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Recreated Error-Free DriveWorks Configurator for Explosion Protection Panel Manufacturer, UK

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Recreated Error-Free DriveWorks Configurator for Explosion Protection Panel Manufacturer, UK

Project Overview

Client Profile
World Market Leader in Explosion Protection Panels
Location
UK
Industry
Sheet Metal Panel Manufacturing
Inputs
Unfurnished DriveWorks Projects and 3D Models
Deliverables
DriveWorks Configurators
Services
Design Automation
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Client Words

Hitech was always available at short notice to assist, troubleshoot and fix any issues. Their expertise gave us confidence that the final product would meet expectations.

Hitech went beyond the initial scope of the project. Their excellent support during our recent SolidWorks 2020 upgrade ensured the configurator tool was working correctly.

Project Team Leader

Hazard Protection Technologies Company, UK

Business Needs

  • Develop and setup efficient product configurator for electrical junction enclosures.
  • Fix bugs in 3D preview, SolidWorks models, drawings etc. while automating.
  • Rework on design rules for effective configurator interactivity and automation.

Challenges

  • Difficulties in arranging 3D Parts (Cable gland Plugs and Internal Components like Terminal blocks) in 3D preview
  • Unable to generate drawings for specific outputs corresponding to inputs parameters
  • Inaccurate power dissipation calculation
  • DIN Rail spacing and Earth bar issues

Our Solution & Approach:

Developed DriveWorks product configurator for multiple design combinations of electrical enclosures.

Share Your Thoughts

The safety equipment manufacturer was directed to Hitech by DriveWorks UK team while looking for a competent DriveWorks partner. The primary need for partnership was to accomplish configurator development for automating electrical junction box design originally initiated by another reseller who couldn’t clear off the roadblocks.

Hitech automation experts carried out an in-depth study of the sales sheet and current overall implementation of the project to make improvements in configurator developed by previously hired DriveWorks reseller.

  • Our initial studies suggested that 3D preview was the center that needed modeling and programming furnishing to achieve higher functionality.
  • In order to create interactive 3D configurators, we improved model features to make them reactive in real-time based on selection made.
  • DriveWorks Experts also fixed disorientation challenges of cable gland plugs by reorganizing their spaces which resolved improper 3D preview.
  • The existing configurator rules didn’t display internal components creating chaos to the sales personal on frontend which was fixed by redesigning the rules.
  • Furthermore, the Hitech engineers also recalculated power dissipation and recreated models with unusual cut-outs for enclosure body.

Safety equipment manufacturer was able to setup configurator for his sales team without any snags in the models, drawings, 3D previews or any output for any given selection made by the user.

Business Impact

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