Carl Design AB
- Completed surfacing design changes in 30 to 60 minutes versus four hours
- Realized greater design freedom with fewer constraints
- Improved ability to integrate surface and solid models
- Redesigned innovative electric car charging system
Carl Design AB is a leading Scandinavian industrial design firm that helps clients develop and mass-produce creative, compelling products. Owner and Lead Designer Carl Öjerstam had used a few free-form surfacing tools, but was on the lookout for a sub-D, free-form modeling application that would better integrate with SOLIDWORKS mechanical design software—overcoming the limitations related to bringing surface models into the SOLIDWORKS CAD system as well as editing free-form geometry.
When he saw a YouTube video from the 2014 SOLIDWORKS World Conference and Exhibition demonstrating a new SOLIDWORKS sub-D modeler, Öjerstam had to try it. Carl Design signed up for the SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer Lighthouse Program, which provides the opportunity to use the software in production as part of pre-release testing. By implementing SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer software, Carl Design completed surfacing design changes in 10 minutes vs. four hours, realized greater design freedom with fewer constraints, improved its ability to integrate surface and solid models, and redesigned an innovative electric car charging system.