Enhancements and new functions of the Tacton and Lino products
A central place at DSAK is occupied by the experts from the Lino universe: long-standing technology partners as well as the company’s own consultants and developers. Patrik Östberg, Vice President Product Management, Tacton Systems, kicked off the first day of the conference with his keynote on the Tacton CPQ product roadmap, including system configuration, layout visualization, subscription offerings and more. Östberg showed how Tacton CPQ and Design Automation support digitization and especially integration with PLM and ERP.
Many participants expect reports on new and further developments from the “Software Made by Lino®” portfolio at the DSAK in particular. And they got their money’s worth, because in terms of content, DSAK 2023 was certainly one of the best conferences Lino has organized so far. The Lino team showed innovations in these areas:
Lino becomes a multi CAD integrator
At the end of 2022, Lino extended its business partner agreement with Tacton Systems to include Tacton Design Automation for Autodesk® Inventor® software in its portfolio, because many companies have mixed CAD landscapes in use. In parallel, Autodesk confirmed membership in the Autodesk Developer Network. Lino consultant Lennart Poggenburg-Harrach demonstrated live at DSAK how to configure and design customized products in record time using Tacton Design Automation for Inventor.
More performance for Tacton Design Automation
Philipp Schreiber, software developer at Lino, presented the new Tacton Design Automation plug-in Lino® Fast Update to the conference participants. After extensive testing, the update performance increase for medium and large assembly models can be quantified as up to 25 percent. Lino® Fast Update is 100% compatible with Tacton Design Automation and is very easy to integrate.
Mastering complex machines and plants
Highly variant and complex machines confront many of our customers with major challenges. With Lino System Configuration, we have been offering a solution for years to map complex systems in a modular way and thus simplify their mastery and management. In the contribution of Marcel Haas, Consultant/Software Developer, the principles and methods behind the solution were presented and gave insight into the future vision of Lino GmbH.
Flexible, powerful and secure
Ingo Knoch, Senior Consultant, and Marcel Haas, Consultant/Software Developer, presented the current and planned functional status of Lino® PDM pro and Lino® ERP pro and . The fundamental innovations, such as the encryption of Tacton rule sets in the PDM system, the expansion of the action list concept and the ability to model processes PDM and ERP system-wide, make the software even more flexible and powerful. The unified settings structure and the highly flexible interface architecture ensure that almost all customer requirements can be met – even the connection of ChatGPT.
Simplify Solidworks® assemblies
The ever-growing variety of technological possibilities is constantly presenting companies with new challenges. Visualization is becoming more and more widespread, both in web and VR applications. Sectors are working more and more closely together, relying on each other’s CAD data. Roy Streicher, Consultant, presented in his talk how two companies have mastered these challenges in practice with Lino® Simplify.
What’s new in Lino® 2D fix?
Lino® 2D fix is an indispensable tool for designers and engineers who work with Solidworks models on a daily basis. It allows quick and precise adjustment of drawings after a model change. Version 2.0 includes additional features that help optimize workflows and increase productivity. The special feature is the wide range of control options that allow precise results. The new functions were demonstrated live by Willi Bär, Consultant/Software Developer, so the audience could see the performance for themselves.
Integration options Tacton CPQ
Tacton CPQ offers a range of integration capabilities to improve sales, engineering and manufacturing processes. Tacton’s flexible API allows companies to seamlessly integrate their existing systems and data sources and automate workflows. The presentation by Dirk Noack, Head of Development, focused on the most important integration options, which were explained from a technical perspective and illustrated with examples.
Hands-on and try it out yourself
DSAK is known for not only allowing its attendees to listen to lectures, presentations and panel discussions, but also to try out many solutions for themselves. The opportunity for this was provided by the much-attended hands-on workshops, where the interaction of Solidworks® or Inventor® with Tacton Design Automation could be experienced, or the intuitive and automated project planning of plants with Lino® 3D layout. Further workshops were offered on Lino® Simplify, a Solidworks add-in that automates the process of individual model simplification of Solidworks assemblies and Lino® 2D fix, a Solidworks add-on tool for automatic and correct positioning of drawing contents.
The VR show certainly provided a special experience: visitors could bring their own CAD model – a real assembly, machine or production line – and view it in virtual, three-dimensional reality. Seeing the self-created models virtually “come to life” became a surprising highlight for some visitors.
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