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SOLIDWORKS in Engineering

SOLIDWORKS

IN THE Engineering Services Industry

How the Engineering Services Industry Uses SOLIDWORKS
Benefit Your Business

Within the Engineering Services Industry increased environmental concerns and globalisation combined with the constant need to anticipate the changing demand of the customer are just a few of the Macro Critical Business Issues faced on a regular basis.

SOLIDWORKS' expansive range of integrated product development solutions can help your business meet these challenges. Improve and increase the efficiency of the product development process with SOLIDWORKS and truly allow your business to benefit.

SOLIDWORKS can offer real solutions to the challenges faced by various members of the production team.

Challenges and Solutions for...

Managing Director - Maintain sensible operating costs whilst ensuring customer satisfaction
Challenge
CAD Solution
Import CAD data from other programs
With over 30 translators available SOLIDWORKS is able to import and adapt a range of 2D and 3D formats including STEP, IGES, Rhino, DXF etc. SOLIDWORKS' import/export healing tools also allow for the these stock parts to customised and adapted and effortlessly integrated into the SOLIDWORKS software.
Short time to market requirements with customers keen to be fully informed of each stage of the design process
SOLIDWORKS allows for clear communication of concepts suitable for non CAD users as well as CAD technicians. Demonstrate visual concepts with photorealistic renders produced on PhotoView 360 whilst eDrawings and SOLIDWORKS Composer allows non CAD users to interact with the model in a 3D modelling environment. Files are able to be transferred online saving time on costly prototypes and freight.
Ensure smooth communication between customer and supplier to allow for appropriate collaboration
SOLIDWORKS has numerous features which allow users to communicate relevant design data to be viewed in a portable format such as eDrawings and SOLIDWORKS Composer which allows for concepts to be discussed between users and non cad users easily.
Optimising numerically controlled machining to produce cost efficient and accurate products
With NC toolpath generation solutions SOLIDWORKS allows you to generate numerically controlled tool paths directly from the solid model.
Head of Manufacturing Engineering - Maintain sensible operating costs whilst ensuring customer satisfaction
Challenge
CAD Solution
DFM - ensure the design is fit for production in both a cost and time efficient manner
SOLIDWORKS DFM Tolerance Analysis allows the user to forsee manufacturing costs early on in the design stage. Ensure hole alignment and tolerance evaluation whilst keeping material waste to a minimum.
DFM - ensure design is fit for assembly
SOLIDWORKS interference detection is suitable for both static and dynamic assemblies ensuring designs fit together appropriately.
Find a suitable equilibrium between design intent and manufacturing features.
SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal and Weldments allows any manufacturing features, such as weld beads to be clearly shown in both the 3D visuals and the 2D documentation.
Plastics: Develop core and cavity from 3D model
With SOLIDWORKS Core and Cavity tools allow for auto generation of parting lines, draft angles and other such design features.
Plastics: Mould bases created directly from core and cavity geometry
SOLIDWORKS has a variety of mould base solutions available, all mould bases can also be created using industry standards.
Easily identify and access appropriate design data for various projects
Enterprise PDM integrates data across a server which allows for safe data storage which can also be accessed when necessary from various geographical locations.
Ensure that tolerance system is met where necessary
SOLIDWORKS Tolerance Analysis feature allows the user to set up tolerance revisions to check against throughout assembly production whilst also keeping scrap to a minimum.
Design Engineer - Reduce ECO occurences especially those caused by manufacture
Challenge
CAD Solution
Ensure that design intent is met whilst keeping manufacturing costs low
SOLIDWORKS Checkers DFM Express enables cost optimisation throughout the design process to ensure that the design meets the manufacturing specification
Ensure welding elements are appropriately shown
SOLIDWORKS Weldments ensure that intelligent weld features across assemblies and components are correctly displayed.
Create static and dynamic assemblies without collisions
SOLIDWORKSAssembly modelling allows for collisions within an assembly to be checked for within the design space.
When creating plastic parts it is key to ensure "mouldability" prior to production
SOLIDWORKS gives you the option to auto check draft angles with SOLIDWORKS Mould tools.
Be sure work is undertaken on the correct revision of the product
SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM system allows users to monitor which version of the project as well as safe storage which can be easily accessed.
Tool Designer - Create accurate tool designs directly from working models efficiently
Challenge
CAD Solution
Working from models in a range of CAD data formats
SOLIDWORKS is able to import and translate CAD data from a range of 2D and 3D data formats such as IGES, STEP, DXF etc thanks to SOLIDWORKS translator tools.
Update core and cavity parts within the base design whilst creating plastic parts from within the base design
SOLIDWORKS auto checks draft angles and is able to create core and cavity parts whilst retaining design associations.
Produce mould bases cost effectively and quickly
SOLIDWORKS allows the user to automate and repeat mould design operations thanks to the various mould bases available as part of standard parts library as well as a huge selection offered via SOLIDWORKS partner products.
Quickly show standard components without wasting time on modelling
SOLIDWORKS provides an extensive Toolbox Library which provides access to a huge number of standard parts which can quickly be added to various models.
Ensure previous work is utilised when working on similar projects
SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM system makes it easy to access data from previous designs with it's archiving system as well as easy access to various design revisions.
NC Programmer - Create numerically controlled programmes for CNC machine
Challenge
CAD Solution
Working from models in a range of CAD data formats
SOLIDWORKS is able to import and translate CAD data from a range of 2D and 3D data formats such as IGES, STEP, DXF etc thanks to SOLIDWORKS translator tools.
Often models received may not be suitable for production
SOLIDWORKS powerful modelling capabilities allow amendments to be made to imported models from a range of data formats.
Optimising numerically controlled machining to produce cost efficient and accurate products
SOLIDWORKS NC Tool path generation solutions allow the user to generate numerically controlled tool paths directly from a solid model.
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