Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB) December 2, 2008
TDCI, Inc. (TDCI), the leading provider of configurator-based software solutions, announced today that Overly Door Company (Overly Door), a leading manufacturer of acoustical, blast and bullet resistant, radiation shielding, and GSA vault doors, has selected BuyDesign Flex3D as an extension to the product configurator in the company's Infor ERP SyteLine 8 business system, which is based on the BuyDesign product configurator. BuyDesign Flex3D works with the configurator and parametric 3D CAD models to dynamically generate configuration-specific models based on features, options, and dimensions specified during configuration. Detail drawings and manufacturing information can then be generated from those models using standard CAD capabilities. Overly Door will use BuyDesign Configurator and Flex3D with their PRO/Engineer 3D CAD system to generate detail drawings and CNC data to drive manufacturing of orders for the company's line of configure-to-order products.
BuyDesign Configurator and Flex3D are components of TDCI's BuyDesign guided selling and configuration software suite. BuyDesign is a comprehensive solution developed to streamline the sales process for customized products. BuyDesign helps companies that manufacture products with a wide range of features, options, and dimensions increase sales by becoming 'easy to do business with' while also reducing order processing time, cost, and errors.
Overly Door will utilize BuyDesign Configurator with the SyteLine Customer Estimate function to specify and price configure-to-order doors. Once an estimate is accepted, SyteLine will pass it to the Order Entry function to drive the order management and manufacturing job release stream. Once the order is finalized, the configurator will generate a configuration-specific bill of material and routing. It will then pass information to Flex3D to drive the appropriate PRO/Engineer parametric model to generate configuration-specific drawings and CNC information to go with the order to manufacturing.
"BuyDesign Configurator and Flex3D along with SyteLine will significantly streamline our order-to-manufacture cycle," said Chuck Baugh, Overly Door Company COO. "We've been using PRO/E models to generate manufacturing drawings and CNC data for some time, but this will eliminate the manual process we had to follow with our previous systems."
"Overly Door's approach to using BuyDesign, SyteLine and PRO/Engineer is a great example of how manufacturers can leverage the integration of a product configurator with ERP and CAD systems to dramatically reduce the effort require to sell and produce configure-to-order products," said Dan Demuth, TDCI President. "More and more American manufacturers are moving to this model of manufacturing and we're proud to be a part of making that happen."
About Overly Door Company
Overly Door Company is a leading manufacturer of custom specialty doors and windows, including acoustical, blast and bullet resistant, radiation shielding, and GSA vault doors. Overly Door products are designed and manufactured to architect specifications on a project basis for government, commercial, and industrial buildings. Overly Door has a history of strong engineering expertise and commitment to product quality and innovation. Learn more at http://www.overly.com.
About TDCI and BuyDesign
TDCI (http://www.tdci.com) specializes in helping manufacturers and their distributors streamline the buying process for customized products. TDCI's BuyDesign® software is a comprehensive web-based guided selling and configuration solution developed to help companies increase sales by becoming 'easy to do business with' while improving profitability by reducing order processing time, cost, and errors. Built using a powerful product configurator, BuyDesign provides modular applications for guided product selection and configuration, product visualization, quoting and ordering, drawing and data generation, consumer interest creation, intelligent product catalogs and more.