NX Case Study – Blue Bird

By JerrySarfati

Starting from a simple sketch on paper, Blue Bird develops working prototypes using NX.


  • Improve product ergonomics and design

  • Interact effectively with external suppliers

  • Safeguard product heritage

Keys To Success:

  • Develop complete 3D models for mechanical and surface design

  • Collaborate with partner to implement software

  • Utilize synchronous technology to repurpose huge archive of 3D models


  • Developed a complete digital workflow from sketch to working prototype

  • Established direct model exchange with suppliers and mold makers

  • Significantly improved knowledge re-use

  • Improved quality through increased utilization of FEA

  • Increased product styling while delivering enhanced product functionality

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