Discover the basics of 3D model automation—what to expect when applying rules-based automation to your 3D product model and drawings
Learn how to move your configurable product models to the cloud for web/mobile access, and what effort is involved
Discover how Configurator 360 can help you in the sales and design processes at your company
Learn how you can determine your target user base (Sales Teams? Distributors? Your customers?)
The expectations of your customers have changed dramatically in the last few years. Customization of products has become the key to success for manufacturers worldwide, both in business-to-business and business-to-consumer scenarios. There are several process inefficiencies from quote to order to production, many of which you can eliminate by design and sales automation processes. Follow Algypug Enclosure’s automation journey and how Configurator 360 software and Salesforce.com have helped to reduce delivery lead times by more than 50%; reduce product non-conformances by more than 75%; improve the accuracy of quoting for custom products to 100%; eliminate enquiry-to-quote times; increase the conversion of opportunities to orders by over 10%; build a library of secure but easily accessible customer IP, increasing customer stickiness and creating long-term value; and differentiate from the competition in an extremely challenging market.
Ben Merton is currently the managing director of Algypug Enclosures, a manufacturer of industrial enclosures for the power, automation, and telecom sectors. He is also the founder of Pugilistic Capital, a Mauritian-based investment firm that focuses on rehabilitating distressed businesses in India. In 2015 Algypug launched AlgyCAD and became the first manufacturing company in the world to successfully integrate browser-based 3D design automation technology with all its core business processes, from enquiry to order fulfillment. Algypug is the also first manufacturing company in India to run its entire operations in the cloud. Its Force.com instance has over 100 custom objects that manage all key operational processes, in conjunction with Salesforce.com's native sales and marketing functionality. As a result of both these initiatives Algypug has become one of the most cost-effective and innovative companies in the industry, with the shortest delivery times for non-standard/special products. Prior to his activities with Algypug/Pugilistic, Ben worked as a fund manager at Glenbrook Capital Management, a California-based venture fund, and in the investment banking division of Schroder Salomon Smith Barney in London and New York. He has also served on the boards of various companies in different industries, including a publicly traded Korean technology company, a Californian manufacturer of high-end musical instruments, and an Indian consumer electronics startup. Ben is a visiting faculty at the Indian Institutes of Management, Ahmedabad and Bangalore. While heading Algypug, he has also been the subject of various IIM case studies and project reports on business-to-business marketing and entrepreneurship. He also writes on Indian business for various newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times. He holds a degree in physics from Imperial College London and he attended Eton College.
The iLogic component of Autodesk Inventor® is a very powerful tool for helping users automate segments of their design process.This hands-on lab will introduce users to the iLogic fundamentals that are the building blocks to automating design within an Inventor model. During this 90 minute session class attendees will not only be able to try it out for themselves but also see examples of how organizations are utilizing the benefits to solve their design and configuration challenges.
When adopting Building Information Modeling (BIM), the longest slog is creating the family files that you'll need to generate your designs productively. But there's already so much great content out there on building product suppliers' websites-couldn't you just use that? We all know that it's not that simple. Manufacturing models are not only far more complicated than we require for BIM: they rarely contain the data we need. So how can building product manufacturers, suppliers, and specifiers work together more closely to share data in ways that benefit all parties? In this presentation, we'll tell the stories of customers who've taken on the challenge. We'll look at the problems they've faced and the solutions they've implemented, and we'll discuss the merits of each. The challenges of sharing data with the right amount of detail at the right time are by no means solved. We're interested in your views on this subject, and we look forward to some lively debate!
Building product manufacturers—are you satisfied with paying a third party to create Building Information Modeling (BIM) (Revit software) content? Frustrated that you have to pay again when you add or update your products? Would you like to make BIM content available on your own website, along with your photos, specifications, literature, and testimonials? Contractors—are you frustrated with searching among multiple content providers before finding content that leaves you wanting more (metadata, connectors) or less (geometry details)? Do you spend a lot of time matching specifications with models to make sure they're correct or up to date? Inventor software provides the building product manufacturer with simplification tools and BIM authoring to create configurable models, while Configurator 360 software hosts those models on your own website, enabling contractors to view, specify, and download BIM content. When you add or change products, it's easy to add or update products in Configurator 360 software. Take control of your BIM content and provide the actual product BIM model, just in time. This session features Inventor Professional and Configurator 360. AIA Approved
In this hands-on lab, we will use Inventor software and Configurator 360 software to create a fully configurable model available in the cloud. We will start with an Inventor model and explore different strategies for driving it parametrically, like iLogic rules, forms, and deriving parts. We will fine-tune the model to configure it successfully in Configurator 360 software, and we will learn how to display user messages for customers. Finally, we will upload the model and ready it for deployment everywhere. This session features Configurator 360 and Inventor Professional.
This class will give an overview of the inventive wheel-selling Solution for Trelleborg AB called TWS ETO application. This Solution is based on an integration between Inventor Engineer-to-Order software and Configurator 360 software. This is the first project based on this technology in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The scope of the project is the semi-automation of the generation of technical drawings of wheel products in Trelleborg. This solution will give the customer the main benefits, such as simplification and reduction of time, costs, and errors in the drawing production. This session will be composed of 2 main sections. In the introduction section attendees will gradually be introduced to this project experience, including customer background, project scenario, constraints of the project, and customer requirements. In the technical section attendees will go through the project details, including the introduction of Inventor Engineer-to-Order software and Configurator 360 software, the solution architecture, and best practices of the software integration.
In this roundtable discussion, users of Inventor Engineer-to-Order software and Configurator 360 software can share their successes and difficulties about specific techniques they’ve used in implementing Sales Engineering and Engineering Automation Solutions. Expected topics will include Inventor software drawings and bills of materials; data management; integration with third-party systems such as enterprise resource planning (ERP), client relationship management (CRM), and general databases; powerful deployment and maintenance strategies; on-boarding new staff; and so on. Attendees should be familiar with Inventor Engineer-to-Order software or Configurator 360 software, or they should be curious about how it feels to really work with these products. Bring either an experience or a question. Autodesk, Inc.’s, Inventor Engineer-to-Order and Configurator 360 staff members will also contribute to the discussion.
In this 60-minute instructional demo, we will examine how to use Inventor software and Configurator 360 software to create parametric assembly models where the components cannot be predicted in advance, hence the inability of iLogic plus suppression to solve the problem. We will show how to start with a base model for context, how to annotate accessory components so they can be added dynamically but only in legal configurations, how to use Configurator 360 software as a delivery mechanism, and finally (yes, a bit unrelated) how Configurator 360 software can export the full assembly to Revit software. Common areas of application include furniture systems, customized enclosures, industrial components with customized accessories, and many others.
Configurator 360 software offers a powerful way to deploy engineering and business rules to generate quotes for custom product configurations that include 3D models, bills of materials, drawings, and pricing details. Autodesk PLM 360 software offers the perfect platform for managing workflows for the managing and processing of quotes and orders. By integrating these 2 Solutions we can create a powerful Solution for creating and managing engineering, configured to order product quotes and orders and the critical outputs they need. In this session we will review how to build and combine the components of this integrated process. We'll demonstrate how to create and deploy configurations using Configurator 360 software, how to structure workspaces for quoting engineered-to-order products, and how to integrate these into a single solution.