Computerized furniture planning is the way of the furniture. Nobody argues that any longer. Today the discussion revolves around seamless integration of furniture accessory data with the industry software being used. Häfele is now closing the loop. With the single click of a mouse one can toggle between the Häfele configuration tools and the imos industry software, and with the new Häfele CAM data move on to the CNC machine in production.
Finishing more complex tasks faster with digital help – to do that Häfele offers a well thought-out, modular service package with
34,000 manufacturer-neutral CAD and 6,000 CAM data files, including thematic configuration tools and interfaces for industry software programs which can be deployed individually, depending on the customers’ level of digitized planning. A recent survey revealed that 87% of Häfele’s cabinet maker sector partners believe in the opportunity to digitize. With its services Häfele is well positioned as a competent partner to achieve that goal and offers its partners suitable solutions at every entry point into the digital world.
Comprehensive services for all requirements
The “traditional non-automated cabinet maker” simply uses the data without drafting software or CNC machines to create feasibility checks with the configuration tool which will choose suitable hardware fittings, create material lists, generate parts drawings and finally orders the selected articles via the shopping cart.
For “digital newbies” the large CAD data base will be helpful for fast and flexible planning. They import CAD data from the configuration tool directly into their software.
More “advanced digital users” will add digital plans and work processes manually and than transfer them to the CNC.
The “high-tech cabinet maker”, with a current version of CAM software, has access to the complete functionality of digital furniture planning. He can transfer designs between configuration tools and other industry design software and transfer completed files directly to production by a CNC machine.
Configuration tools: Planning and selection assistance
Support for planning and hardware fitting selection is currently provided by these 5 product configuration tools for wooden drawers, flap fittings, Office Variant, Silent Aluflex and drawer side systems. In most cases, they can configure complete cabinets including the hardware fittings. The resulting data such as hardware fittings, lists of cuts, and drawings will be processed according to each partners requirements and situation, wherever and whenever.