Every PASCAM WoodWorks user can rely on various, self-defined data-based design libraries to ensure an individual, yet economic product design process, according to customer demand. In this respect it's crucial that the user is able to instantly create manufacturing-ready models based on the comprehensive, pre-installed PASCAM databases and design libraries.
Due to the open access to the PASCAM databases and design libraries, users can simply add
their own, company-specific library elements or edit existing
elements, using them as templates.
Users will have to enter the database information only once and 'en passant' - just by proceeding the conventional SOLIDWORKS® design process. User-friendly data entry dialogs are available to enable safe and easy data entry to the PASCAM databases.
Here is a quick example on how to insert a fully designed part template (structural shelf of a furniture cabinet) from the PASCAM database at an existing cabinet assembly.
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Users of PASCAM WoodWorks can access these self-provided design libraries easily in subsequent design tasks to generate customized assemblies very quick and safely, applying the user generated data-base items. The PASCAM design libraries are providing an optimally adapted engineering and productivity tool to the users needs. The purpose of this standardization is the methodological simplification of recurring engineering processes, the definition of company-specific best practices and setting of minimum standards, simplifying the information process between members of the design department or external design teams, the trouble-free exchange of design components and the consequent reduction in costs by reducing the specific design effort of customized products.
Because of the open data-base structure an user generated, company-specific content is provided, which exceeds the conventional design and engineering databases of existing CAD systems, where the user is subject to sporadic database updates by the software company, often lacking in practical relevance for the specific design tasks of the individual woodworking companies.
Another advantage is the option to provide the content of the PASCAM design libraries to all members involved in the design process via a server-based, company-wide access, where the user permissions are managed centrally. This approach enables standardized, knowledge-based design processes, based on company specific 'best practices' and design principles.
The following PASCAM databases and design libraries are available for users:
Hardware component database to manage and apply automatically woodworking hardware components
Edge database to manage and automatically apply profile features, e.g. for mouldings, cornices at new parts/assemblies
Database of woodworking joints for the quick, automated assembly of woodworking assemblies with typical woodworking connections and joints
Material database for the quick, automated exchange of coating materials and laminates, such as veneer