Generate models and drawings, automatically

From one simple form, Tacton Design Automation for Autodesk Inventor can quickly create the 3D CAD models and 2D drawings you need for sales quotes and production, automatically.

Engineers will spend less time on repetitive tasks and time-consuming variations on the same design, and more time on innovation. And your eager sales teams won't need to wait for that crucial output to make a sale.

Optimal, validated output every time

Tacton Design Automation will always produce Autodesk Inventor models and drawings that are validated and complete. Models are validated throughout the CPQ process to ensure they follow all your engineering rules and specific design standards.

Tacton presents a solution that is not only valid, but is optimal for your customer to buy – and for your company to sell.

Easy to implement and maintain

You'll be amazed at how simple Tacton's solution is to implement, use and maintain. It comes fully embedded in Autodesk Inventor and features an intuitive point-and-click interface, so you don't need any programming or IT expertise to set up and maintain an automation project.

Any updates to the product portfolio are quick and easy to make as products are introduced or evolve. Simply make a change to a product in one location, and the updates automatically filter to all areas affected by the change.

Products

Tacton Design Automation Studio for Autodesk Inventor

Allows definition of design rules for the products and their components.

Tacton Design Automation Engineer for Autodesk Inventor

Allows users to customize documents in CAD according to previously defined rules in the studio.

  • Constraint-based configurator with complete solution space validation
  • Conflict resolution
  • Layout configuration
  • Highlighted mapped objects and parameters
  • Isolated mapped components
  • Point-and-click and filtering for CAD mapping
  • Dimension value
  • Suppression state
  • Document
  • iPart
  • Visibility state
  • Material
  • Exclude from BOM
  • Scale
  • Position
  • Size
  • Visibility state
  • iProperties
  • Macros
  • Product support
  • Product maintenance

We want to hear from you

CUSTOMER STORIES

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

CIO, ELDON

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

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