Karis Increases Design Reuse by 30% and Reduces Design Cycles by 15%

SOLIDWORKS connected to the cloud-based 3DEXPERIENCE platform boosts productivity, accelerates time to market, and safeguards product data from the threat of cyberattacks.


Respond to customer demand for increased product customization while simultaneously boosting productivity, accelerating time to market, and safeguarding product data from the threat of cyberattacks.


Add 3DEXPERIENCE® Works collaboration, data management, and communication solutions to its SOLIDWORKS® Premium, SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation, and DraftSight® Enterprise software installation—including Collaborative Designer for SOLIDWORKS, Collaborative Industry Innovator, Product Release, and 3DSwymer roles—to take advantage of the benefits of the cloud-based 3DEXPERIENCE platform.


  • Shortened design cycles by 15 percent
  • Cut development costs by 7 percent
  • Increased design reuse by 30 percent
  • Accelerated time to market despite increased product customization

Since its founding in 1984, Karis Co., Ltd. has developed and manufactured many types of disinfection, sterilization, and sanitization equipment that use applied ultra-violet (UV) rays, electric heating cabinets, hot pack units, and applied infra-red (IR) rays. The Korean company pursues product innovation by closely listening to its customers, regularly conducting R&D, and strategically tapping emerging product development technologies.

A longtime SOLIDWORKS® and DraftSight® user, Karis purchased SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation after the company faced increased customer demand for product customization related to the COVID-19 pandemic. “It’s too costly and takes too long to make and test prototypes,” Managing Director DugWoo Lee explains. “In the past, we outsourced simulation, but that took longer and cost more. Now, we conduct the simulations ourselves, saving time and money.”

Local SOLIDWORKS reseller Node Data suggested that cloud-based 3DEXPERIENCE® Works solutions would make product development more efficient. “We wanted to shorten time to market even more and were becoming increasingly concerned about the safety of our data,” Lee recalls. “We decided to implement 3DEXPERIENCE Works solutions right away to address these objectives after learning about cloud data management and the ability to store and access data from the cloud.” The cloud-based 3DEXPERIENCE platform connects people, data, and applications in a single, unified, collaborative environment.


Securely Accessing Data 24-7-365

Implementing 3DEXPERIENCE Works solutions was initially intended to safeguard the company’s product development data in the cloud. A huge bonus from adding the cloud-based platform has been the productivity gains resulting from greater collaboration, contributing to the company’s productivity gains. With all SOLIDWORKS-created design data in the cloud, product development is streamlined, and teamwork is simplified regardless of geographical location.

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Leveraging Design Reuse

Quick retrieval of existing design data stored in the cloud is another way 3DEXPERIENCE Works solutions help Karis realize productivity gains. “Traditionally, it was difficult to find data that had already been designed, resulting in a longer development cycle due to the need to duplicate design data,” Lee explains. “However, with 3DEXPERIENCE Works solutions, we are able to prevent duplication of data and reuse designs because it is very easy to quickly retrieve existing design data stored in the cloud and apply it to new designs.”

Having both SOLIDWORKS and 3DEXPERIENCE Works has made a positive impact overall. Karis shortened design cycles by 15 percent, cut development costs by 7 percent, increased design reuse by 30 percent, and accelerated time to market despite increased product customization.

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