Geometric DFX is a design validation application to address DFX challenges early during the product development phase. DFX challenges are typically requirements that are related to manufacturing, cost, quality, supplier capability, assembly, serviceability, environment and so on. Generally these are addressed after reviews with manufacturing or supplier during later stage of product design. These reviews are time consuming and error prone which leads to design iterations, higher cost and delays in product launch schedule. Geometric DFX automates the process of DFX reviews by allowing the designer to run rule based checks in the application itself.

Powerful yet simple

Geometric DFX is a standalone design validation software which allows the user to import 3D CAD data and run DFX checks on it. It supports file formats from widely used CAD platforms such as CATIA®, Creo Parametric™, Inventor®, NX™, Soild Edge®, SolidWorks® as well as neutral formats like STEP/IGES. Geometric DFX captures the downstream process information and global best design practices in the form of rules using which the designer can validate his designs. It has a simple user interface which allows the user to run DFX checks and generate reports in a few clicks.For ex. The user can directly open a CATIA v5 part or assembly file in Geometric DFX and visualize it just like a CAD environment. He can then select the manufacturing process and run the analysis. The results can be visualized and interpreted conveniently as shown in the image.

Geometric DFX is powered by the DFMPro framework developed by Geometric. The ‘Out of the Box’ (OOTB) version comes prepackaged with design rules which take into account the various downstream issues related to the part or assembly design. The results of the analysis helps the designer to improve the design and avoid costly defects which would otherwise be detected much later in the product lifecycle.


Manufacturing Processes covered:

  • Injection Molding
  • Sheet Metal
  • Machining
  • Casting
  • Assembly
Supported CAD Formats:

  • CATIA®
  • Creo Parametric™
  • Inventor®
  • NX™
  • Solid Edge®
  • SolidWorks®

System requirements:

  • Microsoft® Windows® 7, Windows® XP Professional, Windows® Vista, 32 and 64 bit
  • 1 GB of RAM with 500 MB or more of free temp space (Higher RAM with more temp space is recommended for analysis of large parts)

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