Configure product modules in just a few seconds
Fast, reliable and efficient – the Festo Design Tool 3D Online configuration software reduces the risk of errors when designing and ordering system modules. The software is now available online, and no longer needs to be downloaded and installed locally. The online version is another module offered by Festo to support its customers entering the digital age.
As of now, users can also use the Festo Design Tool 3D online at www.festo.com/FDT-3D-online in any browser – without the need to install it locally. In addition, the new web version is integrated into the Festo product catalogue under the category “Ready-to-install solutions”. The integration of the web version in the product catalogue offers designers and buyers greater convenience; it makes designing and ordering pre-assembled modules or “PRE-packs” fast, reliable and efficient as all component parts and the assembly drawing are included in one kit.
The Festo Design Tool 3D has been available to download as an offline version in just a few installation steps since 2014. The software reduces the risk of errors when designing and ordering product modules and provides a convenient, reliable and fast guide to designing drives with accessories in all common CAD formats.
With the Festo Design Tool 3D users can select products in a 3D view, automatically and quickly generate product combinations and call up delivery times together with price information. The configured products from Festo are available as native CAD models and thus help to retain the CAD component links (CAD constraints, CAD mates).
Once configuration is complete, a unique order ID for the product modules is assigned during the ordering process. The order then goes directly into the Festo basket. Shorter bills of materials and a single type code simplify the delivery as well as the assembly of system modules while also reducing the potential for errors. The effort involved in documentation is also reduced, and tracing orders is simplified since the PDF module drawings and bills of materials can be viewed worldwide at any time in the Festo Support Portal thanks to the type code.
The Festo Design Tool 3D Online currently includes standard product ranges available for fast delivery such as the DSBC, ADN, ADVC, AEVC and DSNU series, the semi-rotary drives DRRD and DRVS, and cylinder series with guide like DFM and DGSL.
Dawn of digitalisation
With the online version, Festo is driving digitalisation in the area of product configuration and supporting its customers entering the age of Industry 4.0. Festo as an automation expert is combining its extensive knowledge of industrial applications with the latest developments in information technology to realise online applications for industrial automation practice.
Festo is also using digital communication to support its customers throughout the Digital Customer Journey. This digital journey guides users safely and comprehensively through the Festo portfolio, from information procurement and configuration through ordering and delivery to commissioning and maintenance or even to the technical training offering of Festo Didactic.
Festo is a global player and an independent family-owned company with headquarters in Esslingen am Neckar, Germany. Festo has set standards in industrial automation technology and technical education ever since its establishment, thereby making a contribution to sustainable development of the environment, the economy and society. The company supplies pneumatic and electrical automation technology to 300,000 customers of factory and process automation in over 35 industries. The LifeTech sector with medical technology and laboratory automation is becoming increasingly important. The products and services are available in 176 countries. With about 20,000 employees in over 250 branch offices in 61 countries worldwide, Festo achieved a turnover of around €2.84 billion in 2020. Each year around 8 % of this turnover is invested in research and development. In this learning company, 1.5 % of turnover is invested in basic and further training. Festo Didactic SE is a leading provider of technical education and training and offers its customers worldwide comprehensive digital and physical learning solutions in the industrial environment.