SolidWorks Enterprise PDM controls variants of products
3DVIA Composer generates and updates 3D visualizations automatically
3DVIA Composer is a very effective tool to produce assembly instructions
3DVIA Composer also works as a sales tool
“We use SolidWorks fully in our construction and we are also using SolidWorks Enterprise PDM to control variants of products. We have to be able to keep track of a vast number of different versions, and through the PDM system allows us to create several hundred thousand product variants out of our few different modules.”
Technology director Preben Hjørnet established InMoTx in Fredrikshavn, Denmark in 2006. The goal for the company was to develop advanced robotic modular automation solutions for the food industry,based on a single product platform called Octomation. Their demand was that their supplier should be able to cover all their needs from the very early development of prototypes to the communication concerning spare parts, maintenance manuals and sales work, where both their sales force sellers and customers will be able to configure their products themselves.
SolidWorks, SolidWorks Enterprise PDM, and 3DVIA Composer have played key roles throughout the development process and also constitute a central component in both design and sales of new systems. InMoTx uses SolidWorks fully in their construction and they are also using SolidWorks Enterprise PDM to control variants of products. They have to be able to keep track of a vast number of different versions, and through the PDM system allows them to create several hundred thousand product variants out of their few different modules.
InMoTx is using SolidWorks Simulation for both mechanical and flow-related simulation of its products.
3DVIA Composer has a critically important role throughout the InMoTx business strategy. The system has made it possible to carry system level documentation a step further, both in the sales, service and support departments. The system ensures that all documentation is fully integrated with the 3D models in the CAD-system and automatically generates maintenance- and update-ready 3D visualizations. 3DVIA Composer is a very effective tool to produce assembly instructions. They are getting documentation, which is both intuitive and highly informative with regard to installation procedures for their equipment. This applies both to their own assembly department and if they want to place production with licensees. 3DVIA Composer also works as a sales tool to create the layouts customers need as decision support for new projects.