Creating some of the world’s most expensive and sought-after timepieces, Swiss watchmaker Franck Muller uses SolidWorks CAD , SolidWorks Enterprise PDM, and SolidWorks Simulation software, available in Australia from Solidtec Solutions , as its primary design platform.
The software’s ease of use, simulation capabilities, advanced design capacities and the seamless integration with CAD, Simulation and product data management softwares are more than reason for Franck Muller’s choice.
Franck Muller chose SolidWorks solutions for their ease of use, advanced design and simulation capabilities, and seamless integration between the CAD, simulation and product data management applications.
Classic features such as repeaters and tourbillions – rotating enclosures that compensate for gravity’s effect on the mechanism is combined with 21st century engineering to design watches like Franck Muller’s Aeternitas Mega 4 Grande Sonnerie Westminster Carillon watch - The most complex watch ever design with 1,483 individual elements, 205 sub-assemblies and 36 “complications.”
The design cycle for the Aeternitas Mega 4 was reduced by 40 percent due, the cut design by 60 per cent and errors by 30 percent in the development stages when using SolidWorks Software.
“Once the size of the watch is defined, the challenge is to figure out a way to design the various mechanisms to fit and function within the case,” said Franck Muller R&D Engineer Jean Pierre Golay.
Not only does SolidWorks allow you to view individual components, it also animates the motion of all the mechanisms involved.