Based on yesterdays post, here's an exercise to try out.
Tacton CPQ with online CAD Automation
A common request from our customers is a simple visualization of their products. They're not looking for:
- An exact CAD-drawing, because that can mean that their customer can copy the product and get it produced cheaper
- A fully fledged visualization with perfect surfaces, because they understand the challenge of setting up and maintaining this over time.
Our customers are looking for something in between, let's call it 'sales CAD'
We decided to investigate the market for this type of product and found Dynamaker. Dynamaker calls themselves Online CAD for Mass Customization.
We decided to set up a demo together, and selected a electrical cabinet as an example. The electrical cabinet configuration problem is a classic in the CPQ-world. It's really challenging as it's essentially a 'Bin packing problem'. This means that you shouldn't try to solve it optimally, as it may take an eternity. So we're using a smart(er) version of the 'first fit algoritm'.
One of the key take-aways from setting up a demo together, is how easy both Dynamaker and Tacton are to integrate to. Tacton has ready-made functionality to allow external (visualization) windows in the tool, and to send messages to the visualization. Dynamaker in turn can easily pick up messages from external configurators and feed them to their online CAD.
We essentially had a simple version up and running within less than 2 hours.
Below you see a demo
If you go ahead and book a meeting (use the button above) we can tell you have we have used Dynamaker in multiple Tacton CPQ implementations.