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Extensive verbal communication between design and production

Production relies heavily on information (see S3). This information not only needs to be delivered promptly but also in a format that is easily digestible, minimizing the effort required on the shop floor to comprehend and utilize it. Information intended for production must be both comprehensive and unambiguous, ensuring its usability. 
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Transferring CAD information to other IT systems

For a manufacturing company to effectively operate its core production and supporting processes, including warehousing, logistics, and accounting, it relies on a robust information management system. In addition to the physical production flow that transforms raw materials into final products, there exists an essential information flow that supplies all the necessary data to oversee and
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Complex process of redesigning a product

It is safe to say that design changes are an integral part of the furniture construction process. On one hand, this is due to the nature of the process, which is particularly evident in the design of more complex furniture. Before the design can fully align with the designer’s ultimate vision, it is often necessary
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Protracted Information Preparation for Production

The work undertaken by the Design Unito can be divided into two distinct components: crafting the furniture model and assembling the requisite production information. Crafting a piece of furniture is a creative endeavor, the duration of which is directly contingent upon the intricacy of the piece. On the other hand, preparing information entails the mechanical
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Woodwork for Inventor Winter Holiday Promo

It took us only 10 years to bring you this, so don’t miss your chance, because another one might not come for another 10. After lots of consideration, we’ve decided that it’s time to offer you a sweetener for each new license acquired. Therefore, all those who purchase new licenses of any type of Woodwork
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Hidden Design

This term, ‘hidden design,’ characterizes situations where designers fail to provide comprehensive production information due to tool limitations or excessive workloads. Nevertheless, crafting a piece of furniture necessitates the inclusion of all essential details.
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Errors in specifications and drawings. A complex process of changing the design

The primary source of errors in documentation stems from manual work. The distinction between automated and manual information preparation is crucial. Automated preparation is executed by a program, and if there’s an error in the program, it will consistently reproduce the same error under identical circumstances, making it relatively easy to detect and correct. On
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Challenges in Designing Complex Furniture

Furniture design is undergoing a transformation, with increasing complexity in both design concepts and materials employed. Consequently, CAD systems must meet specific criteria to fulfill their role effectively: Capable of modeling products with intricate and unconventional structures or shapes. Able to model furniture using a diverse array of materials, including panels, metal, glass, wood, plastic,
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Maximizing Efficiency: The Importance of Effective CAD System Implementation in the Furniture Industry

The primary focus of a manufacturing company lies in the production of goods, encompassing various stages from material supply to delivery and assembly. This intricate process heavily relies on a diverse range of information that is indispensable for successful production. Consequently, each company establishes a distinct information flow, which serves to provide essential data to
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Navigating the Furniture Industry’s Challenges: Embracing Digital Innovation with Woodwork for Inventor V14

Another year has passed, bringing forth new challenges in an increasingly turbulent world. The global furniture industry has faced its share of obstacles, with the economic slowdown in 2023 negatively impacting consumer demand, production costs, and supply chains. However, there is a silver lining amidst the uncertainty. According to a report by Furniture Today, the
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V13. New version is launched

This year, the new version of Woodwork for Inventor is introduced to the market with added features that give it another level of freedom and flexibility. Based on user requirements, we focused not on developing new functionalities, but on allowing them to customize Woodwork for Inventor to meet their needs. In this way, we allow
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Woodwork for Inventor V12

This year was special for Woodwork. A new Nesting module was launched in January, and now, as every year, we have released a new, V12 version in the spring. In this way, instead of the usual one version, we have practically released two new versions of Woodwork this year.
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Woodwork for Inventor V11 Launched

Covid unexpectedly invaded our lives, forcing us to close up and work from home. However, our team hasn’t lost the pace, and, as every year, we give to your judgment a new version of Woodwork for Inventor V11. The main focus of this year’s version is to increase the speed, flexibility, and convenience of the
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10 common mistakes when implementing a new CAD system in the company

