Welcome to the DMU Fitting Simulator User's Guide!
This guide is intended for users who need to become quickly familiar with the product.

This overview provides the following information:

DMU Fitting Simulator in a Nutshell

DMU Fitting Simulator is a software dedicated to simulating part motions for assembly and maintainability issues. It addresses the Design Review Environment of Digital Mock-Ups (DMU) and can handle a wide range of products from consumer goods to very large automotive or aerospace projects as well as plants, ships and heavy machinery.

DMU Fitting Simulator is a dedicated DMU Navigator Version 5 workbench and is available on both UNIX and Windows environments.

DMU Navigator Version 5 comprises the following main applications:

The above applications are delivered as totally interoperable workbenches. From a user interface standpoint, switching from one to another is completely transparent and done in a context-sensitive fashion. In addition, to these workbenches, DMU Navigator is an open solution which offers:

DMU Kinematics Simulator

DMU Fitting Simulator

DMU Space Analysis

DMU Optimizer

  • Improves user's productivity by computing an optimized representation of data for mockup verification in the context of the immersive and collaborative design review environment of the full digital mockup.

DMU Optimizer is a dedicated DMU Navigator workbench and is available on both UNIX and Windows environments.

Before Reading this Guide

Before reading this guide, you should be familiar with basic Version 5 concepts such as document windows, standard and view toolbars. Therefore, we recommend that you read the Infrastructure User's Guide that describes generic capabilities common to all Version 5 products. It also describes the general layout of V5 and the interoperability between workbenches.

You may also like to read the following complementary product guides, for which the appropriate license is required:

  • DMU Navigator User's Guide
  • DMU Kinematics Simulator User's Guide
  • DMU Space Analysis User's Guide
  • DMU Optimizer User's Guide

Getting the Most Out of this Guide

To get the most out of this guide, we suggest that you start reading and performing the step-by-step Getting Started tutorial. This tutorial introduces basic steps involved in using fasteners.

Once you have finished, you should move on to the User Tasks section, which deals with handling all the product functions.

The Workbench Description section, which describes the DMU Fitting Simulator workbench, and the Customizing section, which explains how to set up the options, will also prove useful.

Navigating in the Split View mode is recommended. This mode offers a framed layout allowing direct access from the table of contents to the information.

Accessing Sample Documents

To perform the scenarios, sample documents are provided all along this documentation. For more information about this, refer to Accessing Sample Documents in the Infrastructure User's Guide.