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Smart Design Server

The Solution for Rapid Customization

SmartDesignServer is a software program which enables Creo to become a complete on-line Design-to-Order system, without the need for lengthy and costly development. It provides the communication pathway needed to develop integrated automation platforms and manage the data communication between these different applications.  

 

A single Creo user can manually create a generic model with related documentation and geometry which SmartDesignServer can use to generate different versions of a product. Automated parts and assemblies make it possible to manage features and components to rebuild geometry.  New users or even the sales team can make predefined changes to complex models without first having to sort through the entire design to find the correct feature or dimension to change.

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Key Features

  • Complete Design-to-Order system with integration Creo to enterprise systems
  • Lightweight
  • Streamlined Application Framework
  • No need for Creo API programming or complex client/server programming
  • Bi-directional communication between Microsoft and Creo
  • One Creo license serves multiple users
  • Fully automatic data generation in Creo
  • LAN/Internet driven

How It Works

  • Search for components graphically or by parameter info
  • A Customer or Sales Rep.. can use SDS Selector or in house  Configurator,  or any other data gathering method to make product selections
  • The web client sends the data to the SmartDesignServer, which can be anywhere (even a different continent)
  • The server compiles the necessary information using Creo, MS Word, and/or any other user accessible application
  • The deliverables are sent to the client or to pre-defined locations
  • The deliverables can be a quote, Creo Models or Drawings, PDF files, DXF files, NC Programs, shearing/cutting lists, BOM for ERP/pricing, 3D renderings, or any other type Sales or Engineering  information

Key Benefits

  • Extremely short ROI to a complete Design-to-Order system
  • Fast implementation timeline: no need for year-long development projects
  • No complex server installation, portals or databases
  • Open architecture allows for easily available talent for customization or for integration to existing infrastructure
  • Ready for future growth and upgrades - XML-based environment protects your investment in SmartDesignServer
  • Does not restrict the customization of the client UI