DFX Server Solution

Accelerate design reviews for large-scale
CAD files and assemblies

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Analyze large CAD files and assemblies in offline mode

HCL DFX Server Solution is an extended capability of HCL DFMPro for customers who face challenges related to rework, cost, and quality for large assemblies. With DFX Server Solution, designers can check the impact of part and sub-assembly level changes on higher modules and assemblies prior to submitting their designs in an offline mode on the server. As a result, large assemblies that would have been excluded from an automated DFMPro analysis earlier are now included right at the design stage.

Why DFX Server Solution?

Many organizations miss out on analyzing DFX issues at the assembly level early in the design workflow due to the size and scale of the problem. Typical issues include:

  • Designer workstations are overloaded running multiple software including CAD
  • Designer workstations don’t have the kind of computing power required to process large data sets, which is typically available on server machines
  • Designers may have to wait for the current analysis to complete to continue designing in CAD                                                                                                                   

Manual reviews for assemblies are often limited to critical issues. Due to the memory intensive and time-consuming nature of the process, engineers might not perform the analysis at the assembly/module level, or they leave it for the late manual design review stage. This impacts the productivity of engineers, introduces possibilities for errors and oversights, and limits the possibilities for automation in the design review process. With DFX Server Solution, first level analysis for assemblies occur, so preliminary issues are addressed before becoming critical ones.

DFX Solution Overview

DFX Server Solution Overview

HCL DFX Server Solution is an extended capability of HCL DFMPro for customers who face challenges related to rework, cost, and quality for large assemblies. With DFX Server Solution, designers can check the impact of part and sub-assembly level changes on higher modules and assemblies prior to submitting their designs in an offline mode on the server. As a result, large assemblies that would have been excluded from an automated DFMPro analysis earlier are now included right at the design stage. DFX Server Solution benefits include:

  • Run multiple analysis requests simultaneously: Higher server hardware configuration allows running of more analysis requests in parallel
  • Timely design validation for downstream issues:  DFMPro validation is performed on every model
  • Uninterrupted workflow for designers: With DFX Server Solution, designers can easily work on their machines for other design activities. It removes blocks to their workflows
  • Access to dashboard in DFMPro add-in: Designers can view all incremental analysis requests in the dashboard sent by the user, and import results for review

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