Vapor Stone Rail Systems
- Accelerated development cycles
- Increased use of integrated analysis for design
- Reduced number of prototypes
- Improved design data management and communication
VSRS is a leader in the development of automated door systems for passenger rail vehicles. The company relies heavily on the use of 3D CAD and analysis technologies in order to create safe, durable, and reliable systems. In 2005, the company decided to re-evaluate its existing Solid Edge 3D product development environment in an effort to improve large assembly, integrated analysis, and PDM capabilities.
The company chose to transition to SolidWorks Professional software because of its ease of use; large-assembly and sheet-metal design capabilities; integrated SolidWorks product data management software and capabilities; as well as superior support. By deploying SolidWorks CAD software, VSRS accelerated its development cycles, increased its use of integrated analysis for design, reduced the number of prototypes required, and improved design data management and communication.