Austratek Design, a provider of mechanical engineering services specialising in machinery for the food and packaging industries considered SolidWorks 3D software when it decided to move to a 3D system to design equipment.
Austratek first considered SolidWorks because of its reputation in the industry and a recommendation from an associate. The company chose SolidWorks after running a comparative study against Autodesk Inventor.
Austratek Design produces special-purpose equipment for the food and packaging industries. The complexity involved in these machines made Austratek move to a 3D design system from 2D CAD software.
Austratek’s users preferred the ability of SolidWorks to separate parts out of the assembly over their 2D CAD system, where they had to re-draw or copy a part into the assembly.
SolidWorks CAD software allowed users to move and manipulate the assembly to show the position of a machine. Austratek also saw the potential of animations in SolidWorks as a business asset.
Key results for Austratek from SolidWorks CAD Software:
- Reduced product design time by 60%
- Cut product development costs by 50%
- Reduced errors by 80%
SolidWorks 3D CAD design software is available in Australia and New Zealand from Intercad .