Lean production is the end goal of extensively automating recurring processes. Modern 3D software contains generators for this purpose, which eliminate the need for users to redesign each part, redraw each design, and create the relevant model. Instead, the designer first prepares a parameterized sketch, on which the 3D model is based. Any corrections can be made directly in the drawing and are not just visible for the first time on the finished model or working model.
Designers can use the rendering functions included to prepare models instantaneously in a visually appealing presentation format. High-performance CAD interfaces offered by the design software ensure that data from other CAD systems or other applications can be easily imported or exported.
Time savings are one side of the coin, but money also plays an important role. That’s because using expensive CAD programs at multiple workstations in the design department is extremely costly. This poses a financial challenge for smaller companies, in particular, which not everyone can – or wants to overcome. Most major CAD providers today use subscription models, which attract high rental charges year after year.
The traditional purchase model represents an alternative in this respect, and this is precisely what TENADO offers. This is how it works: the company purchases licenses in the traditional way, installs them on-premises, and can use them without restrictions from the moment of installation with regular updates and support included with the Premium Care model. Over time, this license model allows user companies to operate at a significantly lower cost than if using the subscription approach.
For example, is there a focus on FEM analyses (finite element method)? Do you want to view assemblies using VR glasses in order to analyze drawings down to the smallest detail? Contemporary CAD solutions offer flexible, individual, and intelligently networked add-ons for these and numerous other applications. They ensure that designers can work even better with the 3D CAD program.
An important cost consideration is whether such add-on functions are included or whether they need to be purchased additionally at a high cost. It is essential to be aware of this when choosing a product. When choosing a new CAD system that fulfills all individual requirements, it is therefore recommended to check early on which functionalities the manufacturer offers and under which conditions.
To reach production maturity quickly you need 3D CAD software that combines clever design methods and simple ways of working with complex functions. The higher the level of automation of as many recurring processes as possible, the greater the efficiency and therefore the savings potential. This clears the way to achieving the target of lean production.
Do you also want to take the first step toward lean production? Then test TENADO CAD 3D software today – free of charge and without obligation.