- Cut design time by 50% versus working in 2D
- Decreased product development costs 25-30 % on average
- Reduced errors 98 % when going from art to part
- Increased gross sales every year through steadily improving use of Solidworks
- Reduced ECOs by 50 percent
- Cut prototype fabrication costs by 20 percent
A state-licensed, professional engineering design firm located in Knowville, TN, Agile Engineering, Inc. specializes in the development of precision mechanical systems and tooling. Founded in 1998 to meet the needs of young high-tech companies for rapid product development, Agile Engineering has since expanded the scope of its services by not only providing design, but delivering fully operational mechancial systems. The company’s strength is delivering solutions to applications with low volumes that require a high degree of engineering customization and rapid delivery. The company's primary business challenge is providing very fast design solutions that a non-technical customer can evaluate and approve quickly.
We chose SolidWorks because it provides exact representations of the design through models or screen shots, so that customers can see exactly what they will get. We also needed a solution with high levels of functionality at an affordable price. The most important capabilities of SolidWorks for us are its well-integrated design and drafting functionality and its kinematic modeling. Features such as SolidWorks eDrawings and SolidWorks Viewer are also very attractive to us and our customers. By far, SolidWorks provides the biggest bang for the buck of any solid modeling package.