Greater flexibility in meeting customer requests
Automate ETO design with RuleDesigner Design Configurator
RuleDesigner Design Configurator allows you to create a smart design in Engineer To Order contexts by piloting the most popular 2D and 3D CAD design systems to generate customized variants of complex products. Improve operational efficiency by automating regularizable and repetitive tasks and producing specific CAD configurations, quotation BOMs and other documents that are part of the quoting process.
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Mass customization in ETO-type production realities
The method of manufacturing customized products, known as mass customization, is adopted in production companies of the Engineer to Order (ETO) type. The elements that underlie the success of the differentiation strategies of these realities, in a highly dynamic operating context, are linked to the ability to provide high levels of customization and quality at affordable prices.
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Quick and accurate quotes
Protection of Intellectual Capital
The solution with rule-based design
Rule-based design is a solution that helps automate the design process and preserve the intellectual capital of the company. The rule-based process helps reduce product development time by automating low-value design tasks such as model modification, drawing production, BOM preparation, and quoting preparation.
Also, because corporate knowledge is codified in rules, the firm reduces its reliance on the experience of the individual.
Rule-based design systems act as a productivity tool by reusing design knowledge and dramatically reducing design time.
RuleDesigner Design Configurator
RuleDesigner Design Configurator is an advanced rule-based design automation software solution integrated into 3D CAD modeling software, which supports engineer-to-order (ETO) companies in designing complex products making them customizable according to customer specifications in a way quick and efficient.
RuleDesigner allows you to create an intelligent design by piloting the most popular 2D and 3D CAD design systems to generate customized projects. Improve operational efficiency by automating regularizable and repetitive tasks and producing specific CAD configurations, quotation BOMs and other documents that are part of the quoting process.
RuleDesigner Design Configurator enables companies to implement best practices so that knowledge can be used by everyone in the organization.
This means that people outside the engineering department can specify a product according to set rules, without fear of selling something that can’t be made. This leads to a higher level of innovation in the product development process, as designers can focus on creating high quality, innovative solutions.
RuleDesigner Design Configurator is a scalable solution that can be extended in the application scope to embrace the entire order fulfillment process and other business processes.
How it works
RuleDesigner Design Configurator offers a systematic approach to capture and reuse the product and industry specific knowledge and rules needed to design and engineer to order. It allows designers to set parameters and design rules on master models to drive product configuration by operating directly in the design environment.
Traditionally, CAD models have been used to capture geometric information about the product, without explicitly capturing the development logic. RuleDesigner Design Configurator allows you to prepare rule-driven geometric models that represent the design intent by encompassing both product information and design process information.
RuleDesigner Design Configurator allows you to define configuration rules and parameters within the 3D design environment without the need for programming knowledge and then capture customer requirements using a step-by-step guided process aimed at generating the desired geometric configuration .
Set you rules one time
A comprehensive suite of tools is available for capturing a variety of rule types, including:
-Geometry related rules, which are easily mapped to the parameters of the
-Drawing automation rules
– User interface (UI) rules for creating a guided project setup process
-Truth table rules to easily capture a design variation matrix and much more
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Designers can quickly generate new designs without ever leaving the design environment.
A graphical user interface guides the user through functional product specifications, while rules ensure that only valid product selections are made.
Once the product functional requirements are completed, the RuleDesigner Design Configurator is used to generate the product design and associated design artifacts
Why RuleDesigner Design Configurator
RuleDesigner Design Configurator is a ready-to-use solution which, in the face of a negligible investment in both economic and learning terms, allows you to achieve surprising business performance by deprecating the adoption of alternative operational approaches such as the manual customization of projects or the use of traditional programming to develop customized solutions.
Reduction of the design cycle time
Reduction of the design cycle time
Guarantee of product profitability
More time for product innovation with more R&D focused design teams
Formalization and conservation of knowledge in the long run
Advanced collaboration thanks to key rules, shared and accessible.
Standardized and profitable reuse of knowledge
Consistency in design outputs from different designers
Quality thanks to the application of design standards and company best practices
More competitiveness with reduced request for quotation (RFQ) fulfillment times
Better customer experience thanks to more effective communication with the customer
RuleDesigner Design Configurator has been designed to be used in conjunction with the most popular CAD design platforms.
Here are some application examples that see RuleDesigner used for product configuration in many industrial sectors.