Tacton

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Increase revenues with automated sales configuration and by decrease costs in the design process with design automation.

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Tacton review by <span>Travis K.</span>
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What do you like best?

Tacton provides a flexible approach to product automation. One of the biggest problems with writing programs to automate your processes is that you can get locked into certain ways of doing things, but with Tacton you can keep your product flexible and easy to change. Tacton provides the tools required to have custom in-house automation tools without the need for computer programmers or extensive knowledge of programming languages etc, this enables our product designers to directly automate our product without interfacing with a separate programming group.

What do you dislike?

There isn't much to dislike, user training comes to mind, but no matter what you do your employees will need to be trained to work with your process and product, so that isn't a drawback of Tacton rather an inconvenience of any type of work.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have been able to greatly reduce the lead time to design products and reduced errors thanks to Tacton, specifically we use TactonWorks to automate our SolidWorks models and drawings with great improvements.

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Tacton review by User in Civil Engineering
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What do you like best?

I like how much customization it offers. It can be used for almost any type of model out there if you know how to use this software. This program saves me hours every time i use it. It is amazing.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the process of taking a base model and adding it to tactonworks. This is a necessary evil as well as time consuming. I;m relatively new to this so it is still pretty difficult for me. I need more practice and more training.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The most difficult part of using this program is knowing everything it can do. Make sure to get any training material you can and explore as much as you can until you really know it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use this software to quickly get a base model ready for a customer quote. We also use this to fine tune are model once we are ready to finalize. This is a time saving masterpiece.

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Tacton review by <span>Chris P.</span>
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What do you like best?

The interface for programming and running TactonWorks is directly integrated into SOLIDWORKS. Residing in SOLIDWORKS it makes it very quick and simple to program and test your configurator models.

Creating the end GUI is streamlined. No time is wasted creating, sizing, aligning fields and other data entry interfaces. TactonWorks compiles all types of fields into a uniform interface for the end user.

Another great advantage TactonWorks has is its error handling/trapping capabilities. Because Tacton’s solver is a true configurator, constraints set forth in the program will be automatically checked against other constraints and ranges to ensure all choices set by the user are within parameters. If the user chooses something outside the parameter, TactonWorks will automatically present options to change other previously set choices to resolve those conflicts.

Layout mode within TactonWorks allows you to assemble many Tacton ready parts together within SOLIDWORKS and from there they will share common data between each other. This provides a way to be modular. To create and use models right away and add to as more models become available. You can pick the low hanging fruit first and go from there, not necessarily needing to encompass all parts at once.

The interface for programming and running TactonWorks is directly integrated into SOLIDWORKS. Residing in SOLIDWORKS it makes it very quick and simple to program and test your configurator models. Creating the end GUI is streamlined. No time is wasted creating, sizing, aligning fields and other data entry interfaces.

What do you dislike?

Layout mode is probably the most lacking aspect of the software (within TaconWorks Engineer). Something so powerful as having modular parts should be more heavily supported.

The constraint editor does not display complex/lengthy constraints very well. I end up using Excel to visually break out in cells the different aspects of the constraint.

Recommendations to others considering the product

To date, I feel this is the best design automation tool for SOLIDWORKS.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have dramatically reduced our design time. Time to produce submittals went from 1-2 weeks down to a couple of days. Then, once approved, normally to produce the fabrication drawings (70+ unique parts) it would take from 4-6 weeks. We can get it down to as little as a few days.

We have gotten to a point where our main constraint is how quickly we can extract the information from the customer specification and put it into the configurator. The modelling end is so fast; it is no longer a factor.

I also feel that it normalizes the training between different skilled individuals. With the design intent captured within TactonWorks, the user is then held within those parameters letting TactonWorks do most of the legwork. The user can then focus on doing custom work.

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Tacton review by <span>Shane E.</span>
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Tacton is a great automation tool

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What do you like best?

Running Tacton is intuitive and new users will catch on very quickly. The amount of automation this program offers makes it an invaluable tool.

What do you dislike?

Tacton runs very slowly, even with a high performance computer, the program is very cumber sum.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would highly recommend this program to anyone who wishes to streamline the design and drafting process of their business.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Many of our mechanism require custom work and tacton allows us to automate 90% of custom pieces.

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Tacton review by <span>Todd C.</span>
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What do you like best?

The program is user friendly, and takes out the need to remodel each and every SolidWorks part/assembly every time you use it. If you have standard parts that change in size then Tacton will save you a lot of time!

What do you dislike?

The bugs in the programming. This is expected but something that could be improved.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Time that is spent on jobs that come through the office has been minimized drastically. We are able to do more jobs per year, increasing our annual profits.

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Tacton review by User in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
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What do you like best?

I like the ability to standardize and copy classes, parts, or fields from model to model. This helps keep consistancy from model to model.

I like the inspections that help guide the modeler to fix programming errors.

I like the ability to work within an excel spread sheet and export to a file that can be uploaded to the Tacton model

What do you dislike?

I don't like that when you copy something within the model and it automatically renames it without giving you options to name it something else. I also don't think the search strategies are easy to understand and change.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Nice modeling software with inspections that help find errors.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Tacton to create configuration models that guide the user selecting modifications to standard product. The user can then see pricing and a quote based on the modifications selected.

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