The main stream of a manufacturing company is product production. From material supply to delivery and assembly. This process requires a variety of information without which production simply cannot take place. Therefore, each company has a separate information flow, which feeds the production flow with all the necessary information. With growing competition, the demands on
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Woodwork for Inventor Licensing

Woodwork for Inventor has been on the market for around 8 years. Nevertheless, we still receive questions about our licensing policy. So we decided to put together a guide which would help to understand all your options.
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Woodwork for Inventor CNC Simulator

One of the biggest highlights of Woodwork for Inventor V10 is CNC Technology Simulator. It’s a fun and useful tool created for the purpose of testing created CNC technologies. 
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Our prognoses for Inventor 2020

For the first time in Woodwork for Inventor history, we are unable to launch our new version of our software compatible with the newest Autodesk Inventor version.
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Universal design systems vs Specialized systems


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The largest pains of furniture designer

What brings a headache for furniture designer? Working in the furniture industry can be very interesting, dynamic and creative, but as every work, it has its lowlights. Check out our top 6 the most annoying task that furniture designers run into everyday work and here you can find an article written by our product architect Saulius with
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Skeleton Dress Up with panels

In the previous post, we have discussed the concept of Skeleton Dress Up function. Now we will dive deeper into the function and learn more about the Skeleton Dress Up with panels.  This command can be used to create a panel body based on the face of the skeleton or its section in terms of
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Skeleton Dress Up. Why this method?

Skeletal modeling Autodesk Inventor software offers powerful conceptual design tools for designers. Skeletal modeling allows creating the entire concept of a future product in the context of a single part file. The concept can be expressed as the overall volume of the product, individual bodies reflecting the form of the future part, various sketches, auxiliary planes,
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Small spaces design. How to make it work?

In my personal opinion first and most important purpose of the home is to provide comfort, coziness and relaxing environment. How different people understand those things concepts should be considered as the main inspiration for an interior. Sometimes by following trends and design rules we forget to tend the most important aspect – who will
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Furniture design – work with materials (Material replacement)

Our customer often ask us about work with materials in Woodwork for Inventor environment. In this video you will get the understanding of work with materials concept and the benefits of it.
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Interior design trends 2018

Let’s talk about interior design trends in 2018. There are quite a few changes comparing to last year. What’s in: Warm colours, natural stone, cacti, curved shaped furniture, wicker, cordless lamps, black kitchens, portable lighting What’s out: Florals, damask, polished glossy stone, white kitchens and bathrooms, copper and rose gold finishes, minimalism, shiny high-gloss finishes What’s next: Suede,
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Amazing furniture design. i4Mariani

Do you know how many companies in the world survive past their first year? About 20%. And only half of those reach 5 years barrier. In order to reach a decade you have to jump into a train of lucky 1/3 of those who lasted 5 years. Kind of scary. But not for Italian company
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Amazing furniture design. Entero Ltd.

  Today we will present you a story and amazing designs of our clients from Serbia – company called Entero. This company has a very deep tradition and culture. One of the values they believe in is that “The quality of our crafts and work today needs to be bigger and better than the quality
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Amazing furniture design. Chairconcept Ltd.

Chairconcept – Polish furniture design fashionista   “…we love furniture, we love good style and we love what we do” – this is how Chairconcept describe themselves. And you can tell that they are speaking the truth. Just look at the designs they are creating. Models match with the interior perfectly. Doesn’t matter if it’s
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Amazing furniture design. Sarkop Ltd.

  Sarkop Ltd. is one of the companies that we had a lot of direct contact with and these guys are serious. Sarkop Ltd. is one of the largest and most prestigious contract furniture manufacturers in Estonia.
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Amazing furniture design. ARDA Co. Ltd

  We are proudly presenting a new series of articles about Woodwork for Inventor users who are doing an amazing job creating various furniture designs. We want to celebrate creativity and show the art works of talented designers. First in the series is our client from colorful Vietnam – ARDA Co. Ltd. We’ve been working
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At the exhibition in Poland 2017


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Welcome the new 8th version of Woodwork for Inventor software

Here we go!  The new 8th version has been launched. And now it has a full scale of functionalities like Skeleton Dress Up, iBox components, Material assignment, Multiple Hardware placement, Automatic holes generator, BOM generator, Drawings generator, CNC preparation and Integration with Autodesk Vault software. In general, this is a tool that every professional woodworker
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Woodwork for Inventor V8 launch. What’s new?

