The application enables employees to compose specific drawings from the existing library of graphic elements (details). The composed schema with calculated dimensions and other parameters of the details is saved on a central server. The schema can be opened and modified by other users from different computers (including iPad). The permissions system restricts access to the schemas to corresponding work groups within the organization. A built-in scheduling system allows planning when the drawings will be used in the production department (assembly line). The system is used by vendors of the details and assembling teams to make sure the correct details arrive to the production line in time.
The application is developed in Flex and works on Windows, Mac and iPad platform with Android coming.
A web-based administration area allows uploading new graphic elements to the system, manage users and permissions. The updates are automatically downloaded and installed on client’s computers.
The application shares the same code base that significantly reduces costs of maintenance and development of new features. We estimate that choosing this set of technologies saved our customer 40-50% of development costs in comparison with developing different versions for PC, Mac and iPad. The expected maintenance savings are up to 80% in a long run when the new features are introduced and Android version is launched to production.