Easier to Develop Online Configurators With TypeScript and DynaMaker

We are constantly working to improve the DynaMaker cloud service and lately we have been focusing extra hard on usability for developers.

Therefore we now have released a big update simplifying many of the development patterns that you encounter when building your online CAD-configurators. Most of the changes are in the actual structure of the TypeScript/JavaScript templates for the different stages of development.

Changelog

The most important changes are listed in the docs under Changes 2020-10-20 and can be summarized as:

Upgrading Old Projects

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 support@dynamaker.com if you want the latest features and we will assist you with the upgrade!

Integrations with SendGrid and Auth0

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!

Plugins popup in a project.

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

  1. Open your project in DynaMaker
  2. Edit UI in your DynaMaker project and create a checkout button in your project that should trigger an email to sales
  3. Create an account at SendGrid and create an API key there
  4. Create an e-mail template at SendGrid of how you e-mail should look and
  5. Go back to DynaMaker and activate the SendGrid plugin in your project dashboard.
  6. Add your api key to the plugin input field.
  7. Open Edit UI in the DynaMaker project and go back to your checkout button
  8. Import PLUGINS module under the “edit imports”
  9. Access the SendGrid plugin api with PLUGINS.SENDGRID.sendMail( … ) with the proper templateId and content matching what you setup in SendGrid
  10. Pres SAVE & UPDATE and test the checkout button in the editor

How to use Auth0 plugin in a DynaMaker project

  1. Create an account on Auth0
  2. Create a new Authentication setup for “Regular Web Application” and copy the details
  3. Create a first user in Auth0
  4. Open your project in DynaMaker and activate the Auth0 plugin in your project dashboard.
  5. Fill in the same details in the plugin fields as you used for the authentication setup.
  6. Deploy new version of your application and copy the url
  7. Go back to Auth0 to fill in some final information from the deploy url
  8. You will now get an login prompt when accessing the application url

If you have questions or feedback, dont hesitate to contact support@dynamaker.com and we will help you!

We also gladly receive your wishes of new plugins to your favorite systems!

Have You Seen the Updated Dashboard?

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).

Cloud Service for Mass Customization

We are now proud to announce that we have released our cloud service for mass customization! Our tools and knowledge that we have been using in the Swedish industry for the last couple of years are now available at the fingertips for everyone!

Building automated pipelines for custom production is hard and have historically been impossible to achieve at a reasonable price. But we have developed tools and methods to change that.

Our tools and our way of working enables affordable custom production and full utilization of the power that modern automated production machines bring to the industry. All bundled up in an accessible way in a modern cloud service built for the next industrial revolution.

DynaMaker is provided as Software as a Service (SaaS) and you can find our different types of accounts under pricing.

We still have lots of more of useful features, integrations and examples that we are currently working on bringing to the cloud service. These will be continuously added to the service. Se we will keep the beta flag for the next couple of months.

Product example from the editor when setting up a online configurator for a custom bracket

Do you need help to get started, training or perhaps use some of our engineers for a jumpstart on your mass customization project? Please contact us at sales@dynamaker.com and we will find the way forward suitable for you.