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Do you think your product designs and documentation are too specialized, too complicated, or too difficult to be automated in some way? (we hear that a lot)
The truth is that most mechanical engineering design problems are really nothing more than “legos” or “rubber bands” – or a combination thereof.
Nitro-CELL enables engineers and designers to document complex design logic and relationships easily within Microsoft Excel. That knowledge is kept separate, and it can then be used on-demand to drive Pro/ENGINEER/Creo to produce a final part, assembly and any necessary drawings. This results in a much faster design and documentation process with more accuracy and overall consistency than can typically be achieved conventionally. The following video demonstrates how easy it is to create an automation from scratch and use it, and the same principles apply for existing models also.
Nitro-Cell was designed to minimize/eliminate the complex and heavy interrelationships that are typically required to leverage Pro/ENGINEER’s / Creo’s automation capabilities. We focus on the importance of ‘autonomous’ models and drawings that can be re-used in other designs, and easily managed in PDM/PLM. This fundamental philosophy is more efficient and easier to create/manage than typical design techniques in Pro/ENGINEER / Creo like Top-Down Design, using Layouts/Notebooks, or extensive Pro/PROGRAM hierarchical relationships – ALL of which cripple item re-use and PDM/PLM.
Nitro-CELL is a PROGRAMMING-FREE environment!
Engineers and users do not need to learn how to program in a special language in order to obtain results quickly. Instead, users simply document the sequence of instructions they want Pro/ENGINEER to perform based on the user’s input, and Nitro-CELL tells Pro/ENGINEER / Creo what to do. It is THAT simple.
The Power of ‘Legos’ and ‘Rubber Bands’
Great design automations capture simple inputs that are constrained by what can be produced. These inputs are validated, resulting in a set of instructions that need to be performed to produce the final design and documentation. That final design may be the re-use of a known component (e.g. a “lego” or assembly of “legos”), a new design that can’t be found or re-used (e.g. an elastic component like a “rubber band”), or a combination of the two.
This is exactly why Nitro-CELL was created! To enable you to document the rules, logic and instructions that result in a knowledge-driven design and documentation process that is repeatable and accurate.
Want to see more? Contact us to schedule an in-depth review/discussion about how Nitro-CELL can help your company!