Geometric Ltd. (Mumbai, India) released DFMPro 2008 EX, an integrated tool on SolidWorks that helps to get designs right the first time. Organizations can now easily add their own Design for Manufacturability (DFM) checks and rules to automate in-house DFM practices into their standard operating procedures.
DFMPro is described as a revolutionary product for designers and manufacturing engineers to facilitate upstream manufacturability validation and identification of design areas that are difficult, expensive, or impossible to manufacture.
DFMXpress, a lighter version of DFMPro, is shipped with every seat of SolidWorks 2008.
DFMPro 2008 EX, the latest release of DFMPro, permits organizations to build their own custom rule libraries easily and quickly. Basic knowledge of Visual Basic (VB) scripting or SolidWorks macro languages is adequate to build custom rules. DFMPro 2008 EX supports easy sharing of manufacturability knowledge across departments, suppliers and vendors, thus improving their efficiency by reducing manufacturability issues. Advanced customization on the product can be provided. Plus, DFMPro 2008 EX also offers out-of-the-box rules for machining and sheet metal fabrication processes.
For a limited period trial version of DFMPro 2008 EX, please visit Geometric.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.