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How Furniture Manufacturers are Using DriveWorks to Sell and Manufacture Custom Products

Technology is enabling manufacturers to deliver custom products in record time while creating a great experience for customers.

See how manufacturers in the furniture industry are using DriveWorks software.

Embracing digital technologies bringsmany benefitsto manufacturers. It helps businesses to stay ahead of their competition and improve traditional processes. Technology isdriving the manufacturing industry forward, enabling organizations to deliver on customer demands.

Technology is changing the way consumers and businesses research and buy products. Digital technologies enable more immersive buying experiences. This is particularly effective in the furniture industry as more and more customers are expecting bespoke, tailored products. Manufacturers using digital tools to offer customizable furniture are able to do so profitably, quickly and accurately. With a 3D product configurator, customers can make changes, personalize options and visualize their selections.

Rules-based automation in the background generates accurate quotes and necessary sales and manufacturing documents, whilst ensuring products can be manufactured accurately, and in-line with regulations.

Costly errors are reduced, processes are faster, and overall customer satisfaction is increased.

Read on to learn more about how manufacturers are using DriveWorks to sell and manufacture custom furniture products.


Marelli, based in Caxias do Sul, Brazil specialize in the corporate and collaborative furniture market, providing products for meeting tables, management rooms, and workstations, along with seating, fixed and swivel chairs, floor-to-ceiling partitions, sofa enclosures, and armchairs.

Marelli implemented DriveWorks to automate and ensure a robust product development process. The software enables the automation of engineering processes such as customization and configuration. Now, customized designs are created quickly and efficiently.

Daniel Toigo Bortoncello, a Marelli designer who developed the automation process with DriveWorks has seen a63% decrease in the time spent on repetitive tasksfor customized projects. This time reduction enables designers to have more time to dedicate to the development of new projects and means that they can launch new products faster.

Owing to the product development capabilities in DriveWorks and the easy integration with SOLIDWORKS, Marelli estimates thattime spent on design has reduced by 50%.

As customized products are designed faster, the wait time between the customers initial request and their final approval of the design has also significantly reduced. This further increases the satisfaction of the customer, the most important factor!

With the implementation of DriveWorks, we decrease the chance of error and repetitive tasks, and gain in quality and robustness in deliveries.

Michael Panassol Moreira, Engineering Manager, Marelli

Marelli's logo and a picture of one of their wall partitions in an office.

Learn more about how Marelli is reducing project development time with DriveWorks Pro:

PMF – System

PMF-System, headquartered in Switzerland, is an award-winning start-up company specializing in custom-made furniture for industry.

PMF-System uses SOLIDWORKS as their 3D CAD solution and selected DriveWorks as their configurator solution due to the software being a SOLIDWORKS Gold Partner Product. The out-of-the-box integration with SOLIDWORKS made it easy to set up the configurator and start automating their product lines.

PMF has utilized the integration capabilities of DriveWorks to integrate their configurator with the e-commerce solution WooCommerce. PMF
selected WooCommerce because it easily integrates with DriveWorks, owing to DriveWorks ability to send HTTP requests.

When PMFs customers access the online configurator tool, they can select the type of product they want to configure, for example, a table frame or workbench. They can then specify the options they want for this product, such as the style, colors, and dimensions.

Each time an option is selected, an interactive 3D model is displayed automatically.

Once the customer is happy with their configured product, they simply click add to cart inside the online configurator and can proceed to

Our configurator not only enhances the experience for our current customers, but we also use it as a marketing tool to attract new clients.

Lino Peverada, CEO & Founder, PMF-System CH

PMF-System's logo and a picture of one of their work stations.

Learn more about how PMF-System built an integrated online sales configurator with DriveWorks Pro:

Online Configurator Examples

Our productconfigurator examplesare a great way tosee whats possible with DriveWorks, in a range of scenarios and industries.

DriveWorks product configurator software isused by companies of all sizes. Its suitable forany industrywhere quotes or 3D files and drawings are part of the sales to the manufacturing process.

Our configurator examples show howversatile and customizableDriveWorks is and provide greatinspiration for your DriveWorks projects.

The software is not limited to what you see in our examples, with DriveWorks you builda custom solution that suits your needsand iseasy to maintain and update.

Explore our online configurator examples to see how versatile and easy to use DriveWorks is.

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