Gilman Precision debuts Web-based product design tool

April 11, 2016 - 07:00pm

Gilman Precision, Grafton, Wis., recently launched a web-based product configuration tool Intended to improve the process of viewing and adjusting product specifications. The Gilman 3D Linear Products CAD Configurator will serve engineers and other prospects by allowing them to select, view and insert Gilman 3D CAD models and 2D drawings directly into their own CAD systems, according to the company. 

Developed by Catalog Data Solutions Inc. (CDS), the configurator is powered by the CDS Catalog and CDS ModelServer solutions, and features the following Gilman products: Dovetail, Linear-Guide and Hardened-Way Slide Stages and accessories.

“This new development has been in the works for almost a year, and will be the first of its kind in the linear and rotary motion industry,” according to a recent Gilman news release. “Despite its innovative capabilities, the configurator is incredibly user-friendly and will work on any operating system or web browser.”

To access the new tool, visit the “Resources” section on Gilman’s website by clicking here. Users must log into the system with their designated username and PIN.

“We are very excited to present this state-of-the-art service to our customers,” said Doug Biggs, vice president of sales and marketing at Gilman Precision “Its capabilities will dramatically reduce the time and cost involved in purchasing standard and custom products.

Related Glossary Terms

  • computer-aided design ( CAD)

    computer-aided design ( CAD)

    Product-design functions performed with the help of computers and special software.

  • web


    On a rotating tool, the portion of the tool body that joins the lands. Web is thicker at the shank end, relative to the point end, providing maximum torsional strength.


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