A. RAWIE GmbH & Co. KG
- Very user-friendly operation, comprehensive functionality and good compatibility with other systems
- Significant time saving by accelerating processes
- Precise results and optimization of products thanks to simulation tools
- Improvement of internal communication with controlled approval processes in the data management system
Since its founding, Rawie has become a synonym for high-quality products for all aspects of rail operation. Track safety systems, railway loading and transportation technology, technical railway installations and systems, barriers, turnstiles as well as access control and billing systems all belong to the portfolio. Railway projects are assigned based on price. In addition, the quality and reliability of the products must be ensured. This is why it was time to switch to a modern 3D system to enhance productivity and maintain a broader variety of interfaces.
In June 2011, SolidWorks Standard and both SolidWorks Premium and SolidWorks Professional packages were installed in the design department. The user-friendly operation and comprehensive functionality of the SolidWorks solutions were convincing. The sheet metal features, which are used intensively, and the good compatibility with other systems are both particularly helpful. Since the introduction, all new projects have been generated in 3D. At the beginning of 2012, SolidLine also installed SolidWorks Simulation and SolidWorks Enterprise PDM. Using the simulation software, project engineers are now able to deliver a draft optimized for material consumption and the required safety standards, even as soon as the bid phase. To see data, each employee has access to the EPDM product data management solution – write permissions are assigned solely to the administration. The revision and approval processes are controlled via workflows. With the EPDM Viewer and eDrawings, employees can conveniently use detailed presentations at inter-departmental meetings. This improves communication and accelerates decision-making processes.