Woodwork for Inventor – how it started The day of Woodwork for Inventor V8 launch finally came. It‘s the eighth version of our product, which was started as additional Autodesk Inventor functionality. This functionality was a request of one of our clients and meant to be one-company-solution. Later we noticed, that this solution can be
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Woodwork for Inventor webinar in UK

April 24th, 2017 Woodwork for Inventor webinar in UK Our team is very glad to share with you a perfect Woodwork for Inventor webinar (do follow link please) made by Graitec Ltd. (UK). Here you’ll get an insight into how Woodwork for Inventor (W4I) plug-in speed up the design process and automate key processes for your designs. 
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6 criteria for choosing furniture design software

Goals of furniture design software Two main goals of furniture design software are: To shorten the design process, i.e. increase designers’ capacity; To reduce design errors amount.
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First Woodwork for Inventor step in South America

Great news for all woodworkers in Brazil! Finally we have we have established a partnership Mr. Neimar Chiapetti, who did great job presenting Woodwork for Inventor to Brazilian market.
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4 signs you should upgrade your furniture design software

Lots of woodworkers love their tools, which they use for the design of furniture. They are comfortable using it, they know how it works and they know the flaws software has and workarounds to correct those flaws. What else would you need, right? Well, that is not the way anymore. Although your software doe’s whatever
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Designed using Woodwork for Inventor software

Woodwork for Inventor projects Woodwork for Inventor is a software, which provides an amazing flexibility possibilities, therefore it’s so convenient to use. Choose any kind of material: wood, glass, metal, plastic, etc. and design all complexity levels furniture. There’s nothing invincible for Woodwork. Moreover, our software will save up to 70% of your time, wasted on
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Assembly Copier

Software for ‎automatic copying and renaming of assemblies Woodwork for Inventor‬ team is glad to announce that one of our software functionalities (automatic copying and renaming of assemblies) from now on is available as a separate software. ‪Assembly Copier is available for all Autodesk Inventor users of any specialization.
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Autodesk Inventor vs Solidworks

This review is done by Mr. Damien Jovica – Autodesk Business Development Manager at Redstack in Mount Waverley, Victoria, Australia. Although, it is a quite subjective opinion, yet a very interesting comparison of two competitive software – Autodesk Inventor vs Solidworks.
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What’s new in v7

Woodwork for Inventor team is very glad to announce that the new 7th version of the software is already available. Watch this video and get acquainted with new features like automatic CAM technologies, integration with Autodesk Vault Professional, extended Skeleton DressUp functionality, Drawings refresh etc.
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What’s new in the 7th version?

Woodwork for Inventor team is very glad to announce that the new 7th version of the software will be launched on the 19th of April. We have been developing it for the last 9 month. And now you can get acquainted with new features of the upcoming 7th version, which will be available for the Autodesk
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At exhibition in Gemany 2016


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Woodwork for Inventor in Brief

This video explains what Woodwork for Inventor is and what key functionality it has.
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At event in Turkey 2015


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At exhibition in Poland


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At exhibition in Netherlands


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1. Starting modelling

Modelling using top down design approach. Skeleton dress up function. Usage of iCopy prototype.
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2. Material assignment

Material types and groups. Assignment of edge banding. Edge banding wizard. Texture direction adjustment. Oversize control.
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3. Hardware placement

Hardware placement and adjustment. Visibility control. Using of template configuration (iMatch). Holes generation.
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4. BOM generator

Material and hardware replacement concept. Replacement using excel table. Data binding options. Order information placement in to header. Template based output.
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