The new release “R2020.7” of FASTSUITE E2 closes the gap between engineering and production planning. Functions such as geometry comparisons between component versions permit users to manage the entire lifecycle of products and workpices during an automation project, including design changes and variants. The release also features greater ease of use in generating product assemblies, particularly regarding layouts with multiple operation sequences and stations.
To manage the various stages of a product throughout the manufacturing process, the new FASTSUITE E2 release offers tools for defining a hierarchical group of component versions that represent the same product in the simulation. Quite often, robot programmers or planning engineers receive new design variants of a product that is already being used in a specific project. To identify the differences between the product versions, the new E2 release offers a rapid comparison of the two items and visual display of the deviations. Thanks to this analysis, users can efficiently evaluate the effects of the respective geometry changes on previously programmed operations to decide whether these can remain unchanged or need to be updated.