Cut lead time, maintain accuracy and quality

Need to churn out more custom sales quotes with drawings in less time? With CAD automation, your sales teams won't have to wait for engineering to validate configurations or manually process drawings.

Because design constraints are already defined and validated in Tacton's configurator, you can feel confident about the integrity of the design when it is generated automatically. Sales teams will always know that a configured product is buildable to customer specs and profitable for your company.

Get customers to help build the products they want to buy

Seeing is believing. Customers who get to view and manipulate the products you're building – and even change their minds during the sales process – feel more engaged and confident in their buying decisions.

Delivering a personalized, interactive experience will help you increase your chances of making a sale and gaining a repeat customer.

Save time and money

Tacton CAD Automation helps you automate the quotation process, saving huge amounts of time for your sales teams and anyone contributing input to your quotes.

This directly impacts sales costs and profit margins on each sale. In fact, many of our own customers have seen their design cycle times slashed from weeks to days – or even minutes.

Solution Capabilities

  • Constraint-based configuration means dramatically fewer rules
  • Always presents the solution that best meets the customers’ needs
  • Highly scalable – the stateless configuration engine handles complex models and high user loads with ease and speed
  • All variables simultaneously considered. Ensures valid, error-free configuration – every time
  • Automatic error resolution and no dead-ends
  • Automates and supports any to-order process completely inside CAD (CTO, ETO)
  • Fully embedded engineering tools inside the CAD environment
  • Structured and intuitive point-and-click CAD mapping tool
  • Instant mapping validation with inspections
  • Rule documentation capabilities
  • Compatible with Tacton CPQ and Tacton Extension for Salesforce CPQ
  • Installs easily out of the box
  • Manages requests through an integrated web service
  • Supports export of both native and all file formats supported by your CAD software
  • Contains a standard API for add-on development
  • Can integrate to external systems such as ERP, CRM, PDM and PLM systems
  • Supports customer-specific add-ons so you can customize and complement the standard functionality
  • No programming or IT expertise needed
  • Intuitive rules make it fast and easy to introduce and update products
  • Access to Knowledge Base online support

CAD Automation Products

Tacton CPQ CAD Automation

Capture the engineering data you need to automate and optimize the entire sales process for ETO products using Tacton CPQ.

Design Automation

Design automation makes designing and selling custom products as fast and easy as for standard products. Automatically create detailed production and assembly drawings with related documents needed for sales quotes, right from within your CAD tool.


"Tacton Smart Commerce will allow us to better serve our customers by shortening the time to value and continue our strategy of helping our customers stand-out with sustainable packaging solutions.”

Anders Top Haustrup


Our truck cockpit configurator is a state-of-the-art solution that allows us to save a lot of time with engineering resources that were previously needed."

Marc Witte

MAN Truck & Bus SE

“For Husky’s digital transformation it’s key to use “best of breed solutions” that span across all businesses. Tacton is a key element in Husky’s sales process"

Steffen Bönecke

Director of Global Engineering and Operation Transformation

It’s always a challenge when you’re trying to roll out a new system. But the minute people started using Tacton, they could see the benefits and how it made life so much easier.

Marcel Goetzelmann

IT Application Consultant, Bürkert

The lion’s share of our sales comes from standard products, but it’s often our ability to offer customized solutions that wins us new business.

Mats Toftebrant


Tacton is the most important sales tool we have. It is easy, fast and we can’t work without it!

Martin Björklund

Sales tools responsible, Swisslog

Tacton was the only solution we found that makes it possible to approach a configuration from different angles. Regardless of the customer’s starting point, the software always calculates the best solution by working with constraints on business rules instead of running down a decision tree.

Koen Boot

CIO, Vencomatic

I know many companies hesitate to introduce a configurator because they think – our products cannot be structured or streamlined in a good way or, our combinations are too complicated. We also heard these comments in our company. There were people who said it wouldn’t be possible, but it was. The configurator helped us overcome those concerns and even convinced the “experts” sitting on the product knowledge.

Dr Klos

General Manager, Yaskawa Europe Robotics Division

We quickly understood that a sequential, rule-based configurator would never meet our needs. We didn’t want to have to answer the same question over and over. We wanted to define a customer’s requirement and for that requirement to filter through to all areas it affected automatically. We also wanted to be able to start at any point in the configuration – if you don’t have an answer to a particular question, it doesn’t matter – the configurator should do the thinking for you. And that is exactly what Tacton provided us with.

Sicco Saft

Business Analyst, Meyn

The beauty of the Tacton Configurator is that it will guide the sales rep through the sale and get the configuration of the product and quotation correct each time. It now takes us only five minutes to generate a complete budget offer including pricing. This saves us tremendous amounts of time and money.

Jan Nilsson

Senior Engineer CRM Process & IT Development, Siemens

In the water treatment industry, lead-time is often more important than price. With the combined SolidWorks and TactonWorks solution, once our proposal is accepted, design goes through engineering in just a few days, then out to fabrication. This type of automation has been a key factor in our business growth.

Brian Bartholomew

Senior Project Engineer, ClearStream Environmental

“In the past, we did everything to the customer’s wishes. Today, the customer still has this perception, but we are in fact supplying a configured product based on carefully identified and standardized building blocks. This makes us faster and helps keep our stock levels down. It also ensures that products are already validated from a design and manufacturing point of view before an order is placed.”

Marcel Walvoort

Manager Product Configurator, Kramp