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Configure product modules in just a few seconds

Festo Design Tool 3D now as a fast online tool

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.


Fewer errors

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 è sia un attore globale che un'azienda indipendente a conduzione familiare con sede a Esslingen am Neckar in Germania. Fin dagli inizi Festo ha stabilito degli standard nella tecnologia dell'automazione industriale e nella formazione tecnica, contribuendo così allo sviluppo sostenibile dell'ambiente, dell'economia e della società. L'azienda fornisce tecnologia di automazione pneumatica ed elettrica a 300.000 clienti dell'automazione di fabbrica e di processo in oltre 35 industrie. Il settore LifeTech con la tecnologia medica e l'automazione di laboratorio sta diventando sempre più importante. I prodotti e i servizi sono disponibili in 176 paesi del mondo. In tutto il mondo, circa 20.000 dipendenti in 61 paesi con oltre 250 filiali hanno generato un fatturato di circa 2,84 miliardi di euro nel 2020. Di questo, circa l'8% viene investito annualmente in ricerca e sviluppo. Nell'azienda che apprende, le misure di formazione e sviluppo rappresentano l'1,5% del fatturato. Festo Didactic SE è un fornitore leader di istruzione e formazione tecnica e offre ai suoi clienti in tutto il mondo soluzioni complete di apprendimento digitale e fisico nell'ambiente industriale.

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Module for the semi-rotary drive DRVS configured in the Festo Design Tool 3D Online: the delivery of system modules with just one order number simplifies logistics and assembly.
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Module for the semi-rotary drive DRVS configured in the Festo Design Tool 3D Online: available worldwide at any time in the Support Portal with automatically created assembly drawings.


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