J&J Design D.o.o.
Sailing into Direct Integration with Boat-Building Customers Using SOLIDWORKS Solutions
FASTER DESIGN-TO-MANUFACTURING, FEWER ERRORSSince implementing SOLIDWORKS solutions, J&J Design has seen the transition from final designs to its customer’s manufacturing operations move faster, with fewer design errors and less rework on the production floor. “Because we’re both on the same SOLIDWORKS platform, things move more quickly and there are fewer mistakes,” Staric stresses. “Roughly 80 percent of our SOLIDWORKS usage involves one customer, and in many ways we’ve become part of their design department. “Design data is like a language,” Staric explains. “When you speak the same language, there’s not only less confusion and fewer misunderstandings, but also the ability to focus on resolving the design and engineering challenges that we encounter instead of data conversion and file translation problems.”
YOUR VAULT IS OUR VAULTWith the SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional system, J&J Design can connect directly with its customer’s SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional product data management vault. “Our SOLIDWORKS PDM vault mirrors that of our customer, enabling us to plug into their workflows and adopt the system’s tight revision control capabilities,” Staric says. “When this customer pushed us to use SOLIDWORKS, we realized that we had to become a part of them in order to maintain the relationship.” “Using SOLIDWORKS to design boats for this customer was just the first step,” Staric adds. “With SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional, we are integrated directly into the core of their operations, many of which are automated. For example, when we release a design file for manufacturing, it goes directly to our customer’s milling machines. We benefi ted from SOLIDWORKS PDM almost immediately because our work takes less time and our customer enjoys substantial efficiencies on the back end.”
BUILDING THE DESIGN AND ENGINEERING TEAMThe move to SOLIDWORKS also helps J&J Design manage growth and build its design and engineering team. “When we acquired SOLIDWORKS in 2014, we had four engineers,” Staric recounts. “By 2015, we had 12 engineers, and by 2016, we grew to 20. Today, we have 30 people on the design and engineering team, and our electrical engineer has really taken to and embraced SOLIDWORKS Electrical software. The SOLIDWORKS implementation has helped us manage this type of growth because new team members typically don’t need training. “SOLIDWORKS is in some ways analogous to sailing,” Staric continues. “When you’re on the sea, you can sense the wind coming up as a fresh breeze. SOLIDWORKS is like that. SOLIDWORKS is fresh and there are well-thought-out ideas behind it. We’re certainly enjoying riding the SOLIDWORKS wave at J&J Design.” The firm implemented SOLIDWORKS Standard design, SOLIDWORKS Premium design and analysis, SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematics Professional electrical design, and SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional software. By implementing SOLIDWORKS, J&J Design cut its design-to-manufacturing cycles, eliminated design errors and mistakes, improved revision controls and electrical schematics, and integrated directly with its largest customer’s PDM vault.
Grow a yacht and boat design company—and a related specialty components and tooling business—by integrating and working more closely with leading boat manufacturers.
Implement SOLIDWORKS Standard design, SOLIDWORKS Premium design and analysis, SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematics Professional electrical design, and SOLIDWORKS Product Data Management (PDM) Professional software solutions.
- Cut design-to-manufacturing cycles
- Improved revision controls, electrical schematics
- Eliminated design errors and mistakes
- Integrated directly with largest customer’s PDM vault
Products(s) Used:SolidWorks Electrical
SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional