Using 3D CAD models for value visualization: an approach with SIEMENS NX HD3D Visual Reporting
2014 (English)In: Computer-Aided Design and Applications, ISSN 1686-4360, Vol. 11, no 3, 284-294 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Recent literature in Systems Engineering has suggested the use of “value” to drive decision-making activities during preliminary design, in particular when choosing technologies and components for a complex system. However, to correctly evaluate design trade-offs, a visual link has to be established between the results of the value model and a product shape/geometry. This paper proposes the use of color-coded 3D CAD models to support the visualization of value analysis results in a Stage-Gate® process. The approach has been developed and exemplified within a case study related to the design of an aero-engine component, and has been demonstrated using SIEMENS NX HD3D Visual Reporting. The results of verification activities conducted in a laboratory setting show that the use of color-coded 3D CAD models increases the decision makers’ awareness of value-related information in a Stage-Gate process.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
CAD Solutions, LLC , 2014. Vol. 11, no 3, 284-294 p.
Systems Engineering, engineering design, value driven design, value visualization, color-coding.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:bth-6538DOI: 10.1080/16864360.2014.863492Local ID: oai:bth.se:forskinfo3ED9A6E34AE7D77EC1257B63002E9BCAOAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-6538DiVA: diva2:834056