Request for proposals were piling up at HYDRA-COMP

Solution: a fully automated web-based product configurator solution for design creation and offers based on the Solid Edge NVP Configurator

HYDRA-COMP is a Danish manufacturer of highly configurable Hydraulic Cylinders.

Proposal processing for a custom designed hydraulic cylinder consist of: configuration of cylinder, piston and options, creation of 3D models with associated drawings, step files to be imported and used by end user design and a proposal. And all this can be repeated for each alternative design.

A couple of years ago HYDRA-COMP decided to develop and implement a product configurator with following requirements:

  • The customer must be able to create his / her own design
  • With any number of alternative designs
  • In a highly intuitive, fast and responsive way via the web – without need of plug-ins
  • Including 3D models to be used, simulated and verified in any CAD system
  • A proposal for each alternative
  • And finally, reduction of proposal processing time by minimum 75 %

HYDRA-COMP developed their own WEB-based configurator based on Nextage's Solid Edge NVP Configurator engine.


The NVP Configurator engine is running in the background on a server receiving design parameters from the HYDRA-COMP web application. In less than a minute each new design is processed and sent by e-mail to the user.

HYDRA-COMP did a stunning job developing the web-based configurator – the only design criteria they missed was the 75 % time reduction. It came out at 100 % because the solution ended up fully automated. No human intervention at all.

And, it is no shame to admit that the earlier your product is included in a new customer design, the better. Everybody knows how dangerous and potentially expensive it is to replace product with alternatives at the end of the design phase.

Through this link you can watch a video about how it works:

But, don’t just take our word for it. Try it for yourself:


Do you want to learn more about the solution?

Contact Arne Brohuus at or by phone: +45 20 800 825

Read the Solid Edge NVP Configurator fact sheet.