- Reduced design time by more than 50%
- Minimized tooling modification costs
- Reduced reworks costs by 65%
- Reached market leadership in less than 3 years
- Reduced number of ECOs by more than 35%
- Reduced prototype fabrication costs by 30%
- Eliminated scrap by more than 20%
SeaBotix, Inc. designed, manufactured, and introduced the first lightweight, low-cost, full-production submersible remotely operated vehicle, the Little Benthic Vehicle. Bringing this breakthrough product to a wider market required modern 3D design and analysis tools, so product developers could shorten design cycles, validate cutting-edge technologies, and employ organic shapes and surfaces.
The company selected SolidWorks mechanical design software for the Little Benthic Vehicle project because of its ease of use, ability to model organic shapes and surfaces, SolidWorks eDrawings communication capabilities, and seamless integration with SolidWorks Simulation software. By deploying SolidWorks on the Little Benthic Vehicle project, SeaBotix reduced its design cycle by 50 percent, minimized tooling modification costs, effectively communicated design information among several locations, and introduced the first full-production, lightweight submersible remotely operated vehicle to a mass market.