The company evaluated a number of 3D CAD packages and asked their customers what CAD software they preferred. They chose SolidWorks because they concluded it was software that both engineers and industrial designers could work with together.
One of the first products they designed with SolidWorks was a very large agricultural machine for grain transport. They started the job in June 2005, just after installing SolidWorks. In November of the same year, a prototype was shown at an exhibit in Germany where 48 machines at several thousand dollars apiece were sold before they were even manufactured. By January 2006 the product was on the market.
The company estimates that the process from idea to finished product would have taken three times as long with their old design tool. Artlinco’s customers were more than pleased. In product development, the dialog between designer and client is crucial. Artlinco reaps the benefits of the easy communication with customers that SolidWorks eDrawings® provides. They use it frequently, as well as SolidWorks Simulations, for strength analysis before the prototype phase. They also use SolidWorks Flow Simulation when designing tiny plastic details.
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