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HyDraw CAD
As system design engineers for hydropower, HyDraw CAD has become an essential tool to maintain the highest quality and efficiency standards in our work.
Richard Evoy, P.Eng., president, BOPM Consultants Inc., Canada
HyDraw CAD and MDTools work very well together and are indispensable tools when supplying original manifold designs for application specific solutions.
Matt Colyar, Fluid Power Design Specialist, WAGSTAFF, INC., USA
MDTools is a game changer in the field of manifold design. Productivity, thoroughness and ease of use make it a valuable tool for our organization.       
Chuck Tuggle, Applications Designer, Hydra-Power Systems, Inc., Northwest US
HyDraw CAD
Hydraw is perfect for Hydraulic Schematics. It offers built in industry standards and components. Combined with the AutoCAD drafting functions I’m capable to implement any circuit , from simple HPU’s to complex injection molding machines.
Gabriel Vorcaro, Mechanical Designer, Fluid Power House, Canada
MDTools from VEST USA is INAB’s choice for manifold design and development. It allows our designers to produce prototypes, in a timely and cost effective manner, as well as fine tune manifold systems to meet the high demands our customers by embedding the most potent features needed in creating our hydraulic system solutions.
Having such powerful tool that seamlessly integrates into our 3D CAD environment, made the software easy for our designers to adopt and to become the cornerstone of our everyday product development.
Greg Lehman, Product Development Engineer, PMC Group (Former INAB Automation AB), Sweden
HyDraw CAD
HyDraw CAD has allowed a small business like Hydraulic Energy to produce hydraulic circuit drawings in quicker time with more content and to recognized international standards at a reasonable cost.
The AutoCAD format allows 2D design as part of the package which is an added bonus.
We would recommend using the HyDraw CAD program to all that is interested.
Kingsley Jones, Hydraulic Energy Australia Pty Ltd, Australia
Fremantle Hydraulics design hydraulic systems which are tailored to our customers individual needs, and using HyDraw CAD has enabled our design department to meet and deliver fully detailed designs. With continuos VEST USA support and knowledge of HyDraw CAD and MDTools software it has reduced our design time and thanks to the extensive library and accurate symbols and component selection.
Charlie Tranchita, Director, Fremantle Hydraulics, Australia
HyDraw CAD
We are extremely impressed with HyDraw CAD and use its capabilities specific to our business to provide a high level product to our customers. This encompasses the journey from engineering drawings to specialised hydraulic circuitry that ultimately gets packaged into a turnkey solution. The usability, intuitive layout and professional output along with the support provided are key attributes to our success.
JCam Alford, HYSPECS, New Zealand
MDTools and HyDraw CAD brings innovation to design and engineering of Manifold making. VEST periodically introduces new features, offers training, Customer service, and technical support, which makes them truly a 5 star company. It not only makes our design process easy, but its capability to provide optimized design, allows us to come up with manifold design, which has least pressure drops, and smallest footprint, which ensuring minimum wall thickness.
Nimit Patel, Hydraulic Manifolds USA
HyDraw CAD
HyDraw CAD , for over thirty years I have been designing hydraulic circuits and HyDraw CAD is the most complete aid I have used. Unfortunately with the market slowing I don’t use the program enough to be efficient as I would like.
That said the shining light for me is VEST’s online training segments. They keep me sharp on the details and as long as I keep up monthly with the available training I never miss a beat.
Bill Mechanic, Checker Industrial, Canada
The MDTools add on software for Autodesk Inventor is really helped us a lot when the Automated Drilling Table are created in merely inserted and it is done. So from creating Manually thyped (typed) drilling table from small to multiple drillings that could take up to 2 days to do now only take seconds and it is placed on the drawing.
If a design change occurs it is as easy as inserting the changed cavities or new, auto renumber in 3D model correctly with the MDTools cavities and insert the new drilling table ... Read Their Success Story
Geoff Smith, Group Drawing Office Manager, Hytec South Africa (RF) (PTY) Ltd
A Bosch Rexroth Company
Our business relationship with VEST USA continues to be a positive and profitable venture for us. Utilizing MDTools has provided an intuitive and powerful software solution for BRCA, one which continues to evolve, continually develop, and be supported by very experienced people. Not only is VEST knowledgeable in software development, but they understand the fluid power business, and the challenges associated with hydraulic integrated circuit design.
Using MDTools, we have been able to cut our manifold block design times by 50% versus our previous CAD solution, and we look forward to leveraging even further the 3D Cad model by integrating their CAMit technologies in our Manufacturing processes moving forward. Thanks to VEST, the future of manifold design and Manufacturing in a 3D environment has never look brighter.
