Leveraging MBD with Cost Modeling


Leveraging MBD with Cost Modeling

Leveraging MBD in downstream systems at Cisco Systems.

The transition to Model-Based Design (MBD) enables many digital opportunities including digital DfM and Cost Analysis. As part of the Cisco Systems transition to MBD, we have included parameters used in downstream analyses for Should Cost and Design for Manufacturability checks. By including parameters that drive modeling automation, we are helping to drive better design decisions early in product development. By configuring UDAs in aPriori to read MBD parameters, Design Engineers can get a quick initial cost estimate with just a single click a button. This encourages early engagement and collaboration between Design and Manufacturing Engineers, and provides early design feedback to help drive key design decisions before prototyping.


Joe Wackerman
Technical Leader
Cisco Systems

Joe Wackerman is a Technical Leader in Hardware Engineering who has worked at Cisco Systems for 18 years. He has worked in Mechanical Design and Manufacturing in the Aerospace, Motion Control, and Telecom industries. He has a BS and MS from the University of Santa Clara. He began his career in Aerospace designing rocket nozzles for United Technologies working on Trident D5 missiles, Titan IV Solid Rocket Boosters and Intelsat VI, with a focus on mechanical nozzle design and structural analysis. He then moved to the Motion Control industry, designing electronic packaging for industrial drives, controls and motors. He then moved from Engineering Design into Manufacturing, and worked in Printed Circuit Assembly, Mechanical Assembly, Tooling, and Process Development for New Product Introduction. His focus at Cisco has been in New Product Introduction and Mechanical Innovation. He has implemented enterprise-wide search software, has worked on PDM transition to Agile, and recently, he has been focused on design verification and leveraging Model Based Design principles.

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