Month: October 2019

How to reduce product design cost? Non Technical Way

How to reduce product design cost? Non Technical Way

There are several ways to Reduce Design Cost non technical way. Which means using different models, processes, methods and resources… huge cost reduction can be done and current industry is already enjoying its benefits.

– Automate Repeated Work by API, Macro and other Design automation tool

– Standardize Modeling Process, Detailing Process, Drawing Quality Check Tools

– Proper Resource Loading

– Resource Balancing (People Pyramid)

– Check Alternate CAD Software

– Working in Shifts (Better HW/SW utilization)

– Multiple Demographics (for 24/7 time utilization)

– Analysis Led Design

– 3D Print Prototype and Testing

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Why IOT product design need a great team?

Why IOT product design need a great team?

Planning for the Internet of Things (IoT) is the structuring of associated items. IoT frameworks join physical and computerized parts that gather information from physical gadgets and convey significant, operational bits of knowledge. IoT item configuration requires different specialty units to meet up.

Industry 4.0 Design Principles

There are four all-inclusive structure standards, forming IoT configuration today utilized by the team.

At the essential level, an associated framework requires sensors, machines, hardware, and destinations, to impart and trade information. Interoperability is the hidden standard all through all Industry 4.0 plan forms.
Data straightforwardness
The fast development of associated gadgets implies persistent connecting between the physical and advanced universes. In this specific situation, data straightforwardness implies that physical procedures ought to be recorded and put away for all intents and purposes, making a Digital Twin.
Specialized help
A driving advantage of IoT, specialized help alludes to the capacity of associated frameworks to give and show information that encourages individuals to settle on better operational choices and unravel gives quicker.
Decentralized choices
The last standard of Industry 4.0 plan is for the associated framework to go past helping and trading information, to have the option to settle on choices and execute necessities as indicated by its characterized rationale.

What is the best IoT plan approach?
There are a few ways to deal with IoT configuration planned for beating the difficulties that IoT presents. First, taking a lean, agile configuration approach. A few item improvement procedures have been adjusted for productive IoT structure and conveyance.

The principal methodology today is a Stage-Gate, in which groups do errands dependent on a nitty-gritty arrangement, audit their results, arrive at an entryway concentrated on the investigation, and at precisely that point, move onto the following stage. Second, consolidating “Structure Thinking.”

The center guideline of configuration, believing is to factor individuals, innovation, and business in all item structure choices. This methodology is client-driven and sees the client’s needs as a vital thought all through the item improvement process. For IoT structure, this is particularly significant as it strengthens the idea that an IoT framework isn’t an objective in it of itself. Yet, instead, a business answer for explicit client needs.

Building an IoT framework requires collaboration. An essential IoT group incorporates an electrical architect, a mechanical specialist, a modern creator, an installed frameworks originator, one back-end designer, one front-end engineer, and an item administrator. One, who will regulate the whole venture. The more learning every individual from the group has about the job of each other colleague, the reason for the framework, and the end client of the context, the better the whole structure will work.

To begin with, you ought to evaluate these necessities with claim your association’s ranges of abilities, specialists, and assets. It’s additionally worth referencing that there are many designing administrations that can give you the space specialists and varieties of skills you have to fabricate your IoT gadget from model to generate.

6 steps to Model Industrial Structure using Solidworks Weldment

6 steps to Model Industrial Structure using Solidworks Weldment

Creation of 3D Curve and Sketches

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Add Structure Members

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Corner Treatment

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Add Plates, Gusset and Angles

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Create Connections

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Comparison between Advance Steel and Solidworks Weldment



