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Automotive Suppliers

Simulate products, and solve problems early in automotive supplier production equipment design and factory planning

Workflow for automotive suppliers

Overview

Help save money and time during automotive product development with visualization and simulation that reduces the need for physical models. Predict product behavior early, resulting in a higher-quality product for automotive suppliers. Increase flexibility for production equipment design and factory planning.

Workflow

Products

  • Design & styling

    Bring efficiency to your design process. Make decisions on a virtual 3d car model, and use efficient surface design capabilities to turn a concept model into a detailed design model.

    Easily explore scenarios and reuse information beyond CAD geometry, such as camera angles, shading, shadows, and materials.

    Generate movie-quality, production-ready CGI and videos to meet early demands.

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  • Technical surfacing

    Develop high-quality, high-fidelity production-ready surface models using quality assessment and review tools.

    Reduce the need for a physical model; judge quality in context of texture, color, and illumination; and reuse surface model information such as cameras, shading, shadows, and materials.

  • Sales and marketing, POS

    Generate production-ready, high-resolution CGI and videos for reuse in marketing and artistic commercials. 

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    Efficiently generate high-resolution CGI from real-time visualization with faster CGI creation, more alternatives, and easier modification. 

  • Product engineering

    Accelerate and economize the design process with frame and shaft generators and modules for sheet metal and plastic parts design.

    Easily set up and manage workgroup data management and secure design data with multisite collaboration and access to enterprise resource planning (ERP).

    Improve engineering reviews with real-time visualizations, including perceived quality, light design, and gap analysis.

  • Product simulation

    Reduce iteration and costly tool changes with early understanding of plastic part behavior during the manufacturing process. 

    Increase innovation by exploring alternatives and predicting behaviors with upfront flow, heat transfer, and cooling analysis. 

    Gain early insight by predicting coupled multiphysics effects and simulating electromechanical or mechanical designs up front.

    Use real-time visualization to review simulation results, such as perceived quality of plastic parts, texture, and airflow.

    Set up workgroup data management and securely manage simulation data with multisite collaboration and access to enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems.

  • Production equipment design

    Reduce costly prototypes, increase efficiency, and reduce cycle time with production equipment design based on engineering and product data. 

    Use built-in productivity tools and libraries to enable an efficient 2D design process. Take advantage of existing legacy and external 2D data.

    Efficiently design and maintain electrical wire diagrams for production equipment machinery with a toolset that includes libraries and electrical logic.

    Optimize production processes and reduce iterations and costly tool changes with better understanding of plastic parts and tool behavior early in the manufacturing process.

    Increase efficiency when you use tools to securely manage design data such as revisions, bill of materials (BOM), and workgroup data. 

    Manage production equipment design processes more easily when you a set up PLM backbone. 

  • Factory planning

    Plan efficiently with provided libraries, or extend and build your own libraries. Increase planning flexibility with 3D visual layouts. 

    Better visualize your building with a 3D design, and use a centralized information system for the entire process, from planning through operations. 

    Set up workgroup data management and securely manage simulation data with multisite collaboration and access to ERP systems.

    Collaborate with suppliers and contractors in the planning and installation process. Easily set up a PLM backbone to manage processes in production planning, factory installation, and operations.

  • Documentation

    Reuse 3D data and create interactive or document-based instructions via storyboards and snapshots. 

    Efficiently develop 2D drawing-based documentation. 

All products for automotive suppliers

Autodesk Building Design Suite integrated building design software

Building Design Suite
Integrated building design software featuring BIM and CAD tools.

Autodesk Alias industrial design software products

Alias
Industrial design tools for conceptual design and surface modeling.

VRED 3D design rendering software

Mockup 360
A real-time collaboration and digital design mockup tool.

Autodesk Simulation Moldflow plastic injection molding tools

Simulation Moldflow
Plastic injection molding simulation software.

Autodesk Factory Design Suite integrated factory design software

Factory Design Suite
Integrated 3D factory layout software for design and visualization.

Autodesk PLM 360 cloud-based PLM alternative

Autodesk PLM 360
Cloud-based alternative to traditional product lifecycle management solutions.

Autodesk Simulation CFD software for fluid flow and thermal simulations

Simulation CFD
Fluid flow and thermal simulation tools.

Autodesk Vault data management software

Vault
Data management software for organizing, managing, and tracking data.

Autodesk Product Design Suite integrated product design software

Product Design Suite
3D design, visualization, and simulation tools for product creation.

Autodesk Inventor Publisher technical documentation software

Inventor Publisher
Technical documentation software for creating 2D and 3D documentation.

Autodesk Simulation Mechanical and Multiphysics mechanical simulation tools

Simulation Mechanical
Mechanical simulation tools.

VRED 3D design rendering software

VRED
Photorealistic 3D design rendering software.


Industry trends and topics

PLM for a more efficient workflow

Managing the lifecycle of a product is an important part of creating quality products, reducing process costs, and running projects efficiently.  Autodesk provides an efficient PLM tool that allows automotive suppliers to securely manage and track engineering CAD data, collaborate with stakeholders, and improve the overall flow of information.
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Support for lightweight design and material substitution

Designing automobiles with greater fuel efficiency and a reduced CO2 footprint is a priority for today’s automotive manufacturers. Autodesk provides tools that support material substitution and help you simulate and optimize automotive plastic parts. Stay in compliance with regulations and environmental standards with automotive design software that helps you stay one step ahead.


What customers are saying

Products they used

Automotive Lighting Reutlingen GmbH

Using simulation tools, this automotive company can reduce the number of trials, saving iterations and money. Autodesk software helps the team to solve problems early in the design process and produce a high-quality product.

 Automotive Lighting customer story

Mitsubishi Motors

This automotive manufacturer was able to swiftly determine the difference between 2D and 3D layouts and display large-scale assembly models, enabling the company to stake out a strong competitive position.

 Mitsubishi Motors customer story

Glaze Tool & Engineering

These manufacturing engineers visualized and simulated their designs without spending time and money on physical prototypes. Using Autodesk software, they produced custom machinery at one-third the cost.

 Glaze Tool & Engineering customer story