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This is where you can download specialist articles in PDF format. Topics include preparing quotations, designing products, configuring products, speeding up business processes, automating business processes, controlling variants, CAD automation, SAP automation, variant configuration, variant management etc.

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DIGITAL ENGINEERING 5/2016: CPQE - das E macht's

Produktkonfiguration und gerade die Abkürzung CPQ (Configure Price Quote) wurde häufig sehr stark vom Vertrieb geprägt, um schnell Angebote erstellen zu können. Das greift aber häufig zu kurz, weshalb der technisch denkende Konfigurator-Anbieter Acatec den Begriff CPQE geprägt hat. Das zusätzliche „E“ steht für Engineer

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DIGITAL ENGINEERING 2/2016: Promot - Jetzt geht's um Engineering

Der oberösterreichische Sondermaschinenbauer Promot ist Spezialist für die Automatisierung von Werkzeugmaschinen und damit für Anlagen in Losgröße eins. Ein Baukastensystem und seit neuestem ein Konfigurator helfen bei der effizienten Konstruktion

Promot - Jetzt geht's um Engineering

DIGITAL ENGINEERING 9/2015: Aus SAP die Weichen stellen

The Bavarian Rail specialist Kraiburg Strail builds world's rubber plates for level crossings - and freed himself thanks to optimized product configuration with spyydmaxx of consuming routine tasks.


AUTOCAD Magazin 5/2015: Kermi - Erfrischend flexibel

For many people is the shower a special place of warmth, freshness and relaxation. The Kermi GmbH produces customized shower enclosures for the daily moments of wellbeing. Here helps the product configurator spyydmaxx of ACATEC.


KE NEXT 02/2014: Abschied von der Papierwelt - Bericht über den Landmaschinen-Konfigurator bei KRONE

Taking leave of the paper-based world – Krone’s product configurator enables farmers and machinery contractors to select and put together their customised equipment using the desired components. Krone’s solution is called EasySelect and offers a large number of variants for forage harvesters, balers, transport wagons mowers etc.

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Konstruktion & Entwicklung 10/2014: Henning Bitter im Interview über 3D-Automationslösungen

Henning Bitter in interview discusses 3D automation solutions and the spyydmaxx Enterprise product configurator. Business processes in a company, from quotation through to finished product, can be speeded up significantly. Our Managing Director Henning Bitter reveals in an interview with the trade journal "Konstruktion & Entwicklung" how this can be achieved with the configurator and what benefits companies can enjoy as a result.



Digital Engineering 08/2014: Weg von der Insel - Bericht über die Adolf Würth GmbH

Adolf Würth have been working with the spyydmaxx Enterprise product configurator since 2009. The second version of the configurator has been in use at Würth in 21 countries since 2014.



KE NEXT 09/2014: 3D-Visualisierung ohne Plug-In - Bericht über Zarges, Gebhardt und Sinusverteiler

3D visualisation without plug-in – 3D visualisation in real time is a clear trend. However, providing these visualisations in real time without a plug-in is new. ACATEC now offers this.

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Der Konstrukteur 09/2014: Varianten schnell im Griff - Bericht über den Pumpenhersteller Sterling SIHI

Gaining control over variants quickly – 59 product families, each with up to 10,000 instances. Sterling SIHI GmbH in Itzehoe manages its enormous range of variants with ACATEC’s spyydmaxx product configurator. It has enabled the company to significantly speed up its business processes while minimising effort and errors.


K-Magazin 05/2014: Fliegende Küchen - Bericht über den Flugzeugküchenhersteller Sell

Flying galleys – Sell GmbH in Herborn relies on product configuration with 3D visualisation in its aircraft galley production.



Agrartechnik business 06/2014: Variantenmanagement - Bericht über unsere Kunden Stoll und Krone

Is it possible to model a batch size of one using variant management software? Engineering skills between perseverance and innovation – variant management and hard-headed commercial decisions are conflicting considerations for medium-sized manufacturers, dealers, farmers and machinery contractors.

