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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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 email@example.com 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.
Developing web applications containing both parametric CAD and product visualization in 3D requires three things to work properly.
Requirements for an online CAD configurator:
A Client side module with support for CAD that the users interacts with
A Server side module that hosts the application and provides additional functionality like authentication, save / load, etc.
A set of rules and formulas for the product configuration
We recommend our cloud service DynaMaker to handle all those three in a single platform. But the principles stated here apply no matter what platform you choose.
Part 1 – Client Side Module
The client side mainly focuses on:
How the interface should look (placement of buttons, toolbars)
What the user can interact with (buttons, rotation of model, etc)
What steps are needed to configure a product
Visualization in 2D or 3D
Presentation of relevant data to the user (dimensions, values)
Part 2 – Server Side Module
To make thing available on the web you need some kind of server to host the files and provide protected functionality like user handling, security, saving and loading a configuration, connections with other software, and much more. This is only exposed to the client side through an API and can be composed of pretty much any programming language available.
Developing the server side is hard and requires an experienced developer to ensure that its secure, can handle load and is possible to maintain over time. The server side is handled automatically in the DynaMaker cloud service.
Part 3 – Product Rules & Formulas
Last but not least you need a set of rules for your product configurator to work. Maybe you already have them written down in the product catalog? Or expressed in a excel sheet somewhere. These need to be translated to web compatible formulas and code (Client side or server side).
The rules and formulas can be distributed either to the server side module (secret formulas) or the client side module (compiled but available), or both, depending on how the product configuration is setup.
If you want code examples on how this can be setup on the DynaMaker you can check out the tutorials under docs.dynamaker.com
The DynaMaker have lots of templates and projects to start from when setting up a 3D configurator on your homepage. One template is for configuring profiles and creating BOM-lists with customized cutting lengths. Let the customer select and add their profiles and automatically create packages of 3D files (.stl, .step) and bom-lists.
Sounds interesting? Send us a set of dxf files of the profiles you want to configure to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will setup your own version of this configurator and show you how to integrate it with your current homepage!
Documentation and tutorials are living documents and in order to make them as good as possible, we’ve added an edit button at the top right of each documentation page. If you have suggestions on how we can improve, press the button, log in to GitHub and make your change. You will be prompted to create a pull request with your changes, which is just a fancy way of letting us know that you’ve got some improvements.
Summer is closing in here in the north and what could be better than to plan for stimulating wood working projects?
Of course you first need an online tool to interact and explore the parametric possibilities and auto generate all the material lists and drawings. Just hammering away wont do it any more.
A quick glance at a recent open project on the DynaMaker platform shows how you with a few properties and parametric patterns can generate furniture from a standard profile. From chair, to sofa, to flat surface with just a few parameters.
This is a good example of how to get started with building an interactive online customization tool, and how it can be made easy with the help of standardized tools. The time consuming part is usually integrating a tool like this into the quotation/order process of a company. Luckily we are working on standardizing that as well, but for the happy enthusiast its just to hammer away! Let us know if you want to explore this particular open project and perhaps use it for your own project.
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.
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 email@example.com and we will find the way forward suitable for you.