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Fugro Seacore

By consolidating 6 fragmented software packages and standardising on SOLIDWORKS, Fugro Seacore, have managed to cut design time by typically 25%.

About Fugro Seacore

Established in 1976, Fugro Seacore is at the very top of an industry where skill and experience count for everything. It is a specialist marine drilling contractor, registered in the UK, working on projects all over the world.

Challenge

Previously using Inventor, Fugro Seacore embarked on rigorous testing to find a system that would reduce cost as well as streamline and speed up their design process. Their existing process, which relies heavily on analysis to ensure equipment is fail-safe, involved 6 different types of software. Key design challenges include building complex equipment that is ‘right first time,’ under tight deadlines, without prototypes.

Solution

Solid Solutions provided Fugro Seacore with a one-stop solution including SOLIDWORKS, SOLIDWORKS Simulation, SOLIDWORKS Composer all securely controlled in SOLIDWORKS Enterprise Product Data Management.
Weldment design and multibody features in particular were critical to cut design time by 25%. By using SOLIDWORKS Simulation, the integrated analysis tool, within SOLIDWORKS, Seacore can validate their designs instantly without the need to modify and convert the original model. SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM allowed Seacore’s design team to better manage product data, share design information and automate workflow, all within one integrated system.
 

Results

  • Weldment design and multibody features in particular were critical to cut design time by 25%.
  • By using SOLIDWORKS Simulation, the integrated analysis tool within SOLIDWORKS, Seacore can validate their designs instantly without the need to modify and convert the original model.
  • SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM allowed Seacore’s design team to better manage product data, share design information and automate workflow, all within one integrated system.

Company:
Fugro Seacore

URL
www.seacore.com/

Industry
Oil & Gas

Location
Falmouth, Cornwall

Products Used
Simulation (FEA/CFD), Enterprise PDM, SOLIDWORKS Composer, SOLIDWORKS CAD

Previous CAD
AutoDesk, Inventor

“Integration was vitally important to our decision. We previously had to put our designs through 6 different types of software… if one element changed in the design we had to go back and make changes in each. For the first time we will have everything in one package and can see huge benefits including significant cost and time savings.”
Tristan Hosen, Design Engineer & CAD Manager
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