Leading Colorado timber frame contractor, Three Elements chose SolidWorks 3D design software to automate its design processes and boost its capacity to take on more challenging work.
Three Elements Timberworks, Inc. handles the design and assembly of hand-cut custom timber frames for interior and exterior residential and commercial projects throughout the Rocky Mountain region.
Three Elements decided to transition from its AutoCAD 2D design tools to 3D design technology to automate its design and manufacturing processes as well as enable it to take on challenging projects.
After evaluating the Pro/ENGINEER and SolidWorks 3D CAD systems, Three Elements chose SolidWorks Standard design software for reasons such as its ease of use, ability to speed up production and better value proposition.
Key benefits derived by Three Elements from the SolidWorks 3D CAD software implementation include shorter design cycles and lower development costs.
- Shortened design cycles by 20-30%
- Cut development costs by 50%
- Reduced scrap and rework
- Increased innovation in timber design
SolidWorks 3D CAD design software is also available in Australia and New Zealand from Intercad .