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markilux Reduce Design Time to 20 Minutes with DriveWorks Pro

markilux reduce design time from 4 hours to 20 minutes, with DriveWorks Pro

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markilux GmbH & Co. KG is an award-winning awning company, based in Germany. They have been specialists in creating awnings for over 40 years.

As number 1 in the awning market, markilux is committed to staying as the leading manufacturer of innovative designer awnings in Germany.

Before Implementing SOLIDWORKS and DriveWorks Software

Prior to the introduction of DriveWorks, products had to be customized by hand. Each assembly had to be manually opened and edited, the drawing derived and saved. A large, time-consuming effort with an incalculable potential for errors.

It was a challenge to focus on the development of individual sun protection systems and management of standard components, taking into account high-security standards.

markilux found it hard to find the ideal compromise between functionality and stability, without neglecting the design. Configurable products required CAD designers, and there were challenges with managing data in a version and audit-proof manner.

With the help of the DriveWorks configurator, markilux’s designs, functions, and stability now all work in harmony

“DriveWorks is very reliable and robust. Now I never have the feeling that I’ve forgotten something.”

– Alexander Metten, Designer at markilux

Rules-Based DriveWorks Software Offers Custom Solutions

Using DriveWorks software, designer Alexander Metten creates sets of rules that can define entire systems. These sets of rules are based on the native 3D data and are fully integrated into SOLIDWORKS and linked to selected parameters.

The individualisation of an awning can offer a multitude of choices and these variables have to be made configurable. The sets of rules are created in DriveWorks Administrator.

The customisation and personalisation of an awning can offer a multitude of choices and configurability.

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”With the software solutions and support from our reseller COFFEE, we can
completely document the entire development process of a new markilux design awning.”

Daniel Becks, markilux GmbH designer

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Saving Time & Reducing Errors

DriveWorks automatically generates the assemblies and drawings in SOLIDWORKS and saves the data in the PDM database. The designer can rely on the system and concentrate on other valuable tasks.

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Automated Document Generation

A complete project can consist of hundreds of drawings and BOMs. The CAD data set and project-accompanying documents are managed in a version-proof, revision-proof and well-structured PDM system.

The Future of DriveWorks at markilux

markilux plans to expand its use of DriveWorks into sales. With DriveWorks, the sales configurator and partner portal can be used on other devices outside engineering. This means the markilux consultants will easily be able to start the order process by entering the individual measurements and details whilst on-site at the customer’s premises. This will help their CAD team and further reduce errors and make the process even faster.

See What You Can Achieve with DriveWorks

Explore our online product configurator examples to see the many different ways DriveWorks can be used for design automation and digital selling.