- Reduced development cycles by 50 percent
- Cut validation time from a half-day to 15 minutes
- Acquired rapid casting capabilities for prototyping
- Improved design visualization with photorealistic rendering
Dresser, Inc. is the pressure regulator supplier of choice for companies that need to regulate fluids under pressure. The manufacturer’s Pressure Regulation Group once used CADKey® 2D design tools to develop its products before migrating to SolidWorks® 1997 3D software. In 2005, the group decided to reevaluate its 3D design solution in an effort to accelerate development.
Dresser retained its nine licenses of SolidWorks 3D design software and added integrated SolidWorks Flow Simulation computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis software. The company chose SolidWorks because of its ease of use, integrated simulation tools, and advanced visualization capabilities. By selecting the SolidWorks and SolidWorks Flow Simulation integrated solution, Dresser reduced development cycles by 50 percent, cut validation time from a half-day to 15 minutes, acquired rapid casting capabilities for prototyping, and improved design visualization with photorealistic rendering.