The ING Renault F1 Team design office has an enviable record. From 1992 through 1997 it captured six consecutive manufacturer’s titles as a supplier of racing engines to the Williams and Benetton Formula 1 racing teams. Renault’s F1 Team went on to win the Formula 1 Constructors’ Championship titles in 2005 and 2006.
Their wins greatly depend on the team’s engineering and design process. An automated delivery system for engineering files, developed by Elysium, a leading global provider of CAD enabling systems, has increased efficiency, both in cost and time, of producing new engines. With the precision CAD data translation tools, designers can migrate from one CAD system to another; the format of the original OEM parts makes no difference. The team relies on part files that are translated and delivered automatically to the desktops of its engineers.
The system saves time, two to three days (per part), over physical delivery time of CDs and documents. This fast response eliminates delays in solving problems that could cost championship points that may be worth millions of euros.
Elysium generates a record of when engineering data was transmitted, and which versions were sent. The system eliminates clerical tasks, freeing designers to spend more time doing what they do best–producing title-winning engines.
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