NX Case Study: Design Automation Associates, Inc.

By Amy Reyes

DAA redeemed itself with a key customer when it cut pre-processing time in half and reduced the mid-surfacing process by eleven hours, thus improving project turnaround time with NX CAE.

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  •         Excessive analysis costs and delays

  •         Customer satisfaction issues

  •         Scheduling impact on other projects in queue

  •         Need to continually demonstrate technology advancement and added value to customer


Keys To Success:

  •         Replacing legacy analysis tool with a more advanced CAE environment

  •         Global Technical Access Center to speed up learning time for new simulation software

  •         NX CAE capabilities to decrease preprocessing time and increase analysis reliability



  •         Established new best practices for project schedules and budgets

  •         Reduced preprocessing time by 50 percent

  •         Increased customer satisfaction with 30 percent faster results

  •         Reduced mid-surfacing process from 12 hours to 1 hour

  •         Reduced overall project costs



Aerospace & Defense


Client’s Primary Business:

Design Automation Associates, Inc. provides knowledge-based engineering and mechanical engineering consulting services.





NX Nastran


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