During the last few decades, CAD has overtaken manual drafting as the go-to tool for manufacturing design. More than just convenient, CAD software is helping manufacturers redefine industry standards for product design. Here are some of the ways these features enhance the product lifecycle.
Many CAD solutions offer design templates, or integrate with third-party catalogs to standardize the parts designers can incorporate into their projects. Direct integration with catalogs also streamlines ordering. The software automatically captures and organizes this information to save time, as well as readies it for downstream use. Material lists equip sales teams to better answer the questions customers might have while they evaluate their options.
A CPQ solution can transform your entire company, but not all CPQ solutions are created equal. Invest time into choosing the right solution to reap the maximum benefit of the technology. Do research, look at reviews, and know exactly what you want to achieve with a CPQ solution. The right one will enable:
Optimizing product lifecycle requires manufacturers to understand the market, collaborate between departments, and utilize efficient processes. The design phase of the lifecycle will impact every subsequent stage. With so much riding on the product designers’ workflows, it’s critical for them to have the right CAD software in their toolkit.