Elysium JT bi-directional translation will be used to transfer engineering data in the multi-CAD Daimler supply chain.
Daimler AG has approved the Elysium JT bi-directional for use within its automotive manufacturing supply chain. Standardizing on JT and recommending Elysium as an approved vendor makes it easier for Daimler and its suppliers to exchange engineering and manufacturing data while continuing to use different CAD products.
Elysium has been Honda’s preferred supplier for JT translation tools for several years. Approval by Daimler signals in increase in interest in JT and other formats for multi-CAD 3D data sharing. “Supply chains continue to rely on multiple in-house CAD/CAE programs and struggle to meet the native-to-native interoperability preferences of their different OEM clients,” says Ken Tashiro, vice president of Elysium Inc. “As world markets see new, innovative partnerships born, even among old competitors, the modeling data that these OEM-supplier alliances create must move quickly and accurately in every direction.”
Elysium says the Daimler requirement for JT encompasses downstream use cases that include digital mock-up, publishing, assembly configuration confirmation, interference checking, design-in-context, space utilization, CAE and MFG simulation, and other functions. In addition, the Daimler Smaragd-PDM system requires special metadata and attribute mapping in order for suppliers to successfully upload to the automaker.
Elysium says it customized its existing JT technology to match Daimler requirements for exact geometry and visualization needs. Manufacturing and process planning requirements were also met via extensive tuning of Elysium’s Product Manufacturing Information (PMI) support, which includes dimensions, annotations and symbols.