Opinions

Where is the bill of materials?

The creation of a Bill of Materials (BOM) is a fundamental part of product development. However, manufacturers are often unsure at what stage the BOM comes in. Here we consider the value of creating a BOM early on in a project.

Adding value to PLM for the SME

In Leo Lionni's bestselling book Swimmy, a school of smaller fish team up and swim as one, to avoid being eaten by the larger creatures. The story sums up the challenges faced by SMEs, especially when it comes to product development.

Fast and friendly 3D viewing

Apple is one company that certainly deserves a central place in the world’s design hall of fame. The company’s success can be summarised by just two simple principles: products have to be easy to use and they have to create great customer experiences.

The growing role of PLM in compliance management

The advantages of PLM software are widely understood: improved product quality, lower development costs, and a significant reduction in waste. However, one benefit that does not get as much attention is PLM's support of regulatory compliance.

Improving manufacturing with PLM

No one hates being faced with an unexpected problem more than manufacturers. During the design and build process, unplanned events can increase cycle times and have a detrimental impact on working hours and the management of materials.

Bob Hillier, managing director at Design Rule

The human body contains over 600 muscles and more than 200 bones. Although the muscular and skeletal systems fulfil separate functions, they also work together to facilitate movement. PLM and ERP work together in a similar way.

Prepare for product as a service

Global power systems company, Rolls Royce, recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of its 'Power-by-the-Hour' approach to engine maintenance management, and companies from the automotive, aerospace and industrial sectors are following suit.

News

Morgan Motors PLM upgrade

Design Rule Ltd, a leading supplier of Dassault Systèmes Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) technology and services has announced that it had been selected to manage Morgan Motors PLM upgrade to the Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE platform from SmarTeam.

Design Rule exhibits at Engineering Design Show 2016

Design Rule will exhibit its range of 3D design solutions at the Engineering Design Show 2016, on stand D72. The exhibition will run between 19th - 20th October. We will be demonstrating the 3DEXPERIENCE design platform, alongside KISTERS 3DViewStation.

PLM provider Design Rule and ERP supplier Columbus join forces

Design Rule has partnered with global ERP consultancy Columbus to offer customers a fully-integrated solution to business and production process management. This partnership will bring integrated support to organisations using both of the PLM and ERP platforms.

Providing a platform for 3D visualisation

Design Rule, witnessed an increasing demand for high performance 3D viewing solutions in the product design sector. Seeking an application capable of managing both large and complex CAD data, Design Rule started working with KISTERS and became authorised UK distributors.