Bringing your manufacturing business into the modern world

The past few decades have seen a surge in computerized systems and eco-friendly processes, all made easier and more sustainable through information technology. The manufacturing business is no exception.

Many electrical engineering companies across a wide range of industries are using electrical design computer software to draw up products in a more ecologically efficient, precise and time-sensitive manner.

One example is IGE-XAO, an electrical CAD software company based in the manufacturing hub of Toulouse in the south of France, providing electrical design solutions that can manage all aspects of the design process.

Their computer-based systems are created to be as intuitive as possible, via an interface that allows staff to be productive as quickly as possible. This is extremely important in today�s environment: with competition between companies higher than ever, and new technologies being released every week, productivity, precision and speed are essential to companies trying to outdo a rival operator. Computer programs outdo traditional methods in all arenas, thanks to their streamlining of procedure and lack of human error.

Innovative CAD software has allowed companies to change their approach from traditional methods to a more computerized process, and this principle applies to a host of industries, such as construction, shipbuilding, and rail transportation, as well as the automotive business, and sustainable power and energy generation. Computer software can be tailored to different industries, from the simple to the far more complex.

It is this versatility that makes it even more attractive as a design solution, with software able to predict manufacturers� needs and organizational requirements.

The flexible nature of computerized systems means that they can be adapted for each company�s needs � most offer basic, standard, and advanced electrical design solutions, at corresponding price points, so that companies can simply choose the level of program they need, without paying for capacity they don�t use.

Computer programs can also take away the repetitive legwork that would have been a factor of previous design and manufacturing. Simple things such as sorting lists, labeling of cables or wire connections, or numbering components can now be done by computer, as well as more complex tasks, such as managing projects, creating custom symbols, and maintaining real-time contacts.

This can limit the risk of human error, saving time and money, as well as reducing waste and materials that might otherwise have been ruined or misplaced.

Companies can also benefit from the fact that computer software can handle many different designs at once, allowing projects to be handled in parallel. CAD programs can also work in tandem with other software on the system � such as Microsoft products � meaning that programs can talk to each other to produce documents and other extras.

Overall, the precision and power of CAD solutions means increased safety, sustainability and supply, alongside improved project management, for all manufacturing solutions. Applicable from the mundane such as cars and planes and fuel, to the more complex such as automation and �intelligent trains�, it�s clear that electrical engineering has made strides since the introduction of comprehensive computer-assisted systems.