Trek Bicycle Corporation
- Shortened development time by 15 to 20 percent
- Decreased cost by approximately 10 percent
- Detected errors early when they are non-catastrophic
- Increased sales of Gary Fisher full-suspension bikes by more that 25 percent
Trek Bicycle Corporation is the undisputed market leader in the bicycling market. From road racing to tricycles, Trek is the best in class across the board. Trek began to use SolidWorks CAD software in an effort to design and develop new products more quickly, accurately, and efficiently. We began to use SolidWorks CAD software to create carbon-fiber bikes recently because of the enhanced surfacing cababilities. This allowed us to create parametric surface models (we were previosuly using Alias exclusively) that are much easier to change downstream in the development process.
As a value-based proposition (at the time of purchase), there was really no comparison. SolidWorks CAD software was clearly the best for the money. Now it is becoming apparent that SolidWorks CAD software is simply the best. Surfacing capabilities and parameteric modeling that could interface with our design engineering department.