Why Leading Architectural Millwork Firms Choose Microvellum
Ever wonder why today’s leading architectural millwork and casework manufacturers rely on Microvellum Software for their design, engineering, and production needs? We asked a few of them and here’s what they said…
Fully integrated with AutoCAD
If you work in the architectural millwork sector, you most likely use Autodesk’s AutoCAD® software. It’s the industry standard means for communication with architects and is used by millions of professionals all over the world. Our products are fully integrated with the latest releases of AutoCAD, offer woodworkers a unique experience for drafting, modeling, 3D visualization, and much more.
“The ability to create machine-ready products from 3D solids drawn right in AutoCAD is awesome!” commented Joe Grassman, Custom Engineer at Interior Wood Products.
“We can model custom products ourselves using straight AutoCAD or use Microvellum’s Solid Modeling Tools to generate parametric custom products from architectural drawings. We simply analyze the model and all the parts and tool paths are created for us.”
An automated drafting solution
Preparing quality 2D submittal drawings can be a very repetitive task. With Microvellum, you draw in AutoCAD once, using predefined instructions to ensure your submittals consistently contain the section views, dimensions, product notes, and other annotations required. When it comes time for production, all the information needed for manufacturing is contained within the drawing.
“We have been able to automate the more repetitive operations in our drafting process, saving us an incredible amount of time on the front-end compared to just using AutoCAD.” commented Zach Deas, owner of Deas Millwork.
“We start in an AutoCAD environment and push the project to production from the same platform – no redraws, no redundant work.”
A faster way of engineering custom products
Building reception areas, nurses stations, or other custom millwork is probably something your company takes great pride in. But what if you had a platform that could enable your engineering team to drastically reduce not just the time to develop these products, but also reduce the man power required for production? We provide a means for you to do just that… a solution that was inspired by our users and proven by companies just like yours.
“We are really enjoying the ability to take an entire nurse station or reception desk from simple section drawing to a production-ready product with minimal engineering work required.” commented Tyler Cerny, President at Strata Design, a company recently spotlighted in the Winter 2019 edition of Design Solutions magazine.
“Even the more complicated designs with multiple curves and surfaces are becoming standard practice for us. Microvellum’s modeling and analyzation technology has been tremendous asset for our engineering team.”
Unlimited reporting capabilities
Having the right project information in the right place at the right time is crucial to ensure your production runs smoothly. So, why should you be limited when it comes to reporting? Our built-in Report Designer tools provide users with unlimited access to every detail of every project. Users can create custom reports that pull data from a centralized SQL database as well as from external data sources.
“While Microvellum comes with a good set of standard reports, we don’t use any of them. Every report in our production binder was built and refined to meet our needs by our team.” commented Ben Brower, President of Stillwater Cabinets. “Empower your staff to work smarter. Encourage your staff to challenge the technology to make it work for them and make every area of their job more efficient.”
An open architecture platform
These days, everyone is demanding custom products. You need a platform that provides you with the flexibility to quickly respond to the needs of your clients. Microvellum is committed building technology that is open, easily configurable, and able to interface with other systems within your production environment.
“…this provides us the flexibility to customize anything we want at any level using Excel-based logic. But the product does come with a fully functioning cabinet library out-of-the-box and does not require you to ever interface with this side of things to effectively use it in a manufacturing setting. To me, this is the best of both worlds, by supporting the needs of both new and power users.”
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