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CIMdata Publishes "Visual Components for Factory Simulation"

By DE Editors

CIMdata has announced a new paper about a digital manufacturing solution that provides factory layout, workcell and line simulation, and analysis solutions that scales to the manufacturing planning needs of large as well as smaller enterprises.

“Visual Components for Factory Simulation” reviews the solution suite of Visual Components that is designed to allow companies to improve their methods of transforming their product designs into real products. Digital Manufacturing technologies and techniques can help companies transform how they define their manufacturing processes by creating an environment in which manufacturing process definition occurs in collaboration and concurrently with product design activities. This fosters innovation in both products and in the manufacturing processes.

This paper describes a new solution suite from Visual Components and its role in providing a cost effective approach to digital manufacturing, and benefits that can be realized through the deployment of digital manufacturing. Current users were interviewed and their comments are also presented.

“Visual Components provides an extremely flexible and affordable factory planning and simulation capability that is scalable to a level not available from any other sources of which we are aware,” says John MacKrell, CIMdata vice president.

“Visual Components for Factory Simulation” is available to be freely downloaded from CIMdata’s publications web page.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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