Axelent’s in-house developed, user-friendly drawing application, SnapperWorks, enables our customers to get a quick layout drawing showing specific panel sizes and elevations. Everything is prepared, all you have to do is click and drag to get a complete drawing with all the parts you need.
The benefits of SnapperWorks are many …
• It is tailored to Axelent’s modules and contains all our mesh panel and machine safety systems.
• It is easy to learn.
• The program enables you to import DWG and DXF files and draw, for instance, panels straight onto the drawing.
• From specified lengths you can let the program configure the most economical panel layout.
• It quickly provides you with a complete drawing including material specifications.
Select a component tool from the ribbon bar, put it on the drawing area - alone or snap it to something else, rotate it, stretch it and release it. That's all.
The key functionality of SnapperWorks is the Snapping and Stretching. Please read more about these functions below.
Import an AutoCAD drawing (dwg or dxf) to use as a background when you do the design.
If you can't use a drawing, but still need to place your solution in a room, you can draw walls, doors, windows and pillars to represent the boundaries of the design.
"Snap" contains the rules of how one component fit to another. If the Snap rules of two components don't match they can't connect. When two components snap, they might snap at different points, at different angles, all leading to different material in the bill of material.
"Stretch" controls different versions of one component - different lengths, widths and heights. You don't have to have one tool for each version of your product - use the stretching rules to select the right version graphically.
All changes you do in the drawing are automatically updating the bill of materials.
You can add items, text lines or predefined chunks of text. Items required by the drawing can not be removed but the quantity can be changed.
When you are done with designing and ready to give your customer an offer, just by clicking a button you get a printout of the offer along with a top-view drawing of the solution. Secondly you send the offer to your order management system by clicking the export button.
Even if designing is easier and more efficient in a 2D environment, it sometimes is of interest to be able to inspect the solution in 3D.