Davis Furniture chose SolidWorks Professional design software in conjunction with SolidWorks Gold Partner SolidCAM machining software to drive the largest product line expansion in the company’s history.
Ease of use, superior interface between design and machining as well as design configuration capabilities were some of the reasons cited by the company for their decision.
A leader in the contract furniture industry, Davis Furniture Industries, Inc. is a family-owned and operated manufacturer of contemporary office furniture, manufacturing institutional furniture for universities, hospitals and office buildings.
The company decided to upgrade to a 3D parametric design environment from AutoCAD 2D design tools to support its planned product line expansion.
Davis Furniture chose SolidWorks Professional design software for use in conjunction with SolidWorks Gold Partner SolidCAM machining software.
According to Jim Martin, Product Development Engineer at Davis Furniture, SolidWorks eDrawings Professional and SolidWorks Professional have enabled the company to generate greater throughput while simultaneously improving quality with fewer design errors.
Davis Furniture has realised benefits with respect to value, results, power, 2D/3D transition, implementation, ease of use, design focus, product quality, total cost of ownership, innovation, manufacturability, photorealistic renderings and integration.
Key results for Davis Furniture from SolidWorks design software:
- Cut design cycles by 75%
- Reduced time-to-market by 50%
- Doubled number of product families produced
- Eliminated paper manufacturing drawings