At Cersaie 2017 Cercom, a brand of Gruppo Romani, presents its project for the D/e.design photographic configurator.
For Cercom, established in 1975, technological innovation is the keyword: one of the world’s most advanced production systems and the eco-sustainability of its offer prove this. Cercom’s ceramics for floors and surfaces include design and high technical performances at the same time. Versatility and aesthetic value complete its high quality porcelain stoneware solutions.
In a few days at Cersaie 2017 Cercom will present the new photographic configurator. At Hall 16 Stand B4 you could personally configure your setting choosing your favorite Cercom’s ceramics.
Thanks to its optimal graphical performance and ease of use Cercom’s configurator it’s suitable both for customers and for agents: it is the ideal tool to create customized settings and to facilitate the creation and visualization of the settings of your dreams.
In Cercom’s configurator you could choose among six settings: both commercial and residential, internal or external. In a few clicks you could configure your setting choosing the collection, type of finishing and laying. And then you could share or save the setting to review it later.
From 25th to 29th September in Bologna configure live your favorite settings in a click with Cercom’s photographic configurator at Hall 16 Stand B4. Don’t miss it!
Discover in advance Cercom’s photographic configurator!
Access Cercom’s configurator online from the company’s website: click on “Configurator” in Homepage and configure and save your favorite setting in a click!
From 25th to 29th September Terratinta Ceramiche and Ceramica Magica, Terratinta Group’s brands, will participate to Cersaie 2017 with the new Terratinta Group’s configurator.
Terratinta Group: who are Terratinta Ceramiche and Ceramica Magica
Terratinta Group merges two internationally known companies of the ceramic sector: Terratinta Ceramiche and Ceramica Magica. The goal is to provide an high end Italian porcelain stoneware product. The importance of people, of passion, simplicity and professionalism lead the young group.
Contrast between vintage and modern, grey tones and Nordic style: these elements create the unique style of Terratinta Ceramiche since 2008. A new warm minimalism that perfectly merges with Nordic design: the tiles and ceramic finishes for internal floors and surfaces of Terratinta Ceramiche break with the past starting from the basics.
In the tiles of Ceramica Magica the latest ceramic trends meet and merge with eternal look products. Since 1983 Ceramica Magica keeps innovating and offers a full range of quality ceramic tiles, defined by the “Made in Italy” elegance and attention to details.
My Terratinta and My Magica: Terratinta Group’s configurator
At Cersaie 2017 Terratinta Group presents the ceramic collections of its brands Terratinta Ceramiche and Ceramica Magica with the new photographic configurator. Thanks to My Terratinta of Terratinta Ceramiche and My Magica of Ceramica Magica you could choose your favorite tiles and visualize them in a real setting in a few clicks.
On My Terratinta you could choose to configure one of the nine settings. With few simple and intuitive steps you could visualize all the available series, finishings and layings ad compare your favorite combinations.
On My Magica you could configure the surfaces of seven residential settings. After having chosen and configured your favorite settings, you could share your creations or save the configurations in the User area.
Discover My Terratinta at Hall 25 Stand A26 and My Magica at Hall 25 Stand A30 at Cersaie.
Cersaie 2017 is coming.
The 35th edition of the International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings will open its doors to guests from 25th to 29th September at the Exhibition Centre in Bologna.
Don’t miss D/e.design at Cersaie 2017!
This year even more customers will use the photographic configurator D/e.design to animate and customize surfaces and products with a click.
Among the Italian exhibitors we welcome as our customers:
- the Cercom brand (Hall 16 Stand B4) from Gruppo Romani – standing out for technological innovation, versatility and aesthetic value
- the Terratinta Ceramiche brand (Hall 25 Stand A26) – synonym for contrast between vintage and modern, grey tones, Nordic style – and Ceramica Magica brand (Hall 25 Stand A30) – that declines the latest ceramic trends beside eternal look products – from Terratinta Group.
After last year success, ABK Group will use D/e.design with its brands ABK (Hall 16 Stand B34-C31), Ariana (Hall 16 Stand C34-D31) and Flaviker (Hall 18 Stand A20-B19).
Whereas among the international exhibitors Hitit Seramik (Turkey) with its brand HomeWorks (Hall 25 Stand B174) belongs to our D/e.design customers.
Get your ticket and discover D/e.design live at Cersaie 2017!
In June, during two conferences, DERWID informed about current approaches and innovative developments around the topic graphical product configuration and visualization of variant and complex products.
Smart Variant CON 2017
On 19th and 20th June in Titanic-Chaussee Hotel in Berlin took place the – yet very important – meeting organized by we-conect on the topic variant configuration and complexity management.
Also this year DERWID participated to the conference as Business Partner. Within the moderation of an icebreaker session and with an info stand, DERWID presented current trends around visualization and graphical configuration of variants. In particular, the graphical visualization integrated in SAP Fiori UI5 had a real positive feedback.
