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Advanced 3D visualization with ArtiosCAD

Seyfert GmbH streamlines workflow and shortens turnaround times

with EskoArtwork’s structural design software

Advanced tools for 3D packaging visualization and increased efficiency in the production process; these are the main reasons for packaging and display specialist Seyfert GmbH to opt for ArtiosCAD (www.esko.com/artioscad). Based in Reichenbach/Fils (Germany) and with several production sites in Europe, Seyfert is a leading supplier of high-quality transport packaging, shelf-ready packaging and display products. Since implementing ArtiosCAD, Seyfert benefits from a significantly simpler and faster workflow, thanks to the advanced design and drafting tools. Moreover, the sophisticated 3D tools integrated in ArtiosCAD opened new paths in 3D visualization and design for the company.

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“With our previous CAD solution it was a struggle to keep up with customer demand. We required a solution that enabled us to work faster and process more jobs. We were looking for an open system that included complete 3D visualization, the latest structural design tools and an efficient administration. ArtiosCAD was just the solution we needed," says Thomas Spittler, Packaging Development Manager at Seyfert. Especially the sophisticated 3D tools had a big impact at the company: “We can now design exact-fitting packaging and inserts. And because ArtiosCAD is an open system, we can import clients’ 3D models of their products and design highly accurate packaging without inputting measurements or having the product on site.”

Workflow automation and reduced turnaround times

With ArtiosCAD, Seyfert's workflow is now highly automated, resulting in the elimination of repetitive, time-intensive tasks and significantly shortened job turnaround times.  When the first design draft is generated, ArtiosCAD provides 3D samples via PDF for clients’ approval: “ArtiosCAD 3D tools have made the approval cycle much shorter and easier,” explains Spittler. “In the past, we had to build expensive models and mock-ups at each construction phase. Now we can simply discuss the design with the client via a video conference call, so everybody can see the latest 3D draft, discuss any adjustments required and progress quickly to the final version. ArtiosCAD eliminates any waste in this process because the final 3D sample that the customer approves is generated from the 2D design which can automatically be converted to a manufacturing file for die-making.”

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ArtiosCAD offers tools specifically designed for structural design, product development, virtual prototyping and manufacturing. It allows Seyfert to quickly create design standards for their corrugated, folding carton and display orders, saving time and eliminating errors. One feature that is particularly of interest for Seyfert is the capability to automatically create different basic parametric designs based on one single Standard, making standardization and recurring packaging concepts easier.

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“The thorough analysis conducted by EskoArtwork before the installation, highlighted how ArtiosCAD could improve the way we operate – and after implementing the software with a Seyfert specific roll-out plan those projections have certainly been realized within a short time frame,” concludes Spittler. “ArtiosCAD has made our workflow more efficient and saves us a lot of time. We now have more resources for developing new creative applications, and can dedicate more time to our clients.”

About Seyfert GmbH

Founded in 1912, the  family-owned company is managed today by the fifth generation of the company founders. Seyfert specializes in displays as well as transport packaging such as American cases, trays, folding cases and other die-cutted packaging. The unique and revolutionary corrugated board grady seytec√Ę made history and offers customers unknown possibilities. Seyfert has several production sites in Germany and France, including production facilities for  corrugated board production, corrugated board processing and paper production. The company employs 1.400 people throughout Europe. Well-knows brands such as Stihl, Procter&Gamble, Hama and Lieken and other market leading companies in the food, health care and engineering industry benefit from the Seyfert services. For more information, visit www.seyfert.de.

About EskoArtwork (www.esko.com)

EskoArtwork is a global supplier of integrated solutions for packaging, sign and display finishing, commercial printing and professional publishing. Its products and services help customers raise productivity, reduce time-to-market, lower costs and expand business.

Portfolio

EskoArtwork is the worldwide market leader with software for artwork creation, pre-production, automation, quality assurance and collaboration targeted at brand owners, retailers, designers and packaging manufacturers.

The CDI flexo computer-to-plate imagers, Kongsberg short-run converting and signage finishing systems complete the portfolio for the packaging, label, signage and display industries.

The company provides a range of workflow, automation and quality assurance solutions for the commercial printing and publishing market. For graphic designers and print production professionals there’s also the Enfocus suite of PDF tools.

Facts & numbers

EskoArtwork employs around 1050 people worldwide. Its global sales and support organization covers Europe, the Americas and the Asia Pacific and is completed by a network of distribution partners in more than 45 countries.

EskoArtwork is headquartered in Gent, Belgium, and has R&D and manufacturing facilities in five European countries, the United States, China and India. The consolidated full year financials ended for 2010 with revenue of EUR 184.1 million.

For more information, visit www.esko.com

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