Accelerate Product Design with Automated Insights for Design Engineers
aP Design empowers product developers to optimize their designs for cost, manufacturability, and sustainability simultaneously. Design engineers use aP Design to automate 3D CAD design analysis of parts and assemblies. With aP Design, product design engineers can quickly simulate the impact of changes in a product’s design, manufacturing process, and factory selection.
In seconds, design/mechanical engineers can compare and assess multiple design variants, alternative materials, sourcing options, and more.
By gaining early insights into cost, carbon emissions, and manufacturability issues during the design process, aP Design enables design engineers to reduce design iterations and gain more time to focus on innovation.
Design engineers can now address product costing and sustainability rapidly with aPriori’s automated insights. This vastly reduces downstream work for cost engineers and procurement to unlock higher performance from the entire product development team.
Conduct design reviews for product costing and manufacturability earlier in the product development lifecycle to pinpoint and address issues without incurring costly delays associated with late-stage changes. aP Design identifies design features that and unnecessarily increase cost, like those requiring expensive specialized tooling. Make changes to your CAD model to address the identified problems, then see the quantified results.
Evaluate multiple design options quickly for cost, manufacturability, and sustainability. With aP Design, simply upload design variants along with different materials, processes, and sourcing options to build comparisons. Then publish and share the best options for design reviews.
There are no server installs or big IT expenses with our cloud platform. aPriori maintains aP Design and the entire Manufacturing Insights Platform in the cloud. Accessing aP Design through a web browser means authorized users can securely review manufacturing insights anywhere. aPriori’s cloud solution leverages secure HTTPS browser protocols, secure AWS infrastructure with high availability (multiple availability zones, daily backups), independent third-party security testing, and SSO across all aPriori web applications.
Share design scenarios and get feedback from product stakeholders such as cost engineering, sustainability, sourcing, and manufacturing via the aP Workspace collaboration application available with aP Design.
How it Works
Use aP Design as a standalone application or with aP Generate to scale design analysis. 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 a manufacturing anomaly is identified, aP Generate proactively notifies the designer with an email report directly to their inbox.
aP Design allows designer engineers to quickly upload and evaluate the identified component or assembly. They can study design variants and different materials, processes, and sourcing options that could address the manufacturability issue, and publish the best options to 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.
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