- User-friendliness of the software
- Better view and more control with 3D
- Continuous communication with eDrawings
- The customer’s own parts library in SolidWorks enables faster compilation of units
Montech AG was founded in 1963 and has since established itself as an automation innovator beyond Switzerland’s borders. Its product range comprises modular standard components for the automation of sophisticated transport, assembly and production processes. It is the design department’s job to produce new products on the basis of both new and established, continuously updated components. Although the company manufactures ingenious systems, there was increasing demand among customers for individual solutions. The sales department carries out customer adjustments on the basis of standard designs.
Montech previously used AutoCAD. They switched from 2D to 3D for two reasons: On the one hand, an increasing number of customers were asking for 3D designs. As the company also integrates the customer’s CAD data into new developments, the company saw a rise in the number of people wishing to send 3D data. On the other hand Montech recognized the potential of a forward-looking CAD environment early on. Sales employees receive their orders from the distribution department who approach them with specific projects. These customer-specific solutions are based on components from standard development that are modified accordingly. If changes are made to the units, SolidWorks can be used to create motion animations that rapidly provide information on whether the 3D model will continue to function. Communication in the development process is maintained by SolidWorks eDrawings. In addition, eDrawings is used internally by project managers in meetings and in sales as part of customer presentations.