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VTS EXPRESS is an automated design system that saves time and improves accuracy by automating your design and drafting process. VTS Express has the potential of reducing design and drafting time from hours or days to just minutes.

The Emerging Field of Knowledge-Based Automated Design

Knowledge-Based Automated Design (KBAD) is a paradigm that involves automating tasks involving geometry, engineering, configuration, drawing production, costing, etc. KBAD applications incorporate all the necessary design information to produce automated outputs. A KBAD application is driven by rules such as codes and standards, engineering calculations, data base information, manufacturing requirements, or simple designer preference. KBAD is typically used to quickly develop customized designs and arrangements for engineered products. The output of a typical KBAD system can include 3D models, 2D drawings, Process and P&ID drawings, Bills of Material, Cost and Schedules. Input to a KBAD application is typically through a Windows type GUI. KBAD applications are normally custom written for each user. In that regard, VTS employs AutoDesk’s AutoCad® or Mechanical Desktop® together with VTS Express™, a custom application developed by VTS written in Visual Basic®, and/or Intent™ knowledge-based software by Engineering Intent.

Knowledge-Based Automated Design Can Help Your Business

Knowledge-Based Automated Design with VTS EXPRESS™ will drastically increase your productivity by allowing you to provide design-to-order products and systems at a fraction of the time and cost it would take to perform the work using conventional methods. KBAD also minimizes human error since the design rules and arrangement constraints are built into the system. Other benefits of KBAD include the ability to:
  • Quickly optimize components and assemblies.
  • Perform fast and easy "what if" explorations.
  • Respond quickly and accurately to proposal requests.
  • Quickly generate 3D models, detailed drawings, estimates, bill of materials, etc., anywhere, even at a customer’s site.
  • Generate photorealistic renderings of your product whether or not the product has ever been built.

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