Bosch Rexroth
“Our business relationship with VEST USA continues to be a positive and profitable venture for us. Utilizing MDTools has provided an intuitive and powerful software solution for BRCA, one which continues to evolve, continually develop, and be supported by very experienced people. Not only is VEST knowledgeable in software development, but they understand the fluid power business, and the challenges associated with hydraulic integrated circuit design.
Using MDTools, we have been able to cut our manifold block design times by 50% versus our previous CAD solution, and we look forward to leveraging even further the 3D Cad model by integrating their CAMit technologies in our Manufacturing processes moving forward.
Thanks to VEST, the future of manifold design and Manufacturing in a 3D environment has never look brighter.”
Jim Lambert C.E.T.
Systems Design Manager
Hydraulic Business Unit
Bosch Rexroth Canada Corp.
“MDTools from VEST USA is INAB’s choice for manifold design and development. It allows our designers to produce prototypes, in a timely and cost effective manner, as well as fine tune manifold systems to meet the high demands our customers by embedding the most potent features needed in creating our hydraulic system solutions.
Having such powerful tool that seamlessly integrates into our 3D CAD environment, made the software easy for our designers to adopt and to become the cornerstone of our everyday product development.”
Greg Lehman
Product Development Engineer
INAB Automation AB
“Fritz Schur Energy has been using MDTools for design of hydraulic manifolds since 2007, and we are very satisfied with the application and VEST USA / Taunus-IT as suppliers.
In general we are saving up to 50% of the design time for the new manifolds thanks to easier overview and a huge library of standard cavities, and we have minimized the risk of design-errors thanks to the built-in design control functions in MDTools.
For us it’s a huge advantage that the application is running as an add-on to our existing CAD-software, which means that the users get along with the programme very fast.
Also VEST USA and Taunus-IT in Germany are always responding very fast, both in terms of sales and support, and we have an image of a very professional organisation with a high level of knowledge about hydraulic manifold design.”
Robert B. Juul
Technical Project Engineer
Fritz Schur Energy AS

"With the HyDraw system,

I am now able to compare the drawing bill of material with the actual parts bill of material. Earlier, with autocad, I had to print the BOM from the system and compare line by line with my drawing that took 2 days at least and still prone for error. Now, it is a matter of minutes.

Drawings are much cleaner and uniform as the same standard symbols are reused all the time. The drawings when printed are much cleaner and easy to understand and read.

The item ID feature in V500 is way faster than V415- it now just takes 1-2 minutes.

The integral database allows us to add specific information for each component. This place holder for the information is very useful."

Sudhi Sirigere
Hydraulic Systems Engineer
Schramm, Inc.
We are using HyDraw V600 and MDTools 940 for our hydraulic projects since the beginning of 2013
Now, we see that how easy and fun it is to design the manifolds regardless of the complexity of the Project.
Additionally, checking the entire manifold was not so easy before using this software.
We are also very satisfied from the technical support that we had during start up and quick returns to our needs from Vest. Thank you all.
Mehmet Kocabas
Mechanical Engineer
HPA Teknoloji ldiv.sti.
“Southcott Hydraulics and Control Systems design and manufacture custom made manifolds and hydraulic systems which are tailored to our customers individual needs. Design requirements are usually specific with a short term delivery requirement. Error free speedy delivery of parts and equipment is essential to our company to ensure continuous positive outcomes.
Hydraw CAD enables the quick and efficient design of hydraulic circuits. Symbols are within a library which are dragged and dropped on to the work sheet making it easier to set up and complete a circuit. All work can be saved in .dwg which enables easy collaboration between colleagues and customers.
We are also most impressed with MDTools; it designs manifolds faster, it is error free once circuits are confirmed, Sub plate and cavity details are included in the data base and all drawing annotations are automatic once set up. These attributes enable us to ensure faster and thereby more cost effective solutions when designing and manufacturing custom made manifolds for our clients.
MDTools and Hydraw CAD is a “Must Have” software package for anyone in the manifold design business.”
Symon Wallis
Mechanical Engineer
Southcott Hydraulics and Control Systems
Weidemann Hydraulik GmbH
Success Story at Weidemann GmbH, Germany
“After initial teething problems which have been resolved by VEST within a few weeks time we are now using the software, thanks to specific enhancements, pretty smoothly for more than 2 years.
Using MDTools the quality of our designs have significantly improved. Formerly we designed manifolds with 2D AutoCAD and even the drawings always had been checked by a second designer the first block machined every now and then ended as scrap, due to design errors. Rectification work was frequently necessary. Now, even though we completely eliminated the checking by second designer, with MDTools we reduced design errors to almost zero.
Beside increasing the quality we now design 3 times faster. And many blocks, particularly those with many cartridges, can be designed more compact and cost-effective thanks to the 3D shading of MDTools.
Exchanging 3D files when the manifold has to fit on a machine part by far simplifies coordination with customers compared to the former 2D drawings.
Overall, MDTools has changed the manifold design process in a way we've seen 20 years ago when we replaced the drawing board by CAD.”
Original German version:
Anwenderbericht zu MDTools730 der Weidemann GmbH
“Nach ersten Anlaufschwierigkeiten, die von VEST aber innerhalb weniger Wochen beseitigt wurden, z.T. in Verbindung mit für uns speziell konzipierten Anpassungen und Erweiterungen, arbeiten wir seit mehr als 2 Jahren weitestgehend problemlos mit der Software. Die Konstruktionsqualität ist durch den Einsatz von MDTools erheblich verbessert worden. Bei früheren 2D-Konstruktionen unter AutoCad kam es gelegentlich vor, das trotz Kontrolle durch einen zweiten Konstrukteur ein Block bei der erstfertigung durch Konstruktionsfehler nicht verwendbar war. Nacharbeiten waren relativ häufig.
Durch MDTools konnte die Kontrolle eingespart werden, trotzdem treten so gut wie keine konstruktionsbedingten Fehler mehr auf.
Die Konstruktionszeit ist gegenüber 2D-CAD auf ca. 1/3 gesunken, bei besserer Qualität. Viele Blöcke, speziell solche mit vielen Patronenbohrungen, können wegen der gegenüber 2D erheblich vereinfachten Darstellung im 3D-Modell deutlich kompakter und damit kostengünstiger konstruiert werden.
Die Abstimmung mit Kunden erfolgt häufig durch den Austausch von 3D-Dateien, was bei direkt an Maschinenelementen angebauten Blöcken wesentlich einfacher geht als der frühere Austausch von 2D Zeichnungen.
Insgesamt hat sich die Blockkonstruktion durch den Einsatz von MDTools mindestens so gewandelt, wie vor über 20 Jahren durch den Ersatz des Reissbretts durch ein CAD-System.”
GKS Hydrauilic

"With HyDraw CAD we have tremendously streamlined our Power Unit Design processes and enjoy a tight partnership and speedy support with/from the VEST team. "

"Mit HyDraw CAD haben wir unsere Abläufe im Aggregatebau enorm verbessert und erfreuen uns einer engen Partnerschaft und schnellem Support mit/von dem VEST-Team."

Max Sorg
Technical Manager, GKS
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