Throughout my time writing for Adris I have talked about and worked through the design process of creating a product with Digital Prototyping (starting with Benefits Of Digital Prototyping At The Design And Engineer Stage) but it's not over yet!
It is usually said that Digital Prototyping brings together design data from all phases of the development process into a single digital model - but it can also be extended to your product documentation stages.
DP has regularly been seen as just being able to be used by CAD professionals but Autodesk DP solutions allows even the product documentation team to be able to produce the view they need of the product and tailor it for their needs.
One area that definitely plays a huge part in the DP process is maintenance.
Even at the designing stage DP allows maintenance to create documentation that can quickly be revised and republished if changes occur in the model. This eliminates that time you spend completing documentation once the product has been prototyped and ultimately allows your company to get your product to market faster.
Using DP in your workflows allows you to reduce future service costs as consumers of your product or your company will have the right information to service your product easily and efficiently.
To improve maintenance and service processes and communication your ideal tool at this stage is Autodesk PLM 360 product management tool which allows you to share your Bill of Materials (BOM) to members involved in the products growth.
At this stage with Autodesk Inventor you are able to create 2D printed and 3D interactive product documentation to help increase your competitive advantage by reducing technical documentation and service costs.
Now it's time to show off your digital model which is where sales and marketing can use DP to produce precise and highly realistic visualizations of your product long before building begins.
As marketing you want to clearly convey innovative designs to your customers. By using Autodesk Showcase , Autodesk 3DS Max and Autodesk Product Design Suite you are able to create some stunning visualisations which can be used in brochures, websites, catalogues, videos and mores.
The use of DP will eliminate photography shoots of physical prototypes and the need to make those physical prototypes.
That's it I have discussed all the workflow stages and you should hopefully realise that DP will ultimately save you time and money at any stage of your products growth.
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