the sheet metal forming industry.
Some years ago we at AutoForm identified a bottle neck in the Process Design task, which led to the idea of our current product named ProcessDesignerforCATIA.
The creation of the real tool surfaces in CAD environment and their subsequent validation from the engineering point of view is an iterative process that can be really time and resource consuming. Quality surfaces must be kept high even though they go under several revision and reworking before being released for CNC machining.
A straightforward connection between engineering (CAE) and tool design (CAD) to streamline and standardize the entire process of tool surface creation was highly required and missing in the metal forming industry.
That’s when AutoForm met Dassault Systemes to discuss about the creation of a solution that could meet and be compliant with users needs. The know-how in metal forming and the know-how in creating CAD quality surfaces had to find a common ground and a synergy to generate a solution that merges these two worlds, making them collapse one onto the other.
After years of hard working during which we at AutoForm acquired the know-how in generating surfaces under CATIA, and during which a complete new approach for tool design was developed, ProcessDesignerfor CATIA came into the light and
Therefore in this blog post we’d like to congratulate those involved in the partnership between Dassault Systemes and AutoForm in the joint venture creation of ProcessDesignerforCATIA.
So far the feedback has been nothing short of brilliant.
With a press release: ‘Volkswagen Tool Shop Selects AutoForm ProcessDesignerforCATIA as Their Software of Choice’ we decided to highlight this success with this blog post.
But firstly, what does ProcessDesignerforCatia do?
As Ken Short, VP Strategy and Marketing, SIMULIA from Dassault Systèmes stated:
Here is what two AutoForm team members involved in the project had to say:
Once more, we’d like to acknowledge with utmost gratitude the team at Dassault Systemes and our AutoForm members involved for their initiative and excellence in adapting two powerful functionalities for empowering customers like Volkswagen and others.
The original press release can be seen by clicking the thumbnail here:
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