Design Reuse: The Key to Building Better Products Faster
Design reuse has come a long way from the days of searching for part numbers and recording data in paper notebooks. Today's methods are far easier and much more efficient-- adding needed speed to the entire product development process. Regardless of industry, geography, or size, every product development company--and pretty much every design engineer-- can benefit from design reuse. By using the design of an existing part or assembly as a starting point for a newer part or assembly, you can save time while reducing the risk of making fundamental design errors. Design reuse can also help you, the design engineer, to improve the overall quality of an evolving design by leveraging the expertise and engineering value that was invested into the original design. Learn how design reuse can save up to 75% of modeling time, improve product quality and time-to-market and reduce the risk of fundamental errors in this feature article.