"The capabilities and stability of SolidWorks have helped us to develop large, complex assemblies in the manner we originally envisioned for 3D."

- David Schwaba, Manager, Hardware Engineering

The Challenge:

BÖWE BELL + HOWELL is one of the largest automated mail-processing systems manufacturers in the world. In 2004, company management made the decision to transition from AutoCAD 2D design software to a 3D CAD system to increase design productivity and accelerate largeassembly development. After using the Autodesk Inventor 3D package for a year, BÖWE BELL + HOWELL decided to reevaluate its 3D CAD solution.

The Solution:

The company chose SolidWorks as its 3D CAD platform because of its ease of use and large-assembly, sheetmetal, and cable routing capabilities. The firm also valued integrated SoldiWorks product data management software and SolidWorks Simulation design analysis software. By deploying SolidWorks, BÖWE BELL + HOWELL designed its new processing systems four times faster; decreased rework by 70 percent; reduced the number of design errors substantially; and improved design visualization, simulation, and communication.

The Result:

  • Designed new processing systems four times faster
  • Decreased rework by 70 percent
  • Reduced the number of design errors substantially
  • Improved design visualization, simulation, and communication
Industry:Industrial & manufacturing
Previous CAD:Inventor
Product(s) used:SolidWorks Standard, SolidWorks Professional, SolidWorks Premium, SolidWorks Workgroup PDM
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