Trek Bicycle Corporation
- Shortened product design by 30 to 40 percent
- Reduced modeling time by 40 percent
- Optimized bicycle frame for weight and strength using SolidWorks Simulation
- Leveraged design database downstream by the entire development group for the first time
Trek Bicycle Corporation is the leading bicycle brand, manufacturer, and distributer in the world. Trek creates bicycles and bicycle-related products that are distributed and loved worldwide. Trek owns, distributes, and develops products for Bontrager, Gary Fisher, tour-winning (Greg) LeMond Cycles, Klein, Diamant, and Villiger as well as creating the world-class, Tour De France-winning Discovery Team (formerly USPostal team) bicycles and components. Trek works with vendors in the United States, Europe, and Asia. SolidWorks CAD software provides the ability for Trek designers and engineers to share and leverage databases easily, effectively, and efficiently with nothing lost in translation.
Trek embraces change. The company quickly adapts, moves, and responds to customer needs and requests. This is the secret to Trek's success. We needed to work with a company that adheres to the same philosophy. SolidWorks CAD software is one of the most responsive software companies we work with. The product gets better every year, and the one-on-one relationship we have with our reseller and SolidWorks Corporation is greatly valued. All bicycles come in a range of sizes. The parametric and configuration capabilities were a great draw as well as BOM management tools, integratd FEA, and complex surfacing features, all for a price that fit the budget. On the LeMond Carbon Triomphe bicycle project, the surfacing features in the latest version allowed us to create fluid surfaces and jam them through eleven different frame sizes in about half the time of normal projects.
Previous CAD: Pro/ENGINEER
VAR: Graphics Systems Corp.