As a product visualization tool, 2D Design Automation provides immediate confirmation that a configured product looks exactly the way the customer wants it to look. It can be run:
As a drawing output generator, 2D Design Automation geometry engine can be queried for values it calculates based upon inputs from the configurator. Key driving dimensions are passed to the geometry engine which resolves the constraints and dimensions. The configurator can then use those values in the configuration session. This capability can be used to:
Parametric 2D Design Automation template models used by the geometry engine are created with the 2D sketching capabilities of popular CAD systems enhanced with Flex2D sketching capabilities of popular CAD systems enhanced with Flex2D plug-in. Using this innovative approach, existing drawings can often be turned into “smart” 2D models in a matter of hours.
The resulting models enable 2D Design Automation to automatically resolve constraints and dimensional relationships between geometric elements and perform complex calculations necessary during configuration to generate the images dynamically. This results in: