The outputs of implementing Engineering Automation

These are 10 aftereffects of implementing Engineering Automation:

    • One product model for all commercial requirements.
    • Easy to configure for non-technical people.
    • Configurable down to the detailed technical requirements.
    • Able of being extended to a sales configurator.
    • Capable of outputting sales Documents automatically.
    • Proposal documents, sales order documents data sheets and more.
    • Automated generation of 3D CAD models.
    • Automated generation of 2D Drawings.
    • Automated product sizing and engineering designs.
    • Automated generation of Technical Documents.
      BOM (Bill Of Materials), BOQ (Bill Of Quantity), Step-Files, flat patterns, manuals cost calculations, etc

Now, that you know the return you can have with the implementation. Let’s see one of our products, the 3D models, 2D drawings and Technical Specifications.


 

Watch the configuration DEMO here.

Industrial Bag Filter: Small Capacity (2D drawings and Technical Specifications).

The Scandinavian Digital team developed three types of an industrial Bag Filter: Small, Medium and Large capacity. The different configurations were generated from the same model using Tacton Design Automation Studio. For this project we calculate that the amount of engineering hours saved was around 80% from days to hours.

In addition to the relevant reduction in engineering time we have 5 more important points: Higher quality because of the reduction in errors on-site and in manufacturing workshops also centralized design changes due to a pre-established master model, faster sales with an almost immediate response to customers and to conclude gains throughout the supply chain, for example, manufacturing, sourcing and logistics.

The models used within the configurator are described in an efficient programming language which makes it easy to build the product structure, attributes and other product/business rules, and speeds up response times seen from an end-user perspective.

The Technical Specifications are on the right up corner.

Industrial Bag Filter: Medium Capacity (2D drawings and Technical Specifications). 
Before the SD solutions, the existing engineering process was deemed too costly and error-prone by management and the risk of introducing even minor errors in the design due to simple human oversight was sought eliminated. 

Sometimes it is shown that not only the engineering work should be in scope but rather the full customer flow; from the initial creation of a quotation over the manufacturing at the production workshop, to the final delivery, installation and commissioning at the customer site.

Industrial Bag Filter: Large Capacity (2D drawings and Technical Specifications).

 

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The end of never-ending engineering

Scandinavian Digital senior partner Morten Hugo Bennick, our Mr Config.

The Scandinavian Digital Senior Partner Morten Hugo Bennick, our Mr. Config, presents to us an overview on why companies still choose not to automate their processes and why they keep depending on the human brain to solve challenges that could be otherwise solved in minutes using a configurator. Engineering processes are never-ending and the Scandinavian Digital team is ready to help companies with this challenge.

The most successful products have a tendency to grow more complex with time, increase quality and decrease their price, for example, cars, mechanical watches, wind turbines and smartphones. Morten starts with an affirmation: “Anything can be configured”. And in order to improve engineering tasks and results… must be! The Engineer expert continues the conversation explaining why this never-ending engineering should end. “It will never end, however it can be reduced. why? Costs a relevant amount of money and time to the companies. And it is possible to have a smarter and cheaper process.” states the SD senior partner.

When we talk about “The end of never-ending engineering”, we are talking about skillful people working on a project that could be reduced from 3 months to 1 week, people who could be focus on innovation, deadlines, investment, data storage and protection after all when the engineer leaves the company he takes with him all his knowledge about the product and processes and last but not least the payback time. Reassuring the benefits of the automation of the engineering processes, he states: “We expect that the investment will reach a break-even within 1-3 years”. And he doesn’t stops there: “Consequently, with a configurator you have less errors, more time for Engineers to innovate and better chances of growing the company”.

The Scandinavian Digital Team offers a complete process for companies, starting with CPQ (Configure, Quote and Price) and main the product of the company that is Design Automation projects. To sum up, our expertise is automating the entire process and delivering long-lasting value to our customers.

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