- Shortened design cycles by 70 percent
- Cut racecar suspension weight in half
- Reduced number of prototypes tenfold
- Decreased chassis production from 10 days to four hours
JL Racing Products (JLE) is the leading manufacturer of racecars and systems—such as bodies, chassis, and suspensions—for the top Brazilian motorsports circuits, including stock cars, mini cars, and the racecars that compete for the coveted Petrobras Cup. The company needed to move to 3D to meet growing demand for high-performance racecars by taking advantage of surfacing and simulation technologies.
After initially trying to use Pro/ENGINEER® software, JLE standardized on SOLIDWORKS® solutions—implementing SOLIDWORKS Professional design, SOLIDWORKS Premium design and analysis, and SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM product data management software—because they are easy to learn and use, and integrate design, surfacing, and simulation capabilities into a single platform. By choosing SOLIDWORKS, JLE shortened its design cycles by 70 percent, cut racecar suspension weight in half, reduced the number of prototypes tenfold, and decreased chassis production from 10 days to four hours.
Previous CAD: AutoCAD,Pro/ENGINEER
Products(s) Used: SolidWorks Enterprise PDM, SolidWorks Professional, SolidWorks Premium
Benefit: Value, Results, Power, Collaboration, 2D/3D Integration, 2D/3D Transition, Focus on Design, Design Better Products, Total Cost of Ownership, Innovation, Manufacturability, Advanced Modeling, Large Assemblies
VAR: IST Sistemas Ltda