Graphical 3D configurator simplifies planning of control cabinets

7th February 2019
Source: Siemens
Posted By : Lanna Cooper
Graphical 3D configurator simplifies planning of control cabinets


Siemens has launched a new graphical configurator for Sivacon 8MF1 system cubicles. The modular system consists of a basic framework in 90 different sizes and 2,000 flexibly combinable elements. This enables the implementation of tailored solutions for virtually all industrial sectors and applications.

Darren Motley, Product Manager, Siemens UK, said: “With the new graphical configurator, control cabinet manufacturers can now configure the system cubicles directly on the 3D model and order them electronically. They benefit from considerably reduced planning efforts and error-free configuration, which also allows customised modifications, and order processing is significantly shortened.”

The new online configurator for Sivacon 8MF1 system cubicles, Version 1.0 is expected to be available free of charge on the Internet starting in February 2019.

The configuration of the 8MF1 system cubicles occurs completely intuitively with the help of the new online service: Per drag & drop, after selecting an already configured enclosure or a desired frame, a wide range of outside parts, side and rear walls, roof versions or trim trips, along with interior parts and accessory elements, can be chosen and added.

All the modules are rendered three-dimensionally in the software. Even customised adjustments such as special colours or cutouts can be easily and realistically visualised. To prevent errors, the software checks all combinations automatically according to predefined rules.

All data generated can afterwards be exported as 2D and 3D models in various formats and further processed in standard CAD tools. Parts lists, prices and product details are automatically generated and the order is handled fully digitally.

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