Digital Manufacturing Software for

Design Engineering

Identify Product Manufacturability Issues and Cost Drivers Early in the Design Lifecycle

As a design engineer, you have a lot on your plate. The design you sent off two weeks ago has just landed back on your desk with a handful of edits from your cost engineer to improve manufacturability and cost. Now this redesign is your priority despite the fact that you’ve already moved on to another project. Ever-changing product requirements, design rework, shrinking deadlines, and late discovery of design issues stalling manufacturing are just some of the things that have you reaching for another BIG cup of coffee.

Do you ever wish design for cost and manufacturability was easier?
Now it is.

aPriori solves for the entire design engineering team by enabling you to manage the manufacturability of multiple projects simultaneously. In just seconds, you can identify and mitigate product cost drivers and highlight manufacturability issues before designs are released. Need real-time DFM and DTC guidance while you’re designing in CAD? We’ve got that covered too. aPriori offers multiple modes to deliver actionable insights so you can make smarter design decisions in less time.

Here's how it works:


aPriori analyzes the digital thread data available at each point in the product life to provide manufacturability and cost driver guidance.
Manufacturing Cost Guidance

Integrate with your CAD and PLM applications to automatically analyze components and give you timely feedback. Trigger a digital manufacturing simulation by saving a part in PLM.
Manufacturing Cost Guidance

Automatically identify specific features of a design that are difficult or expensive to manufacture and notify your design engineers about potential cost or manufacturability problems.
Manufacturing Cost Guidance

Once notified, the design engineer can click right into an interactive application with visual DFM guidance and actionable insights to resolve design issues that increase cycle time and manufacturing cost.
Manufacturing Cost Guidance

Collaborate with your teammates, manufacturing experts, and sourcing for additional support to address issues. Analyze alternatives and create products that your customers love.
Manufacturing Cost Guidance

Product managers can see where each product is in the design process and how the design aligns with cost targets.
Manufacturing Cost Guidance

While you’ve been adding value to the product, aPriori’s robust manufacturing analysis is enriching its digital thread so that manufacturing, sourcing, and others in your organization can access the data to get products to market faster.
Manufacturing Cost Guidance

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    The Benefits of Digital Manufacturing Software

    Optimize Even More New Product Designs

    Automated manufacturability assessments and cost insights ensure all new product designs are optimized while allowing engineers to focus on what really matters: Innovation.

    Reduced ECOs and Improved Time to Market

    Eliminate the manufacturability issues of designs right from the start, instead of waiting for them to be discovered by manufacturing or your suppliers.

    Meet Product Profitability Goals Consistently

    Act on manufacturability issues before stage gate reviews helps drive the cost of the design down. And when you present the cost to stage gate process review meetings, cost drivers are already identified and eliminated early in the design process.

    Design Optimization and Simulation

    Connect aPriori digital manufacturing simulation with other FEA/CFD tools to achieve new product designs optimized for multiple conditions.

    “aPriori gives me the ability to easily and quickly run multiple ‘scenarios’ that can provide insight into best cost, optimal manufacturing routing, and geometric features that may raise manufacturability issues.”
    — Daniel Caratini, Chief Consulting Engineer, GE

    aPriori Solutions for Design Engineering

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    aP Generate

    Connect aPriori to your PLM system for automated manufacturing simulation upon check-in of new or modified CAD designs.

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    aP Design

    Run thousands of CAD designs through aPriori to generate a detailed comparison of should cost vs your estimate. Quickly and easily identify outliers that offer potential for re-negotiation, re-bid or re-design.

    aP Analytics

    Detailed reports of cost data for your products. Create custom dashboards to consistently monitor new product initiatives against design to cost targets.

    aP Pro

    Collaborate with other departments and align your design for manufacturability goals with the entire product lifecycle team. From project managers to design engineers to sourcing and supply chain professionals.

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