TOKYO: Fujitsu announces the latest version of Fujitsu’s Manufacturing industry solution VPS (Virtual Product & Process Simulator). The new version offers functionality for creating product assembly configurations visually.
This digital production-preparation tool for the discrete manufacturing industry uses 3D modelling to help analyze product-assembly processes. The software's tracking functionality has now been enhanced so that changes to the original 3D CAD design data are reflected to the parts affected in VPS, which enables improved response to design changes and manufacturing process development.
VPS is packaged software that uses a product's 3D model data created in CAD to provide cohesive support for production-preparation tasks and processes, including product reviews in assembly production planning, process reviews when assembling products, studies of production line layouts, and document creation for use in manufacturing. This new VPS version provides agility in responding to changes in design and manufacturing processes, as well as enhanced viewing functions
The key features of the product include assembly configuration support, design changes and enhanced viewing functionality.
Assembly configuration support and design changes improves editing time
Added configuration block functionality improves the efficiency of creating assembly configurations for large-scale products. The configuration block function displays shape images for each component, and displays the relationship between units as a chart. Users can easily edit the configuration as well as the assembly sequence visually, by dragging and dropping components to move them in the configuration block. It has helped in improved display performance and reduced time to reflect design changes in VPS. VPS GP4 provides 3D trials of production line layouts and process studies, can automatically calculate the paths workers take in accordance with the layout, and simulate that movement.
Strengthened viewing functionality (VPS Assembly Process Viewer)
Viewing functions have also been enhanced, such as with the ability to use iOS devices to display process-flow diagrams for assembly verification. These enhancements make it easier to further utilize 3D data in production-preparation processes, thereby contributing to improvements in product quality, shorter development times, and cost cutting.