A New Approach to the Preparation and Interpretation of Calculation Results

In the development of gearboxes, engineers are still faced with the problem of preparing calculation results to clearly present complex technical matters to customers, colleagues, or supervisors. These results are typically generated with outdated simulation software, and this laborious process often consumes significant resources for highly-paid specialists.

Interpretation of calculation results: an everyday problem for engineers

Simply obtaining useful graphics frequently requires painstakingly transferring results to a spreadsheet program and converting, manipulating, or otherwise processing (image) data. In multiple time-consuming steps, these graphics must then be combined with explanatory text, images, and tables to make them as presentable as possible. Manually updating presentation slides with new results also requires considerable effort. Ultimately, the amount of time and effort required for preparing results can exceed the time spent on actual product development many times over. This is inefficient and avoidable.


The solution: FVA-Workbench reporting

Create “state-of-the-art” reports using drag & drop

The user-friendly reporting feature in the FVA-Workbench creates impressive visualizations of complex relationships, making evaluation of results quick and easy. Reports are made up of structured sections, each of which describes an individual machine element. In the FVA-Workbench, the results of all gear system calculations can be clearly represented and saved as tables, interactive graphics, and notes. The user has granular control over the data to be presented. This makes it possible to generate different reports for different audiences with minimal effort. Templates can be used to standardize, automate, and safeguard the process of documenting results across departments.

With the export function, these reports can be viewed in any standard browser, maintaining their full functionality. This makes FVA-Workbench reporting cloud-ready and supports global interdisciplinary collaboration. The standardized HTML format supports rotating and zooming 3d graphics as well as viewing values using the mouse. This gives engineers the same user experience as customers or colleagues, making it possible to discuss the effects of design modifications in detail as early as the virtual product development phase. The reporting feature of the FVA-Workbench is equally suited to comprehensive, clear and concise documentation of all calculation results as well as providing quick overviews for communication with colleagues or professional presentation of results to customers.


With FVA-Workbench reporting, digital product development in the age of Industry 4.0 has finally reached gearbox development.

See it for yourself:

Visit www.fva-service.de/fva-workbench for examples of interactive reports.
Example report: virtual FVA gearbox
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