In the areas of PLM and engineering IT, ACONEXT bundles the expertise, know-how and various methods that are necessary for successfully shaping the challenges of digital transformation in development. As an important and proven development partner, the young company based in Fellbach, Germany, was once again asked to give several presentations as speaker on many of the industry’s trend topics with a stand at the Daimler EDM CAE Forum, which will take place from 17 to 18 July 2019 in the ICS of Messe Stuttgart.

During the exhibition, the topic of “CAx/PDM methods to support VR in digital product development” will be presented at the ACONEXT stand using the use case “Creation of 3D master information in accordance with the methodical definition for components in interior and exterior areas”. Transparent methods, procedures, add-ons, as well as visualisation and testing options will be presented for this purpose. These are used by customers and service providers alike. Furthermore, ACONEXT will use a case study to show the methods and support possibilities for the digital implementation of a photo-realistic visualization of CAD models in the PDM system viewer. In particular, supplier integration will be demonstrated within the context of 3D master and VR data.

ACONEXT advises and supports its clients with services on strategic technology trends such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, algorithms, digital twins and intelligent apps. In the use case “Continuous product development process using a combination of 3D masters and real measured values as an example”, ACONEXT shows how VR boundary areas can be identified in order to carry out deviation analyses (target/actual comparison). The support and services of ACONEXT Stuttgart GmbH are shaped by a “passion for lifecycle”, with profound expertise along the entire product development process and a focus on digital transformation in engineering. For this purpose, interdisciplinary sections of the IT method for the modular product structure and tolerance management, including PMIs along the digital process chain, are presented.

“Intelligent Agent – I.A. in Engineering”

This is the headline of the radical and technologically modern approach to knowledge transfer that will be presented by the two speakers Marcus Klug (PLM Senior Professional) and Patrick Hofmann (Consultant and A.I. Architect) on 18 July at 2.30 p.m., during which artificial intelligence and business domain know-how are skilfully applied and individually tailored to the engineering user and his current work context.

This approach makes it possible to discover knowledge hidden in today’s application systems and make it available to the user in a targeted manner, e.g. during a system action. The approach supports the existing (2nd/3rd level) support organisation and a uniform 24×7 front-end, which is available to the (end) users, is presented by the “Intelligent Agent”. Among other things, automation/AI components can be used to optimise processes in the support organisation.

The two ACONEXT specialists will discuss this approach with interested visitors, using an example based on a current support requirement for 3D masters between the OEM and a supplier.

The speakers:

Patrick Hofmann, B.Sc. Computer Science, is a consultant, A.I. architect and project manager for chatbot development in the area of PLM/Engineering IT at ACONEXT Stuttgart GmbH. He has around 20 years of experience in software development. His focus is the application of artificial intelligence for the processing of image and speech data (NLP). He is currently working on neural networks and Deep Learning, Cognitive Search & Intelligence, LUIS and QnA Maker. He also heads the Microsoft Azure Guild of ACONEXT.

Marcus Klug is a PLM Senior Professional in the area of PLM/Engineering IT at ACONEXT Stuttgart GmbH. He has accompanied the digital transformation in the automotive sector for around 20 years in various roles. In recent years he has focused on consulting in the fields of modular product structures and parts lists, CAx, visualisation of 3D data, 3D masters, and the challenges of modern knowledge transfer. Among other things, he deals with the application of artificial intelligence in engineering. Marcus Klug also heads the training department at ACONEXT.


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