We are constantly working to improve the DynaMaker cloud service and lately we have been focusing extra hard on usability for developers.
The most important changes are listed in the docs under Changes 2020-10-20 and can be summarized as:
Since old projects needs the possibility to always carry on there is no automatic upgrade performed on your projects. You need to reach out to email@example.com if you want the latest features and we will assist you with the upgrade!
Are you working with doors, gates or other forms of openings in buildings? We have a nice template to get you started with DynaMaker!
When enabling parametric configuration on your homepage you can let the user do the measurements themselves. With rules restricting and validating the input you can control what sizes and resolutions are allowed, limiting mistakes and errors.
You can allow direct download of a quotation drawing (PDF/DXF) that is auto generated with the exact measurements and easily integrate your configurators with your e-commerce with the help of our plugins and integrations.
If this looks useful for you, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us show you how we can help guide your clients and automate your quotation process.
A DynaMaker template project that generates a motor bracket that fits the NEMA standard for stepper motors. With very few inputs the user can modify the installation size and picking the right standard without having to know anything about the NEMA specifications.
You can navigate the model with middle and left mouse button.
Does this template look useful to you? Contact us at email@example.com and we can get you started with this!
This is one of many template projects available for a quick start with customization in DynaMaker. Its a simple one step configurator that enables parametric customization of a green house with automated CAD exports. See video below for example of how it could work for your e-commerce!
The CMS platform WordPress is one of the most popular ones to build your homepage on the web. We thought it might be suitable to make it easier to embed a Dynamaker project direct on a WordPress homepage. Therefore we have just launched a plugin of our own to WordPress!
Even if the most common approach for configurator builders is integrating it with an more advanced e-commerce platform or customer portal we hope this can provide a good starting point for most companies in any stage of their digitization process.
Most online applications work together with other systems and solutions to help users design and customize products online. Therefore they almost always have to be connected to a homepage, e-commerce, ERP, customer portals and similar to do their intended work.
As a fast and standardize way of connecting the applications your create with DynaMaker to these type of platforms we have now released plugins in the developer dashboard!
First out is the two plugins SendGrid and Auth0, providing e-mail service and authentication for your project.
These two provide a quick way of handling user interaction when you only have a homepage and dont yet have a full fledged e-commerce platform or customer portal taking care of things like theese.
How to use SendGrid plugin in a DynaMaker project
Open your project in DynaMaker
Edit UI in your DynaMaker project and create a checkout button in your project that should trigger an email to sales
Create an account at SendGrid and create an API key there
Create an e-mail template at SendGrid of how you e-mail should look and
Go back to DynaMaker and activate the SendGrid plugin in your project dashboard.
Add your api key to the plugin input field.
Open Edit UI in the DynaMaker project and go back to your checkout button
Import PLUGINS module under the “edit imports”
Access the SendGrid plugin api with PLUGINS.SENDGRID.sendMail( … ) with the proper templateId and content matching what you setup in SendGrid
Pres SAVE & UPDATE and test the checkout button in the editor
Now on Thursday (19/3) at 16:00 CET we have an upcoming webinar to learn how to setup an assembly and let rules and logic automatically place components in DynaMaker. Please join in by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or read more about our other upcoming webinars at our open webinars page.
We will look into some example cases of how things can be done, explain components an instancing, show you how to work with a tool like DynaMaker and discuss together different options and possibilities.
Then the DynaMaker cloud service could be the perfect solution for you!
Online 3D Visualization and CAD Import/Export in One Tool
To give you the power and control to build fully automated processes from online configuration to on demand customized manufacturing we have combined both the possibility for visible configuration in 3D, with fast and lightweight models, together with the power of working with generation of CAD data. Both extracting parameters and dimensions from user imported 2D cad files (dxf, pdf, etc) to auto generation of 2D/3D CAD files for manufacturing (dxf, step, pdf, etc).
Fast Start with Fork, Modify and Deploy
We have standardized and streamlined the development process for setting up an online web app for CAD configuration with the help of our online IDE, lots of templates and example code to start from and an automated deploy and hosting process.
You pick a template (we can help with selection) and make it yours with a click (Fork). Then you can modify it and add as much as you like to make it match exactly your product that should be configured (Modify), And with the click of a button you build and deploy it to our hosting service and make it available to the world (Deploy).
So just join the community and start exploring our cloud service!
A lot has happened with the DynaMaker platform since it was first released. We really appreciate that you, our wonderful users, get back to us with suggestions on how to improve. Your feedback has been a large part in moving the platform forward since the beginning!
Recently we have been busy giving the project dashboard an updated design and some new functionality such as file upload and texture creation (more about that in a future post). We would love to hear what you think about the new design, so if you have not already, log in and try it out yourself!
Note: If you still see the old design it is most likely because your browser has cached the old version. Try doing a hard refresh (ctrl+F5/shift+F5/⌘+F5).