As the performance and productivity requirements of professionals increase, design and manufacturing software evolves. An open and customizable CAD/CAM solution is what TOPSOLID offers to support companies for the purposes of unlimited and increasing development. What are the possibilities specifically offered by this type of software? What are the benefits of implementing them in your company? Discover the benefits of an open and customizable CAD/CAM solution through the features of TopSolid’Wood for the woodworking industry.
What is an open and customizable CAD/CAM solution?
An open CAD/CAM solution is a software designed to communicate easily with other software.
Thanks to its standard interfaces, the open CAD/CAM solution facilitates and accelerates both import and export. It allows you to communicate smoothly with your customers and suppliers, save time and reduce the margin of error to zero.
Examples of how you can use the TopSolid’Wood software in the wood industry:
- Possibility of importing architectural plans in DXF or DWG formats into your CAD/CAM software: the designer works directly from these files.
- Possibility of import 3D models in STEP, Parasolid or IGES formats: the furniture professional works without difficulty with the hardware supplier.
- Exporting a cutting list in various formats: at the end of the layout project, the open software is able to export the cutting list in a format readable by a software specialized in panel cutting.
- Exporting images to give the customer a realistic preview of the final rendering.
A customizable CAD/CAM solution is a software that allows the user to integrate specific issues and know-how.
Each profession has its know-how and each company has its own processes: from one company to another, professional expertise is concretely reflected in the implementation of specific procedures. It is in the company’s interest to preserve this in order to distinguish itself and protect its competitive advantage. To this end, the CAD/CAM software allows you to customize all stages of the design process. Moreover, it is this customizable nature of the software that offers professionals a better productivity potential.
Illustrations with TopSolid’Wood software:
Many different manufacturing processes coexist in the wood industry. The designer does not work in the same way with a professional and a private individual. In addition, he adapts his procedures according to the nature of the work in progress – bathroom, hotel, kitchen, store, etc. A tailor-made part is also necessarily integrated within each project. The furniture manufacturer’s issues, for its part, are radically different – standardization of parts, optimization of production, manufacturing for kit assembly or already assembled furniture, adaptation of processes based on the materials (solid wood, panels, resin, etc.). In this context, a standard CAD/CAM solution is not enough.
By choosing a customizable CAD/CAM solution, such as TopSolid’Wood, the company is importing its own know-how and procedures into the software to optimize its work without altering it. There are a thousand and one ways to design and manufacture using wood, and many benefits to be derived from this diversity. It is up to each professional to preserve his methods with regard to his brand image and production issues, with the support of a customizable software.
The advantages of an open and customizable CAD/CAM solution
1. Capitalize on your know-how
You are unique, and that is your strength. Through experience, the company acquires its own know-how on which to capitalize in order to win on the competition’s ground. By customizing its CAD/CAM solution according to its own know-how, the company gains in performance and productivity.
Example: TopSolid’Wood software allows you to create your own component libraries. In addition, customers can import their creations. These component libraries, which can be customized ad infinitum, add to the company’s assets over time.
2. Use an intuitive and evolutionary CAD/CAM solution
No computer skills are required to use TopSolid’Wood software. TOPSOLID, to make life easier for the company and its employees, includes in its CAD/CAM software offer comprehensive training for its users, and offers unlimited customer support free of charge for 6 months. The software solution’s intuitive interface allows you to get started quickly, regardless of your initial skill level. After using the software over time, the user makes the most of it by customizing it according to his specific needs: the CAD/CAM solution evolves with the professional.
3. A customizable software tool to increase productivity
As the CAD/CAM solution evolves with the professional, productivity increases accordingly. By choosing a solution that can be customized at an early stage, the company is able to integrate all the new data into the manufacturing process over time.
4. An open solution to improve performance
Saving time while ensuring a pristine work quality is the major advantage of open software. With TopSolid, the company automatically imports and exports all types of files from its suppliers and customers. This process saves time – no need to redo the work several times, to enter data to be exported, etc. – and at the same time reduces the risk of human error. The company’s performance increases considerably.
A good design and manufacturing software must adapt over time, without limit, to the evolution of the company. It is in this context that TOPSOLID thinks about its TopSolid CAD/CAM solutions. Thanks to TopSolid’Wood software, an open and customizable solution, professionals in the wood industry are able to develop their products without being limited by software issues. With the same objective of productivity, the TopSolid’Wood CAD/CAM solution also offers the opportunity to preserve valuable know-how and specific business expertise.
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TOPSOLID is to date the only publisher to offer this innovative integrated solution. Indispensable for saving time, reducing the margin of error, securing and improving processes, TopSolid’s products offer a significant competitive advantage. Discover the software adapted to your needs.