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  • 15 Mar 2011

EskoArtwork’s design software brings 3D reality to packaging design

Advanced tools for 3D packaging visualization and increased efficiency in the production process drove Seyfert GmbH to opt for 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, the company claims to have benefitted from a significantly simpler and faster workflow, and the sophisticated 3D tools integrated in ArtiosCAD has opened new paths in 3D visualizationand design for the company.
Speaking for Seyfert, Thomas Spittler, packaging development manager, commented: ‘To keep pace with customer demand we needed to work faster and process more jobs with an open system that included complete 3D visualization and the latest structural design tools and an efficient administration.  ArtiosCAD was just the solution we needed.’   The new system allows Seyfert to design exact-fitting packaging and inserts, and also import clients’ 3D models of their products.  This means they can design highly accurate packaging without inputting measurements or having the product on site.
With ArtiosCAD, Seyfert's workflow is now highly automated, resulting in the elimination of repetitive, time consuming tasks and shortened job turnaround times.  When the first design draft is generated, ArtiosCAD provides 3D samples via PDF for clients’ approval.  The ArtiosCAD 3D tools have made the approval cycle much shorter and easier because the design can be discussed with the client via a video conference call.  Because all parties can see the latest 3D draft, adjustments can be made and progressed to final version.  By creating the 3D sample from the 2D design there is no wastage as it can automatically be converted to a manufacturing file for die making. 
ArtiosCAD offers tools specifically designed for structural design, product development, virtual prototyping and manufacturing.  These allow Seyfert to create design standards for their corrugated, folding carton and display orders, saving time and eliminating errors.  One feature that is of particular interest to Seyfert is the ability to create different basic parametric designs automatically based on one single Standard.  This makes standardization and recurring packaging concepts easier.