Vita Nova is the name given to the development of a computerised system which automates the design and quoting of a product from enquiry to issue of manufacturing drawings. The system has the capability of saving the company thousands of engineering hours and the ability to shorten lean times on information from months to minutes. Vita Nova is currently being piloted with a major manufacturing company in South Yorkshire. The deliverable elements of system include a fully detailed bill of materials with costs, a quotation, packing lists, financial summary and document list. Process documentation includes process flow diagrams, P&ID, electrical schematics. Mechanical information includes a full 3D model of the system and components supported by detailed assembly and detailed manufacturing drawings, each linked to a cost database. Documents produced include operation and maintenance, assembly, commissioning and installation manuals. Essentially the output usually generated by sizable engineering team over many months work. This information is delivered in minutes, accurately and in a consistent format.
Vita Nova is aimed at companies that provide systems that are always bespoke but based upon a standard approach. The impact of such a tool could transform a business that is restricted by engineering capacity, or facing severe competition.
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