Savannah, GA,
28
March
2014
|
05:00 AM
America/New_York

How 3-D modeling creates a virtual view for Great Dane customers

Summary


Using the latest state-of-the-art technology, Great Dane has enhanced the quoting process and is able to provide a basic, dimensional view of customers' trailers at the time the quote is delivered and/or when the order is placed.

Using the latest state-of-the-art technology, Great Dane has enhanced the quoting process and is able to provide a basic, dimensional view of customers' trailers at the time the quote is delivered and/or when the order is placed. With sophisticated CATIA 3-D modeling software, Great Dane engineers use a parametric driven model to adjust the model based on the customer's specifications, and then deliver the drawing showing basic dimensions such as overall height, width, upper coupler height, king pin location, etc. back to the customer. In addition, the drawings provide "white space" dimensions for decal layouts.


Customer Satisfaction
Great Dane knows that customers like to see products (picture representation) at the point of purchase. Customers are now able to visualize not only what they are buying/receiving a quote, but also note the decal dimensions and other details, which helps them plan for the next phase of getting the new trailer integrated into the fleet.