One model to suit every size
Similarities within a product family have been made much more efficient thanks to designing one parametric master model to suit every sizes. The major benefit from this approach is that once data have been created they can be flexibly adapted.
This means that there is just one model designed for each family of components. Using predefined parameters from this template, other components can then be created automatically to any size and configuration you want.
Get instant benefits with parametric product modeling
- you save a lot of time creating geometrical data
- you get true-to-scale CAD models of your components
- you can manage both flexible adaptations and complex configurations within a family of components
Example of parametric data creation as applied to a ball bearing
The components in a ball bearing family have an identical shape. The only differences are in their shaft and external diameters, as well as their width. Using these three parameters, it is possible to create any size of bearing in this family using just one parametric master model. The relevant data are listed in a table and if you want to create one particular size you simply apply the relevant line in the table.
Furthermore, the product configuration is saved in this structure. This allows you then generally to create complex configurations as well.
You can access master data from various applications (CD, Internet, configurators). When selecting the component, CAD users are guided through the selection process using specified criteria. This ensures that a real, existing part is actually selected. This makes the design and order processes considerably more efficient for CAD users.
TraceParts technology is intensively standardized on the very open XML (Extensible Markup Language) format, making your CAD data really independent from any software application (e-catalog, product configuration, CAD Library, …).