Live Webinar - Five Tips for Large Assembly Performance - Nov 18, 2PM ET
Assemblies by definition are aggregates of individual parts and subassemblies. As devices have become more complex, the tools to visualize, design and test those assemblies have become much more advanced.

Today, systems of very high levels of complexity such as aircraft and automobiles, must use advanced software before metal is cut. Managing complexity and risk has always been important, but today the tug-of-war between increasing part count and the tools to accurately predict the way those parts interact has resulted in victory for simulation over all-up testing.

This webinar will touch on several issues affecting large assembly performance including:

  • Design process implications of system complexity. More parts, more specifications, more procedures and bigger BOMs. Trouble can grow exponentially as part count grows linearly.
  • Control of the design process now takes more than a digital Gantt chart. Large assemblies that only have a large part count, subassemblies and components may be sourced from multiple vendors. Making sure everyone on the same page is essential.
  • Large assemblies today are only as good as their models. Old methods to chase issues such as tolerance stack are too slow and costly for modern product development timelines. Error proofing is a front-end task today.
  • Communication is key. The ability to collaborate on design virtually that only keeps things moving during Covid-19, can collapse the silos between individual engineers, departments and vendors.

As designs become more complex, the number of parts in an assembly often grows. Performance of your CAD tool can suffer as a result – meaning lags or crashes. Many companies struggle to improve performance when working with large assemblies.

Whether the assembly you are working with has 1,000 parts, or 100,000+ parts, this webinar will equip you with five strategies that you can put into practice today to improve assembly performance. You will learn about good habits for modeling and managing CAD assemblies of all sizes.

About the Speakers:
Jim Anderton - Director of Content, Multimedia – Mr. Anderton was formerly editor of Canadian Metalworking Magazine and has contributed to a wide range of print and on-line publications, including Design Engineering, Canadian Plastics, Service Station and Garage Management, Autovision, and the National Post. He also brings prior industry experience in quality and part design for a Tier One automotive supplier.

Ben Weisenberger - Senior Application Engineer, Solid Edge Global Technical Enablement - Siemens Digital Industries Software. Ben is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Prior to working at Siemens he was a senior application engineer with a channel partner for 9 years where he created and delivered Solid Edge demonstrations, training, and technical support to help customers be more efficient and productive with our software solutions.

PDH Certificates will be provided to all registrants who attend the full live webinar. Certificates will be sent by email within 48 hours after completion.

To sign up, please complete the form on this page. This webinar is sponsored by Siemens Digital Industries Software.