Advanced tools for 3D packaging visualization and increased efficiency in the production process; these are the main reasons for packaging and display specialist Seyfert GmbH to opt for ArtiosCAD. Based in Reichenbach/Fils (Germany) and with several production sites in Europe, Seyfert is a leading supplier of high-quality transport packaging, shelf-ready packaging and display products. Since implementing ArtiosCAD, Seyfert benefits from a significantly simpler and faster workflow, thanks to the advanced design and drafting tools. Moreover, the sophisticated 3D tools integrated in ArtiosCAD opened new paths in 3D visualization and design for the company.
"With our previous CAD solution it was a struggle to keep up with customer demand. We required a solution that enabled us to work faster and process more jobs. We were looking for an open system that included complete 3D visualization, the latest structural design tools and an efficient administration. ArtiosCAD was just the solution we needed," said Thomas Spittler, Packaging Development Manager at Seyfert. Especially the sophisticated 3D tools had a big impact at the company: "We can now design exact-fitting packaging and inserts. And because ArtiosCAD is an open system, we can import clients' 3D models of their products and design highly accurate packaging without inputting measurements or having the product on site."
Workflow automation and reduced turnaround times With ArtiosCAD, Seyfert's workflow is now highly automated, resulting in the elimination of repetitive, time-intensive tasks and significantly shortened job turnaround times. When the first design draft is generated, ArtiosCAD provides 3D samples via PDF for clients' approval: "ArtiosCAD 3D tools have made the approval cycle much shorter and easier," explained Spittler. "In the past, we had to build expensive models and mock-ups at each construction phase. Now we can simply discuss the design with the client via a video conference call, so everybody can see the latest 3D draft, discuss any adjustments required and progress quickly to the final version. ArtiosCAD eliminates any waste in this process because the final 3D sample that the customer approves is generated from the 2D design which can automatically be converted to a manufacturing file for die-making."
ArtiosCAD offers tools specifically designed for structural design, product development, virtual prototyping and manufacturing. It allows Seyfert to quickly create design standards for their corrugated, folding carton and display orders, saving time and eliminating errors. One feature that is particularly of interest for Seyfert is the capability to automatically create different basic parametric designs based on one single Standard, making standardization and recurring packaging concepts easier.
"The thorough analysis conducted by EskoArtwork before the installation, highlighted how ArtiosCAD could improve the way we operate - and after implementing the software with a Seyfert specific roll-out plan those projections have certainly been realized within a short time frame," concluded Spittler. "ArtiosCAD has made our workflow more efficient and saves us a lot of time. We now have more resources for developing new creative applications, and can dedicate more time to our clients."