Brentwood Recycling Systems
- Shortened development cycles by 75 percent
- Cut rework by 90 percent
- Realized return on CAD investment after two projects
- Improved design visualization and communication
Brentwood Recycling Systems is a leading manufacturer of recycling and waste processing machinery in Australia. The company designs and manufactures turnkey recycling plants as well as individual waste processing equipment, such as conveyors, shredders, feeders, and tremble screens. Until 2005, Brentwood used AutoCAD® 2D design tools to develop its systems. However, the company’s desire to improve design accuracy and secure an advantage over increasing competition prompted an evaluation of available 3D CAD systems.
Brentwood chose SolidWorks® Premium design software because it’s easy to learn and use, provides weldment and structural steel design capabilities, and includes design visualization and communication tools. By implementing SolidWorks Premium software, Brentwood has shortened its development cycles by 75 percent, cut rework by 90 percent, realized a return on its CAD investment after two projects, and improved design visualization and communication.
Previous CAD: AutoCAD
Products(s) Used: SolidWorks Premium
Benefit: Results, Power, 2D/3D Integration, 2D/3D Transition, Implementation, Ease of Use, Training, Career Advancement, Focus on Design, Design Better Products, Total Cost of Ownership, Innovation, Manufacturability, Product-level Drawings, Automated Documentation
VAR: Intercad Pty. Ltd.