- Completed complex product designs twice as fast
- Detected interferences and collisions easily and eliminated design errors
- Improved product quality
- Enabled market expansion into neighboring countries
TOTALGAZ is a market leader in the design, development, and production of a complete range of standard and customized gas regulators and control stations in Romania and neighboring countries. Gas regulators are standard equipment in every customer’s home or business, while control stations let gas providers centrally manage flow from their premises. To further accelerate product development from design through prototyping, marketing, and delivery, the company was looking for a leading-edge, 3D design system.
TOTALGAZ evaluated Autodesk Mechanical Desktop but chose SolidWorks CAD software because SolidWorks is faster, more stable, and better capable of handling large assemblies and drawings. The company is also using SolidWorks product data management software and SolidWorks Workgroup PDM Viewer to manage its design documents. These solutions keep the company’s revisions accurately controlled and link design with other enterprise departments, such as marketing and manufacturing. They also trigger the execution of specific tasks, such as publishing recently approved documents as PDF files. TOTALGAZ now completes complex product designs twice as fast. SolidWorks CAD software's ease of use and automation tools let the TOTALGAZ engineering team easily customize designs to customer specifications without increasing delivery time. With SolidWorks, they can easily detect whether there are any interferences and collisions within control stations and eliminate design errors. Using PhotoWorks rendering software, they have generated all the images needed for marketing materials and product presentations, and with SolidWorks eDrawings collaboration software, the design team can e-mail 3D content to customers even before the product is released to manufacturing. The TOTALGAZ team is also using SolidWorks Simulation to test assemblies at various pressures and quickly apply changes by leveraging the associativity between SolidWorks 3D models and SolidWorks Simulation design analysis software. The company's success continues outside Romania with TOTALGAZ installing its control stations in neighboring countries in Eastern Europe.