Software developer Boothroyd Dewhurst has introduced a new version of its Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA) software which is suitable for analyzing parts and assemblies.

DFMA software uses a question-and-answer interface that identifies opportunities for cost reduction in a product. It applies minimum part count criteria to find parts that can be consolidated/eliminated while maintaining functionality.

The 2019 version includes new CAD calculators that allow users to utilize more cost driver information directly from a 3D model and new graphical windows, charts and reports.

‘DFMA methods and data analyses are guiding engineers to reach the limits of what is possible in single-part functionality and economics,’ said John Gilligan, president.

This story is reprinted from material from Boothroyd Dewhurst, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.