The panoramic glazing industry includes the design, production and installation of large windows and glass walls that offer panoramic views. These panoramic glazing can be used in residential, commercial and public buildings to create new spaces. Skylights can be made with different technologies, such as laminated glass, tempered glass and insulated glass, and can be equipped with features such as solar control, ventilation and automatic opening.
In a panoramic glazings system, there are several parts that can be customized to meet the specific needs of the customer. Some of the most common options include:
Size: panoramic glazing can be designed to fit specific window or wall sizes.
Shape: panoramic glazing can be customized to have non-standard shapes, such as curves or angles.
Glass: panoramic glazing can be made with different types of glass, such as low-e glass, security glass or solar control glass, to improve thermal insulation, security and privacy.
Finishes: panoramic glazing can be equipped with finishes such as frosted glass, lacquered glass or printed glass to create a decorative effect.
Hardware: panoramic glazing can be equipped with hardware such as handles, hinges and automatic opening mechanisms to improve functionality and aesthetics.
Automation: panoramic glazing can be automated with remote control systems, which allow the windows to be opened or closed remotely.
Thermal insulation: panoramic glazing can be equipped with insulation profiles to improve the energy efficiency of the building.
Defining a customized skylight without the aid of a technology such as a product configurator can be quite complex, as it requires a high level of communication between the customer and the manufacturer to ensure that the final product meets the customer’s needs.
Without a product configurator, the customer must clearly describe their needs to the manufacturer, providing detailed information on the size, shape, type of glass, finishes and desired accessories. The manufacturer must then translate this information into a design and verify that the final product meets the customer’s specifications. This can require many iterations and design reviews, which can increase delivery times and costs.
In addition, without a real-time preview of the final product, the customer may have difficulty visualizing how the final product will look and may require subsequent changes, which can cause further delays and costs.
Product configurator application
The RuleDesigner product configurator has been successfully used in the skylight industry to create web applications that support the definition of customized solutions with technical and commercial output.
The product configurator has been implemented and integrated into the manufacturer’s e-commerce platform to make purchasing more engaging and interactive, allowing customers to select and customize various components of the skylight according to their needs, view the finished product and modify it before buying.
In particular, the software provides an intuitive interface that allows customers to select the size, shape, type of glass, finishes, and desired accessories. The product configurator also provides a real-time preview of the customized skylight, so customers can see how the final product will look before placing the order.
The ability to customize products can increase sales conversion as customers are more likely to buy a product that meets their exact needs. Additionally, RuleDesigner Configurator helps manufacturers reduce production errors, speed up delivery times and improve customer satisfaction because customers can get exactly what they want.
RuleDesigner Configurator significantly reduces the time it takes to formulate a quote, as it allows you to quickly and easily select the desired options and automatically generate a quote based on the customer’s choices. This can save a lot of time compared to the manual process of gathering customer information, designing and calculating costs.
Here are the main benefits of using the product configurator:
Reduction of errors in the formulation of quotes, since the available options are limited to those that are technically possible and the generated quotes are based on a combination of valid options.
Improved Customer Satisfaction: RuleDesigner Configurator allows customers to preview what the final product will look like and customize it as per their needs, which can increase customer satisfaction compared to a manual process.
Increased Price Transparency: RuleDesigner Configurator can automatically generate a quote based on the customer’s choices, making the pricing process more transparent for the customer.
Cost reduction: RuleDesigner Configurator can help reduce production costs, as it allows you to quickly generate an accurate quotation based on customer choices, eliminating the need for many design reviews and iterations.
Sales Improvement: RuleDesigner Configurator can increase sales, as it allows customers to view and customize the product quickly and easily.
Improve Manufacturing Process Efficiency: RuleDesigner Configurator can improve manufacturing process efficiency, as it allows you to quickly generate an accurate quotation based on customer choices, eliminating the need for many design reviews and iterations.
Improved data analysis: RuleDesigner Configurator may collect data about customized products created by customers, which can be used to analyze customer trends and improve the products and services offered.