Manufacturer of Forestry Heavy Equipment

Tigercat designs and manufactures premium quality forestry and off-road equipment with manufacturing facilities in Canada and Sweden. The diverse forestry line includes complete full-tree and cut-to-length harvesting systems.


Company: Tigercat

Location: Paris, Ontario

URL: www.tigercat.com

Industry: Heavy Equipment - Forestry

Previous CAD: AutoCAD

Products used: SOLIDWORKS, SOLIDWORKS Simulation, SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional

The Challenge

Tigercat Industries is committed to using the latest, most-efficient product design and manufacturing technologies to react quickly to market and customer demands and to maintain its leadership position in the market. Tigercat implemented the SOLIDWORKS 3D design platform in 2001 and added SOLIDWORKS Simulation software shortly thereafter. To gain even greater product development efficiencies, Tigercat evaluated available Product Data Management solutions in 2006.


The Solution

Tigercat chose SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional software because of its ease of use, integration with SOLIDWORKS software, customization potential, and the support of Javelin Technologies. By deploying SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional software, Tigercat improved its engineering speed and flexibility, increased design collaboration and access, eliminated costly paper documentation, and standardized its workflows to become more efficient.



  • Improved engineering speed and flexibility
  • Increased design collaboration and access
  • Eliminated costly paper documentation
  • Standardized workflows to become more efficient


With the [SOLIDWORKS Enterprise] PDM system, all of our plants run differently and more efficiently.

Corey Vantilborg, Engineering Systems Administrator, Tigercat


Tigercat 1045 Forwarder

Using SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional software, Tigercat has integrated data management for all of its product lines, resulting in tighter revision control, reduced documentation costs, and greater engineering and manufacturing efficiencies.

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Tigercat 1045

Tigercat 1045 designed in SOLIDWORKS, analyzed with SOLIDWORKS Simulation.

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