DFX is a collective name for methods of evaluation which aim to improve the design from different aspects. It includes for example DFA (Design For Assembly), DFM (Design For Manufacturing) and DFS (Design For Service). When working with DFX related topics, the meeting itself often constitutes the major part of the gain in the method. Therefore it is of special importance to have a good tool where ideas and propositions are well documented. With DFX analyses, money and effort can be saved in the product development phase. The number of components and manual steps to produce a product can often be reduced by 20-40%!
Manufacturing Bill Of Materials
In AviX DFX it is easy to build up the product structure which provides an integrated approach for products and modules as well as the analysis. Of course it is possible to import an MBOM or parts from external sources, such as Excel. A DFX analysis is based on an appropriate template, for example DFA2 (Design For Automated Assembly) in detail level. During the analysis you are questioned about different design aspects for the modules and objects you have chosen to analyze. Supporting documentation for the DFX methodology as well as your own drawings, images and/or movies are conveniently available in AviX DFX.
The software is easy to work with and has a guidance interface. AviX Design For Assembly contains a rich selection of templates for various standard methods. Furthermore, it is possible to supplement the system by creating your own templates with custom issues as needed. Virtual product development is facilitated as images, drawings and other forms of documentation can easily be connected to the analysis. The work with AviX DFX is preferably performed in cross-functional groups, involving the design and production personnel. Discussions that occur during the analysis time are valuable to all parties, and communication is facilitated by an extensive use of DFX methodologies within the organization.
Areas of applications
Follow up your DFX analyzes in a simpler way
Simplifies the work with evaluating, documenting and communicating assembly aspects
Use visual aids such as video, drawings and images
Work in cross-functional groups is supported and can be run more efficient
By using AviX DFX, product design can be streamlined and the number of prototypes minimized
Manufacturability analysis of alternative design proposals will make it easier to find the optimum design
Existing products can be improved with AviX DFX by examining the design in order to identify and eliminate problems
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Helps improving production line output by analyzing and optimizing build schedule/production programs.
When conducting the analysis, design-related improvement suggestions and comments are created. AviX DFX presents analysis results transparently and reports for further follow-up work can be generated in an instant.