On this page we have collected some frequently asked questions about DynaMaker. The questions and answers are sorted by topic.
Developing in DynaMaker
A DynaMaker app (or application) is a collection of code and possibly other resources such as images that run on top of the DynaMaker service and is the result when deploying a Project. An app usually consists of a user interface, some product components and drawing exporters.
A DynaMaker project is the development environment for a specific app.
Before you can deploy an app from a project, it needs to be assigned a deploy slot. Deploy slots are included when you subscribe to a plan.
You can have an unlimited amount of developers in a team.
Yes! You can try it out by creating a developer account and doing tutorials or creating a test app. DynaMaker is free to use until you want to deploy your app for commercial use.
When developing advanced rules or 3D visualisations in DynaMaker, Javscript or TypeScript is used. However, product data, translations, static 3D models and in some cases even product rules, can be managed in another software and imported into DynaMaker. This means that some development tasks can be carried out in tools that you already are familiar with. Learn more about TypeScript here.
Yes, apart from the free online documentation, you can also buy training that can boost your development experience in DynaMaker.
Yes, since there can be an unlimited amount of developers in a team and there is free online documentation, any beginner in development can easily start building custom apps. We also offer free comminty licenses.
You can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any question regarding DynaMaker.
Technical questions about the platform
DynaMaker is run by our proprietary CAD kernel called DynaLark, which is built for web. This results in high performance in both 2D and 3D.
You can of course upload static models like 3D cad files in formats like gltf or stl, or 2D files like dxf to use in your visualization. But what makes DynaMaker handle infinite variants is the possibility to create your own parametric models inside the DynaMaker editor. With CAD features like Extrude, revolve, split and cut you no longer need to stretch and morph your static models to achieve an exact visualization.
DynaMaker can export several file formats to fit several types of workflows, including 2D files in DXF and PDF, as well as 3D files in CAD (step) and BIM (ifc). DynaMaker can also export BOM lists, text files, gcode, cut lits, etc.
Unlike other known CAD softwares, DynaMaker has a built-in code editor that allows you to program your CAD products instantly since it is cloud-based.
No, in DynaMaker you can simplify your model to equations, from which you can build your model and show any desired output. You can however use data tables and interpolation to configure from simulation results.
Yes, if they are not working on the exact same component.
Yes, every change is version handled with git. Restoration of previous versions can be handled by the support team.
You can find more technical information for developers on docs.dynamaker.com
You can read about our availability strategy on our service specification page.
Not currently. You can read more about how we handle maintainance and updates on our service specification page.
You can read about this in detail on the service specification page.
How DynaMaker can help you
Yes, DynaMaker can reduce time to quotation as well as freeing up work hours from your sales team.
Usually you have an astounding amount of drawings that you need to generate, update and maintain. DynaMaker lets you generate the correct drawings and files after the user has finished the configuration.
If you are making or planning to make customized products DynaMaker can be of great use and benefit. DynaMaker can enable your customers to customize the product themselves, given the rules that you provide.
DynaMaker projects and implementation
Yes. You can get help with the entire process either by the team at DynaMaker, or one of our partners.
First we recommend starting with a pilot project, which means analyzing both your products as well as your infrasctructure to find out how DynaMaker can help you automate processes. When you have a project roadmap you can start the implementation phase, which involves creating the configurator as well as setting up integrations to your digital infrastructure (web, e-commerce, CPQ, etc).
Yes! In the demo we go through your needs and your product, some examples of how DynaMaker has helped our clients, and if you’d like some technical insight into what’s going on under the hood, and possible ways for you to use DynaMaker according to your needs. Request a demo by visiting this page.
Configuration and manufacturing
With DynaMaker you can move away from fixed sizes to an entirely parametric configuration of products. And adding 3D visualization makes the process easier for the users. DynaMaker can also automatically export all the CAD-files you need and you can tailor the UI to make it easier to use for your customers to use for purchasing directly on your webpage.
Yes, its easy to extending an existing configurator with the parametric visualization in DynaMaker. You can just hide the input fields in Dynamaker and pass new values back and forth seamlessly between your existing product configurator and DynaMaker.
Usually you have an astounding amount of variants that you need to generate, update and maintain drawings for. DynaMaker automatically generate the correct drawings and files after the user has finished each configuration.
We recommend you keep designing your product in a traditional CAD tool, as DynaMaker’s purpose is to automate and streamline production of customized products.
No, you can use DynaMaker internally to support your sales and backoffice employees, as well as for streamlining and facilitate the production of customized products. You can also make DynaMaker available through providing selected customers a login.
CPQ is an abbreviation for Configure, Price, Quote and is a business to business commerce platform. Similar to an B2C e-commerce platform, the users can browse the website and look at products. However, using a CPQ solution, complex products can be configured based on rules or constraints, and instead of purchasing directly the system makes a quote. A CPQ solution can be used internally by the sales team of a company, or it can be used as a customer portal where select customers can log in and configure and quote.
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