Rodgers Wade recently implemented two new software tools for its engineering and manufacturing processes. AutoCAD Inventor, a 3-D drawing program, enables designers to store drawings of hardware, parts and inventory; automatically generates bills of material and cut lists; and provides a presentation module to preview renderings of finished products before prototyping. RouterCIM takes what the engineers draw in Inventor and converts it to the code used by equipment on the plant floor. It configures parts layouts for the fastest cutting time and best material utilization. Together, these new assets are helping the Rodgers Wade advance the Continuous Improvement Process.