configurator-360Last week I talked about the release of three new products to Autodesk 360 cloud hosted software services suite.

I mainly talked about Mockup 360 and how it fills a niche in the market for CAD designers to collaborate in real time.

I also mentioned Configurator 360, and while I didn’t go into great detail it’s certainly not a product to be missed. It has the potential to be, for lack of a better phrase, a game changer by Autodesk.

Autodesk Configurator 360 enables companies to upload designs to an accessible, cloud based environment, where the web configurator gives your customers and sales team immediate access to your entire catalogue of products.

Once uploaded the online configurator will analyse the geometry and identify all the parameters involved, it then displays your part in a preview window along with its editable parameters for the customer to utilise.

The configurator will allow the customer to edit the length, depth or width of any part, in a user friendly way, and as an administrator you can control the display and use of the model parameters as you see fit.Configurator-360-screens

Autodesk Configurator 360 also includes a wide range of file translation capabilities in addition to industry-standard formats, such as IGES and STEP files, so you can supply fully configured 3D models in your customers preferred CAD file format.

Applications like these that deliver a variety of different features and options, and allow customers to change parameters and parts ultimately enhances the collaboration process.It also means that your iterative design process can become more streamlined and efficient.

Requesting quotes or downloading parts has never been easier and by using Autodesk Configurator 360 you can create a custom branded catalogue for your entire line of configurable products.

You can easily incorporate your company name, logo, colour scheme and link to your website with a few easy clicks.

Configurator 360 is also compatible with Autodesk Inventor. It recognises and uses parameters and logic built into existing models, including parameter-driven Inventor parts & assemblies, iLogic-driven parts & assemblies and Inventor ETO applications.

It looks like with Autodesk Configurator 360, everybody’s going to be happy.