PALFINGER Invests in CAD Schroer’s MEDUSA4 2D/3D MCAD Suite for Advanced Design Automation

The specialist crane manufacturer counts on CAD Schroer’s flexible design software for the automated production of technical specifications

The Austrian company recently invested in the fourth generation of CAD Schroers product suite. PALFINGER’s special highly customised engineering design environment provides the company with the greatest degree of automation and flexibility.

From loader cranes to cherry pickers, on construction sites, on the railways, at sea or in public transport - PALFINGER’s products are ubiquitous, and many of us meet them (and the projects they make happen) every day. The brand stands for the highest level of quality and performance without compromises. PALFINGER recently invested in around 25 seats of MEDUSA4 Advanced Parametrics, as well as additional licenses for MEDUSA4 Sheet Metal Design and interfaces to PTC Creo® and Windchill® PDMLink™.

Keeping Up-to-Date

PALFINGER’s highly specialised product development department in Salzburg depends on flexibility and productivity when it comes to delivering up-to-date technical specifications and assembly instructions to its customers. “CAD Schroer’s extremely customisable MEDUSA4 2D/3D CAD system offers built-in design intelligence, meeting all of our requirements in respect of technical documentation, design editing, and fast product modifications,“ says Henrik Binggl, Head of Software Development at PALFINGER.

MEDUSA4 2D/3D MCAD Suite for Advanced Design Automation:

Long-lasting Quality Demands Easy Adaptations

PALFINGER’s products have a lifecycle that spans many decades. Dealers, workshops and service centres can rely on clear assembly and maintenance instructions, as well as the long-term availability of spare parts.  

“That means that our design and documentation departments are looking after around 95,000 MEDUSA drawings, all of which may be subject to modifications. These include detailed component designs for manufacture; assembly drawings, layouts and special sheet metal designs,” says Johannes Bauer, Team Leader and Project Manager at PALFINGER.

PALFINGER will be deploying MEDUSA4 on Windows (like its predecessor on Solaris) in those areas which demand speed, user friendly design (including easy 3D for traditional 2D users) and customisability.

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Gilbert Koch, Managing Director at CAD Schroer Switzerland, looks after PALFINGER. He says, “We’re proud to see our efforts in developing leading edge engineering solutions pay off for customers as forward-thinking as PALFINGER, which uses our software to help automate complex processes.”

About CAD Schroer

CAD Schroer is a global software development company and engineering solutions provider, helping to raise the productivity and competitiveness of customers working in manufacturing and plant design, including the automotive sector and its supply chain, the energy sector and public utilities. CAD Schroer has offices and subsidiaries throughout Europe and in the United States.

CAD Schroer’s product portfolio includes 2D/3D CAD, plant design, factory layout and data management solutions. Customers in 39 countries rely on MEDUSA4®, MPDS4™ and STHENO/PRO® to provide an efficient, flexible and integrated design environment for all phases of product or plant design – cutting costs while raising quality. CAD Schroer emphasises close customer partnerships and supports its clients’ objectives through extensive consultancy, training, development, software support and maintenance services.


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