"I cannot leave a discussion of Enventive without mentioning it is fun to use. Sketches and graphical representations of the parts drive the models and the interface is easy to use. " - Eric Pattok, Nexteer Automotive

    Why Enventive?

    Enventive® Software Benefits

    Mechanical design process funnel

    What are the Enventive benefits that make us so different from conventional tolerance analysis software? It’s all in our perspective.

    Traditionally, design optimization and tolerance analysis is performed post-CAD, in the middle or the end of the design process. Enventive enables engineers to do mechanical analysis in a very intuitive and much more efficient, effective way. With Enventive, engineers can identify and optimize critical parameters during the concept phase, before CAD models have been created.

    So much more than a conventional tolerance analysis tool, Enventive integrates conceptual design, mathematical, and kinematic capabilities, resulting in much more extensive analysis and simulation capabilities. Rather than being limited to tolerance analysis, Enventive’s tolerance analysis is born from our broader focus on identifying sources of variation for critical parameters.

    Because Enventive’s tolerance analysis is push-button, the impact on preliminary design time is slight, and yet results in a major reduction in detail design time and firefighting. By moving tolerance analysis to the pre-CAD stage in the process, communication with manufacturing can also begin earlier, with callouts clearly justified and critical features fully understood.

    Your mechanical engineering team collaboratively develops Enventive models at the concept stage, and the Enventive models evolve as your product moves through the design process. With Enventive’s tolerance-based optimization, you optimize performance parameters, not just geometry, and you can reflect manufacturing capabilities (Cp, Cpk, 6 Sigma) up-front. When your design is ready, you can export Enventive geometry to a CAD system, and Enventive can be made associative with CAD using a SQL database connection.

    Enventive’s revolutionary perspective on the design process helps engineers do their job both better and faster, which adds up to an improved business model and higher returns on investment.

    Be Part of the Revolution

    Enventive has revolutionary solutions to the common problems that are inherent in conventional mechanical engineering design.

    Common Problems

    Enventive’s Solution

    Functional information pertaining to geometry resides in a location separate from the geometry.

    Geometric and functional information reside in one location.

    Engineers spend a great deal of time tracking down information. Studies in the automotive and aerospace industries indicate that engineers spend 60% of their time tracking down information. Informal surveys of other industries indicate similar results.

    Because Enventive dramatically increases the information content of models, it will make more information accessible to engineers and significantly reduce the amount of time they spend tracking down information. This in turn reduces time-to-market and drives down development costs.

    Analysis products tend to specialize in niche areas.

    Enventive is a more general-purpose tool. Because Enventive combines math and geometry, we can easily solve many problems that other tools can’t solve at all, or can only solve with great difficulty.

    Most companies estimate that tolerance problems account for 50-70% of their change orders and the corresponding delays in getting new products to market.

    Enventive makes tolerance analysis substantially easier. Enventive lets you do variation analysis on virtually any computed metric, which can dramatically slash ECNs and their associated problems.

    Analysis tools are geared toward specialists who have spent years mastering their specialty tool. There’s no support for collaborative modeling.

    Enventive is intuitive, easy to use, and doesn’t require months or years of specialized training to master. Your entire team can contribute to and benefit from the body of knowledge in Enventive.

    Be On the Team

    Recognizing the importance of collaborative engineering, Enventive provides a software tool that every engineer can use, not just specialists.

    Because the entire team drives Enventive models, designs evolve daily as the team contributes new information and responds to new requirements. Team members can capture and manage diverse information about product function, which they can structure in many ways, including empirical, descriptive, mathematical, tabular, and graphical. Enventive empowers every engineer to contribute to the body of knowledge and, just as importantly, benefit from the body of knowledge.

    Enventive’s team approach eliminates the model analysis bottleneck, which often slows product development and delays market entry. By making more information available earlier in the design process, Enventive provides a key ingredient to getting products to market sooner.

    Be Productive...Now

    Enventive dramatically improves the ROI for engineering analysis by lowering the knowledge barrier to substantially reduce the investment portion of the calculation. Most analysis tools require weeks of training to learn and months—even years—to gain proficiency. Enventive slashes the learning curve. Engineers with prior experience using Excel and other engineering tools (such as CAD and math tools) can use our self-guided tutorial to learn Enventive within a matter of hours and begin putting Enventive to productive work in under a day.

    Enventive uses a native Windows interface and conventions that are familiar to all engineers, such as shortcut keys, undo/redo functionality, and file management. Seamlessly integrated and embedded into the Enventive environment, Excel offers a familiar, handy tool for cost analysis and other spreadsheet tasks. In addition, designers can use ANSI standard Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) callouts to constrain geometry models.

    Your savings in valuable time go far beyond learning the Enventive software. Enventive makes engineering information easy to find, use, and manage. An intuitive, bottom-up structure allows knowledge to accumulate over time and provides a framework for assembling and using the accumulated information.