ATW Advanced Assembly Automation
- Cut design costs by 10 percent
- Increased throughput by 10 percent
- Reduced steel usage by 10 to 15 percent via integrated assembly analysis
- Improved design visualization and communications
ATW’s Advanced Assembly Automation (AAA) division manufactures component assembly and testing systems for the automotive industry. The company transitioned from AutoCAD 2D software to the Autodesk Inventor 3D CAD system in 2001. After using Inventor software for more than three years, management decided to rebenchmark its large-assembly CAD solution by running the SolidWorks 3D CAD system in parallel with Inventor software on an actual project.
AAA engineers decided to standardize on SolidWorks Premium 3D CAD software because of its ease of use, intuitive interface, and robust large-assembly capabilities. The company also valued the integrated SolidWorks Simulation software and highly visual design communication tools. By deploying SolidWorks software, AAA cut design costs by 10 percent, increased throughput by 10 percent, optimized material usage through integrated assembly analysis, and improved its design visualization and communication capabilities.