Business issues solved by going to 3D design

Resolve your design problems with Javelin's 3D Solutions

Many of our customers approach us for a 3D design solution because they need to solve design issues in their company which cannot be solved by their current 2D design solution.

 

Common issues that we help customers to solve

 

Common Engineering Productivity Issues

  • Engineering is a bottleneck and we need to improve productivity.
  • We want to grow our business, but it is difficult to find more engineers with relevant skills.
  • It is difficult, and sometimes even impossible, to react to last-minute design change requests.
  • We spend a lot of time calculating the flat profiles for sheet metal parts.
  • It takes too much time to add fasteners into assembly drawings.
  • Too much duplication of effort in designing and drawing "families" of similar parts or products. Creating Bills-of-Materials is manual, time-consuming, and error-prone

 

Solution: SOLIDWORKS Premium

SOLIDWORKS includes advanced sheet metal tools, configurations for 'families of parts' and assembly creation automation with SmartMate and Smart Fastener technology.

Because SOLIDWORKS is the leading 3D design solution there are more engineers who know how to use SOLIDWORKS than any other 3D CAD product on the market today.

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Common Design Validation Issues

  • Calculating mass and center of gravity is a manual effort and only an estimate.
  • Too many assembly interferences on the shop floor.
  • 2D drawings are error-prone, especially when a lot of design changes take place.
  • Avoiding collisions between moving parts is time-consuming and difficult.
  • It wasn't a concern in the past, but now we need to optimize weight and reduce material costs.
  • It is difficult to predict product performance in terms of forces and loads, fatigue, or thermal.

 

Solution: SOLIDWORKS Premium

SOLIDWORKS includes design validation tools so you can be sure that designs will work and meet your design requirements. To improve your designs SOLIDWORKS provides optimization tools to advise you on weight reduction and using the right material for the job.

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Common Sales & Marketing Issues

  • Need to find ways to increase customer satisfaction and loyalty.
  • Sales and Marketing need to participate in design direction, but they are not CAD-literate.
  • Customers are asking for 3D renderings in order to see in advance what the product will look like.
  • Customers are asking for Animations to see how the product will work in the field. Our website needs to have 3D models, images, and animations.
  • We need to reduce the need for physical prototypes required to get customer approvals.
  • Our costs to produce sales material and brochures are too high.

 

Solution: SOLIDWORKS Premium

SOLIDWORKS includes easy to use tools to create photorealistic images and animations. This will allow designers to create the material required by sales and marketing departments.

Tools for online communication and collaboration are also included so designers can share their designs with non-CAD users over the web or via e-mail.

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Common Time to Market Issues

  • We would like to reduce the number of prototype iterations for new product developments.
  • For "one-off" products, we need to reduce the number of modifications on the shop floor.
  • If we can get products to market quicker, we can make more money from them.
  • Our competitors are catching up to us and we need to find ways to continue to lead the market.

 

Solution: SOLIDWORKS Premium

Using SOLIDWORKS increases productivity for your design team and allows them to create accurate designs and test them electronically to reduce the number of prototypes.

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Common Quality Issues

  • We need to reduce warranty costs due to failures in the field.
  • Our scrap costs due to drawing errors or shop floor errors are too high.
  • Too many ECO's are reducing our overall company productivity.
  • Shop floor employees would make fewer errors if our drawings were easier to interpret (3D views).
  • It would be good if our engineers could spend more time "innovating" and less time "drafting".

 

Solution: SOLIDWORKS Premium

SOLIDWORKS Premium allows you to create drawings automatically from 3D models and generate eDrawings for non-CAD users to view easily

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Common Revision Control & Document Management Issues

  • We need a faster and easier way to find drawings from previous similar jobs or projects.
  • When working on similar design drawings instead of reusing data we often start from scratch to create a new version.
  • We need an audit trail of who did what and when they did it.
  • Too much manual effort is involved in managing drawing files and revisions.
  • We need to reduce component duplication and avoid increased inventory costs.
  • We need a better "Standard Parts Library" strategy for faster component re-use and reduced errors.
  • We need to keep everyone "in the loop", there is no automatic e-mail notification available when drawings change with our current solution

 

Solution: SOLIDWORKS Enterpise PDM

SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional provides advanced revision and workflow control for all the documents in your company. The product allows all company personnel who need to be involved in the design process the ability to access and work with 3D data; and all types of company documents.

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Common Technical Manuals & Publication Issues

  • Our products are custom-made for each client, but they are often based on "similar" projects from the past. We need to reduce the amount of time it takes to quote these jobs and get drawings to the shop floor.
  • We need to capture and re-use typical "Engineering Rules" that govern the design of our products.
  • We need to have non-technical personnel (such as Sales or Customer Service) to confidently generate quotes without the assistance of Engineering.
  • We need to automatically generate drawings based on rules and customer requirements.
  • We want to add functionality to our  website so that customers or dealers can obtain their own quotes and drawings for designs that they, our current process can take days or weeks.

 

Solution: DriveWorksEngineer

SOLIDWORKS Partner automation tools allow users to specify to order and satisfy customer requirements, automatically generate 3D models and 2D drawings enabling a customer to quickly 'see' their product aiding the sales process. Rules that govern a design are captured and used to generate design iterations that meet your standards.

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Limited Engineer-to-order capabilities

  • Our products are custom-made for each client, but they are often based on "similar" projects from the past. We need to reduce the amount of time it takes to quote these jobs and get drawings to the shop floor.
  • We need to capture and re-use typical "Engineering Rules" that govern the design of our products.
  • We need to have non-technical personnel (such as Sales or Customer Service) to confidently generate quotes without the assistance of Engineering.
  • We need to automatically generate drawings based on rules and customer requirements.
  • We want to add functionality to our  website so that customers or dealers can obtain their own quotes and drawings for designs that they, our current process can take days or weeks.

 

Solution: DriveWorksEngineer

SOLIDWORKS Partner automation tools allow users to specify to order and satisfy customer requirements, automatically generate 3D models and 2D drawings enabling a customer to quickly 'see' their product aiding the sales process. Rules that govern a design are captured and used to generate design iterations that meet your standards.

Learn more about DriveWorksEngineer