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Product Configurator Suppliers to Exhibit at SolidWorks World

A number of product configuration system suppliers will be exhibiting at the SolidWorks World 2007 Conference, being held from February 4 through February 7, 2007 in New Orleans, USA. The ninth annual SolidWorks World Conference brings together designers, engineers, managers, and partners to discuss ideas, trends, and the technology shaping the future of mechanical design.

Swedish-based product configuration software company Tacton Systems will launch and demonstrate its TactonWorks application.

Conference attendees will see how TactonWorks and SolidWorks allow manufacturers to automatically configure complete assemblies and drawings to meet customer specific requirements.

As a SolidWorks Solution Partner, Tacton has embedded their product configurator into the SolidWorks Window, empowering engineers to interactively engineer-to-order a complete 3D assembly by defining the customer’s requirements, and reviewing how the design changes for each selection. Engineers can define the configuration rules in a point-and-click environment, leveraging powerful configuration constraints.

Tacton says that SolidWorks parametric capability makes a perfect match with Tacton Configurator, to provide design automation for engineer-to-order manufacturers. “We are looking forward to showing live demonstrations of this joint solution and discussing reference customer cases at SolidWorks World.” said Klas Orsvärn, Executive Vice President, R&D, Tacton Systems.

Also, British company DriveWorks Ltd will be showing the latest release of its Rules Based Design Automation software for companies that Design & Engineer-to-Order. DriveWorks is owned and managed by Co-founders Glen Smith (CEO) and Maria Sarkar who have been working with the SolidWorks Channel since 1996.

DriveWorks is the SolidWorks Certified Gold partner product for Design Automation. The company says that their implementations can be deployed to the web and set up for use as a front end Web-Based Product Configurator, whilst still generating all the manufacturing data required in the background.

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