ARENS Controls Company
- Cut assembly instructions development time by 66 percent
- Pulled assembly documentation development earlier in the program by as much as a year
- Minimized reliance on digital photography
- Accelerated handling of design changes
Leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs)—in the heavy-duty truck, off-highway construction, and agriculture markets—rely on ARENS Controls for by-wire control systems, power management technologies, and innovative operator interface solutions. An important facet of Arens product development is the creation of instructions for assembling its world-class controls and power management systems. The company needed a more efficient means for developing its work instructions.
Arens Controls found a solution in SolidWorks Composer™ technical communications software, which enables engineers to leverage SolidWorks® design models to create high-quality 2D and 3D imagery and illustrations—including interactive animations—to support assembly instruction development. The company chose SolidWorks Composer because the solution makes its engineers and processes more efficient, while simultaneously improving the quality of assembly instructions. By implementing SolidWorks Composer software, Arens Controls cut its assembly instructions development time by 66 percent, pulled assembly documentation to earlier in the program by as much as a year, minimized its reliance on digital photography, and accelerated its handling of design changes.