Customer Success Story REVEN WEB Configurator

REITEC Web-based Configurator for REVEN Capture Systems

The task

Recently, the number of requests for BIM and 3D data has been growing steadily. However, since the products in the field of ventilation have a high variance in dimensions, it was time-consuming and sometimes impossible for REVEN to provide these. Another problem is the creation of uniform and valid quotation sketches and quotation drawings. For most quotations, drawings of the bonnets are prepared in which, for example, the position of the exhaust air connection pieces or grease drain valves are marked. The creation of the drawings is time-consuming and unnecessarily occupies resources in the sales office.

The idea

The idea was to develop a web configurator that provides drawings for quotations as well as 3D models and BIM data. In addition, there should be a possibility to send a request for quotation in order to ensure a simple but comprehensive contact for interested parties. The WEB solution addresses representatives as well as interested parties and customers.

The solution

Since REVEN has been using the CAD automation system Confit from REITEC GmbH in the CAD area for years, it was obvious to fall back on REITEC's expertise for this task as well. For the project, REITEC's existing Confit WEB solution was fundamentally renewed. It is now based on the modern Web API 2 technology in conjunction with AngularJS and is operated on a Microsoft Azure cloud service. In the area of visualisation, the solution uses WebGL for 3D representation. The configurator was seamlessly integrated into the "myREVEN" portal so that the user can use all areas of the portal with only one login.

The user can select the desired product from a list and then configure it by entering the corresponding parameters. The entries are checked in the client and the rules are evaluated in the server in real time. The 3D and 2D representations also adapt in real time. Model and drawing can be examined interactively thanks to rotation, shift and zoom functions. The user has the possibility to download the generated models and drawings in different file formats. The files are also generated dynamically on the server. A query function that transmits all configuration parameters to REVEN rounds off the user's interactive experience.The solution was initially put into operation for a selection of products from the field of acquisition systems and with the languages German and English.

Die functions

  • Hosted on the Microsoft Azure Clout platform
  • Modern user interface with latest features
  • Overview of product groups and products
  • Parameter entry with rule check
  • Parameters depend on the current configuration
  • Realistic 3D representation in real time
  • Drawings in 2D in real time
  • Provision of various CAD formats
  • Provision of drawings in the PDF format
  • Links to the corresponding catalogue chapters
  • RfP function with the transmission of the configuration data
  • Fully integrated in a customer-specific web portal

The benefits

"Thanks to the web-based configurator, we can enclose a high-quality drawing with each quotation and our customers love the RfP function, because no information is lost any longer!" describes Vitali Lai, Sales Manager at Rentschler REVEN, the situation after the implementation of the software. Extended functions such as the generation of design specifications or the connection to the ERP system and the enhancement of the product range are planned for the coming months.

About Rentschler REVEN GmbH

The company Rentschler REVEN is based in the German town of Sersheim and was founded in 1905. It has become the leading manufacturer of air-purification equipment. The continuously improved separating system X-CYCLONE® is used in manufacturing and finishing processes as well as in the food industry and commercial restaurant and canteen kitchens.

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