Infor 3D Design Automation

Take advantage of the power of 3D CAD technology to automate the generation of configuration-specific 3D models, drawings, and manufacturing information.

When you use Infor 3D Design Automation in conjunction with Infor Product Configurator, you can accelerate the design and delivery of configured products, while reducing cost and freeing valuable engineering time. 

Wall Street Journal: Measuring How 3D Printing Affects IT

Infor's Warren Smith provides insight for Wall Street Journal readers on measuring how 3D printing affects information technology.

Read the article

What it is

Use Infor 3D Design Automation in conjunction with Infor Product Configurator to automate the generation of configuration-specific detailed 3D models, drawings, and manufacturing information for individual customer orders. 

With 3D Design Automation, you'll be able to design and deliver configured products more quickly, while reducing costs and freeing valuable engineering time.

What it does

With Infor 3D Design Automation, you'll be able to:

Generate dynamic 3D models and drawings—Dynamically generate configuration-specific 3D models based on user entered features, options, and dimensions using Infor 3D Design Automation with the Product Configurator and your 3D CAD system. Infor Product Configurator and Infor 3D Design Automation dynamically resolve 3D CAD model templates containing assembly and part templates, parametric relationships, and geometric constraints at run-time to generate CAD outputs, as well as detail drawings and manufacturing information. 

Rapidly create as-engineered product definitions—3D models dramatically reduce the time and cost required to produce configuration-specific product definitions at an as-engineered level of detail and accuracy suitable for use by engineering, sales, and manufacturing.

With Infor 3D Design Automation, you can reduce time-consuming and tedious manual CAD operator activity with automatic generation of:

  • High-level models and quote drawings to support product visualization and customer collaboration during the configuration and sales process.
  • Specification drawings and CAD files for delivery to the customer, once the order is placed.
  • Shop drawings such as detail, section, quality, and inspection drawings at the assembly, subassembly, and component level for use by manufacturing.
  • Detailed assembly models for use by engineers for further engineering analysis or to generate CNC instructions for numerically controlled equipment.

Take advantage of an innovative design methodology—Designers can use 3D Design Automation design methodology with Infor Product Configurator rules along with their existing 3D CAD system to develop product family models. These models can then used as templates for the automatic generation of configuration-specific product designs. In addition to supporting the automatic generation process, this approach speeds the design process. It produces product family models that are faster and less expensive to develop and maintain than traditional 3D models developed using the CAD system alone.

  • A design for customization approach establishes the guidelines and standards to create product family models that provide maximum flexibility and ease of configuration.
  • A design reference database allows designers to use highly modular 3D models that combine to represent the complete product family by mapping input variables to the various sub-models, their attributes, and their location, position, and orientation within the completed product.
  • A testing application provides the tools for designers to easily exercise and verify product family models before releasing them for use in the automated generation process.

What it means

Using Infor 3D Design Automation with Infor Product Configurator, you can:

  • Deliver customized product orders more quickly by eliminating engineering steps from lead time.
  • Reduce engineering costs by automating the creation of detail drawings and manufacturing information.
  • Provide value-added sales deliverables that might otherwise be too costly to produce.
  • Streamline production and help ensure quality by providing configuration specific drawings and information to manufacturing.
  • Speed new product development by taking advantage of modular product family models.



Infor Configure Price Quote (CPQ)

This 18-minute demo explores how Infor Configure Price Quote streamlines product customization, quoting, ordering, and documentation for manufacturers, distributors, and dealers.

Watch the demo

Brochure More


3D Design Automation brochure  

Read the brochure
Specialized by industry.
Engineered for speed.
© Copyright 2017. Infor. All rights reserved.