The CV Show set for April 26-28 in Birmingham, England, will feature online, easily accessible trailer-design software by Don-Bur Bodies & Trailers that is believed to be the first of its kind in the world.
The Trailer Builder tool will allow visitors to the company’s website to generate engineering drawings of trailers and learn how changes in dimensions will affect crucial factors such as load volume, payload and height.
According to a story in Transport News Brief:
The company has long used conventional computer-aided design and manufacture (CAD-CAM) software from suppliers such as Solid Works and 2D Autocad, but Richard Owens, Don-Bur Marketing Manager, emphasises that Trailer Builder serves an entirely different purpose. It allows customers and potential customers, as well as Don-Bur’s own sales and engineering teams, to find out what is and is not feasible in trailer design by using simple drop-down menu options and altering dimensions to suit individual operations.
Though the software is confined to Don-Bur’s own trailer designs at present, the company is understood to be exploring ways in which it could be used more widely. More news on this development is expected at the CV Show.
For more information, see Transport News Brief’s story.