By DE Editors
Daimler AG has selected CAD Software from Siemens as its standard for vehicle development, according to Siemens. Starting in the summer of 2012, Daimler will integrate work from more than 20 development centers and its most important suppliers on a single product development platform. Both companies have agreed not to disclose the contract value.
With the decision for the NX CAD Software of Siemens, Daimler completes its current implementation of Teamcenter, the company’s product data management backbone. Based on this combination, the automotive manufacturer will establish digital collaboration from initial concept design, through simulation during design, down to proof of concept of design solutions. The consolidation of digital product information in one single worldwide data pool will facilitate new vehicle development. The introduction of parallel processes in development, design, production planning and production will further optimize the entire value chain, according to Siemens.
“The combination of NX CAD software with our product data management system Smaragd, which is based on Teamcenter, will integrate our entire product creation process from design through production planning down to managing production machines,” says Bharat Balasubramanian, who is responsible at Daimler for R&D product innovation and process technology.
“Our CAD and PLM software will help manufacturers enhance their development processes and their production planning and therefore increase their productivity,” says Chuck Grindstaff, president and chief technology officer of Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Division Industry Automation.
Daimler has worked with Siemens’ Teamcenter software for collaborative product data management since the mid 90s.
For more information, visit Siemens.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.