Customer service in real time
The future business model for sheet metal fabricators: WebCAD enables the company to offer its customers, buyers and designers a unique service. After loading up a STEP file, the feasibility, price and availability are calculated and checked in real time on the company's website. The data is then transferred to CRM, ERP and the machines are controlled directly with the generated code.
WebCAD calculates entire sheet metal assemblies fully automatically in seconds. The system recognizes processing operations such as lasering, bending, welding, drilling, punching and much more. Third party components are also integrated. WebCAD decides on the use of the machines.
WebCAD checks the feasibility of a component group on the basis of the recorded machine parameters, the digitized production knowledge and the material properties and informs the customer of the result in real time on the website.
WebCAD has the ability to control individual machines directly. For example, the system nests orders for laser cutting and creates the G code for the laser cutter, so that the order only has to be started at the machine.
In the course of calculations, WebCAD constantly learns to interpret certain drawing elements. With this self-learning system, digital know-how grows into a huge pool of knowledge about customs and the understanding of each individual customer.
Cross order pooling
The pooling of orders enables much more efficient production planning and -preparation and significantly reduces production costs. For example, the use of materials can be reduced by up to 30% through cross-order pooling.
In the final development stage, the use of WebCAD enables the control of production. The detailed, construction-technical overview of the entire order status enables WebCAD to manage orders chronologically and to consolidate and thus optimize them.
Upload construction file
The file created by the designer can be uploaded directly to WebCAD in the form of a STEP file by Drag and Drop.
Automatic recognition of all operations such as edges, lasers, welding, grinding and drilling which are necessary for the completion of the workpiece. This also applies to the correct machine selection.
All product-specific parameters such as material, quality class, surface treatment and much more can be defined.
With the help of an integrated rule engine, an immediate feasibility check is carried out. If there is a conflict, a warning message is displayed.
Check material availability
Warehouse stock level can be called up via connection to the ERP system.
Check machine availability
The connection of production planning with WebCAD makes it possible to check the availability of the machinery. This creates the basis for optimizing production management.
Check production time
The production time can be checked through the connection to the production control management.
A very precise price calculation is carried out depending on all relevant factors such as material costs, machine use, additional work and many more.
Calculate delivery time
The earliest possible delivery date is determined exactly with reference to the current utilization of the machinery.
A guided sales process makes it very easy for a customer to order his construction. At the end of each calculation, the order can be triggered directly from the offer, depending on the desired quantity and delivery time, with a single mouse click.
Generate machine control code
WebCAD is able to send all production-relevant data directly to the machine to be produced directly after the customer has placed an order.
Optimize order pool
Orders with identical production specifications can be combined (pooling). This leads to a drastic increase in production efficiency.