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Knowledge-Based Configuration by Juha Tiihonen, Claire Bagley, Lothar Hotz, Alexander Felfernig

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Chapter 17

Tacton: Use of Tacton Configurator at FLSmidth

Klas Orsvärna and Morten H. Bennickb,    aTacton, Stockholm, Sweden,    bFLSmidth, Copenhagen, Denmark

Abstract

FLSmidth is a leading vendor of equipment for cement plants, with a long experience of using software to support product configuration in making proposals as well as in order processing. This paper describes their experience implementing Tacton Configurator, integrated with various other systems such as SolidWorks 3D CAD, SmartPlant 3D, Mathcad, and legacy ERP. Integration was found to be a critical success factor. Other critical success factors were the use of a powerful constraint-solver engine as well as product experts dedicated to configuration modeling. We describe the ...

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