Knapheide Manufacturing Company
- Responded more efficiently to customization needs
- Reduced prototyping costs through integrated analysis
- Minimized design errors
- Realized more effective collaboration and customer communication
The Knapheide Manufacturing Company is the leading US manufacturer of service and utility truck bodies. In 2003, management chose to upgrade from AutoCAD 2D design software to the Autodesk Inventor 3D package. After encountering some sheet-metal design issues, management decided to benchmark all leading 3D CAD systems.
Following an extensive analysis, the company selected SolidWorks® CAD software because of its ease of use, integration with SolidWorks® Simulation software and a range of third-party solutions, open Application Programming Interface (API), SolidWorks® eDrawings® design communication software, and advanced sheet-metal design and configuration capabilities. By choosing SolidWorks® CAD software, Knapheide is responding more efficiently to customization needs, reducing prototyping costs through integrated analysis software, minimizing design errors, and realizing more effective collaboration and customer communication.