For a custom steel fabrication company located in Dallas, Texas, Ayoka developed an automated quote generation system to streamline both their business development and initial engineering processes. As the manufacturing and engineering firm, Quality Ironworks continued to experience significant growth with larger and more complex projects, the workload for sales and initial engineering processes to generate quotes increased beyond current staff size.
As each project required the drawing of technical drafts and blueprints, the manpower required to create these drawings has also increased. Rather than purchase multiple CAD engineering licenses and expand staff training, the manufacturing company centralized their design processes through a web-based application that would trigger their CAD engineering program to dynamically generate the 2D technical drawings and render a 3D model for prospective clients to evaluate and request a follow up phone call.
Previously, the company used vector graphic drawing programs as well as CAD (Computer Aided Design) in many of their drafting phases, however, in order to cut administrative costs, and shorten design-phase timelines, they required a custom software solution that would allow sales prospects to simply input measurements and output 2D technical drawings as well as generate 3D models of the proposed designs. Where this was previously a multi-step process, requiring separate drawings for each view, as well as a significant time investment for manually creating 3D models, Ayoka Systems was able to consolidate several aspects of the drawing and modeling process into a single step of entering measurements into a User Interface.
Additionally, the new system simultaneously provided greater ease of use with more flexibility than other 3rd party or commercial options. This means that projects can be created and drawn within a matter of minutes, while still allowing for fine-tuning and minor adjustments that would otherwise require users to make adjustments to the project as a whole.
About Quality Ironworks:
Established in 1994, Quality Ironworks Inc. brings over 20 years of experience fabricating and erecting a variety of products, including steel stairs, framing and decking, railings, fences, and custom design parts. Their 110,000 sq ft. facility has over 20 welding stations, overhead cranes, on-site painting area, and a custom forge. Their portfolio includes several award-winning conversions of office buildings into lofts in Downtown Dallas and Fort Worth as well as new multi-use projects, apartments, retail structures and canopies, and railings for shopping centers and office buildings.