TactonWorks Streamlines the Design-to-Order Process for Fläkt Woods

Fläkt Woods take the principles of a leading configuration system and apply them to a 3D CAD design program. The result: efficient designs in minutes, rather than days.

See TactonWorks demonstration at SolidWorks World 2007 (Tacton - booth #506).

Stockholm, Sweden - January 30, 2007- Tacton Systems, global vendor of configuration software, announced today that Fläkt Woods has implemented TactonWorks to streamline their design-to-order process. Fläkt Woods is a leading designer and manufacturer of air conditioning and ventilation solutions. The company's expertise can be found in a wide range of industrial applications, including cooling, filtration, heat recovery, diffusion, fire safety and ventilation.

Fläkt Woods has identified two key user groups for TactonWorks. The first group is the designers who will use the solution to make their design-to-order work more efficient. The company will also enable their sales team to generate eDrawings and downloadable files (3D models and 2D CAD drawings) of the company's products when they configure fans on the web.

TactonWorks is a SolidWorks add-in, which runs the powerful Tacton Configurator engine inside the SolidWorks user interface, next to the assembly document. Users can easily create optimal configurations of highly complex products, and automatically generate complete SolidWorks assemblies and drawings on the fly. As soon as the user changes a requirement, the assembly is immediately updated in the same window, making it easy to directly view the consequence of each change in 3D.

"TactonWorks allows us to speed up and improve the consistency of the design-to-order work," says Paul Hunter, Engineering Systems Manager at Flakt Woods in Essex, UK. "We can now automate a vast proportion of the 3D modeling phase, and streamline the process of bringing the design to production."

For more information, contact:
Tacton Systems
Klas Orsvarn, Executive Vice President, R&D
Telephone: +46 (0)8 690 07 50
Cell: +46 (0)70 657 58 70
E-mail: klas.orsvarn@tacton.com

About Tacton Systems

Tacton is based on two decades of cutting edge R&D in product configuration and sales configuration, beginning in 1987 at the Swedish Institute of Computer Science. Tacton Configurator is in production use since 1998 by a wide spectrum of leading manufacturing companies around the world, such as Ericsson, GE Healthcare, ABB, Pentair, Hoffman Enclosures, ASSA ABLOY, Black Box, Albany Door Systems and Flakt Woods.

In working with leading manufacturers, Tacton has the expertise and proven technologies to automate your product configuration processes, including pricing, quoting, proposals, BOM and other documentation. Tacton Configurator tightly integrates with ERP systems as well as CRM, e-commerce, PLM, and CAD. Tacton gives you the competitive edge with a needs-based approach to configuration, making it easier for users to create the optimal solution for the customer's requirements. It can configure anything from simple products to the most complex dynamic equipment with the same ease of use. For more information: www.tacton.com

About Fläkt Woods

Fläkt Woods is a global company providing solutions for ventilation and air treatment for buildings as well as fan solutions for industry and infrastructure applications. Reliability, quality and technical leadership has over the years built our vast application expertise best showcased by our long list of successful installations.

Fläkt Woods is a privately held company owned by Compass Partners International Ltd. and the management. Fläkt Woods Group has 20 manufacturing and engineering operations worldwide including Sweden, Finland, UK, France, Italy, Poland, Russia, Dubai, India, Korea, Japan, Australia and the Americas. www.flaktwoods.com

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