"Our engineering team has been able to use Enventive after 4 days of training. We have been able to correct some design mistakes that were done in the past due to the limitations of the tools we were using. In the end, our customer praised us for the speed and professionalism with which we have been able to complete and present the DFSS phase on this project. " - Pedro Lopes, Ficosa International

Enventive Customers

We’re pleased and honored to have satisfied customers in such industries as automotive, aerospace, and electronics who derive significant business benefits from Enventive. Our software is utilized in small to large organizations, including Fortune 500 companies.

Here’s what just a few of our customers have to say about Enventive.

Nexteer Automotive

Nexteer Automotive designs and manufactures steering and drive-line systems, optimized for maximum efficiency and total vehicle integration. Headquartered in Saginaw, Michigan, Nexteer Automotive serves over 60 vehicle manufacturers worldwide, with offices in the U.S., Eastern Europe, South America, and Asia.

“As with any other language, GD&T has several nuances that allow the communication of precise and accurate information. Most GD&T training only helps engineers learn the interpretation of this language. Enventive has become a tool at our company that has helped engineers become fluent in applying GD&T to their designs.

“I cannot leave a discussion of Enventive without mentioning it is fun to use. Sketches and graphical representations of the parts drive the models. This, coupled with the easy-to-use interface, creates ‘Stack-up Junkies’ who want to do the analysis because the software helps them easily visualize the impact a design change can have on the product.” – Eric Pattok, Nexteer Automotive

 

“Many rejected parts and assemblies are due to orientation tolerances rather than simple size tolerances. Enventive automatically identifies orientation sensitivities for the user and therefore, enables the user to produce a much more robust design.” – Sainan Feng, Nexteer Automotive

Lear Corporation

The Lear Corporation is a Fortune 500 company that designs, engineers, and manufactures automotive seating and electrical power management systems. Lear is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, and has 200 locations in 34 countries, with approximately 87,000 employees.

“Enventive has enabled our mechanisms design engineers to literally start thinking again in order to make the right decisions on their preliminary design problems. This allows us to avoid costly late stage problems in our design and industrialization processes.” – Norbert Hertling, Lear Corporation Gmbh

FN Herstal

FN Herstal designs, manufactures, and distributes a full range of firearms and accessories for defense, law enforcement, hunting, and marksmanship. FN Herstal’s headquarters are in Herstal, a suburb of Liege, Belgium, with offices in several other European countries, North America, and Asia.

“The correct operation of all functions of our weapons under any possible circumstances is our most critical customer requirement. We require a design reliability analysis system with unquestionable accuracy and reliability. This system must also be used easily by all the members of the design validation team without any possibility of mistakes or misinterpretation. The Enventive solution is the best solution to answer all these needs.” – François Klinkenberg, FN Herstal

Ficosa International

Fico Cables LDA, a company of Ficosa International, is a global leader in the design and manufacturing of cables and cable actuators for the automotive industry.

“To constantly remain ahead of our competition, we need to be able to innovate more quickly than our competitors while insuring better compliance to the demands of our customers. Enventive has been a cost effective, easy to implement solution that has helped our engineering teams get to the correct critical design parameters more quickly and at the first time.” – José Mendes, Ficosa International

“Our engineering team has been able to use Enventive after 4 days of training. We have been able to correct some design mistakes that were done in the past due to the limitations of the tools we were using. In the end, our customer praised us for the speed and professionalism with which we have been able to complete and present the DFSS phase on this project.” – Pedro Lopes, Ficosa International

Case Study on Fico Cables

Delphi Corporation

Delphi is a leading global supplier of mobile electronics and transportation systems, including powertrain, safety, steering, thermal, and controls & security systems, electrical/electronic architecture, and in-car entertainment technologies.

A long time user of Enventive’s predecessor (Mechanical Advantage), Delphi Corporation (US, France, Germany) successfully switched to Enventive in 2007. This has increased preliminary design optimization efficiency thanks to:

  • improvements of modelling capabilities for forces, moments, and polycurves
  • capabilities to create reusable libraries of Smart Components™ and sub-assemblies
  • integration with MS Excel, optimisation capabilities, and reports standardization it provides
  • improvement of the user interface
“Delphi France responsibles report that more than ever, Enventive optimization is a mandatory step within their product development cycle. Every new mechanical design has to pass a standard preliminary design statistical optimization and validation test in Enventive. Delphi has also leveraged expertise in information exchanges between Enventive and CAD applications which makes Enventive a ‘must’ in the Delphi integrated CAD/CAE development cycle.” – Delphi France

BAE Industries

A proven leader in the metal manufacturing industry, BAE Industries (a subsidiary of Marisa Industries) offers a wide range of manufacturing services, beginning with the prototype stage and progressing to full manufacturing, production, assembly, and delivery of engineered products.

“For mechanisms and tolerance-in-motion, Enventive can’t be beat.” – Jeff Gabalski, BAE Industries

Electrical Device Supplier

“On our very first application of Enventive, we attacked a production problem that was resulting in a 10% part rejection rate and that had already been studied for months with traditional methods to no avail. Using Enventive, in a few weeks we had modeled the product, isolated the key contributors to the tolerance problem, confirmed the root cause for the failures and updated the control plans. We went from more than 1000 rejected units per week to zero, saving millions of dollars per year and assuring a happy OEM customer.

“We can conceptualize design concepts 10 times faster in Enventive than we can with our native CAD system. The Enventive constraint model lets us evaluate design changes as quickly as we can think of the changes… in fact, the software often leads the designer to these changes. Rather than seeking to simply avoid problems, by using tolerance-based optimization early in the product development process, well up-front of traditional CAD, we’re able to use Enventive to target and achieve optimized design solutions and aggressively establish competitive product offerings.

“Using Enventive, we can study the interaction between hundreds of geometric and non geometric variables, such as material modulus, conductivity, and surface friction. Enventive automatically completes the otherwise labor-intensive trigonometric calculations required to solve most of our variation analysis problems. Very powerful!

“Enventive, through strong successes on real-world projects, has earned the right to be our critical path tool for robust design.” – Yves Le Pottier, Electrical Device Supplier