Product design, engineering and manufacturing consulting company, Zeta Group LLC, uses a variety of SOLIDWORKS mechanical and electrical design solutions to deliver advanced automated manufacturing systems. By implementing these solutions, Zeta Group was able to cut design cycles by 50 percent and reduce customer scrap. This case study provides details about how Zeta Group streamlined, improved and accelerated development cycles with SOLIDWORKS.
Kinder Design Inc., a design and engineering services consulting firm, developed the Lift Top — an adjustable desktop table which enables users to comfortably work in either a sitting or standing position. With SOLIDWORKS Premium software, the firm automated the design process, cut development time and reduced the number of prototypes. This case study shares how Kinder Design implemented SOLIDWORKS Premium design and analysis software to support services and drive innovative product development.
Virtual prototyping is a critical tool for companies looking to successfully develop and optimize products as well as navigate product behavior complexities. In fact, virtual prototyping users saw a 13 percent decrease in overall development time. This report from Aberdeen Group, a U.S. technology and services company, explores how Best-in-Class companies are using virtual prototyping to innovate and differentiate products from the competition.
Commercial trucking plays an important role in the economy. When hauling perishable goods and materials, it’s critical for buyers and suppliers to seek cost efficiencies and deliver in a timely manner. To help, Jeremy Singley collaborated with Bob Sliwa to create an ultra-aerodynamic tractor-trailer that could reduce draft and lower fuel consumption by up to 25 percent. This article discusses how these innovators used SOLIDWORKS design software to create a SuperTruck prototype.
The product development ecosystem is complex, as it entails nearly every area of an enterprise — each with its own set of tools, files and needs. Enterprises need the right solutions to untangle the web of data management and enable a smarter approach to manufacturing. This article discusses how distributed data management, now an integrated part of SOLIDWORKS Manage, stores and regulates design data to streamline processes and improve the movement of information.
Quality is a top priority for any organization, whether it’s defined by reliability and customer satisfaction or conformance with manufacturability specifications. Manufacturers are continually challenged to maintain quality while optimizing the bottom line. Inspection, testing and documentation are critical to this process; however, manual translations are riddled with error, inconsistencies and lost productivity. This article reveals how SOLIDWORKS Inspection software optimizes the inspection process, reduces costs and helps create higher quality products faster than ever.
The Internet of Things (IoT) has paved the way for a number of innovations that rely on connectivity between devices and the internet. Now, this interconnectivity is impacting the beer brewing process, providing brewers with a consistent, reliable, data-driven experience — and serving customers with a tasty, better brew. This article discusses how the IoT and smart, connected brewing appliances are redefining the industry landscape one beer at a time.
Additive manufacturing has transformed the traditional manufacturing process, influencing various industries with the rising popularity of 3D printing. This revolutionary technology is producing a broader range of materials, faster and more efficiently than ever before — greatly impacting the product development process and adding value to businesses. This article dives deeper into the evolving role of 3D printing and how it can improve part-design flexibility, reduce lead times and create smarter, customized product designs.
Valley Dairy Farm Automation (VDFA) is a leading manufacturer of customized, innovative dairy farm automation products. After experiencing a rapid demand for its products, the company needed to expand its product offerings in order to deliver the best possible job for its customers. This case study reveals how VDFA implemented SOLIDWORKS solutions to establish its Lyntech subsidiary, tripled product offerings, advanced dairy farm automation technology, and minimized mistakes and design errors in the process.
There’s growing, industry-wide pressure to integrate more software and electronics into products. In fact, innovative products are now critical to the success of future-thinking companies — 52 percent of companies developing smart products fear they’ll lose market share unless they continue to make products smarter. There are, however, unique challenges that come with perfecting development processes and managing complexities. This e-book, by research firm Tech-Clarity, outlines steps to successfully transforming your products into smart, connected systems.
When it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT), the evolution of connected devices and data can often make it difficult for teams — including designers, engineers and communication specialists — to efficiently work together. The SOLIDWORKS connected devices ecosystem, however, provides development capabilities that easily bring teams together to manage complexities and synchronize and facilitate product development. This webinar further explains smart, connected devices and how SOLIDWORKS can leverage these capabilities to help drive business change.
Traditional tools of the engineering trade don’t accommodate today’s need for cross-team collaboration. From using different mechanical computer-aided design (MCAD) applications to working on projects with stakeholders located all over the world, engineers have to overcome various obstacles to get the job done. Learn how technology can help streamline communications and collaboration, ultimately setting up your team for success.
The Internet of Things (IoT) isn’t an aspiration — it’s a reality. Engineers have strict expectations to meet when it comes to designing smart connected products, and system engineering is a critical skill set in this new age of design. Read the e-book "Engineering Handbook for Designing Smart Connected Devices" to learn how to master this competency.
