There is a way to manage the growing complexity of component based products efficiently – Parametric Graphical Configuration (PGC). Learn what PGC is and how it works, and increase your understanding of how modern, high-tech computer technology affects the profitability and efficiency of your company.
Parametric Graphical Configuration (PGC) – is essential to the feel of CET Designer and how users perceive it. For developers, it is therefore central to “feel the pain”, i.e. visualize and understand problems and frustration that users could experience while using the program.
Creating great software is a serious challenge and unfortunately many ambitious software ventures fail because traditional factory or office management principles are transferred over to software production. Traditional management principles and tightly controlling employee time and task allocation does not translate well to software development.
Parametric Manufacturing is the natural evolution to an implemented PGC solution. By introducing dynamic product structures – ones that are not based on static part numbers – a company can take full advantage of configurable products. There are no longer any real reasons for companies that manufacture products to work with static product offerings and set dimensions.
From our users
An early adopter of CET Designer, Tami Shulsen is the design director at Steelcase dealership Midwest Commercial Interiors in Salt Lake City, Utah. She first encountered CET Designer at NeoCon in the mid-2000s and got more closely acquainted with the software at one of the first CET Designer user conferences a few years later.
“CET Designer is a total tool: used at the very beginning of the sales process when bidding on work, then used in collaboration with the client during the actual design-and-specifying phase, and finally, as part of the ordering of product and the necessary bills of materials and installation documents.”
“We’re seeing fewer bid opportunities come through the door – not because we’re losing projects – in fact, just the opposite – our customers are coming directly to us because they like how CET Designer helps them to visualize their space, calculate costs, validate specifications and give real-time results.”