Geometrix Design is dedicated to using a thorough and functional 10 step design process to provide our clients with the right mechanical design solution. This design process begins with the Generation of ideas and concepts that will provide the basis for the design. The Determination phase of the design process defines and clarifies the design and brings to life a solution and considers its merits and feasibility. The Restriction of this design solution is completed through specifying and forming all of the definite details regarding the design. Examination through simulating and analyzing will confirm the design and identify any issues for refinement and improvement. Lastly, the design process proceeds into the Composition phase to finalize all design details and inputs for producing the design.
Geometrix Design 10 Step Design Process
1) Ideation: (i’de∙a’tion n. the process of forming and relating ideas)
Intense thought and brainstorming are used to create a broad class of ideas for the design.
2) Conception: (con∙cep’tion n. something conceived in the mind; a concept, plan, design, idea, or thought)
Careful study to sort through the merits of each idea narrows the focus to a few ideas that are realistic and feasible.
3) Definition: (def’i∙ni’tion n. the action or the power of describing, explaining, or making clear; distinctness of outline or detail)
The design concepts are reduced to one and clearly stated and made definite.
4) Clarification: (clar’i∙fi∙ca’tion n. to make clear or easier to understand; elucidate)
The design is refined and fleshed out with sketches and 3D CAD models.
5) Specification: (spec∙i∙fi∙ca’tion n. a detailed, exact statement of particulars, especially a statement prescribing materials, dimensions, and quality of work for something to be built, installed, or manufactured)
All elements, requirements, and details of the design are identified and spelled out to form the basis in which to proceed.
6) Formation: (for∙ma’tion n. the act or process of forming something or of taking form)
All fine features for form and function of the design are processed with extensive and detailed 3D CAD models through iteration and refinement.
7) Simulation: (sim∙u∙la’tion n. the representation of something; a full-scale working model of something built for study or testing or display)
Models and prototypes are constructed to test form, fit, function, and assembly and to identify and correct any inherent deficiencies or flaws of the design.
8) Analyzation: (an∙a∙ly∙za’tion n. the act of analyzing, or separating into constituent parts; analysis)
Study and testing of the design through physical and virtual methods complete and round out the design.
9) Finalization: (fi’nal∙i∙za’tion n. to put into final form; complete or conclude)
Full design specifications and documentation for fabrication of the design are completed.
10) Production: (pro∙duc’tion n. the act or process of producing)
Transfer of the design to setup and tool for manufacture.