Case Study - A Custom Instant Quoting System

falcani developed a custom web application for L-1 USA LLC to streamline their estimate generation process for laser-cut tubes and pipes. The application features a user-friendly interface for customers and an admin dashboard for managing estimates.

Custom Software Development
A Custom Instant Quoting System


L-1 USA LLC, a leading manufacturer of laser-cut tubes and pipes, previously relied on manual methods to generate estimates for their customers. This process was time-consuming and inefficient, leading to slow turnaround times. L-1 USA approached falcani to develop a custom web application that would automate the estimate generation process and improve the overall customer experience.

Our Solutions:

falcani developed a custom web application with two key features:

Customer Interface:

This user-friendly interface allows customers to:

  • Create accounts
  • Upload 3D STEP models of their desired tubes or pipes
  • Receive instant estimates based on pre-defined pricing structures
  • 3D Model Visualization

Admin Dashboard:

L-1 USA administrators can access a comprehensive dashboard that displays real-time information on customer estimates, including:

  • Model details
  • Pricing calculations
  • Estimate statuses
  • Materials library
  • Users and their discounts
  • Internal accounts
  • 3D Model Visualization

Behind the Scenes:

The core of the application leverages the power of C++ and OpenCASCADE Technology:

  • Automated Model Analysis: Uploaded 3D models are automatically analyzed to recognize shapes like round, square, rectangle, angle, oval, sheet, channel, and beam profiles.
  • Instant Price Calculation: Extracted data from the model analysis, such as principal dimensions and volume, is used to automatically calculate accurate and instant estimates.

Benefits for L-1 USA

The custom web application developed by falcani offers L-1 USA several key benefits:

  • Enhanced Customer Experience: Customers receive estimates instantly, improving satisfaction and reducing wait times.
  • Increased Efficiency: Streamlined workflows free up valuable time for L-1 USA staff, allowing them to focus on other priorities.
  • Improved Accuracy: Automated calculations eliminate the risk of human error in manual estimates generation.
  • Data-Driven Decisions: Real-time insights from the admin dashboard provide L-1 USA with valuable data for informed business decisions.

Why are we telling we used C++ and OpenCASCADE?

To showcase falcani's versatility in utilizing appropriate technologies. C++ and OpenCASCADE were chosen for their robust capabilities in handling complex 3D modeling and geometric calculations essential for accurately analyzing and estimating laser-cut tubes and pipes. These technologies ensure that the custom web application developed for L-1 USA LLC not only delivers instant and precise estimates but also enhances operational efficiency and customer satisfaction through advanced computational capabilities.

Used Technologies

  • Next.js
  • HyperExpress
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • MongoDB
  • C++
  • JavaScript

The custom instant quoting system developed by falcani has revolutionized our operations. It provides accurate estimates in record time, enhancing our efficiency and customer satisfaction.

Diego Idarraga, Co-Founder and Director of Engineering, L-1 USA LLC
3D Analysis Average
Dimensional Accuracy
Tube Profile Identification
Cut Length Analysis

Special Thanks

Arnold Escobar

Grateful to Arnold Escobar for trusting falcani with this project.

Diego Idarraga

Acknowledging Diego Idarraga for his invaluable industry expertise.

OpenCASCADE Technology

Recognizing OpenCASCADE Technology for their groundbreaking open-source contributions.

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