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Autocad Inventor 05/2014: Keine Wünsche offen - Konfiguration von Holzhochhäusern bei CREE

Austrian timber construction specialist CREE is revolutionising the whole business process of constructing timber buildings and through its sustainable use of wood. By using the spyydmaxx product configurator, the company can significantly lower the time required for planning as well as the costs of construction.



Digital Engineering 03/2014: Analogien zum Maschinenbau - Bericht über den Holzbau-Spezialisten CREE

Austrian company CREE constructs multi-storey timber buildings using processes similar to modern modular machine and plant engineering by relying on proven variant management methods.



Der Konstrukteur 03/2014: Der Weg zur individuellen Maschine - Losgröße 1 bei der GEISS AG

The way to achieving the customised machine – GEISS AG in Sesslach has been using the product configurator spyydmaxx Enterprise for 8 years. The company produces machinery in batches of 1 only – so far over 3,000 different units.



Agrartechnik 01/2014: Produktkonfigurator geht online - Produktivschaltung bei Krone

Krone Landtechnik’s product configurator went online just in time for the start of the Agritechnica trade fair. The configurator is based on variant management from ACATEC.



Economic Engineering 01/2014: Mehr Angebote in kürzerer Zeit - Produktkonfiguration bei Sterling SIHI

More quotations in a shorter period – configuration and quotation preparation at pump manufacturer Sterling SIHI has been running very successfully using variant management tools from ACATEC for two years.



Konstruktion & Entwicklung 12/2013: Prozesskettenbeschleuniger - Henning Bitter über 3D-Automatisierung

 Speeding up the process chain – using spyydmaxx Enterprise, business processes from quotation through to finished product can be speeded up significantly. Henning Bitter, Managing Director of ACATEC, discusses 3D automation solutions in interview.

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Konstruktion Springer VDI 10/2013: Komponentenübergreifende Abhängigkeiten

University of Duisburg-Essen - spyydmaxx at SIEMENS, technical paper "Cross-component dependencies in design and calculation processes"" Supporting tools are offered for almost all issues arising during the design and development process. CAD automation with spyydmaxx ENGINEERING is explained.



Autocad Inventor 08/2013: Produktvarianten auf Knopfdruck - Konfiguration im Vertrieb

Does product configuration in sales automatically mean an increased workload for the engineering department ? Or can it be accomplished differently? In the past, sales staff were primarily concerned with creating meaningful quotations as fast as possible. And engineering staff were concerned with generating product data for order fulfilment. But what happens when the customer or the sales organisation also requires a technical drawing in addition to the quotation?



K-Magazin 08/2013: Alles und überall effizient konfigurieren - Bericht über das 5. Anwendertreffen

Configuring everything efficiently everywhere. USER CONFERENCE – The 5th ACATEC User Conference attracted around 100 customers and prospects to Fulda on 26–27 September. The specialist in configuration software has put together an interesting programme of user presentations, prospects for the future and workshops.



K-Magazin 02/2013: Kreativität freischaufeln - Automatisierung von Konstruktionsprozessen

"Freeing up creativity" – Design engineers are under extreme time pressures and are often inundated with sideline activities. There is little time left for creativity and innovation. Automating engineering processes with the aid of product configurators creates space for the design engineers’ creativity.



VDMA Nachrichten 08/2012: Wunsch-Fahrzeuge - Bericht über den Fahrzeug-Konfigurator bei Krone

Fahrzeugwerk Bernard Krone GmbH speeded up its logistics processes with the introduction of SAP ERP and an add-on solution for variant configuration in June 2007. Lead times, above all in order fulfilment and especially in engineering, were cut to a fifth of the previous average times.



K-Magazin 07/2012: Produktvarianten auf Knopfdruck - Bericht über Konstruktionsprozessautomatisierung

"Product variants at the click of a button" – Companies nowadays face the challenge of having to process increasing numbers of orders and at the same time of having to adapt products to the specific requirements of individual customers. By automating engineering processes through the use of product configurators, they are able to create space for their engineers’ creativity.