"Why a parametric or rules based system versus a design based
Woodwork 2001 is a parametric or rules-based system. In this type
of system you define rules about how to build your products. Rules
incorporate your variables so no rules are hard and fast unless
you want them to be. When you use your rule-based parts and products
in a job you only need to enter the data that you haven't already
defined (via our innovative "Flexispec" system) along with values
for your variables. And Flexispec allows you to specify variable
values at all job levels. And for those exceptional situations you
can always add, delete, or modify parts and their quantities for
each job item.
Everything we build may look different. But when we break it down
we are machining parts using some sort of manufacturing standards
that we have within our plant. And when we work backwards from a
how we build it to a how to parametrically design it in Woodwork
2001 we can apply these standards to almost anything we build.
Most items that are built can be broken down into standard items.
A cash or reception desk consists of vertical walls, transaction
tops, work surfaces, casework on the service side, moldings or trim.
If we define our monumental items this way we can provide complete
cutlists to the floor from the office (see link to cash desk drawing
and cutlists). This allows us to use a rule based system for any
type of item. Once we adopt a philosophy like this we can produce
everything we build out of one system.