German automobile maker Daimler AG has selected CAD Software from Siemens as their standard for their worldwide vehicle development.
Starting in the summer of 2012, Daimler – which makes Mercedes-Benz – will integrate work from over 20 development centres and their most important suppliers on a single product development platform. Both Daimler and Siemens have agreed not to disclose the contract value.
With the decision for the NX CAD Software of Siemens, Daimler completes their current implementation of Teamcenter, the company’s product data management backbone.
Based on this combination, the automotive manufacturer will establish digital collaboration from initial concept design, through simulation during design, down to proof of concept of design solutions.
The consolidation of digital product information in one single worldwide data pool will facilitate new vehicle development.
The introduction of parallel processes in development, design, production planning and production will reportedly further optimise the entire value chain.