Autodesk Australia has announced that Wild West Motor Company, a manufacturer of high performance motorcycles, is replacing SolidWorks in favour of Autodesk Inventor digital prototyping software. With the Autodesk solution for Digital Prototyping, Wild West engineers can now design, visualise and simulate a complete product with a single digital model created in Inventor software.
Inventor digital prototyping software will enable Wild West to streamline its design and engineering process to accelerate product development for its high-end motorcycles and gain competitive advantage. Inventor is the only design and engineering software that takes manufacturers beyond 3D modelling to Digital Prototyping.
Jim Winn, senior partner at Wild West, said, “We are moving away from SolidWorks because we can accomplish more as a company with the suite of Digital Prototyping tools that Autodesk has to offer. "We will use Inventor to embark on a new era of innovation here at Wild West.”
Wild West has long used Autodesk Alias and Autodesk digital prototyping showcase products as critical components of its design processes. Alias software enables the company to drive innovative design and bring style into signature motorcycle models. With Autodesk digital proptotyping software, the company is able to create accurate, highly realistic images of its motorcycles to better evaluate multiple design variations and communicate ideas to key stakeholders.
Inventor software’s interoperability with Alias and Showcase means that Wild West has an unbroken digital pipeline for all stages of the design process. Wild West is currently at work on a new high-end motorcycle model, every element of which, from the assembly to the moulding, will be accomplished using Autodesk digital prototyping software.