Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Corporation

Upgrading a World-Class Observatory with SOLIDWORKS

Challenge

Support observatory, telescope, and facility upgrades—as well as a range of scientific projects and experiments—more quickly, easily, and cost-effectively.

Summary

Implement SOLIDWORKS Research Edition 3D mechanical design software.

Results
  • Cut development cycles in half
  • Expanded CAD usage to observatory itself
  • Realized increased compatibility with vendors and partners
  • Improved design visualization