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Version 5.0 DFMPro® CAD/CAM Software is suitable for tubing applications.

Press Release Summary:

Nov 07, 2017 -

Version 5.0 DFMPro® CAD/CAM Software is suitable for machining, sheet metal, casting, molding, assembly and additive manufacturing applications. Unit can be used with Creo Parametric, NX and SolidWorks. Product offers quick and instant feedback to the users and is powered by HCL’s DFX solution framework. Software is ideal for die casting, sheet metal and injection molding.

HCL Technologies, Inc. - Sunnyvale, CA

Original Press Release

HCL Launches New Version of DFMPro® for PTC Creo Parametric™ with Path Breaking Features and Enhancements

Press release date: Oct 24, 2017

HCL Technologies (HCL), a leading global IT services company, today announced the release of a new version 5.0 of its automated design for manufacturability solution, DFMPro® for PTC Creo Parametric™ software. The new version supports the latest Creo Parametric version 4.0 and offers a path-breaking functionality for “Real Time Analysis” providing quick and instant feedback to design engineers with live recommendations from DFMPro as features are created or modified.

Real Time DFMPro will provide real time feedback to designers, translating into quicker collaboration, which in turn results in rework savings and improved productivity. It will also support complete model analysis via the standard DFMPro workflow.

“Early consideration of manufacturability (DFM/DFA) challenges during the design stage shortens product development time, minimizes development cost, and ensures a smooth transition into production for quick time to market. DFMPro, powered by HCL’s DFX solution framework provides a scalable knowledge environment, which helps organizations achieve excellence in design processes and improve productivity by eliminating rework. The latest version offers exciting functionalities that make life easier for designers and reviewers. This is ably done by complementing and leveraging the powerful design functionalities of PTC Creo Parametric. The benefits that can be achieved are manifold whose effects reverberate across the product lifecycle,” said Swadhin Bhide, Head of GeometricTech Business Unit at HCL.

DFMPro’s latest version 5.0, gives additional power to designers who are interested in traditional processes such as Die Casting, Sheet Metal and Injection Molding. Packaging new rules along with enhancements to some of the existing ones are sure to give more power to designers for DFM validation. New die casting rules added for ribs and boss features will help in reducing manufacturing defects and increasing strength, surface finish, and overall life of parts.

About DFMPro:

DFMPro is a powerful CAD integrated “Design for Manufacturing & Assembly” solution which facilitates upstream manufacturability validation and identification of areas of a design that are difficult, expensive or impossible to manufacture. DFMPro provides numerous built-in checks for manufacturing processes like machining, sheet metal, casting, molding, assembly, additive manufacturing and tubing. It is fully integrated within Creo Parametric, NX and SolidWorks, and supports other leading CAD platforms. For more information about the product, please visit www.dfmpro.com

About HCL Technologies

HCL Technologies (HCL) is a leading global IT services company that helps global enterprises re–imagine and transform their businesses through Digital technology transformation. HCL operates out of 32 countries and has consolidated revenues of US$ 6.7 billion, for 12 months ended 31st December, 2016. HCL focuses on providing an integrated portfolio of services underlined by its Mode 1–2–3 growth strategy. Mode 1 encompasses the core services in the areas of Applications, Infrastructure, BPO and Engineering & R&D services, leveraging DRYiCETM Autonomics to transform clients' business and IT landscape, making them 'lean' and 'agile'. Mode 2 focuses on experience–centric and outcome–oriented services such as Digital and Analytics Services (BEYONDigitalTM), IoT WorKSTM, Cloud and Security, utilizing DRYiCETM Orchestration to drive business outcomes and enable enterprise digitalization. Mode 3 strategy is ecosystem–driven, creating innovative IP–partnerships to build products and platforms business.

HCL leverages its global network of integrated co-innovation labs, and global delivery capabilities to provide holistic multi–service delivery in key industry verticals including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Telecommunications, Media, Publishing, Entertainment, Retail CPG, Life Sciences Healthcare, Oil & Gas, Energy & Utilities, Travel, Transportation & Logistics and Government. With 111,092 professionals from diverse nationalities, HCL focuses on creating real value for customers by taking 'Relationships Beyond the Contract'. For more information, please visit www.hcltech.com