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Smart Wood Designer

Increase Productivity in Wood Design

SmartWoodDesigner is a solution created for Creo that allows users to quickly and efficiently design wood products by capturing company processes, utilizing company part libraries and integrating manufacturing practices.

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Key Features

  • Build panel parts on the fly by just picking surfaces in any design.
  • Extendable libraries:
  • Wood panel library described as: material, thickness, grain or finish.
  • Profile styles library
  • Smart hardware library-automatically bring in holes, cut-outs, shims and spacers where needed based on defined design rules.
  • Automatic wood joinery: dovetail, fingers and slots, tongue and groove, dado, pocket, butt joint, etc.

How It Works

  • Wood panels are created based on a rough design.
  • With a click of a button, fixed panels are easily converted to moveable doors or drawers in sub-assemblies.
  • User selects hardware components--creation of all necessary cuts and other features in wood panels is done automatically.
  • With integrated nesting, workpiece sizes, margins between parts, and machine cuts are automatically created.
  • NC machining tool paths are created automatically.

Key Benefits

  • Eliminates non-value added repetitive work--freeing up time for more creative work.
  • The user works faster with a set of wood specific features.
  • Provides a high level of predictability.
  • Significantly reduces panel creation, joinery design, and hardware placement time and effort.
  • Allows the user to easily design variations from originals.
  • Produce the NC tool path in drastically reduced time.