Center for Advanced Design
- Cut industrial design time by 60 percent
- Completed the work of three people with one person in less time
- Improved communication with customers and partners
- Accelerated handling of design changes
When Marc McCauley and Jesse Hahne founded the Center for Advanced Design (CAD), the co-owners brought their combined experience from having brought more than 1,700 products to market to this leading product development consulting firm. CAD had utilized a variety of design tools, including the Alias® and Rhino® surfacing packages, as well as SOLIDWORKS® mechanical design software, but viewed the lack of integration between its surfacing and design solutions as an inefficient bottleneck in its development process.
CAD 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, the product development consultancy cut industrial design time by 60 percent, completed the work of three people with one person in less time, improved communication with customers and partners, and accelerated its handling of design changes.