- Reduced design cycles by more than 25 percent
- Cut prototyping costs by 5 to 10 percent of project budget
- Introduced first adjustable off-loading knee brace
- Improved pre-marketing efforts with photorealistic renderings
As the U.S. leader in the design and manufacture of orthopedic rehabilitation devices, DJO Incorporated is on a mission to make knee braces and other orthopedic products lighter, more comfortable, and more fashionable. DJO had used AutoCAD® 2D and Pro/ENGINEER® design tools until 2002, when the San Diego-based company realized that growing its DONJOY® line of products into the preeminent brand of orthopedic braces would require a better consolidated approach.
DJO transitioned to the SolidWorks® 3D design system in 2002 because it is easy to use, is fully integrated with SolidWorks Simulation analysis software, and provides the tools that the company needs to achieve its objectives. By choosing SolidWorks, the company reduced its design cycles by more than 25 percent, cut prototyping costs by 5 to 10 percent of project budget, introduced the first adjustable off-loading knee brace, and improved its pre-marketing efforts with photorealistic renderings.