Overview

HCL ERX offers a rich portfolio of tools and technologies spanning Design, Manufacturing, and Visualization to enable next-generation product development. With a track record of delivering business value, this portfolio is leveraged by leading global manufacturers across Automotive, Aerospace, Industrial, High-Tech, Medical Devices, and CPG verticals, as well as OEM partners.

ERX - Design & Manufacturing Solutions

Products

DFMPro

Today organizations spend millions of dollars over engineering change orders (ECO). A single ECO can cost upto $30,000. DFMPro, an easy-to-use CAD integrated Design for Manufacturing (DFM) software, identifies & provides recommendations to resolve potential downstream manufacturing issues. Helps reduce expensive and time-consuming design iterations resulting into faster development of high-quality products.

  • Validate Designs within Familiar CAD Environment & Automates the DFM/DFX Review Process
  • Enables Best Practice Knowledge Capture and Dissemination
  • DFM Software that Easily Integrates Into Existing Enterprise Infrastructure
  • Comprehensive 2D and 3D Reports to Improve Design Collaboration and Rule Manager

CAMWorks

CAMWorks is an intuitive, feature-based CAM software that helps to increase productivity using best-in-class technologies and adaptable automation tools to maximize CNC machining efficiency.

  • Powers SOLIDWORKS CAM
  • Fully integrated CAD/CAM - First and best integrated CAM software in SOLIDWORKS
  • Automation Tools – Automatically recognizes machinable features, captures and reuses your shops' best practices
  • Tolerance Based Machining - Uses tolerances and features in 3D models to automatically create CNC programs

Glovius

Glovius is a multi-platform visualization solution that enables access to 3D data on Windows, Cloud, iOS, and Android apps. Glovius offers powerful tools for 3D and 2D data consumption, analysis, workflow automation and report generation. Glovius enables you to take accurate measurements, cut dynamic sectionscompare differences between models, analyze part & assembly files and export to STEP, IGES, 3D PDF, HTML, 3MF, and STL among other formats.

  • View and analyze CAD files: View and Analyze CAD files, when CAD licenses are unavailable
  • Free Apps for iOS & Android: Access CAD files on your smartphones, laptop and tablets from anywhere
  • Collaborate faster & better: Generate Reports and Export to Multiple Formats like 3D PDF, 3D HTML, STEP, IGES, STL, Image, PPT, etc.
  • Analyze and speed up your decisions: Smart, simple workflows, ease of use resulting in faster turnaround times

MINTVIZOR

Easy to use manufacturing analytics solution for plant managers and factory personnel which provides real-time machine monitoring and analytics of shop-floor data to drive decision making for higher throughput, reduced downtime and improved product quality. It provides a modern web based configurable user interface supported by cloud hosting and machine learning driven alerts and predictions.

  • Optimize Complex Manufacturing Operations: Get real time visibility into shop floor data, analyze and make informed decisions
  • Improve Asset Utilization & Performance - Ability to monitor and manage equipment utilization, part production, workforce productivity, and asset health
  • Connect with supply chain and logistics
  • Improve productivity and workforce performance - Design & implement data-driven processes, methods and controls to improve productivity and reduce waste.

GeomCaliper

GeomCaliper, is an innovative and automated tool that facilitates measurement and checking of wall thickness in 3D CAD models precisely and efficiently. It accelerates the design review process for manufacturability, enabling designs to be prototyped and produced faster.

  • Integrated, Automated & Easy-to-use Thickness Checker for 3D CAD Models
  • Locates critical thickness regions for both 2D and 3D thickness measurements
  • Savings in downstream costs due to improved part quality, as a result of early analysis and design correction
  • Quick & easy way to check design for manufacturability, Improved design productivity and quality

NestingWorks

NESTINGWorks is the newest 3D design tool in the SOLIDWORKS environment to help optimize sheet metal and flat stock designs as well as support the transition from design to manufacturing for sheet metal and flat goods.

With single dialog box ease-of-use, NESTINGWorks is extremely simple to use and provides industry leading capabilities to help optimize not only the design, but to also optimize material usage when laying out parts on a sheet.

  • Optimize your designs: Advanced nesting for design, prototyping & manufacturing nested parts inside SOLIDWORKS
  • Maximize material usage: True shape nesting orients parts true to shape, to optimize how parts can fit on a shape.
  • Save on production cost: Efficiently optimize sheet-stock layouts – including specifications for grain direction to produce the maximum number of parts from a single piece of raw material

Technologies

Feature Recognition

Feature Recognition (FR) is a technology that enables interoperability and efficient use of 3D CAD models. By intelligently extracting design and manufacturing features from native and imported solid models, FR can drive productivity improvements and automation of many activities that are part of product design and manufacturing.

It is the most preferred feature recognition engine chosen by leading CAD/CAM ISVs for its high-quality output, easy-to-use API interface, and cost-effectiveness.

  • A pioneering tool for extraction of useful intelligence from Solid models for a range of manufacturing and design applications
  • Facilitates integration of CAD and CAM, enhances interoperability, recreates design intent, and improves process automation, thereby, reducing time-to market
  • Improves productivity with minimal manual intervention, reduces errors in NC code generation
  • Allows 3D data reusability throughout product development process

NestLib

NestLib is a powerful nesting software library for automatic nesting that maximizes shop floor efficiencies and reduce raw material consumption. NestLib comes with a highly flexible and customizable base module that incorporates core automated nesting algorithms. It also offers a host of additional functionalities to customize the nesting application for diverse requirements and optional advanced module for highly specialized requirements.

  • A pioneering technology in production since 1994
  • Optimizes material utilization while fitting two-dimensional shapes on the sheet
  • One of the fastest automated true shape nesting libraries commercially available
  • Robust, customizable and easy-to-integrate