From within Elfsquad CPQ software you can easily control your 3D model in HiCAD. This replaces the Excel sheets with an actual configurator, and enriches output with a 3D model. Afterwards, HiCAD will automatically prepare the production data.
By using an ingenious connection between the two packages the configured models can be exchanged. With the data from Elfsquad, the model can be built in HiCAD, or a ‘mother’ model can be controlled. Additional product data can be sent to ERP with eventual extra adjustments, also via HiCAD.
With this combination (HiCAD – Elfsquad) this is not a set choice but both situations can be combined. Models that cannot be configured for the full 100% can be developed further in HiCAD. This results in a benefit with partial configuring, allowing the engineer to also accept customer specific wishes.
Enriching the quotation with a 3D model immediately grants a good view of what the customer’s configuration and 3D drawing will look like. A model or image like that can easily be sent from HiCAD to Elfsquad. This also goes for a 3D model that can be inspected with a PDF viewer, for instance.
The entire business process, captured in a few systems. This is something you can find on any manufacturing business’ wish list. One of the most important benefits being reduction of manual labor and eliminating errors in work preparation. Another big plus is the faster- and more complete communication with the customer.