Wuzhong Instrument Co., Ltd.
- Cut dimensioning time by 40 percent
- Reduced NC code generation time by 80 percent
- Decreased configuration modeling time from one week to one day
- Shortened R&amp;D prototyping by six months
Wuzhong Instrument Co., Ltd. (WZI) is a leading global manufacturer of industrial control valve products, which are used for automation purposes in the petroleum, natural gas, chemical, power, metallurgy, paper, pharmaceutical, food processing, and environmental protection industries. For many years, WZI utilized AutoCAD® 2D tools to develop its products. However, as many Chinese companies began to move from 2D to 3D product development, WZI management also decided to make the transition to 3D.
After evaluating the Pro/ENGINEER® and SOLIDWORKS® 3D design systems, WZI chose SOLIDWORKS software because it is easy to use, supports model-based definition manufacturing, and provides the best combination of functionality and price. By transitioning to SOLIDWORKS, WZI cut its dimensioning time by 40 percent, reduced NC code generation time by 80 percent, decreased configuration modeling time from a week to one day, and shortened R&amp;D prototyping by six months.