- Shortened design modeling time
- Accelerated carbon-fiber tooling development
- Improved design visualization and communication
- Introduced innovative carbon-fiber bicycle models
Cervelo Cycles is the world’s largest manufacturer of time-trial racing bicycles and has sponsored some of the top professional cycling teams. Cervelo bikes have won more Iron Man races than any other bicycle brand. As cycling technology transformed from aluminum, steel, and alloy frames to lighter, sophisticated carbon-fiber frames, the company needed to upgrade its CAD tools from 2D to 3D to add the surfacing capabilities required for carbon-fiber technology.
The company chose SolidWorks 3D CAD software because of its ease of use, surfacing capabilities, and advanced design visualization tools. Cervelo Cycles also values the software’s broad data compatibility with other applications. By deploying SolidWorks, Cervelo Cycles shortened design modeling time, accelerated carbon-fiber tooling development, improved design visualization and communication, and introduced innovative carbon-fiber bicycle models.