- Introduced single-point release firefighting seat
- Developed breakthrough product in just four months
- Improved ability to work with partner and customer data
- Realized better design communication and demonstration capabilities
USSC Group is a leading manufacturer of world-class seating for many types of specialty vehicles, such as buses, locomotives, and fire trucks. To maintain its industry-leading engineering capabilities, USSC periodically assesses the effectiveness of its design and engineering tools. In 2009, the company evaluated the Solid Edge® software it was using against SolidWorks® software, using a range of evaluation criteria.
Following that evaluation, USSC chose SolidWorks solutions because they gave the company more freedom to work with partners and customers and other integrated technologies. The seating manufacturer acquired 14 licenses of SolidWorks Professional and SolidWorks Premium design software, SolidWorks Simulation Premium analysis software, the SolidWorks Enterprise PDM product data management system, and SolidWorks Composer™ technical communications software. By selecting SolidWorks solutions, USSC was able to introduce its patent-pending single-point release firefighting seat, develop a breakthrough product in just four months, improve its ability to work with partner and customer data, and realize better design communication and demonstration capabilities.
Previous CAD: Solid Edge
Products(s) Used: SolidWorks Simulation Premium, SolidWorks Enterprise PDM, SolidWorks Professional, SolidWorks Premium, SolidWorks Composer
Benefit: Value, Results, Power, Collaboration, Implementation, Ease of Use, Support, Data Exchange, Career Advancement, Focus on Design, Design Better Products, Innovation, Manufacturability, Advanced Modeling, Product-level Drawings, Automated Documentation, Photorealistic Renderings, Integration, Design Reuse
VAR: Prism Engineering