Case Study

Catnic Reduces Lintel Design Time - Case Study

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Envisage implemented an office based input system for the automated design and manufacture of the Catnic range of
lintels. Written in VB & AutoLisp, the system uses Autocad to produce customer drawings and engineering developments
for manufacture. Reducing costs and providing a higher quality for the customer.

"Catnic and Envisage embarked on a project to investigate using CAD to streamline the process of designing and costing our Fabricated Lintels. Following its implementation we have experienced many benefits:

  • Costing process reduced from around 15 minutes
    to under 1 minute

  • Product is drawn for both Customer and Fabrication output automatically during the
    costing process

  • The much simplified process has opened up the task to be carried out by more of our Staff, improving throughput

  • By utilising the outputted DXF profiles, the Fabrication Outfit has benefited greatly by spending less time on drafting

In addition, we would like to add that the Application Development time was rapid and of excellent quality.
The experience of working together on the project was very positive."

Julian Parry, IT Manager, Catnic


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