High Impact Cloud Based Manufacturing Simulation Solution for Design Engineers
aP Design allows designers to quickly upload and evaluate design variants and different material, process, and sourcing options. Build comparisons and publish the best options for review with the broader team. Your design engineer can access a powerful application which connects to a scalable and cloud-based set of costing, visualization, reporting, and administrative services.
Cost Engineers can then refine results and advise on process and sourcing options. Team leads and other stakeholders in the organization have easy access for review and feedback at any time.
aP Design is a role-based cloud application purpose built for designers and engineers. It presents a streamlined user experience that only includes features and functions relevant to the job of designing new products. aP Design is part of a collaborative suite of cloud-based applications that brings your design engineers, cost engineers, team leads, and senior leadership onto the same page.
Simulation driven insights, anywhere. From your corporate office, your home office, the shop floor or a supplier site, aP Design can be accessed anywhere using only a browser. All aspects of aPriori’s Cloud Solutions leverage secure HTTPS browser protocols, secure AWS infrastructure with high availability (multiple availability zones, daily backups), independent 3rd party security testing, and SSO across all aPriori web applications.
No server installs, big IT expenses, or procurement delays. The aP Design platform and services are all maintained by aPriori.
Design-stage reviews for manufacturability and cost help pinpoint issues when engineers still have the most flexibility to find a solution. Review automatic warnings on un-manufacturable features in a design. aP Design can also spot issues like features requiring costly specialized tooling. Make a quick change to your CAD model to address the identified problems, then quickly rerun the simulation to see the results.
Compare cost and manufacturability for different design choices. aP Design allows the designer to quickly upload and evaluate design variants and different material, process, and sourcing options, build comparisons, and publish the best options for review with your team.
Visual tools like summary tiles, detail panels, interactive charts, and 3D visualization help engineers quickly focus on the most crucial data. Users can keep work-in-progress evaluations private and share as needed with the broader team. aP Design not only identifies potential manufacturability and cost issues, but it also offers design guidance that is particularly helpful to junior engineers who may not know how to mitigate the problem.
Confident design-stage cost modeling helps hit cost targets, reduces time to market, and supports more confident sourcing decisions. Get interactive guidance on key topics and issues for machining, plastic molding, casting, and sheet metal fabrication.
aPriori analyzes your CAD model to build a heat map that visualizes high cost areas and helps you understand how tolerances can drive specialized processes and operations.
Expert knowledge of design for manufacturability, manufacturing processes, and product cost are built into a guided learning experience for users.
How it works:
aP Design can work in standalone mode or in tandem with aP Generate. With no input required from the designer, aP Generate automatically initiates a comprehensive manufacturing simulation as soon as the designer checks in a new or modified design to their Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system. If some manufacturing anomaly is identified, aP Generate proactively notifies the designer with an email communication directly to their inbox.
Either manually or by clicking on a hyperlink from the aP Generate notification, aP Design allows the designer to quickly upload and evaluate the identified component or assembly. They can study design variants and different material, process, and sourcing options that could address the manufacturability issue identified, and publish the best options for review with the broader team.
See aP Design in action
Built-in manufacturability guidance makes designing to cost easier than ever. Best of all? It integrates with the CAD system and PLM you’re already using. Request a personalized demo today.