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Electronics developer switches to SolidWorks 3D CAD design system to be more effective and competitive

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article image The SolidWorks and 3DVIA Composer solutions used by RCD Radiokomunikace are excellent tools for development, manufacturing and deployment of radio communication devices

RCD Radiokomunikace switched to SolidWorks 3D CAD design system to become more effective and competitive in the development of radio communications solutions.  

RCD Radiokomunikace spol. s.r.o. is involved in the research and development of antennas, filters, radio sets and related accessories and supplies of interior and exterior radio coverage, including turnkey supplies of all engineering and construction activities.  

Specialising in supplying radio coverage of tunnels, tube railways and underground spaces, the company needed to upgrade the development process of its own radio communications solutions to be more effective as well as strengthen its position in the highly competitive market.    

Switching to a 3D CAD system in the design segment dominated by 2D design in AutoCAD, presented itself as a natural choice.  

The SolidWorks 3D design software was installed at the company by SolidVision. RCD Radiokomunikace currently fully utilises six SolidWorks floating licences including three Premium licence versions.  

The company employs SolidWorks Standard, SolidWorks Premium and 3DVIA Composer for their work. The company embraced 3DVIA Composer to support their service and installation manual development efforts.  

Combining SolidWorks 3D CAD system and 3DVIA Composer solution within an environment of controlled management and construction data exchange and publication helps RCD Radiokomunikace achieve a significantly higher level of work efficiency.  

The company has tremendously benefited from the installation of the SolidWorks design and technical documentation software with significant time savings in design and drawing documentation in addition to the collaboration facilitated during the development process.    

The advanced software technologies have found their way not only into the design and development departments, but also to purchasing, manufacturing and sales departments as well.  

Key results: 

  • Significant savings in time in favour of the individual stages of development, design and manufacture arrangements, up to two-thirds compared with previous contracts
  • Opportunity to easily and clearly interface with the customer on project details during the development and design stage
  • Error-free fast preparation of illustrative and up-to-date guidelines and manuals
  • Easy documentation maintenance and archiving

According to Libor Machurek, Design team leader, the 3DVIA Composer makes the tedious and often risky process of updating the guidelines and manuals much easier.  

One of the key features allows the documentation to be automatically updated when a change is made in the 3D model of the product. Libor explains that one can always be sure that the documentation is always up-to-date.    

SolidWorks 3D CAD design software is also available in Australia and New Zealand from Intercad .

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