How do you design and manufacture products suited for the Fourth Industrial Revolution — the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI)? Hint: You can’t do it with single-point 3D modeling and 2D drawing solutions. Learn how upgrading to an integrated 3D product development solution can help boost productivity, reduce costs, improve quality, foster collaboration and increase innovation.
Form and function have always been key considerations for industrial designers and mechanical engineers; and with 3D design software, those qualities are easier than ever to fine-tune. Learn how SOLIDWORKS® 3D design and visualization solutions helped nine consumer products companies improve features and functionality, bring products to market more quickly, reduce production timelines and more.
In this educational webinar from Dassault Systèmes, industry experts share best practices on how to streamline manufacturing collaboration and design when it comes to plastic injection molding. Learn how to find valuable resource materials such as part design guides and technical service bulletins, and troubleshoot common challenges that occur during every stage of the injection-molding process using 3D simulation software.
Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software can help your company keep up with the increasing complexity of developing today’s high-tech products. While smaller companies may use relatively simple Product Data Management (PDM) tools, larger companies rely on full-featured PLM systems that help automate processes and share data across global supply chains. Mid-size companies can feel stuck because PDM is too basic, but PLM feels out of reach.
This resource will help you:
• Recognize why “simple” solutions fall short and do not support your capabilities
• Better connect to customers and the supply chain
• Drive higher product development speed
• Get started with the right PLM solution
Midsize manufacturers need a system that quickly delivers the core capabilities they need to streamline product development but also gives them room to grow value over time. So, what’s the right size PLM to fit a midsized high-tech company? Download this resource and take a look.
There is a significant gap between how manufacturing companies value specific aspects of their project execution and how they judge their performance. Better education in project management methodologies and standalone software tools alone will limit a company’s ability to perform at its highest level. A study by Engineering.com found that a web-based Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution is the best way for a company to fully achieve its best practices.
This white paper shares how a PLM solution with embedded project management can uniquely provide:
• Full alignment between projects and the product portfolio
• Coordination of a project’s schedule, resources and scope
• Automatic real-time status updates of project tasks
• Mitigation of project risks based upon real-time assessment of product development
Benefit from the unique value provided by PLM systems with embedded project management.
Obtaining a first-mover competitive advantage or faster time-to-market requires a new wave in analytics. Dassault Systèmes remains a leading innovator in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and has invested heavily in analytical technologies to further drive business benefits for its customers in the related areas of planning, simulation, insight and optimization.
This white paper examines the challenges peculiar to PLM and why Dassault Systèmes’ EXALEAD offers the most appropriate solution. It also clearly positions EXALEAD PLM Analytics alongside related technologies like BI, data-warehousing and Big Data solutions.
Understand and implement PLM Analytics to access actionable information, support accurate decision-making, and drive performance.
Project management relies primarily on past performance to predict future results, however many companies still lack forward-looking capabilities to predict project outcomes and ensure success. Enhancing project management with PLM analytics offers the opportunity to switch from task-based activities to performance-driven ones to improve success rates.
Use PLM Analytics to:
• Gain actionable insight and valuable intelligence
• Dramatically boost business value and improve project management performance
• Reduce error-prone behavior like manual data collection
• Leverage big-data capabilities and project intelligence
Learn how to extend the value of your PLM investment and improve business performance for your company.
There is a large gap between understanding how important project management is to a successful product launch and how effective a company may be with its actual execution. John Hayes, CEO of Engineering.com, and Jon Gable, former Strategic Planning Director for Dassault Systèmes , team up to bring you a webinar on product development and project management tools.
This webinar covers:
• Research report findings from 140 product development professionals
• Analysis of how product development issues can be addressed
• Web-based project management for product development
Gain insight into the latest thinking on project management for product development and how project management issues can impact business at the highest level.
Jim Brown, President of Tech-Clarity, explores how fast growing, midsized, High-Tech manufacturing companies can accelerate their time-to-market by streamlining their engineering and business processes on a unified platform.
Watch the 20-min webinar and learn:
• How a unified platform accelerates collaboration between all stakeholders of product development
• How the principle of ‘invisible governance’ helps engineering teams save time on unnecessary reporting and administration
• How online collaboration helps build customer intimacy and validate product ideas early and effectively
• How modern, secure social collaboration platforms can smoothly transition to structured product development
Midsize Aerospace and Aviation manufacturers need to choose a system that quickly delivers the core capabilities they need to streamline product development but also gives them room to grow value over time.
Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software can help. It drives better product development performance by managing product-related data, processes and projects. While smaller companies may be able to control, access and share product data with relatively simple Product Data Management (PDM) tools, larger manufacturers rely on full featured PLM systems that help automate processes and share data across global Aerospace and Aviation companies.
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