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Jim Lambert C.E.T., Systems Design Manager, Bosch Rexroth Canada Corp., Canada
Southcott Hydraulics and Control Systems design and manufacture custom made manifolds and hydraulic systems which are tailored to our customers individual needs. Design requirements are usually specific with a short term delivery requirement. Error free speedy delivery of parts and equipment is essential to our company to ensure continuous positive outcomes.
HyDraw CAD enables the quick and efficient design of hydraulic circuits. Symbols are within a library which are dragged and dropped on to the work sheet making it easier to set up and complete a circuit. All work can be saved in .dwg which enables easy collaboration between colleagues and customers.
We are also most impressed with MDTools; it designs manifolds faster, it is error free once circuits are confirmed, Sub plate and cavity details are included in the data base and all drawing annotations are automatic once set up. These attributes enable us to ensure faster and thereby more cost effective solutions when designing and manufacturing custom made manifolds for our clients.
MDTools and HyDraw CAD is a “Must Have” software package for anyone in the manifold design business.
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Symon Wallis, Mechanical Engineer, Southcott Hydraulics and Control Systems, Australia
HyDraw CAD
When our engineering department decided it was finally time to upgrade the outdated schematic drawing program and invest in something more comprehensive and high-quality, we decided to try-out HyDraw CAD, and we’ve never looked back. We evaluated a few alternative programs from other vendors, but none had as many time saving features or as much functionality as HyDraw CAD. Being powered by AutoCAD meant the commands were familiar and intuitive to our engineers resulting in a fast-learning process and greater versatility compared with a stand-alone product.
HyDraw CAD enables us to consistently produce professional schematic drawings and documentation packages. We use this software program exclusively for all our customised hydraulic systems and solutions. It has surpassed all expectations and is an asset to the business.
We’ve rarely needed to seek aftersales support, which is a testament to the quality and reliability of the software, however, on the few occasions we’ve contacted VEST Inc. the assistance we received was prompt, courteous and professional. They clearly understand the hydraulics industry which ensures their products are tailored to suit.
We have no reservations about recommending HyDraw CAD to other businesses in the fluid power industry looking for a powerful and versatile schematic drawing program packed with time saving functionality and a vast symbol library.
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Roger Morrell, Technical Director, Pearson Hydraulics Ltd, UK
Fritz Schur Energy has been using MDTools for design of hydraulic manifolds since 2007, and we are very satisfied with the application and VEST USA / Taunus-IT as suppliers. In general we are saving up to 50% of the design time for the new manifolds thanks to easier overview and a huge library of standard cavities, and we have minimized the risk of design-errors thanks to the built-in design control functions in MDTools.
For us it’s a huge advantage that the application is running as an add-on to our existing CAD-software, which means that the users get along with the programme very fast.
Also VEST USA and Taunus-IT in Germany are always responding very fast, both in terms of sales and support, and we have an image of a very professional organisation with a high level of knowledge about hydraulic manifold design.
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Robert B. Juul, Technical Project Engineer, Fritz Schur Energy AS, Denmark
HyDraw CAD
HyDraw CAD is the solution to speed up hydraulic scheme implementation, thanks to its customizable library that can be personalized and enriched with a degree of details to match your needs.
It allows standardization inside a single production unit or across several production units of: symbols, methodologies circuit representations and components.
Support is always available, fast, accurate, proactive and provides software insights to optimize the use of the program, making use of its full potential.
Original Italian version:
HyDraw CAD è la soluzione adatta a velocizzare la realizzazione di schemi idraulici, grazie alla libreria che può essere personalizzata e arricchita, con un grado di approfondimento variabile in base alle proprie esigenze.
Ciò permette di uniformare sia all'interno di una singola unità produttiva, sia tra diverse unità produttive, le simbologie utilizzate, le metodologie di rappresentazione schemi, e non ultimo i componenti che vengono utilizzati.
Il supporto è sempre disponibile, rapido, puntuale, propositivo; di norma fornisce spunti per ottimizzare l'uso del programma, sfruttando appieno tutte le sue potenzialità.
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Cristina Santese, Engineering Manager, PSM S.p.A., Italy
MDTools and HyDraw helped a novice in Hydraulic like me to learn the basic and understand how the system works. Designing the schematics in Hydraw is easy and with the export tool to transfer to MDTools I was able to design complex manifold without much problem.
Mathien Marchand, Indumo Hydrauliques Inc., Canada
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