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Special purpose machinery

Special Purpose Machinery

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Innovate and Excel With Intelligent Design
The role of SOLIDWORKS in the design and manufacture of equipment often described as Special Purpose Machinery (SPM) cannot be understated.

Whether you need to design equipment for processing, packaging, handling, moving or lifting materials the powerful tools in SOLIDWORKS make your designs more innovative, quicker to create and cheaper to manufacture. Tools such as SOLIDWORKS event based motion allows you to simulate and optimise the timings and sequencing of complex assembly lines.
Manage Change
The design process often isn’t linear, designs may need to be modified at any stage of the process. How quickly you can update and make changes to existing designs is closely related to customer satisfaction and profit. When these changes occur all of the documentation updates automatically.
Design with Manufacture
Miscommunication from design to manufacture is often a cause for project downtime. SOLIDWORKS has powerful CAD/CAM solutions linking the 3D design directly to the machines. This removes confusion of a 2D drawing, and also means that when a design changes, tool paths and manufacturing processes update too.
Designed to Work
Many parts can be unique and designed to order in short lead times, so the luxury of physical prototyping might not be possible. Achieving complex nests for sheet metal first time could be unthinkable, but SOLIDWORKS sheet metal tool helps to eliminate guessing, producing a reliable, flexible solution.
SOLIDWORKS Tools and Solutions for Furniture Design
SOLIDWORKS Professional
Utilize powerful evaluation command to solve problems before manufacture, for example Interference and Collinson Detection can help you ensure components don't share the same space or collide when moving. SOLIDWORKS Professional includes many other useful tools such as sheet metal, weldments and PDM Standard.
SOLIDWORKS Simulation
SOLIDWORKS Simulation analyses components stress, strain, and deflection allowing designs to be optimised. This results in better quality products and minimises manufacturing problems, reducing time, material wastage and rework.
SOLIDWORKS PDM
The more design changes you make, the larger your design team, the greater the chaos. SOLIDWORKS PDM gives you a centralised vault and design file management tools that enable your engineers have more time to focus on design and innovation.
SOLDWORKS Configurations
Dramatically reduce the time it takes to get designs to manufacture by reusing existing data. Simply modifying a dimension or adding in a bracket shouldn't be cause to start from scratch. With SOLIDWORKS configurations you can store numerous variants of the same design in one file.
Sheet Metal
Intuitive modelling commands make it easy to design sheet metal in 3D or quickly convert old 2D drawings, the flat pattern automatically updates as you create your part. Achieving complex nests first time is very challenging, but SOLIDWORKS has specialist functionality to help eliminate guessing, producing a reliable, flexible solution.
Weldments
SOLIDWORKS weldments allows you to create structural member frames quick. It allows corners, angles and intersections and more to update dynamically as the design develops. When designing with SOLIDWORKS Weldments a cutlist is automatically generated and updated for accurate manufacture.
SOLIDWORKS Users in your Industry
Customer Experience - ISHIDA EUROPE LTD.

"Many of our parts are unique and designed to order in short lead time, so we do not have the luxury of physical prototyping. It is unthinkable that we would be able to achieve first time, the highly complex sheet metal involved without SOLIDWORKS. Investing in SOLIDWORKS has proven to be an excellent decision, it is reliable, flexible and easy to deploy and administrate."


Tim Cutler - Engineering Systems Manager
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