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9 MOST FREQUENT ISSUES FOR THE FURNITURE DESIGN ENGINEER

A random, affordable software or a specialised furniture design software developed for continuous development and future purposes? Let’s look at the issues most frequently challenged by the furniture design engineers and whether a specialised CAD software can solve his/her problems.

NO SHARED DESIGN DATA

One of the most frequent repetitive situations – lack of sharing of project-specific data. If you are required to visit an office of a person developing a furniture design each time to obtain information, you should think about how to reorganise your work and change your software. Count on a software that will give you access to your files regardless of your position.

TIME

Time is today one of the most premium values. If there is an opportunity to shorten the course of individual actions, you should grasp it. Designing furniture in the software which has an intuitive interface, a non-complex library of finished components and functions that help detect process collisions, allows you to recover more than half of your current working time. The conclusion is simple – on average you get half a day extra to manage other tasks. Especially if you use an automatic drawing documentation generator and you can replace the tedious 2D documentation development process with a single click.

DESIGN CHANGES

If you count the time needed to make changes to the design, such as openings or the height of the furniture after its construction, it may appear that such, seemingly slight, changes are a lion’s share of your day. The solution to this problem is a parametric design software that allows you to create templates and simplify work with repeating furniture designs.

UPDATE COMPONENT LIBRARIES

Instead of constantly keeping up-to-date, you can set up a parametric library with easily editable files. This gives you great freedom to adapt it to your needs – in a fast, easy and pleasant manner.

STORAGE OF DATA ON HARD COPIES

Take a glance at the recent prices of warehouse spaces and you will know why it is necessary to deal with the storage of heaps of paper documentation – this conclusion is of course drawn with a grain of salt, but at the same time sets the direction of operations. The furniture design software integrated with the PDM or ERP system will enable virtual storage of data and will provide access to it from any workplace without the need to make subsequent copies. Add the ability to submit production reports generated in a few seconds using a link and to access them from the machine operator panel or even from a mobile phone. More efficiently, isn’t it?

QUICK COST ESIMATION

If your responsibility is to assess the cost of furniture production, the fast cost estimation function will make your work much easier. The furniture design software integrated into the ERP system will enable the pricing and optimisation of the furniture model in terms of planned production costs.

PRODUCTION DATA

Preparation of information with parts names, quantities and dimensions for the production purposes is a very important step in the production process. If the process is performed manually, it may cause errors. Specialist software designed for furniture design automates this action and eliminates the risk of dimensioning and production errors.

CNC MACHINING

The execution of a large number of individual orders requires an efficient organisation of work, good pace and elimination of errors. Select a furniture design software that has a CAM module and allows you to generate an NC program on any machine.

INTEGRATED ENVIRONMENT

If you are working with a large number of distributed software from different vendors, think about the capabilities of working in an integrated environment – 3D, CAM, PDM, ERP, everything from a single vendor with a comprehensive character, fast data flow, and work in a single area. If you can make it simpler, why prevent it?

If you reached this sentence, I have to propose nothing else than to test WOODEXPERT. You can do this entirely on your own or have the opportunity to arrange a meeting with our specialist during which you will be familiarised with the program and its operation.

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