Ever wondered how Creo Direct can help manufacturers that have standardized all their engineering operations on Creo Parametric? We’ll here’s one example….
The Schaeffler Group develops and manufactures precision products for everything that moves – in machines, equipment and vehicles as well as in aviation and aerospace applications.
Around 76,000 Schaeffler Group employees worldwide work on the development of new products and technologies serving customers from around 60 different industrial sectors. Customers rely on the wide product range of the Schaeffler Group and the company’s ability to provide customer specific solutions, based on engineering and manufacturing excellence.
Within Schaeffler, Application Engineers (AEs) are the main interface to developing specific solutions and working directly with customers to develop, design & modify product specifications to meet their specific needs.
A main part of the AEs’ responsibilities includes jointly defining new concept and product based data to fit the customer’s application together with the Schaeffler’s product development and product design teams.
Additional responsibilities include assuring proper definition of components to assure fit and function in the customer’s system, this includes assembly, usage and repair and/or service.
And while Application Engineers with the skill and experience to use parametric CAD are highly desired, it’s not always possible. As Tracy Novinski, Product Design Specialist at Schaeffler Group says “Expecting AEs to deal with parametric models that include complex design intent like constraints and family tables can be a challenge, especially when those designs are typically created by a designer or engineering team in another time zone or country.”
Creo Direct is ideal for Schaeffler’s Application Engineers, it gives them a quick and easy ability to create and edit 3D designs. Creo Direct is particularly well suited for creating concepts and design studies, quickly accommodating customer driven design changes, and is fully interoperable with other Creo apps.
Listen to Tracy Novinski, Product Design Specialist at Schaeffler Group, explain the benefits he sees in Application Engineers using Creo Direct.
Best of all, as the Schaeffler Group uses Creo apps throughout its engineering operations, not only can existing engineering models be used by AEs when creating new concepts, but any design proposals or suggestions made by them can be tracked as changes to the original parametric model in Creo Parametric, reviewed, accepted or rejected by the product design team.
The result, faster time-to-market for Schaeffler’s customer specific solutions.