Dedini S/A Indústrias de Base

Dedini S/A Indústrias de Base has emerged as the world leader in the development of energy plants and industrial factories for the sugarcane sector. In 2005, management decided to upgrade its AutoCAD 2D design tools to a 3D CAD system to accelerate its design processes and shorten time-to-market, while maintaining high levels of quality and innovation

The Challenge

Dedini S/A Indústrias de Base has emerged as the world leader in the development of energy plants and industrial factories for the sugarcane sector. In addition to its prominence in sugar processing and ethanol production, Dedini develops a variety of other energy facilities and industrial factories. In 2005, management decided to upgrade its AutoCAD 2D design tools to a 3D CAD system to accelerate its design processes and shorten time-to-market, while maintaining high levels of quality and innovation.

The Solution

After evaluating five 3D CAD systems, Dedini chose SolidWorks because it’s the easiest to use, represents the best value, and provides robust large assembly design and visualization tools. By standardizing on SolidWorks, Dedini compressed its design cycles by 35 percent, shortened time-to-market by as much as 30 percent, reduced design errors by 60 percent, and cut rework by 30 percent.

Success Metric

  • Compressed design cycles by 35 percent

  • Shortened time-to-market by as much as 30 percent

  • Reduced design errors by 60 percent

  • Cut rework by 30 percent