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 Travis K.
Travis K.
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"Great product to enable your automation team to focus more on your product and less on code."

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
User in Civil Engineering
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"Every time I use this program it saves me several hours"

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 Chris P.
Chris P.
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"Dramatically reduce design time with TactonWorks!"

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.

Tacton review by Shane E.
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"Tacton is a great automation tool"

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.

Tacton review by Todd C.
Todd C.
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"Tacton reduces design time & allows for quick modification of SW models"

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.

Tacton review by User in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
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"Personal Review of Tacton "

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.

Tacton review by Arne B.
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"Configuration of hydraulic motors and pumsystems with Tacton."

What do you like best?

It reduce the lead times in the sales-delivery process. Clean and flexible interface.

Can't see any limitation when it comes to configuring products.

What do you dislike?

The software is very flexible and can solve very complex product structures which can make you missing an important home lesson. The main key is to define the product structure in such a way that the complexity is not increasing more than necessary.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Go for it

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

Increasing complexity and number of variants of products is solved by the configurator.

Tacton review by Brian B.
Brian B.
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"Tacton Review"

What do you like best?

Ability to automate the decision making process

What do you dislike?

Interface is not completely friendly. They could do a better job of making it more intuitive to use. The update icons, export and other icons could be more visually intuitive...

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

We are automating the designing of semi-custom equipment for the water treatment industry.

Tacton review by User in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
User in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
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"Mechanical Design"

What do you like best?

Tacton helps us with our initial models and drawings. Then there is just a bit of clean-up then ready for fabrication.

What do you dislike?

The software has some flaws just like any other program.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This product saves time.

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

Mechanical design and fabrication drawing.

Tacton review by User in Packaging and Containers
User in Packaging and Containers
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"Product configuration with Tacton Studio software"

What do you like best?

Simple interface. It is possible to create a complex machine model with rules and dependencies.

What do you dislike?

It requires a hard training in the background.

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

It is possible for me to develop a product configurator for a beverage company

Tacton review by Internal Consultant in Building Materials
Internal Consultant in Building Materials
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"Tacton Configurator"

What do you like best?

Simplicity, the way it decouples product logic from programming

What do you dislike?

Some technical issues with the Tacton server engine, i.e. that it can crash and takes all memory of the machine. Poor error messages back from TCServer

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

We use it for all configurations within the division. The easiness to learn for product oriented people.

Tacton review by Executive Sponsor in Packaging and Containers
Executive Sponsor in Packaging and Containers
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"TactonDay"

What do you like best?

Smart configuration engine. Very good support from Tacton team and very flexible in helping us to solve the issues.

What do you dislike?

Improve in User interfaces and in area of Prices management and integration to other systems

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

Configuration of complex products, managing prices and make quotations

Tacton review by User in Medical Devices
User in Medical Devices
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"Tacton"

What do you like best?

Integration to ERP, specifically M3. Easy to link to product and pricing data.

What do you dislike?

Interface is not intuitive for a sales user

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

ERP integration and time to quote

Tacton review by Kryz O.
Kryz O.
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"basic product configuration typically with erp"

What do you like best?

Tacton typically partner with erp vendors for better configurations than erp. Usually target mid market erp not teir one

What do you dislike?

Output documentation fairly simple and complex to setup.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Look at big machines and camelion

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