Team Alinghi Spain SL
- Reduced mold development times
- Improved ability to fix tolerance and alignment errors
- Enhanced design visualization and communication
- Designed first European yacht to win America’s Cup in 152 years
Team Alinghi used traditional 2D design techniques when it began its quest to become the first European racing yacht team to win the America’s Cup. However, the team soon realized that 3D design carried greater potential for innovation and productivity improvements during the development of professional racing yachts, and decided to move to a 3D CAD system.
Team Alinghi chose SolidWorks Professional software because of its ease of use, broad data compatibility, advanced surfacing tools, and design visualization capabilities. The team also valued SolidWorks mold development, PhotoWorks photorealistic rendering, and eDrawings communication tools. By moving to SolidWorks, Team Alinghi reduced mold development times, improved its ability to fix tolerance and alignment errors, enhanced design visualization and communication, and designed the first European yacht to win the America’s Cup in 152 years.