Automation of 3D models

We have a methodology studied and refined due to a long experience in different sectors

We use the market standard, DriveWorks, as Product Configurator for the automation of 3D models due to its power, versatility and parameterization capacity.

Starting from the elevator sector, and after a decade of continuous improvement, SAMAT has a 3D CAD modeling methodology and development of assemblies that can be automated by DriveWorks in a unique way. Savings of 95% of the time in obtaining CAD models and complete error suppression are the main achievements.

Choosing the right partner and software is essential

In order to start a project of implantation of any software, two premises must be fulfilled: the right choice of the software that best suits your requirements, and the hiring of expert personnel that is capable of carrying out a successful implantation.

SAMAT is Services Partners of DriveWorks Ltd., one more guarantee that your projects will be a success. The only non-English speaking European company to have this important recognition. Therefore, relying on us, it complies with one of the above mentioned premises.

After the experience of several product configurators, we definitely chose DriveWorks, for the reasons shown in this blog post. When a customer follows our advice on choosing the SolidWorks and DriveWorks tandem, we usually tell them that they have already taken the most important step and that, of course, they have succeeded with the first premise mentioned.

Phases of an automation of 3D CAD models


A 3D model not only has to be developed to manufacture, we have to provide it with intelligence and versatility that enhances and values its use:

  1. Operations, Parts and Assemblies correctly renamed
  2. General organization (folders)
  3. Appropriate choice of origin and main drawings
  4. Management/selection of operations
  5. Assembly instructions
  6. Avoid the use of dependences
  7. Manufacturing drawing + DXF with relationships to parts/assemblies
  8. Use of properties that bring us benefits

Product and engineering rules

The product rules will allow us to edit different parameters within our model as:
1. Choice of name/denomination and location of files
2. General dimensional modification
3. Activate/Off/Edit operations
4. Linking input parameters with final model
5. Programming and use of variables
6. Placement/Autoscale of views in plans
7. Charts references/prices/properties reading
8. A proper management of component configurations

File management

It is essential in the automation of a 3D model to take advantage of file management, so that we can provide the system with the following functions:

  1. Registration of components in specific routes
  2. Automatic component coding management
  3. Existing components read for replacements
  4. Do not generate components already generated in the past
  5. Versions of components and drawings to check if someone has edited something
  6. Suitable output file format selection
  7. Grouping deliverables into a target folder
  8. Full control of order versions

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