Another advantage of the new version is the flexible configuration start. The user can chose whether to start configuration with the motor or the gearbox. The TDF checks the geometrical compatibility of the gearbox and motor. The motor selection or gearbox configuration is restricted depending on the start variant. This means that only gearboxes that can be attached to the motor are displayed, or only motors that can be attached to the gearbox.
With more than 17,000 motors, all of the most popular motor manufacturers are available for selection to the user. If a motor is missing, users can create their own motor data. Entry is supported by interactive input fields in which the required motor value is highlighted in colour in the technical drawing. CAD models, technical datasheets and quotes can be requested after configuration. Registered users also have access to previous configurations via the user account.