Wabtec Passenger Transit
- Compressed development cycles
- Improved product quality
- Streamlined creation of product documentation
- Accelerated assembly operations
WABTEC Passenger Transit designs and manufactures a vast array of pneumatic, electronic, and mechanical devices – such as braking systems, controllers, current collectors, and couplers – for the worldwide transit industry. The company wanted to move to 3D design to improve productivity, raise quality, and reduce costs, but its initial transition from MICROCADAM CAD design tools to the Pro/ENGINEER 3D CAD system led to a reassessment of available 3D solutions.
The train systems manufacturer chose SolidWorks software because of its ease of use; large assembly and design configurations capabilities; and integrated analysis, product data management, and product documentation applications. By standardizing on SolidWorks, Wabtec compressed its development cycles, improved product quality, streamlined the creation of product documentation, and accelerated its assembly operations.