Nanometrics design seismological event monitors with the help of SOLIDWORKS

Nanometrics is the world’s largest manufacturer and systems integrator of specialty instruments, software and data communications systems for seismological monitoring.

Nanometrics real-time and portable systems are in use on every continent and in more than 200 countries by national government institutions, universities and test ban treaty monitoring organizations.

Customers with mission-critical environmental and earthquake surveillance requirements that demand the highest possible data quality, reliability and availability deploy Nanometrics products with confidence.


  • Replace Autodesk Mechanical Desktop with a more powerful CAD system to meet complex design requirements
  • Speed up time to market
  • Improve quality of design
  • Improve productivity
  • Simplify review process to better manage product changes and the development process


  • Evaluated and selected SOLIDWORKS over Solid Edge for product versatility, ease of use, speed, accuracy and trustworthiness
  • Vendors & suppliers using SOLIDWORKS (easier to communicate/work on same CAD system)
  • Accurately forecast SOLIDWORKS to become the most widely used 3D CAD software in Ottawa and across a wider geographical base
  • Rapid adoption due to ease of use; almost seamless transition
  • Increased design speed by at least 3 to 5 times compared to former software (project that previously took 1 1/2 months, completed in a couple of weeks with SOLIDWORKS)
  • Substantial improvements to product accuracy, stability and quality
  • Significantly reduced time required to get products to market; an important competitive advantage
  • The more sophisticated capabilities of SOLIDWORKS help design better products
  • Self-articulating & accurate software apprises user of what will be accomplished and in what time frame
  • Effectively communicate internally with management and production as well as externally with customers using SOLIDWORKS eDrawings.  Allows non-SOLIDWORKS users the opportunity to open and review designs in 3D
  • Capability of quickly going from prototype to production; previously required more design iterations
  • Easily open/convert/handle files from other software as well as native files
  • SOLIDWORKS Simulation confirms feasibility of new product designs resulting in substantial time savings (Purchased separately as add-on to SOLIDWORKS Package)

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