Design automation specialists developed 3D CAD model of the storage tank using Autodesk Inventor and iLogic rules to set the permissible design parameters. The process tank configurator so developed, automatic models, fabrication drawings, and BOMs were generated reducing the engineering lead time.
Since the client has migrated to Autodesk Inventor, using Excel based tools to generate Solid geometrical Models wasn’t convenient.
Developing a product configurator for permissible design parameters to reduce man hours and engineering lead time.
Eliminate repetitive tasks to eradicate chances of errors in customization and maintain quality.
Quickly fabricate the tanks, verify, ship and track each order.
Prompt response to sales inquiry and accurate quoting.
Developing comprehensive and accurate CAD models for custom made designs adds to quality risks.
Design data access for multiple divisions [sales, manufacturing etc.] for accelerating product development cycle, and to carry out parallel activities for meeting stipulated deadlines.
Excessive man hours spent in modeling needs dedicated time without which downstream processes of manufacturing are also put on hold.
Project team automated the modeling process using a CAD configurator for configurable geometrical parameters to accelerate the process.
Configurator eliminated the challenge of design data access which reduced the lead times to 4-5 days and send the designs to shop floor same day the order is placed.
Quick and accurate BOQs, pricing quotes and great customer experience with configurator brought faster response to inquiries from manufacturer end.
Eliminating error prone design parameters that consume time or the design parameters that cannot be manufactured by popup warnings and instructions in the configurator.
Having native CAD models in Autodesk Inventor, Hitech engineers identified iLogic to be the best option for developing product configurator as it needed not extra monetary investments for buying licenses/software.
Project team studied the storage tank features and configurable parameters for custom tank requirements and developing the configurator.
A handful of forms were created and were shared with the engineering design teams at client end to gather feedback and understand the requirement of additional configurable options.
This tool was tested and checked by engineering teams with different options and verified all the models and drawings.
Reduction in materials waste, time and excessive man hours used, which enabled the client to save costs.
Visibility in work progress enabled the client for ramping-up or ramping-down the resources on shop floor to meet deadlines.
As all the parameters were configured, they can be selected by the customer from drop down list serving them a better buying experience and attracted more customers.
If any out of range values are added by the customers while configuring their order, configurator would display an error message which eliminated any chances of reducing efficiency.
Improved sales revenues with an ability to deliver custom orders quickly.
Same day engineering of product and ready for manufacturing.
As always, DriveWorks experts at hitech demonstrated highest levels of professionalism in executing the work and delivering quality results within time and budget.
Reduced the engineering lead time to few hours which otherwise take 4-5 days by eliminating repetitive tasks and achieving greater accuracy in modeling.
Accuracy in automatically generated sales quotes.
Enabled great customer centric services.
Avoiding any ECOs arising out of non-permitted engineering designs which increased the manufacturing efficiency.
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