If you are interested in automating the design of a custom product, then this is your class. Automation of the custom design process can dramatically reduce engineering costs, reduce throughput time, improve quality, and improve the consistent use of best practices. In this class, we will use a case study—field-erected cooling towers at EvapTech, Inc.—to review the business value and steps of automating design. We'll talk about the business process analysis, how to plan a project, and how to select appropriate technology. The class will cover how to architect a solution, build a team, and implement and roll out the solution. At each step, we will use the real-world example of the EvapTech cooling towers to illustrate the details. The structural design of these complex towers typically takes 150 to 300 man-hours to complete when it is done with a CAD system alone. We will discuss how EvapTech reduced this time to a matter of hours, reducing the cost of engineering while improving quality and responsiveness to the customer.
Executives and key technical leaders who are interested in the dramatic benefits of design automation
Scott Heide heads up Cruz Bay Custom Enterprise Automation Services. Prior to founding Cruz Bay Custom, Scott was with Autodesk, Inc in various capacities as Product Line Director for Autodesk Intent (now call Inventor ETO), Practice Principal, and Solutions Executive in Autodesk Consulting.
Prior to Autodesk, Scott was a pioneer in the engineering automation field as part of ICAD Corporation, later founding Engineering Intent, which successfully sold and implemented automation applications to over 100 companies worldwide before its acquisition by Autodesk in 2005.
Scott brings more than 20 years of experience working with manufacturing companies to design and implement engineering automation solutions to improve their businesses. Scott received his MSE from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a BSME from Wichita State University.
Do you reuse most or all of your previous designs for every new customer order? Do you want your salespeople and/or your customers to be able to easily configure design orders and be confident that the configurations are valid? If so, join us in this class as we discuss how Autodesk Inventor Engineer-to-Order (ETO) software delivers easy-to-use web and mobile interfaces for configuring products. You will also learn how Inventor ETO enables easy reuse and management of CAD data in the back-end database.
This class provides an overview of how to use Autodesk Inventor software to automate sales. We will discuss different types of systems and uses such as marketing, sales, and engineering automation. The class will cover standard components that are used for different types of systems such as configurators, guided sales systems, and quoting. Throughout the class, we will present real-world examples and results.