The combination of practical lectures and interactive elements characterized the conference and gave access to more than 250 participants to an overview on the latest trends and opportunities of variant configuration, such as the integrated 3D visualization technologies of DERWID.
We are looking forward to the exchanges and networking of next year, when Berlin will be again for two days the center of the variant-community.
Sybit Infotag Variantenkonfiguration
Meanwhile, SAP users and partners met on 29th June in St. Leon-Rot, on invitation of Sybit GmbH and SAP, for the 10th Infotag Variantenkonfiguration – an information day about variant configuration. DERWID presented within a lecture the current and future solutions for the visualization of variants integrated to SAP ERP applications.
DERWID’s solution landscape adapts perfectly to the strategy of Walldorf: to offer through partner solutions user-friendly and innovative customer systems in the field of 3D visualization. It adapts specially considering SAP cloud solutions and the focus on deep integration, easy handling and efficient maintenance.
Together with the partner MSG.treorbis DERWID informed about the latest 3D integrated visualization for the SAP Fiori UI5 web based user interface.
We would like to thank Sybit, MSG.treorbis and SAP for a successful, informative and special event around the topic variant configuration.
For more impressions about the 10th Infotag Variantenkonfiguration, you could watch Sybit video in German.
Do you want more information about our solutions for the visualization and graphical configuration of variants? Contact us.
Facing more and more complex products, with an increasing number of variants and market requests of deeper customization, manufacturers of variant products are asking themselves:
Which tool is best for supporting the configuration of my products? Which tool is more efficient: A graphical product configurator or CAD software?
Do you also face such challenges?
In this article we will give an overview of the differences between the two system approaches and describe the advantages, to help you with a conscious choice.
Is it more efficient to configure with a CAD software?
The concept of CAD programs targeted product development and design tools. Beyond this function, if used to configure products, is a CAD software efficient?
When using a CAD system beside the product development, i.e. also to deliver drawings and bill of materials for orders and offers, there are considerable disadvantages:
- you should not underestimate the initial investment
- there are relevant limitations regarding shared work, offline scenarios and web platforms
- when using a CAD system in the sale process, it becomes expensive and oversized
The advantages of a graphical product configurator
Graphical product configurators were created to display variant products and their construction rules. You can also create bill of materials and automatically derive data such as drawings, production lists and data for CNC machinery.
With an object oriented graphical configurator you can switch from an engineer-to-order to an assembly-to-order/configure-to-order process. You don’t need to start with a new project each time and plan all the construction phases: according to the single configuration you can join the standard modules in always different combinations.
The advantages of these processes are clear:
- You avoid information breaks: the know-how about the product, shared among different persons and departments, is centrally available
- You don’t have processes and data duplication, everything is integrated and connected:
- in particular, the graphical product configurator integrates bi-directionally with an ERP software
- as a result, database maintenance is optimal both for construction rules as for machine connection: by working synchronously with the ERP, it is possible to import existing tables, rules and object dependencies
- You simplify the configuration and design of customized orders for the users. Based on the tools for master data maintenance, modular and complex structure of products can be handled like standard modules
- You free the engineering department from the sales support activities: also less qualified users groups can use graphical product configuration to prepare offers. So you are able to probably reduce CAD licenses.
- You have flexible and scalable interfaces, which enable the integration with different systems, also CAD software.
Graphical product configurator or CAD?
So, if you want to configure a variant product is it always better to use a graphical product configurator?
Yes in 80% of the cases, because it is possible to set up and display the standard variants. In the remaining 20% of processes, special construction processes, it makes sense to use other tools, such as CAD systems.
The real question is not choosing between a graphical product configurator or a CAD software.
The real question is how to create a common model that integrates both of the systems. With the CAD software used for product development and special projects while the graphical product configurator is used for sales and order services.
Do you need more information about the advantages of a graphical product configurator for your company? Contact us.
Download the complete infographic with differences and advantages between graphical product configuration and CAD systems!
Smart Variant CON 2017
Titanic Chaussee / Berlin
On Monday, 19th June 2017 Smart Variant CON 2017 begins: it is the biggest platform for variant and complexity management in the German speaking area.
For the third time, DERWID is partner of Smart Variant CON this year.
During the two-day congress many successful projects about variance management and solutions for an efficient configuration will be presented, while practical methods for the calculation and reduction of complexity will be discussed.
On the evening of 18th June DERWID moderates an icebreaker session about “Der Vorteil des Visuellen – Variantenkonfiguration und Saleskonzepte mit moderner 3D Visualisierung” ‒ The advantages of visual – Variant configuration and sales approaches with modern 3D visualization.
More information about Smart Variant CON 2017 and the complete agenda here: https://smart-variant.de/de/.