Demands on modern data management are becoming increasingly complex in today's digital world. Kuhl Solutions offers an overall concept and solutions around the topic of data / information management in the digital product development.

Our focus:
  • Data / information management in CAx processes.

Analysis, conceptual design and implementation from one source.


The services offered include three areas
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CAD Methodology

Parametric models including concept for knowledge protection

View-specific CAD models for development, numerical simulation, data exchange

Conceptual design and implementation of methodology for variant mapping, standardization/p>

Administration and deployment concept for model variants

Paperless Production

Automated drawing derivation based on FT&A information in parametric models

CAD data migration

Training implementation, training development for CATIA V5

Process optimization by Automation

Macro and application development

CAD Automation via macro for CATIA V5, Siemens NX, AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Tekla Structures

Optimization of interfaces between CAD and ERP, QM and other subsequent processes

Bidirectional transfer of information between parametric CAD models and databases via SQL

Automated CAD data preparation in CATIA V5 and NX before and after data migration

Automation of Microsoft Office for data storage, visualization, evaluation

CAD/PLM Administration

Administration of CAD systems (Multi CAD)

Administration of CAD viewers

Administration CAD data exchange including CAD file conversion

Conceptual design, implementation, and connection of databases


During the many years of consulting work, software solutions have emerged as ideal companions

  • Guidanicer: structured documentation with integrated programm and macro calls
  • Web-Guidanicer: Guidanicer as a web application
  • Structured documentation with user guidance
  • Combined Depiction of application calls and their functional description
  • Mutual calls of applications <--> Guidanicer
Sample use cases
  • Product and Process descriptions
  • User guidance when introducing new software
  • Starting mask for tools, macros or CAD-Applications
  • Training documentation
  • E-Learning
  • Compendium
  • Documentation of standards, design rules, best practices
  • Digital quality manual


Experience exists in the following Systems:

  • CATIA V5/V6
  • Siemens NX
  • Creo
  • AutoCAD
  • SolidWorks
  • Tekla Structures
  • Teamcenter
  • PTC Windchill

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CAD Methodology

Knowledge protection during the data exchange of CATIA V5 models in the context of the diploma thesis

Development of methods for the CATIA V5 use of view-specific CAD models within the digital process chain (i.e. models for development, numerical simulation, data exchange in the case of third-party production)

Conception and implementation of methods for variant mapping, standardization

Administration and deployment concept for model variants in conjunction with EDM systems (Teamcenter) in global companies

Investigations of the digital process chain in the sense of a paperless production and quality assurance

Automated drawing derivation based on FT&A information in parametric CATIA V5 models

Automated CAD data migration (Teamcenter Enterprise, SAP PLM, Windchill)

Training implementation, training development CATIA V5 (basic and special modules)

Order data management for documentation of the technical specification, status tracking and task list management

Model management with wizards for configuration, variant mapping and standardization


Macro development for package analysis by CATIA V5 automation

Automation of the digital process chain, assistant development

Development of wizrads for variant configuration (fully parametric models)

Knowledge protection through subsequent, automated reduction of fully parametric models in CATIA V5

Bidirectional transfer of information between the parametrics of CATIA V5 models and databases via SQL

Conception and implementation of a complete production process into a database-based implementation for the management of all data generated in the production process, provision of the data through an e-mail information system and order tracking database queries (QA protocols, product accompanying sheets), statistics extraction and order search

Automation in work organization, project controlling

Conception and implementation to automate the time recording of employees

Automated CAD data preparation in CATIA V5 and NX

Revision and extension of existing macros (i.e. redesigning / upgrading from VB6 to VB.Net)

Database solution as supplement to the file-based working with SolidWorks, interface to the ERP

Redesigning existing applications as a web application

Model revision via macro for data cleansing during migrations: CATIA V5, Siemens NX, AutoCAD

Automated formatting of CATIA V5 models (adaptation of parametric and assembly structure) to prepare for model sharing and storage in EDM systems

Automation of Microsoft Excel for data storage, visualization, evaluation

IT Infrastructure and CAD Administration

Database design, configuration, connection (MS Access, MS SQL, MySQL)

IT administration of CATIA V5 (i.e. test environments, Multi CAD with multiple CATIA V5 customer environments) and added on applications (e.g. Q-Checker, VALIDAT) for diverse customer environments, startup scripts, standards, settings

IT administration of Siemens NX in a multi CAD environment with multiple versions / releases), startup scripts, standards, settings

IT administration of CAD Viewers (e.g. AutoVue, WorkXplore), CAD Systems (Tekla Structures, AutoCAD, EPLAN), numerical simulation- and CAD / CAM software

Administration CAD date exchange tool DDX including Converters (Theorem, Elysium)


  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Optical Industry
  • Automotive Industry OEM
  • Automotive Industry Tier1


VITA Dipl.-Ing. Timm Kuhl

Timm Kuhl graduated in 2006 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from TU Darmstadt, Germany. Focus in the study and the working student activities was data processing in the digital product development process.

After the first years of CAD consulting for OEMs and Tier 1 of the automotive industry, in 2009 he took the step into self-employment as a programmer and CAD consultant.

More than ten years of experience in methodology development with CATIA V5 are complemented by CAD / CAM programming and administration expertise. Today's focus is on automation of information processing within the digital product development chain around the CAD systems CATIA V5 and Siemens NX as well as SolidWorks, AutoCad and Tekla Structures.