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Use Cases

Leading companies of all sizes and industries have been relying on SIMILIA for years. Our innovative and advanced software for 3D search, geometric search and automated data monitoring provides our customers with added value. Here are some examples of success stories that we are authorised to publish. Credible opinions and references that simply count.



Production engineering | Machining technology | Small batch production


Sandor Pinter
Technology Production Manager
Manager Work Preparation, Programming and Tool Management

HAVLAT Präzisionstechnik GmbH

"We had already seen SIMILIA being used by our customers and were very impressed with its performance. For us at HAVLAT, SIMILIA has become a very useful tool. It simply makes us even faster and even better."


HAVLAT Präzisionstechnik uses SIMILIA in the calculation and in the processing of customer inquiries. Relevant data, drawings and information can be found, visualized and compared very quickly across systems at the right time. Customer inquiries are thus processed, referenced and compared more quickly. This reduces the effort required to calculate quotations and backs this up with reference values. It shortens response times to customer inquiries and thus increases order probability and customer satisfaction. For a company like HAVLAT Präzisionstechnik, using SIMILIA is a measure to increase its competitiveness.


Company Profile:

HAVLAT Präzisionstechnik is a manufacturing service provider for precision components in the areas of turning, milling and grinding technology as well as component assembly. As a high-performance partner, HAVLAT relies on modern and versatile machinery.
From single-item to series production, HAVLAT has stood for the implementation of complex customer requirements for 35 years now. As a Saxon family business in its second generation, HAVLAT today employs over 235 people and serves customers worldwide.


Overview & System Landscape

  • Industry sector: Production engineering, machining technology, single-part and small-batch production of precision parts
  • Employees: approx. 235
  • Field of application: calculation, processing of customer inquiries. Work preparation
  • CAD formats: Inventor, exchange formats, 2D drawing data
  • ERP system: PSI Penta
  • Directory-based data storage and Excel tables

Advantages & Benefits

  • Quickly find data and process information across systems
  • Visualize and compare process and geometry data
  • Fast matching of customer requests for cost calculation
  • Fast hedging of prices and processes
  • Quick access to production drawings


Special machine construction | Conveyor and storage technology


Olaf Holzapfel

"As a medium-sized company with manageable IT capacities, we have to be particularly careful that software projects do not become a permanent construction site. At the beginning, we were a bit skeptical about whether everything would work so smoothly with the connection to ERP and PDM.

In the meantime, we can sign that SIMUFORM has kept its product promise all along the line. Both in function and in continuous operation, the SIMILIA software convinces us."

BLUME-ROLLEN GmbH relies on SIMILIA software from SIMUFORM® because it increases efficiency in product development and reduces friction loss. Users at the two locations in Radevormwald and Wittenberg have an up-to-date and quick overview of all drawing items. With the help of the fast search across the entire data stock in ProAlpha and CA-Link, multiple developments are easily avoided. Usable inventory data can be accessed very quickly. This reduces development efforts and avoids follow-up costs in manufacturing and procurement.


Company Profile:

BLUME-ROLLEN stands for many years of experience in comprehensive consulting and support in all areas of unit load handling technology.

Special solutions in intralogistics are not a burden, but are among the company's specific strengths. Process automation with an effective use of mechanical, electrical and electronic components is the focus of BLUME-ROLLEN GmbH's actions.

The strategy: to develop customized complete solutions from proven modules together with the customer and to integrate individual equipment variants such as weighing, labeling, strapping, detection, visualization and process control


Overview & System Landscape

  • Industry: Materials Handling and Intralogistics, Special Machinery
  • Employees: approx. 140
  • Field of application: Design and development for 2 locations
  • CAD formats: Inventor and exchange formats
  • ERP system: ProAlpha
  • PDM system: CA-Link
  • IT structure: connection via network for multiple location

Advantages & Benefits:

  • Quickly find parts and data across two locations
  • Avoidance of duplicates and multiple parts
  • Reduction of lead times during plant development
  • Avoidance of follow-up costs
  • Increase reuse rate without classification effort


Production engineering | Toolmaking | Moldmaking


Benjamin Metz
Process technology manager
Wöhrle GmbH & Co. KG

"SIMILIA is incredibly easy to use. It supports us in our everyday work to reuse information and processes very quickly. We thus avoid unnecessary effort. The installation and was uncomplicated together with our IT. The software has now been in use for over a year and runs absolutely robustly without any disruptions."