In Solidworks 3D Curve / Sketch are required to be drawn for Structure Elements.
In advance steel you just need to select the end points of line to draw Structure element.
All connections need to be added manually which is good but can give rise to complexities.
At every desired location an automatic connection can be added using Advance Steel Connection Pallet.
Hole Alignment between Structure Elements need to be done manually and can have more chances of misalignment when doing any modifications.
Holes are automatically generated between structural elements and get automatically updated on any modifications.
Weldments are need to defined manually at the time of creating drawings by selecting bodies to be added in that weldment
Weldments are generated at the time of modeling of connections. Also we can add welding by defining the parts to be welded.
Bolted joints and Fastener need to be added manually which makes the work more repetitive and difficult.
Bolted joints automatically come with the connections and also we can add bolted joints manually through connection vault panel.
In solidwroks Ladders, Stairs and Handrail modeling is done manually which is quite time consuming.
It can create Ladders, Stairs and Handrails easily through modeling tools only we need to define the specifications.
Manually part numbering needs to create as you go for each part, this may create a possibility of human error while handling complex projects. And it would be also difficult to predict the point of error in such cases.
After modeling each and every element of the model gets automatic Part numbering and Labeling which distinguishes each element with its adjacent one. This helps in fabrication of similar elements but having different sectional properties.
There is no provision to define feature like Model Role which makes it difficult to identify the functionalities of the element. This might create confusion during erection of assemblies.
Model Role Definitions are inbuilt as per standard structure, member definition and nomenclature. This ensures uniformity of elements with diversification.
All joints need manual efforts to be modeled and therefore this limits the possibility of having better connections.
Advance steel comes with a variety of Joints, available with different forms of structural elements. This is a big advantage as it introduces a collection of connections having wider acceptance.
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Structural Feasibility Using Advance Steel

As technology get evolve, the conventional way of designing clearly has change. Autodesk Advance steel comes with a complete workflow of modeling to detailing. This gives an ease of working to a complex project which comes with a tough modeling and large detailing work. As compare to concrete structures steel structures comes with great detailing task which comes under high scrutiny.Even a single degree of error can reflect a large deflection in assemblies. So in order to have an ideal output we must ensure the structure matches relevant standards and have less possibility of errors. This ensures the feasibility and durability of structure.


Features of advance Steel.

Steel Modeling

Parametric Steel connections.

Top 5 reasons why to use Advance Steel for Modeling

Top 5 reasons to use Advance Steel for Structure Steel Modeling


Advance Steel is widely used software for Structural Steel Modeling and Detailing. Let’s see there are few reasons are making them more popular among others.

Steel Section Database

Advance Steel contain huge library of Steel Standard Sections. 

All standard sections like Channel, I-Beam, Angle, Pipe, Tube, Plate, Flat bar, Rod and many more profiles available in the standard library.

Also all the size variations in the profile, as shown here for I-Beam, included and user can easily change from one section to another section anytime during the work.

After placing section, user can rotate the profile as per requirements and many more options available in the “Positioning” tab.



Predefined Connections

Once you create  column and Beam modeling, next step is to apply connections.

Advance  steel offer large range of standard connection. Almost all kinds of connection options available for Column, Beam, Angle, Plates, Ladder, Handrail, Stairs etc.

There are few standard connections are Gusset Plates, Bracing, Miter cut, End Plate, Base  Plate, Anchor Bolt and etc

Handrail and Stair Modeling

There are modeling automation to model Handrail and Ladder in Advance Steel.

Using Advance  Steel Automatic Handrail command, there are lot more variations can be done for handrail modeling. You can select post, number of railing, kickplate options, ladder end options, mounting positions and many more while doing detailed modeling.

For Ladders and Stairs, it cab be done with few clicks and all options of cage, ladder, ladder exit, ladder mount, ladder support and more than that are included in the ladder control main tab.


Numbering and BOM Generation

There are predefined Model Roles and Prefix are available to set in the configuration.

Based on that, we can easily perform part numbering and labeling (Like PL 1/2″x7 7/8×8 7/16″ for Plate, L2x2x1/8 for Angle and HSS 4x4x1/8 for Column) for each part.

Apart from that, it gives unique benefits to add whatever details required to add BOM like Material, Coating, Name, Label, Length, Weight and many more details.

User friendly and easy to use for complex structure

Like other AutoDesk product, Advance Steel is also carry all basic features of AutoCAD.

It is as simple as AutoCAD to Modify Advance Steel Model. I think this is  the reason Advance Steel is more popular as Structure Design software. 

apart from listed here, there are many more benefits you will enjoy while working on Advance Steel software to perform Steel Modeling.

Please write on to know more benefits  of Advance Steel. We would be more than happy to address any technical query.