Design Automation 

Design automation services can help your company improve the efficiency of your team and get more done with less effort. By automating repetitive manual tasks, organizations can free up resources to innovate and improve the quality of your products or services. A well-implemented design automation solution can help you lower costs, streamline processes, shorten turnaround time, and increase customer satisfaction.

From simple customization of your CAD software all the way to custom-programmed solutions, we can take your company productivity to new heights. Our design automation solutions work with a variety of CAD platforms including AutoCAD®, Autodesk Inventor and Revit – and can be set up and configured to work for your company designers and engineers, salespeople, or for your customers via your company web page.

OUR EXPERTISE CAN HELP YOU:

  • Automate repetitive tasks
  • Improve the ease of use and user acceptance of your current systems
  • Ensure all company personnel are performing work consistently and to the same standards
  • Cut the amount of time it takes to perform individual tasks and complete projects
  • Reduce errors
  • Capture and distribute critical knowledge throughout the organization
  • Eliminate re-keying of redundant information into multiple systems
  • Tie together multiple in-house systems and databases

DESIGN AUTOMATION SOLUTIONS AUTOMATICALLY PRODUCE:

  • Sales proposals
  • Proposal drawings and 3D images
  • Complete engineering drawings and designs
  • Material lists and bills of material
  • Cost estimates
  • Routing sheets
  • Output for other company business systems or databases
  • Any other related documents or data

DESIGN AUTOMATION & PROGRAMMING CONSULTING SERVICES:

Our team of experts helps our clients customize every aspect of their design automation solutions to make sure the latest technologies are implemented to meet their needs. We start the process with scoping and analysis to make sure we understand your unique challenges and requirements. From there, we can help you with:

Design Automation Use Cases

Manufacturers in different industries benefit from design automation in a variety of ways to improve their efficiency and increase their ROI. Some of Hagerman & Company’s successful design automation projects have helped:

  • A manufacturer of storage cabinets to automatically complete assembly and part designs, sheet metal flat blanks, generate bills of material and pass them to its ERP system eliminating mistakes and multiple entry of the same data
  • A manufacturer of refrigeration control valves to develop an automated CAD tool to be sent out to its customers giving them the capability to configure and draw valve assemblies and place them into their system layouts
  • The field sales staff and distributors of a manufacturer of moveable partitions for schools, convention centers, churches, etc. to automatically generate proposal drawings and quotes and synchronize all data with the home office
  • A manufacturer of bleacher and other seating systems to cut its turn around time for quotes and submittal drawings from up to (2) weeks to approximately (1) hour and its labor time per proposal from hours to minutes thus freeing up engineers’ time in order to develop new and better products and systems  
  • A manufacturer of emergency vehicles to automatically generate proposal drawings incorporating a nearly infinite variety of vehicle options

Examples of some of our other successful programming projects include:

  • Developing custom Autodesk menus and symbol libraries for many different clients and applications
  • Helping numerous customers upgrade their existing AutoCAD customizations to be compatible with new versions of AutoCAD
  • Automatic batch processing software to allow customers to make mass changes and updates to current AutoCAD drawings
  • Automated software to assist a manufacturer of lawn and garden equipment to process accounts payable more efficiently and interface with its ERP system
  • Helping numerous customers pass item and bill of material information bi-directionally between CAD, MS-Office, PDM, and ERP systems 
  • Developing solutions to assist numerous companies in processing ECO’s more efficiently including both local and remote users (via the web), sending e-mail notifications, parallel approvals, due dates, reminders, warnings, and logging of audit trails
  • Custom software for a large AEC firm to automate the setup and enforcement of CAD standards throughout the organization
  • Software to read work orders output from an ERP system in order to automatically batch print all drawings required by manufacturing personnel in the shop for production
 
 

 

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Hagerman & Company’s successful design automation projects have allowed:

  • A manufacturer of storage cabinets to automatically complete assembly and part designs, sheet metal flat blanks, generate bills of material and pass them to its ERP system eliminating mistakes and multiple entry of the same data
  • A manufacturer of refrigeration control valves to develop an automated CAD tool to be sent out to its customers giving them the capability to configure and draw valve assemblies and place them into their system layouts
  • The field sales staff and distributors of a manufacturer of moveable partitions for schools, convention centers, churches, etc. to automatically generate proposal drawings and quotes and synchronize all data with the home office
  • A manufacturer of bleacher and other seating systems to cut its turn around time for quotes and submittal drawings from up to (2) weeks to approximately (1) hour and its labor time per proposal from hours to minutes thus freeing up engineers’ time in order to develop new and better products and systems  
  • A manufacturer of emergency vehicles to automatically generate proposal drawings incorporating a nearly infinite variety of vehicle options

Examples of some of our other successful projects include:

  • Developing custom Autodesk menu’s and symbol libraries for many different clients and applications
  • Helping numerous customers upgrade their existing AutoCAD® customizations to be compatible with new versions of AutoCAD
  • Automatic batch processing software to allow customers to make mass changes and updates to current AutoCAD drawings
  • Automated software to assist a manufacturer of lawn and garden equipment to process accounts payable more efficiently and interface with its ERP system
  • Helping numerous customers pass item and bill of material information bi-directionally between CAD, MS-Office, PDM and ERP systems 
  • Developing solutions to assist numerous companies in processing ECO’s more efficiently including both local and remote users (via the web), sending e-mail notifications, parallel approvals, due dates, reminders, warnings, and logging of audit trails
  • Custom software for a large AEC firm to automate the setup and enforcement of CAD standards throughout the organization
  • Software to read work orders output from an ERP system in order to automatically batch print all drawings required by manufacturing personnel in the shop for production

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As an industry leader in the integration of architecture, engineering, construction, product design, and manufacturing processes, Hagerman can help you develop the capabilities needed to achieve your goals. 

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