- Cut design cycles by 30 percent
- Shortened time-to-market by 15 to 20 percent
- Expanded product line by 350 percent
- Reduced file search time by 15 to 20 percent
Landscape Forms, Inc., designs and manufactures attractive site furniture—such as transit stops, benches, planters, tables, and chairs. By applying stylish shapes, unique design methods, and innovative materials to the development of site furniture, Landscape Forms achieves its mission of enriching outdoor spaces. In 2002, the company needed to upgrade from its AutoCAD® and CadKey® 2D design tools to a 3D design package to improve productivity and expand its product line.
Landscape Forms chose SolidWorks® design software because it is easy to use, includes innovative design visualization tools, and provides excellent value for the price. The company later added other integrated SolidWorks solutions, including SolidWorks Simulation, SolidWorks Flow Simulation, and SolidWorks Enterprise PDM (product data management) software. By implementing SolidWorks solutions Landscape Forms cut its design cycles by 30 percent, shortened product time-to-market by 15-20 percent, expanded its product line by 350 percent, and reduced file search time by 15-20 percent.
Previous CAD: AutoCAD,Other 2D
Products(s) Used: SolidWorks Simulation, SolidWorks Flow Simulation, SolidWorks Enterprise PDM, SolidWorks Professional, SolidWorks Premium
Benefit: Value, Results, Power, Collaboration, 2D/3D Transition, Implementation, Ease of Use, Data Exchange, Focus on Design, Design Better Products, Total Cost of Ownership, Innovation, Manufacturability, Automated Documentation, Photorealistic Renderings, Integration, Design Reuse