Cycles Devinci, Inc.
- Shortened time-to-market from 18 to 10 months (44%)
- Decreased number of prototypes from three to one
- Reduced frame weight by an average of 25%
- Increased frame stiffness by an average of 30%
Cycles Devinci, Inc., is the top producer of bikes in Canada and a worldwide leader in the manufacture of high-end mountain and road bikes. When the company moved into a large, modern production facility in 2001, its engineers explored migrating from 2D tools to an integrated 3D CAD system with simulation capabilities.
The company chose SolidWorks 3D CAD, SolidWorks Motion, and SolidWorks Simulation software because of their ease of use, 3D visualization capabilities, and simulation/analysis tools, as well as the reseller’s superior expertise. By implementing SolidWorks Simulation, Cycles Devinci shortened its time-to-market from 18 to 10 months (44 percent), decreased the number of prototypes from three to one, reduced frame weight by an average of 25 percent, and increased frame stiffness by an average of 30 percent.