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Product Lifecycle Management

Turbochargers manufacturer has smooth ride
with CATIA V5
 Customer background
– Garrett Engine Boosting Systems, part of Honeywell International’s
transportation and power systems division, manufactures turbochargers for
automotive and commercial vehicle makers worldwide. The company, based in

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Torrance, California, employs 6,000 people in 14 countries.
 Business challenges
– Collaborating with customers and design teams distributed worldwide, which
often share projects to maximise design efficiency.
– Reducing infrastructure and maintenance costs and simplifying training.
– Reducing cycle times and costs.
 Solution implementation
– CATIA V5 on the Windows 2000 Professional platform (9 seats)
– A wide variety of CATIA modules, including Generative Shape Design, FreeStyle
Shaper, Generative Shape Optimiser and Knowledgeware.
 Benefits of the solution
– Ability to work in native data supplied by OEM customers.
– Ability for Garrett design teams to collaborate with OEMs and each other over
the corporate wide area network (WAN).
– Reduced infrastructure and maintenance costs.
– Reduced training costs due to elimination of need to train users in UNIX.

employs 6. “In the experience of the team here.000 people in 14 countries.” – Mike Howard. Engineering Technical Specialist. It also wanted to simplify the training process and reduce the infrastructure costs required to support its UNIX-based CATIA V4 system. manufactures turbochargers for automotive and commercial vehicle makers worldwide. Digital mock- up capabilities are used to establish optimum configurations and orientations and to verify fit.  The Customer Benefits CATIA allows Garrett to work with native data provided by its OEM customers and to quickly create new iterations as a design evolves. Designers say V5 is easy to learn and to use. CATIA is the best design software available. with each other and with customers. based in Torrance. and all new projects are created in V5. The company. which are spread around the world. part of Honeywell International’s transportation and power systems division. Collaboration is achieved across the company’s wide area network (WAN). Garrett Engine Boosting Systems . Garrett runs CATIA V4 and V5 in parallel. Product Lifecycle Management CATIA V5 gave Garrett the collaborative power it needed while simplifying the training process and reducing infrastructure costs.  The Challenge Garrett wanted to improve the collaborative capabilities of its design teams.  The Solution Garrett is migrating to nine seats of CATIA V5 on a Windows 2000 Professional platform.  The Industry Garrett Engine Boosting Systems. © 2003 IBM Corporation California.

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