Thanks in no small part to ChatGPT and Co., artificial intelligence (AI) has arrived in our day-to-day lives, in our private and professional worlds, and is here to stay. There is a lot of hype surrounding AI, which is further fueled by the media. The other day, the German Tagesschau television news service managed to feature three AI-related contributions from completely different contexts in a single broadcast. Numerous companies are giving thought to how and for what purpose they can deploy AI effectively – that is, if they have not already launched their first projects. We here at PROSTEP are also taking a long hard look at what changes AI will bring for us and how we can provide our customers with the support they need when it comes to deploying AI.
Electrics/electronics (E/E) and software are of key importance for the vehicle development process today. In an interview with the PROSTEP newsletter, Ralf Rentschler explains how software can be deployed in vehicles faster and what role AI plays when it comes to speeding up development. Ralf Rentschler is team leader of IT System Integration, E/E Documentation and Validation at Mercedes-Benz AG.
PROSTEP presented an innovative approach to the automatic conversion of 3D scan data for existing plants into a digital twin at Schuller & Company’s DACH User Meeting. This makes both the maintenance and the modernization of the plants easier. The publicist and analyst Dr. Bernhard D. Valnion summarizes the key findings in a guest article.
PROSTEP has entered a sales partnership with HCLTech, a leading global technology company. As part of this collaboration, HCLTech will offer clients OpenPDM and OpenDXM GlobalX, our PLM integration platform and data exchange solution. This strategic partnership will significantly expand our customer base, especially in Northern Europe, North America and Asia.
The DART Racing Team at the Technical University of Darmstadt, which is sponsored by PROSTEP, has successfully completed this year’s racing series. The team took part in the three Formula Student competitions, held in Italy, the Czech Republic and Germany, with its much improved pi2023 electric racing car. Its best finish was 2nd place at FS Czech 2023, which was held at the Autodrom Most race track.
PROSTEP and Altair, a global leader in computational science and artificial intelligence (AI), have expanded their long-standing partnership, making it easier to connect Altair’s design and simulation platform Altair HyperWorks to popular PLM solutions. Altair integrates powerful OpenPDM connectors to corresponding PLM systems directly into the platform’s CAE solutions such as Altair HyperMesh.
Efficient variant management of smart, connected products is the key to the future success of manufacturing industry. At the same time, the variance in products that include electronics and software places particular demands on variant management as it requires a cross-domain approach. With OpenCLM, PROSTEP offers a solution to this challenge that takes a graph-based approach with integrated data linking.
Abeking & Rasmussen is a renowned shipyard that specializes in the construction and refitting of megayachts, special-purpose ships and naval vessels. The company brought PROSTEP on board with the aim of improving collaboration with its engineering partners. The recommendation we made to the executive board was that they first optimize the internal PLM landscape and thus lay the foundation for more efficient collaboration with partners.
For years, classification societies and shipyards have been looking for ways to move away from drawings and make the class approval process and processes, such as making the site survey model-based. Now, with the support of PROSTEP, DNV is making progress. Together, we have developed a solution to provide surveyors with 3D models of the hull structure in a 3D PDF container that can be used offline.