DEVELOPMENT OF A CAR BODY DESIGNING PROCESS
- 1 ZASTAVA VEHICLES GROUP, Kragujevac, Serbia
- 2 Vinca Institute of Nuclear Sciences, Beograd, Serbia
Car industry is one of the first industries that started using computers in the designing process. A replacement of a conventional designing process has been a long-lasting procedure, especially regarding collaboration. In addition to the necessity for designers’ training and changes in the way of thinking, considerable investments were needed as well. The ambitious goals were not accomplished after all, since the entire process had been conditioned by a large number of participants at various development levels. In this paper, the differences between the conventional designing, designing by computers and virtual designing are presented. A new model was produced, without manufacture of classic prototypes which were replaced by vehicles from the test production. There are the upcoming analyses of the effects, which will certainly influence further development of the designing process.