Heavy Equipment

SOLIDWORKS® product development solutions can help you design complex machinery fast and verify strength, durability, and performance to outpace competitors by creating better machines at lower cost.

Revamping Heavy Equipment Development and Manufacturing

Today’s challenging industrial heavy equipment design environment requires manufacturers to automate processes. Upgrading from methods that rely on non-integrated, point solutions in favor of concurrent, fully-integrated 3D design and manufacturing increases quality and adds to your bottom line.

Streamlining The Design Of Industrial Equipment

SOLIDWORKS assists engineers and machine designers as they go through each step of the design-to-manufacturing process as shown below

1. Receive proposal request

request comes in > Dassault Systèmes®

2. Assemble Team

Assemble Team > Dassault Systèmes®

Assemble a team to review the proposal request. Your team of engineers, purchasing and manufacturing must work together to answer several questions about how to address the design challenge and whether existing assets can be leveraged. SOLIDWORKS PDM is one piece of this puzzle.

Develop proposal > Dassault Systèmes®

3. Develop Proposal

With SOLIDWORKS you can easily answer the questions raised in the project request.

  • PRODUCT STRUCTURE Use PDM to find existing designs and begin to assemble the product structure with SOLIDWORKS Treehouse.
  • CONCEPTUAL DESIGN  Determine what complex parts need to be designed.
  • RISK ASSESSMENT Determine whether the new design can be developed.
  • COMMUNICATION Develop quick animations and renders to communicate design intent and build buy-in with customer. 
  • COST ESTIMATES Automatically estimate the costs of parts that must be manufactured.
  • BILL OF MATERIALS (BOM) Automatically create a BOM for purchasing to get costs of purchased items and delivery impact of long lead items.

4. Design Iteratively

With the SOLIDWORKS integrated approach to product development, you can run a concurrent development workflow for design and manufacturing

  • Verify performance during design and reduce risk while you explore alternatives
  • Manage and communicate design data efficiently with easy access to the most recent data
  • Start manufacturing tasks during the design phase allowing critical feedback from manufacturing to be incorporated into the design earlier, resulting in products that are easier and cheaper to manufacture.
Design iteratively > Dassault Systèmes®
Output to manufacturing > Dassault Systèmes®

5. Output to Manufacturing

Leverage CAD data to output the specific information needed by manufacturing facilities, production-ready files and documentation for the shop floor.

  • 3D MODELS WITH GD&T FOR CAM

  • MOLD, TOOL, DIE AND FIXTURES

  • 2D DRAWINGS FOR MANUFACTURING

  • ELECTRICAL SCHEMATICS 

  • FLAT PATTERNS AND BLANK SIZING

  • DXF/DWG FILES

  • HARNESS & PIN BOARD DRAWINGS

6. Deliver Product

Deliver user manuals, field repair documentation and marketing content to promote your product. With SOLIDWORKS you can repurpose existing 3D design data to rapidly create high quality graphical assets that are fully synchronized with your design process.

Deliver Product > Dassault Systèmes®

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Simplify Large Assemblies with SOLIDWORKS 2019

SOLIDWORKS 2019 helps you get your job done faster with a combination of enhancements aimed at improving performance.

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