Three Elements Timberworks, Inc.
- Shortened design cycles by 20 to 30 percent
- Cut development costs by 50 percent
- Reduced scrap and rework
- Increased innovation in timber design
Three Elements Timberworks, Inc., is a leading Colorado timber frame contractor. The company handles the design and assembly of hand-cut, custom timber frames for interior and exterior residential and commercial projects throughout the Rocky Mountain region. Three Elements once used AutoCAD® 2D design tools to support its design effort. The firm decided to transition to 3D technology to automate its design and manufacturing processes and boost its capacity to take on challenging projects.
After evaluating the Pro/ENGINEER® and SolidWorks® 3D CAD systems, Three Elements chose SolidWorks design software because it is easy to use, accelerates production, and delivers better value. By selecting SolidWorks, the contractor shortened its design cycles by 20 to 30 percent, cut its development costs by 50 percent, reduced scrap and rework, and increased innovation in timber design.