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Griffon Hoverwork Ltd

SOLIDWORKS allowed Griffon Hoverwork to model their designs in 3D which can then be quickly and easily modified.

About Griffon Hoverwork Ltd

Griffon Hoverwork Ltd has been involved in the design, development, manufacture and operation of amphibious hovercraft for over 40 years. The company has sold more than 150 hovercrafts in over 35 countries worldwide, ranging from the jungles of South America to the freezing conditions of the Arctic. In the commercial role, their hovercraft are used for passenger ferries, survey work, civil engineering support, mobile medical clinics, search and rescue, and logistics. The hovercraft are also used by the navy, army and paramilitary clients worldwide.

Challenge

To design and manufacture the largest range of amphibious, diesel-engined hovercrafts available in the world today, from 6.80m to 37.2m in length with payloads ranging from  380kgs to 22.5  tonnes or 5 to 180 passengers. To offer the craft in different configurations to suit their customer’s requirements,  from passenger craft to open well decked cargo carrying craft.

Solution

Griffon Hoverwork were able to model the complete hovercraft in 3D, obtain information on parts and assemblies, send designs for analysis, produce illustrations for manuals and  B.O.M’s with internal stock control system.
 

Results

  • Visualize model in 3D
  • SOLIDWORKS Composer can be used to produce illustrations for manuals
  • Intuitive and easy to use
  • Good support from Solid Solutions

Company:
Griffon Hoverwork Ltd

URL
www.griffonhoverwork.com

Industry
Automotive

Location
Southampton

Products Used
SOLIDWORKS Composer, SOLIDWORKS CAD

Previous CAD
AutoDesk, Inventor

"We have found SOLIDWORKS to be intuitive and easy to use. With SOLIDWORKS the next design step is always a logical one. Solid Solutions also provide very good support."
Bob Le Goff - Design Manager
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