SDE seamlessly integrates with GM’s CAD system
Vistagy, a provider of specialised engineering software, has announced that General Motors has purchased Vistagy’s Seat Design Environment software for use in its engineering operations.
Vistagy has said that its Seat Design Environment (SDE) complements General Motors’s (GM) single CAD system strategy because it seamlessly integrates with the company’s CAD system of choice, Siemens NX.
According to Vistagy, the SDE addresses the design feedback and manufacturing cost information by enabling engineers working within a CAD system to easily create a single, complete 3D virtual product master model that can be used to automatically generate the data needed to document and manufacture a seat trim cover.
This single master CAD model helps engineers efficiently share design detail across teams, obtain instant feedback on constantly changing design and cost data and automatically generate critical design and manufacturing documentation.
Ralf Eidt, global business leader of fabrics and trim covers at GM, said: Vistagy’s SDE software will enable us to increase the efficiency and control of our engineering and prototyping processes.
According to Ed Bernardon, vice president of business development for Vistagy, SDE is oriented to assist seat manufacturers improve their design-to-manufacture process which proves to be quite substantial in the competitive pricing market. He said Vistagy would look forward to work and help GM with the cost effective and efficiently designed seat production.