WestWind Technologies, Inc.
- Saved customers $300,000 by avoiding six-week install
- Reduced assembly validation time by 50 percent
- Cut simulation run tmes from eight to two hours
- Developed innovative hoist system for air rescues
WestWind Technologies, Inc. (WTI) is a maintenance, systems development, and integration provider to the U.S. Army’s rotor-wing aircraft fleet. When the Army sought an easy-to-install external hoist arm for its helicopters, WTI saw an opportunity to create a system for use by all rescue organizations. Management understood that meeting the Army’s needs and tackling the external rescue hoist challenge would require an efficient, integrated development platform.
WTI chose the integrated SolidWorks® 3D design system—implementing SolidWorks, SolidWorks Premium, and SolidWorks Enterprise PDM software—because of its ease-of-use and ability to provide design, simulation, and Product Data Management capabilities from a single source. By deploying SolidWorks, the company saved its customers $300,000 by avoiding a six-week install, reduced assembly validation time by 50 percent, cut simulation run times from eight to two hours, and developed an innovative hoist system for air rescues.
Products(s) Used: SolidWorks Simulation, SolidWorks Enterprise PDM, SolidWorks Standard, SolidWorks Premium
Benefit: Value, Results, Power, Collaboration, Implementation, Ease of Use, Data Exchange, Focus on Design, Design Better Products, Total Cost of Ownership, Innovation, Advanced Modeling
VAR: Moderntech Mechanical