Original Date: 04/28/1995
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Accessible Design Tools
Lockheed Martin Electronics and Missiles' (E&M) mechanical design, analysis, and manufacturing functions place a strong emphasis on three-dimensional modeling as the basis for product and process definition. The mechanical environment is in transition from an IBM mainframe system to UNIX-based design tools. The mainframe system still handles legacy data while new designs are using distributed client/server workstations.
The UNIX system uses high-end HP-700 series workstations running ProEngineer solid models for both mechanical and manufacturing designs. ProPDM software manages the complex relationships between models. Other capabilities include in-house developed wire-harness design software, neutral format data, stereolithography apparatus (SLA) interfaces, Boothroyd-Dewhurst Inc.'s design for manufacturing/design for manual assembly software, three-dimensional tolerance analysis, SILMA coordinate measuring machine programming, DENEB NC simulation software, NASTRAN and DYTRAN finite element modeling, and M/VISION material property and classification databases.
The migration to the distributed environment is yielding lower cost of operation, higher quality designs, better system response, higher productivity and more advanced functionality.
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