Wöhrle uses SIMILIA in the company to quickly and easily find and visualize relevant data and information beyond system boundaries. This supports process development and costing. In this way, incoming customer inquiries can be quickly compared with the entire inventory data. This increases the reliability of the calculation and shortens the response time.


Company Profile:

For decades, Wöhrle GmbH & Co. KG has been one of the leading companies in the industry. The vision: to actively support customers with passion in the development of innovative mobility and drive concepts. Wöhrle is the specialist for precise stamped and bent parts, drawn parts and assemblies at a high level of technology. Focused on application areas and with an eye for the essentials, the motivated Wöhrle team develops innovative solutions. The megatrends as well as the major challenges in electrification must be mastered promptly and sustainably. Over 90 years of experience and entrepreneurship with passion, Wöhrle GmbH & Co. KG makes it available to its customers. An appreciative and cooperative relationship with business partners and employees are important factors of the decades of success.


Overview & System Landscape

  • Industry sector: Stamping and Forming, Metal Technology, Subcontracting
  • Employees: approx. 300
  • Field of application: process development, calculation
  • CAD formats: CATIA V5 and exchange formats
  • System: AS400 ERP
  • Directory based data storage
  • IT structure: connection via network for multiple location

Advantages & Benefits

  • Comprehensive, system-wide retrieval of data and process information
  • Use of SIMUFORM Knowledge Integration Service (KIS) for automated readout of process data from Excel tables
  • Fast matching of customer requests
  • Use in cost calculation / sales
  • Use in process development


Special machinery | Production equipment


Markus Brunner
DORST Technologies GmbH

"SIMILIA has been extensively tested at our company. The performance of the search engine for 3D data is very high. In conjunction with the system-independent visualization, it supports our users from different areas. Thus, it is used in construction and also in purchasing. In the meantime, we have been using SIMILIA for several years and it also keeps our entire material masters searchable, even for "non-drawing items". SIMILIA is a very convincing software product."


Technology leadership, innovative strength, Industry 4.0 - all topics that DORST faces and masters every day. This also includes the optimization and digitalization of processes to accelerate product development and the creation of offers.

SIMILIA is an important building block in this process, especially to keep the effort required to quickly find and reuse drawings and information as low as possible. It is very important that every user can quickly and easily find suitable information from his or her perspective without having to bend himself or herself. Thus, SIMILIA has been successfully used at Dorst for several years and is connected to the core systems Teamcenter and SAP.


Company portrait:

DORST Technologies is one of the leading international suppliers of machinery and equipment for the production of ceramic and powder metallurgical products. Material preparation, shaping and automation are specialties of the company.

DORST Technologies has the knowledge of the individual process steps and the interacting influencing variables in the manufacture of a wide variety of end products. Intelligent system solutions from DORST Technologies are the result of decades of research and development and intensive cooperation with customers all over the world.


Overview & System Landscape

  • Industry: Manufacturer of production equipment, manufacturer of powder presses, tableware and sanitary ware for ceramics
  • Employees: approx. 450
  • Field of application: design and development and purchasing
  • CAD formats: NX and exchange formats
  • ERP-System: SAP
  • PDM-System: Teamcenter

Advantages & Benefits:

  • Quickly find data and information across system boundaries
  • Fast reconciliation of engineering data to avoid duplication of effort
  • Reduction of development cycles
  • Quick visualization for comparison data reconciliation
  • Expandability for automated data reconciliation


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