Fujitsu Limited and Digital Process Ltd. announces sales of two additional products and an overall new version of the Digital Process-developed software package, FUJITSU Manufacturing Industry Solution Virtual Product Simulator (VPS) in Japan.
This digital production-preparation tool for the discrete manufacturing industry uses 3D modeling to help analyze product-assembly processes.
Enhanced software tracking functionality revamped so that the original 3D CAD design data are reflected to the parts affected in VPS, which enables improved response to design changes and manufacturing process development.
Viewing functions have also been enhanced, such as with the ability to use iOS devices to display process-flow diagrams for assembly verification.
These enhancements make it easier to further utilize 3D data in production-preparation processes, thereby contributing to improvements in product quality, shorter development times, and cost cutting.
VPS is packaged software that uses a product’s 3D model data created in CAD to provide cohesive support for production-preparation tasks and processes, including product reviews in assembly production planning, process reviews when assembling products, studies of production line layouts, and document creation for use in manufacturing.
In on-site preparation for production, it has been a challenge to reduce the amount of work needed to reflect CAD data revisions, frequently occurring at the design stage, to VPS data that has already been generated with production information attached. In addition, there was a growing need to view VPS data at work sites in order to improve the efficiency of assembly operations.