Dimonte Group

The DiMonte Group performs industrial design, engineering, drafting, model shop services, and complete product development for commercial and industrial clients.

The Challenge

The DiMonte Group performs industrial design, engineering, drafting, model shop services, and complete product development for commercial and industrial clients. The company owns several CAD systems but we went to SolidWorks to support design collaboration and ensure clear communications with clients.

The Solution

We use the SolidWorks suite of engineering tools to address engineering and design concerns in all the different stages of product development to reduce time to market and solve engineering problems the first time. The parametric capabilities allow industrial designers to make sculptural shapes that can be manufactured and to change them easily. SolidWorks Simulation reveals design problems, allowing designers and engineers to collaborate and fix them on-screen, sometimes reducing a month of physical prototype development to an afternoon and often eliminating spending on prototypes. Communication tools like SolidWorks’ animation capabilities, SolidWorks eDrawings, and PhotoWorks are intuitive, so everyone can use them with a little training. SolidWorks eDrawings enable us to communicate clearly with clients and vendors – which is critical to reducing costs and time to market. We can annotate an eDrawing and point out where changes might provide savings during production. Clients can animate an eDrawing in 3D to see what a part really looks like. This allows them to give us feedback that improves performance – and makes the product successful before it is built.

Success Metric

  • Realized 30-40% increase in productivity gains

  • Using SolidWorks has saved our clients over $1 million dollars in development costs within the past 8 years

  • Quality of delivered designs is 2 to 3 times better per phase than with previous software tools

  • Increased marketshare by 25%-plus consistently for the last 5 years