Pellenc Australia specialise in the production of viticulture equipment for the Australian market, including homegrown products designed and manufactured in Australia and the adaptation of imported equipment for local growing conditions.
- Creating prototypes in 2D was difficult and time consuming
- Limited scope for research and development initiatives
- Complexity of 2D design environment meant innovative ideas were not investigated
- Difficulty communicating new products and concepts to customers and sales staff
- Improvement in design cycle of 50 to 70 per cent using SolidWorks
- The commercial potential of a product can be identified earlier in the development cycle
- More advanced tools including design analysis and automation allow designers to focus on creating great products
- ‘Virtual’ models allow customers to look at a product from multiple angles and see how it works before production begins
Frank O’Riley, Product Development Engineer, Pellenc Australia, said that with SolidWorks from Intercad and a design team, Pellenc Australia have been able to conceive, prototype and commercialise their products in approximately 18 months, which is one season. Previously designing and testing would have taken several seasons to complete.