September 2007

We have immense pleasure in introducing the First Edition of EGS India Newsletter.

The newsletter is intended to disseminate knowledge pertaining to latest developments in Product Design, Finite Element Analysis and CAD/CAE Software

In order for us to bring the best to you as a reader, your feedback is important to us. We invite you to share with us your suggestions for improvement. Needless to say, the Newsletter would be undergoing constant updates and revision in format, content and delivery since change is the only thing constant in our every day lives.

Yours sincerely
Natarajan R
Editor

"The Only Source of Knowledge is Experience"
- Albert Einstein

Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing

EGS India has been conducting GD & T course for Companies in India. Customers who have benefitted from the program include Ford India, Novar India (Formerly MK Electric), FCI Connectors, UCAL Fuel Systems, and Delphi-TVS Diesel Systems to name a few. Course contents address the following:

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Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing

EGS India has been conducting GD&T course for Companies in India. Customers who have benefitted from the program include Ford India, Novar India (Formerly MK Electric), FCI Connectors, UCAL Fuel Systems, and Delphi-TVS Diesel Systems to name a few. Course contents address the following:

  • Product Design based on Fit, Form and Function
  • GD& T per ANSI Y14.5 (2000) Standard
  • Difference between ANSI and ISO Standards
  • Practical Solved Examples and Work Studies
  • Usage of GD& T to Reduce Cost and Improve Quality
  • Real World Applications of GD& T
  • Integration of GD& T with 3D CAD
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Specifically for Design, Manufacturing and Inspection Engineers, 5-day course and advanced 8-day course offered by EGS India, has been well received by practising engineers.

Participants are required to bring practising drawings to derive maximum benefits.

Advanced Course on Stacks, Tolerance Analysis Methods are also provided.

Need GD & T Training? Contact EGS India

What's New in SolidWorks 2008

With more than 250 User-requested enhancements, SolidWorks 2008 has set a new Paradigm in Design Solution.

SWIFT Instant3D to create and modify 3D model features by manipulating drag handles directly on the model, eliminating the need for a bunch of commands, dialog boxes, and data input.

SWIFT DimXpert feature in SolidWorks 2008 automatically sets geometric dimensions and tolerances on parts. It gives visual feedback on whether the model has been properly described and is ready for manufacturing, and it automatically creates views, dimensions, and tolerances in 2D drawings for design documentation. DimXpert adheres to the ASME Y14.41-2003 3D specification.

Design Clipart capability in SolidWorks 2008 lets reuse of portions of existing designs in your new work. With it, you can search your file systems for sketches, tables, images, features, or views, inside existing designs. Once you find what you're looking for, Design Clipart dissects target files, including AutoCAD, which lets you drag the item and incorporate it in your new design.

DWGnavigator lets you perform DWG-specific searches, find references, view, and package files for sharing. You can also save files in the format of any version of AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT.

DriveWorksXpress, automatically creates custom parts, assemblies, and drawings based on pre-defined design rules, enabling companies to quickly and economically respond to the unique needs of every customer.

Design Insight displays the portions of your MCAD models that carry applied loads, letting you determine if you should add material for strength or subtract it to avoid costly over-engineering.

DFMXpress is a design for manufacturability capability intended to prevent downstream design errors by automatically flagging elements that are difficult, expensive, or impossible to machine.

TolAnalyst is an automated tolerance stack-up tool. It helps identify the most critical tolerances and lets users tighten or loosen any tolerance to avoid functional problems or costly over-engineering. TolAnalyst reduces the need for error-prone hand calculations. Interested in SolidWorks? Contact EGS India

Did You Know?

Premature Babies, in a hurry to come into this World, need all the care to keep them alive and kicking, till their vital organs are ready to take the challenges of a new environment. It has always been a medical Challenge to re-create the Mother's Womb in terms of Temperature, Air Quality, Noise Levels and Ergonomics. 360 Grader Produktdesign AS of Oslo, Norway has designed the Premacare Incubator that addresses these vital needs, to keep the loved one away from life threatening conditions, and provide the Mother's Touch. Thanks to SolidWorks this design has been taken up for mass production by Delphi Medical Systems, Michigan USA. This innovative design having a 360° access and has been developed after conducting an extensive survey of healthcare providers who raised concerns about traditional incubators. We look forward to seeing millions of patients and their families benefit from such a wonderful product designed in SolidWorks. The device won the Grand Prize at the SolidWorks Design Contest 2005. "SolidWorks 3D CAD software is an indispensable tool for us to develop complex shapes that are ready for production," said designer Torgeir Hamsund , co-founder and CEO of 360 Grader Produktdesign. "It's thrilling when elegant design meets life-saving medicine, and the result is a product with unusual beauty and value," said Rainer Gawlick, SolidWorks Vice-President.

Boosting Agricultural Productivity with SolidWorks

Imagine the rice on plate having stones and non-grain items that make you cringe with pain and anguish. Remember the old times when your grandmother used to sit and separate food grains from these infiltrants. Now it is a thing of past. Orange Sorting Machinery, Coimbatore is developing next generation Grain Sorting machines with special emphasis on quality, efficiency and improved productivity using latest technologies in Mechatronics. Orange has selected SolidWorks to implement innovative designs faster. EGS India is proud to serve Orange to develop innovative designs, bringing New Ideas to Marketplace faster.

Cosmos Day Draws Big Response

Cosmos Day held in Coimbatore and Chennai on June 21st & 22nd drew great response from Engineering Companies, Large and Small. Customer Case Study from TI Engineering Centre, highlighting the benefits of using Cosmos to address critical customer problem, was appreciated by the participants. Applications of Cosmos in varied Indian Engineering Industry including Automotive, Material Handling, Machinery, Tooling, Process and Energy Sectors were presented to the audience. Analysis-to-test Correlations on strains, vibrations, Fluid Flow Parameters, Fatigue Life were found to be informative and useful to the participants.Salient Features of Cosmos Day included:

  • Customer Case Study
  • Indian Experience & Benefits using Cosmos FEA
  • Interactions on Customer Requirements
  • Limited Time Offer on Cosmos Products
  • Cosmos Xpress Challenge Contest - Winners
  • Demonstration of Cosmos Motion and Cosmos Works on Industrial Application