Designing Automation Equipment with the Customer


Schnaithmann, a leading supplier of advanced automation technology used in assembly and material handling equipment, needed a design tool that would help it to deliver visual 3D design concepts to customers quickly and efficiently in order to expedite sales.


The IronCAD Design Collaboration Suite allowed Schnaithmann to build libraries of 3D components. These catalogs of completed parts and assemblies were then made available for rapid machine creation during sales conversations with customers.

Schnaithmann salespeople can now visit customers onsite with their laptops and collaboratively build made-to-order designs with engineering integrity using the pre-built catalog components. As part of the customer consultation process, the IronCAD Design Collaboration suite can also create bills of materials, pricing sheets, renderings, and animations with clicks of a button.

By allowing Schnaithmann to provide designs to customers faster than ever before, IronCAD has greatly reduced the company’s sales cycle.


“The creation time for layout planning has been significantly reduced by IRONCAD.” —Andreas Schnitzer, Senior Designer