Their customers can then adjust design parameters dynamically by a simple-to-use menu. They can also view and download 3D models in their preferred CAD format to check for fit directly in their designs, letting parts be "designed-in" early in the process. Manufacturers can also set up an e-commerce interface that lets customers get quotes and purchase custom-configured products directly from the Web site.

Imaginestics LLC, 1220 Potter Dr., Suite 124, West Lafayette, IN 47906, (765) 464-1700, imaginestics.com