Customer recommendation Ferag

Customer recommendation Ferag

“We use a variety of different software systems to design our finishing systems for newspapers and magazines. For example, since 2002 we have been using PLM on 230 workstations and CATIA on 78 workstations.

The use of different systems has accordingly led to trade parts being processed in several environments and consequently documented differently. Thus we needed several systems for the search and load of CAD geometries, whereby search for own production parts was cumbersome due to missing attributes. In addition, the maintenance of several environments has led to data errors.

In November 2011 we commissioned CADBAS to create a part management system based on classification, 3D search and parts maps – with the aim of creating a search environment for everyone that enables to find and re-use single parts efficiently. With this part management system, we expected to minimize the effort for provision and search as well as effectively reduce unnecessary duplicates.

The new part management system went live after only nine months – and the users are especially enthusiastic about the name independent and high-performance 3D search. Since going live, we have been able to find our required production parts for the first time. Also the search in PartExplorer® is very fast. The classification effort is reduced by the automatic readout of the geometric dimensions.

From the concept phase through the test phase to the go live of the system and beyond, CADBAS has proven to be a competent partner who can spare you many wrong turns. The cooperation with the responsible CADBAS employees is very pleasant. And the price model SuSi helps to expand the project.”

Roland Grädel
Project Manager Part Management
Hinwil, Switzerland