Virtual Manufacturing drives manufacturing innovation and efficiency by planning, simulating, and modeling global production processes. Our solutions allows manufacturers to virtually experience their entire factory production from the impact of design to determining how to meet global demand. These simulation activities allow manufacturers to better address and shift processes so as to quickly respond to the competition, or to take advantage of new market opportunities. Virtual Manufacturing capabilities extend visualization beyond the product into manufacturing—providing the ability to simulate manufacturing processes before the physical plant or production line even exists. By proving out plant level considerations such as manufacturing approaches and material flow in the early stages of product development, the product concept can be analyzed to determine the best approach to make the product.
With Virtual Manufacturing, users are able to:
- Plan, with comprehensive 3D process and resource planning tools to create and optimize build-to-order and lean production manufacturing systems.
- Simulate, with tools to virtually define and optimize manufacturing assets concurrently with manufacturing planning.
- Operate an accurate virtual production system to track real-time production activities, perform schedule changes, launch new programs and introduce model changeovers, and schedule maintenance operations