Cimtrix Reduces IT Overhead, Increases Design Reuse, and Cuts Delivery Times

Global automation equipment manufacturer leverages SOLIDWORKS and 3DEXPERIENCE Works solutions to improve communication and collaboration while cutting file search time by over 50 percent

Challenge

Improve collaboration, data sharing, and communication among internal designers and engineers—comprising multiple design units in different geographic locations—and external vendors to increase efficiency, boost quality, and shorten delivery times.

Solution

Add modeling, design, data management, collaboration, and communication solutions from the 3DEXPERIENCE® Works portfolio, which operate on the cloud-based 3DEXPERIENCE platform—including 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS®, Collaborative Designer for SOLIDWORKS, Collaborative Industry Innovator, and 3DSwymer roles—to its existing SOLIDWORKS installation of SOLIDWORKS CAD mechanical design, SOLIDWORKS Simulation analysis, and SOLIDWORKS Electrical CAD electrical design solutions.

Results

  • Improved internal/external collaboration, data  sharing, and communication
  • Reduced IT overhead by not having to purchase/maintain servers
  • Cut file search time by 50 to 60 percent
  • Realized data access by key personnel from  anywhere worldwide 

Established in 1994 in Bangalore, India, as a retrofitting and technology upgrade services provider, Cimtrix Systems Pvt. Ltd. became a leading manufacturer in the Indian automation industry. Today it is the largest supplier of armature winding machines in India. Cimtrix is also a significant solution provider, in India and around the world, of coordinate metrology equipment, along with several other products and services.

Cimtrix designers and engineers have used SOLIDWORKS® solutions to develop the company’s products since 2007. Cimtrix needed a solution to improve internal and external communication and collaboration to support its global growth. It also required a product lifecycle management system to track and manage projects and revision control. Cimtrix added 3DEXPERIENCE Works® to its SOLIDWORKS implementation in January 2023.

Worldwide Collaborative Capabilities Fuel Growth

Because all the required product lifecycle management tools are available on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, Cimtrix designers in all locations can access design files and collaborate more productively. Also, with the cloud-based 3DEXPERIENCE platform, the company can cost-effectively manage data and share files with its vendors regardless of their physical location. Cimtrix also appreciates the user-friendly 3DEXPERIENCE platform interface because it is accessible to its entire team, from designers and engineers to project managers.

Department Head P. Pushparaj of Cimtrix Design stresses, “The 3DEXPERIENCE platform stands out for its collaborative capabilities, integration across the product development lifecycle, innovative tools, and cloud-based architecture, which has helped us to adapt to changing project requirements and scale as needed.”

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3DEXPERIENCE Works data management capabilities enable us to more easily assign the projects to the designers, track the progress of the assigned tasks, and maintain revision control and related drawing changes. We have multiple units and vendors in different locations; hence the 3DEXPERIENCE platform is critical for managing our data while designers access design files and collaborate from all of our locations. This data management solution also reduces IT overhead in terms of adding servers and their maintenance because it is hardware-independent and operates in the cloud.

P. Pushparaj, Head of the Design
P. Pushparaj
Head of the Design

Reducing IT Costs, Gaining Revision Control, and Easily Finding Files

By adding 3DEXPERIENCE Works data management solutions to its existing SOLIDWORKS installation, Cimtrix has realized transparent data management in the cloud without steep hardware and software costs. Pushparaj notes, “3DEXPERIENCE Works data management capabilities enable us to more easily assign the projects to the designers, track the progress of the assigned tasks, and maintain revision control and related drawing changes.”

In addition, 3DEXPERIENCE Works solutions make file searches easy, which supports greater design reuse. “3DSearch and 6W Tags are very useful tools for us because they make it easy to search for a specific file and save 50 to 60 percent of our time,” Pushparaj says.

Pushparaj concludes, “The 3DEXPERIENCE platform provides us with a unified, secure place to collaborate on designs more easily, which helps keep projects and people on track. These are good solutions to have because they not only support greater sharing of information and ideas through shared communities but are also accessible to anyone worldwide: from designers to sales personnel to anyone who needs access to product information.”

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