Solar Ship Inc.

Commercializing the first solar-powered hybrid airship with SOLIDWORKS solutions

Challenge

Accelerate development of the first piloted hybrid airplane/airship that meets governmental safety requirements for commercial use to transport people and freight to remote locations.

Summary

Implement SOLIDWORKS Standard, SOLIDWORKS Professional, and SOLIDWORKS Premium design software; SOLIDWORKS Simulation, SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium, and SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation analysis software; SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM product data management software; SOLIDWORKS Sustainability environmental impact assessment software; and SOLIDWORKS Composer technical communication software solutions.

Results
  • Accelerated development process
  • Reduced number of prototypes required
  • Fostered collaboration among global partners
  • Piloted first hybrid airship to obtain regulatory approval