Case Study 1 - Custom made Online Searchable Product Catalog

Gates Mectrol - a leading manufacturer of timing belts - needed a database application for their website. An enhanced Online Searchable Catalog with Search Engine like functionality to allow customers to narrow down the choices based on various selection of features. Additionally to act as a design tool so that the customer could get the recommended pulley dimensions and assembled 3d SolidWorks drawings of part and the timing belts.

  • information about the product
  • information about the application
  • clients expectation of the application
  • draw up high level functional specs
  • draw up presentation concepts for the demo phase
Searchable Product Catalog
  • developed eight screenshot demos
  • one of the demo was NauTech's idea - which the client appreciated and picked as the model
  • discussion of progression to next stage
  • refined the initial functional specs based on the demo
  • further presentation in front of the focus group comprising of non-engineers


Searchable Product Catalog
  • presented working demos
  • further discussion on improving the design
  • scheduled to meet in 3 weeks after experimenting with the application

 

CAD 2D to 3D conversion
  • presented the seminar to the focus group consisting of marketing and sales engineers
  • finalized the concept and functional specs for the final phase
  • final presentation
  • last minute changes by the customer about the appearance
Web Design
  • couple of cycles of changing fonts, appearance - the application was ready to go live
  • our team helped implement the application on their server
  • our team installed the PhP, MySQL and Apache; and setup the configuration files
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Gates Mectrol - Web application

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One element of our business requires a component selection from a "library" of over 1,500 styles. Until this year, customers had to search through a 200+ page catalog to find the appropriate shape. Sometimes, after completing the search...

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