Getting Sales and Engineering working together to produce accurate and timely proposals for configurable products can be a challenge at the best of times. The current difficulties with finding and retaining good people in both disciplines make it even harder to respond to customers’ requests.
Variant is a web-based configurator that is built on the Autodesk® Forge platform and was developed for manufacturing customers that want to streamline their quotation and design-to-manufacturing processes.
Variant captures and extends the expertise of the design department to a company’s sales team, dealer channel, or even the end customer. This enables users without any Autodesk® Inventor® knowledge to accurately configure products, produce drawings, and generate quotes. Administrators can control whether users receive a quote immediately or through Request for Quotation.
The Trial site enables users to configure, price and quote previously enabled models from the perspective of an end-user. It does not provide access to administrative functions such as;
- Loading your own models
- Accessing the analytics
- Changing between Quotation and Request for Quotation mode
- Changing of user permissions