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Rademaker Reduce Engineering Time with DriveWorks Pro

Rademaker reduces engineering time to 15 minutes and increase quality by automatically creating SOLIDWORKS models and drawings with DriveWorks

Rademaker have over 40 years of experience providing solutions for the food processing industry. Their broad portfolio of product lines includes bread, laminated dough, croissants, pastry, pies and pizza. The Rademaker brand is recognised across the globe for its knowledge and experience in automation, engineering and hygiene.

Before Implementing DriveWorks

Previously, the engineering time required to prepare an order for manufacturing was substantial. SOLIDWORKS models had to be manually updated to create the production drawings and bills of materials (BOM).

They wanted the ability to fill out the specification of a machine and have the 3D models, drawings and BOMs automatically generated.

Rademaker also wanted to increase production process efficiency and achieve a higher level of quality by integrating the new solution with SAP-PLM.

Rademaker identified the need for a product configurator and SOLIDWORKS automation solution to optimise their engineering processes.

Custom Product Configurator and SOLIDWORKS Automation

Using the DriveWorks Form Designer, Rademaker built custom input forms to specify their products. Rules set by the engineers guide product configuration and ensure only valid options can be selected.

The product specifications are used to automatically update the SOLIDWORKS parts, assemblies and create production-ready engineering drawings. This removes repetitive tasks from the engineering team, freeing valuable resource to other tasks.

Modular implementation of DriveWorks has allowed Rademaker to reuse projects, driving standardisation and improving engineering efficiency.

Successful SAP PLM Integration

Rademaker also integrated DriveWorks with their existing SAP-PLM solution, facilitating the process of standardisation, change control, logistics and sales.

DriveWorksintegrateswith other systems using ODBC connections, web services, static files, DriveWorks PowerPacks and the DriveWorks API.

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Engineering Time Reduced

Rademaker have achieved a 30% reduction in time during the standardization process as DriveWorks enabled them to optimise their way of working with product structures.

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Expanded Product Offering

Implementing DriveWorks has allowed Rademaker to increase flexibility, variants, functionality and the number of options they can handle.

Rademaker achieved their target of reducing engineering time to less than 15 minutes for modular units.

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.