Nook Industries Selects BuyDesign® Configurator and Flex3D for SolidWorks

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Nook Industries will use BuyDesign to dynamically create 3D CAD models and drawings for the company’s customizable products on their website.

TDCI Inc. (TDCI), the leading provider of configurator-based software, announced today that Nook Industries, a leading manufacturer of linear motion components and linear control systems, has selected TDCI’s BuyDesign Product Configurator and Flex3D CAD model generation software. BuyDesign will be used as the foundation of the company’s next-generation web site capability to dynamically create 3D CAD models and drawings for the company’s customizable products. The BuyDesign software will guide users through selection of various options and specifications, then work with Nook Industries’ SolidWorks 3D CAD system to automatically generate configuration-specific models that can be manipulated for online viewing. The models can then be used to generate drawings for customer download.

“We selected BuyDesign because it provides us with the ability to integrate its functionality seamlessly into our environment through their API, its ease-of-use and its integration with SolidWorks,” said John McLoughlin, Nook Industries CIO. “Many of our customers are engineers who require the ability to specify uniquely configured products in their designs and to visualize how our products will fit and function within the overall environment. BuyDesign gives us the flexibility and power we need to provide our customers with that capability by leveraging the parametric models we have developed in SolidWorks without the need to maintain custom software.”

About Nook Industries
Nook Industries, Inc. ( is a leading manufacturer of linear motion components and linear motion control systems. Nook offers one of the most comprehensive selections of integrated linear motion systems in the world. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Nook Industries is an ISO 9001-2008 Registered company that provides controlled motion solutions in a wide range of industries including; transportation, medical/diagnostics, paper, chemical, food/beverage, solar, aerospace, entertainment and communications markets. Clients in these markets rely on Nook products for tooling, product design and engineering flexibility to provide modified standard products to meet their respective application requirements. Nook provides comprehensive engineering, design, manufacturing expertise and analysis to provide the highest quality linear motion solutions on the market today.

About TDCI and BuyDesign
TDCI ( specializes in helping manufacturers and their distributors streamline the buying process for customized products. TDCI’s BuyDesign® software is a comprehensive web-based product configurator and guided selling 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 with a powerful product configurator, BuyDesign provides modular applications for guided product selection and configuration, product visualization, quoting and ordering, drawing and data generation, and more.


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