• Too many engineering companies are locked in
the wasteful practice of repeating work because
they do not realize that a particular engineering
problem has been solved before.
• Frequently, companies are unaware that existing
parts and their designs can be used in new
• The savings from maximizing part reuse can
extend across multiple enterprise domains and
their related processes, including part design,
inspection, engineering analysis, engineering
change orders, workflow, NC-programming,
documentation, shop floor instructions, sourcing,
resource planning, assembly instructions,
manufacturing, spare part management and
PLM is the observation of an item as it moves
through the typical stages of development,
growth, maturity and decline. Effective product
life cycle management brings together the
many companies, departments and employees
involved with the product's production to
streamline their activities, with the ultimate
goal of producing a product that outperforms its
competitors and is highly profitable. Product
lifecycle management, represents an allencompassing vision for managing all data
relating to the design, production, support and
ultimate disposal of manufactured goods.
WHAT IS DESIGN REUSE
In information technology, design reuse is the
inclusion of previously designed components
(blocks of logic or data) in software and
hardware. The term is more frequently used in
hardware development. Design reuse makes it
faster and cheaper to design and build a new
product, since the reused components will not
only be already designed but also tested for
reliability. Developers can reuse a component
in both similar and completely different
THE SOLUTION: BUILDING A REUSE LIBRARY OF METADATA
Best practice strategies:
1. Creating categories
2. Build up a library:
1. Standardized names
3. Create search categories that can facilitate
searches based on functional attributes:
a. bold and thread sizes for
b. To test and analysis results
c. to manufacturing and assembly
BENEFITS FROM DESIGN REUSE PART
• Designers and engineers will be more productive
devoting more time to high-value new projects,
delivering them faster.
• These productivity improvements will extend beyond
product development while alleviating the informational
demands on designers and engineers.
As there are few risks associated with using
existing, proven parts that have already been
tested, quality improvements are inevitable.
Incorporating an existing part into a new
product is a “known quantity” for the
manufacturing team. Personnel and
manufacturing time are saved, as are time
and costs incurred by tooling.
4)Bidding & Procurement
Reusing parts decreases stocking costs, leading to
savings without damaging important relations with
suppliers. The purchasing organization will identify
and analyze the right parts more efficiently, making
more informed decisions about producing or buying
Streamlining the product catalog lets sales associates
better focus their pre-sales and support efforts.
Most importantly, the above productivity gains
impact the bottom line:
• The time saved by engineers and others leads to cost
savings that can be reallocated to other programs,
potentially to launching new products. Lowering the
number of assets decreases working capital, so more
cash is available to devote to other projects.
• The value created by an integrated search
experience is clear. Ultimately, customer satisfaction
and loyalty improve thanks to faster time-to-market
and higher quality, so the investment is easily
Data reuse can use two software to implement the
process which is
)supports design reuse in a number of ways
because it captures geometric information and
keeps it with the model for the entire life of the
part or assembly.
)simplifies the capture of text and numerical data.
)being captured, Pro/ENGINEER lets us determine
which parts of an assembly might be good
candidates for reuse, and then helps us to create a
family table for each of those parts.
Important of design reuse is :
• Decrease time to market, increase organizational
• Lower costs and free up, working capital
• Improve quality and decrease risk
PLM (product life cycle management) is in the creations and
central management of all product data and the technology
used to access this information and knowledge.
PLM as a discipline emerged from tools such as CAD, CAM
and PDM, but can be viewed as the integration of these
tools with methods, people and the processes through all
stages of a product's life.
PLM helps reduce the cost of a product and helps bring
better products to market faster, and enables better
support of customers' use of products. Design reuse makes
it faster and cheaper to design and build a new product,
since the reused components will not only be already
designed but also tested for reliability.
It should be in a focus on people implementing engineering
and manufacturing information systems. Variety of data
management systems, PDM, PLM, ERP, CRM.