Apr 18, 2022

Exploring the Hidden Expenses of CAD Time

Category: Product News

Most optical design teams have learned to accept their current workflow inefficiencies as the cost of doing business. When compared to the high cost of optical engineers, CAD time is often overlooked. Few realize the true costs of maintaining status quo when new technology is available to automate tedious tasks, improve optomechanical packaging, and dramatically streamline the overall optomechanical design workflow.

There are several variables that organizations need to consider about their CAD time. Labor, time and talent are the most commonly thought of variables when thinking about CAD time, but there are three additional variables to that must be considered as well:

  • Errors – manual, tedious CAD work results in errors

  • Communication – back and forth communication with the Optical Engineer, that if not handled efficiently could lead to a complete product rework

  • Security - design files often contain intellectual property and are shared over open communication channels like email which is vulnerable to hackers

There is a myth that CAD time is cheap, without considering all of these variables, it could lead to inefficiencies and hidden costs.

How do you avoid the hidden costs? 

Join Lisa Clauson, Senior Project Manager, Zemax an Ansys Company, for a webinar exploring the hidden costs of the traditional optical design workflows that bring designs to a finished product: 

Hidden Cost of CAD Time
April 21, 2022
6:00 am & 11:00 am PDT

In this webinar the common optical design workflows and perceptions related to CAD resourcing are discussed. Lisa will describe how many teams think about CAD time and what they often get wrong. She then examines how these wrong perceptions lead to the adoption of inefficient workflows. Once the workflow challenges are understood, Lisa finishes her presentation by explaining how technology can help design teams transform their existing workflow barriers into new innovative frontiers.     

Don’t miss this opportunity for your optical design team to learn how to:

Eliminate costs due to manual, error-prone workflows 

Automate tedious tasks while viewing improved design analytics 

Speed up time-to-market through improved team collaboration

Register for the webinar today!

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