Parker Aerospace to transition to Enovia V6 PLM

The Tier 1 systems manufacturer is looking to improve regulatory compliance and continue its transition to model-based engineering.

The Parker Aerospace division of Parker Hannifin Corporation, is focused on the delivery of equipment and technology for the aerospace industry, including flight control, hydraulic, fuel, fluid conveyance, thermal management, and engine systems and components for powered flight throughout the world. The division has decided to implement Dassault Systèmes ENOVIA V6 Release 2011x to manage regulatory compliance, consolidate disparate systems and improve product data inquiries. The transition will also help Parker Aerospace make significant progress to becoming a model-based enterprise, replacing 2D drawings with a common user interface for working in 3D.

Parker Aerospace will use ENOVIA to build a single repository of information with integrated regulatory controls that eliminate the risk of accidental disclosure of export-controlled information while tracking and reporting compliance activity. Parker Aerospace is also replacing several systems by standardizing on ENOVIA and CATIA; the company expects to decrease the amount of time an engineer spends looking for information about a design.

“ENOVIA offers Parker Aerospace several exciting advantages, including the ability to deliver the appropriate information to the right resources at the right time and the power to control objects for export compliance and intellectual property protection,” said Bob Deragisch, manager of enterprise systems for Parker Aerospace.

“ENOVIA offers us substantial improvements in our total cost of ownership because we are replacing multiple systems with an end-to-end DS solution that integrates ENOVIA with our existing CATIA V4 and CATIA V5 investments and eliminates the need for us to write and maintain interoperability connections,” Deragisch continued. “This strategy enables our ecosystem of customers to increase their efficiency, communicate in the universal language of 3D, and enhance their data protection.”

ENOVIA also provides the opportunity for Parker Aerospace to create an electronic, auditable engineering change process that can be used internally, as well as externally with customers and suppliers. Rather than printing documents related to a change, receiving several signed approvals and scanning the documents back into a system, ENOVIA will electronically route engineering changes in 3D for approval.

Parker Aerospace also has implementations of various other DS solutions, including DELMIA and SIMULIA.