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Solid Edge

Hyundai Motor Company

Solid models help optimize assembly line design

Industry Solid Edge reduces the time and company placed seventh, overtaking
Automotive cost needed to design car body Toyota, Mercedes Benz and BMW, while it
ranked second together with Honda in
assembly lines
company rankings. These metrics, along
Business initiatives with the company’s success among con-
World-leading automaker
Production efficiency sumers, illustrate a level of quality and
With its vision of “Innovation for Humanity,”
technology that are recognized all over
the leading Korean automobile maker,
the world.
Business challenges Hyundai Motor Company, has worked hard
to enhance quality and significantly Designing the car body line
Shrink design cycle for increase its brand value. The company has
assembly lines Hyundai Motor Company’s automation
received praise from leading international
design team uses the Solid Edge® design
Reduce cycle time at each organizations and has been selected as a
solution from Siemens PLM Software for
production stage Top 100 brand for two consecutive years.
designing car body assembly lines.
The company has positioned itself as a
Engineers use Solid Edge and as the 3D
global automobile maker.
Keys to success design software for modeling work cells,
assembly lines and 3D plant layouts. The
Easy-to-use solid modeling Hyundai Motor Company invests five per-
company chose Solid Edge for its ease of
Efficient 2D drafting cent of its sales in R&D to increase compet-
use in solid modeling as well as the effi-
itiveness, achieve quality and create
Integrated data management ciency of its 2D drafting performance and
products and technology ability that will
integrated data management.
Standardized virtual processes satisfy customers. As a result, in April
2004, its Sonata, a medium-sized passen-
Hyundai continuously incorporates new
ger car, ranked first in a JD Power survey
Results Solid Edge functionality as it becomes
of initial car quality. In brand ranking, the
20 percent design time
reduction versus 2D system
inner design and manufactur-
ing process
Reduced design time and
Increased quality
Fewer repetitive tasks
Optimal process for training
new employees

Solutions/Services available, such as large assembly modeling
Solid Edge and interference checking, for example.
www.siemens.com/solidedge The latest version of Solid Edge facilitates
the rapid creation of drawings, adds a pre-
view function in all file management areas
Customer’s primary business and delivers complete compatibility with
Hyundai Motor Company is other geometric data (AutoCAD, JT™,
South Korea’s largest and Unigraphics®, etc). It also brings enhanced
the world’s fifth-largest file and drawing search functionality,
automaker. multi-material property information man-
www.worldwide.hyundai- agement and machinery elements to the
motor.com parts library.

Hyundai has used Solid Edge to standard-

Customer location ize many design tasks. This work has been
Seoul done in stages, starting with parts, then
South Korea moving to purchased parts, cells and
finally to production lines. The company
has also used Solid Edge to verify robot
“By using Solid Edge to tasks as well as for OLTP calibration and
implement 3D CAD with equipment standardization.
design management, we
have been able to effec- Faster development, lower costs
tively reduce design time Using Solid Edge models, Hyundai Motor
and costs.” Company is able to pre-verify fabrication
Jung Hyun Seok and manufacturing operations during the Hyundai Motor Company. “In addition to
Assistant Manager, design stage. This makes it possible to solid modeling, we use analysis and simu-
Automation Design Team enhance the quality of the designs, to min- lation to optimize each production stage.”
Hyundai Motor Company imize repetitive tasks and ultimately to
increase product quality and reduce the Another benefit of Solid Edge has been the
development cycle. ability to create an optimized process from
training for new employees. In the future,
“By using Solid Edge to implement 3D CAD Hyundai Motor Company’s automation
with design management, we have been design team plans to implement finite ele-
able to effectively reduce design time and ment analysis and is also considering
costs,” says Jung Hyun Seok, Assistant implementing product lifecycle manage-
Manager, Automation Design Team, ment (PLM).

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