Nexus Design LLC

Nexus Design LLC performs contract product design and development work – from core concept through detailed, production-ready files for a range of industrial, medical, and consumer products companies.

The Challenge

Nexus Design LLC performs contract product design and development work – from core concept through detailed, production-ready files – for a range of industrial, medical, and consumer products companies. Our goal is to create products that are pleasing to the eye, easy to use, and simple to manufacture. We did 2D design of complicated parts for years and knew there must be a better way. The need to move efficiently from design to tooling of plastic parts was instrumental in us choosing SolidWorks as our CAD package. The addition of SolidWorks Simulation for FEA analysis of stress details has become very valuable to us.

The Solution

We evaluated several CAD packages, but chose SolidWorks CAD software because it was easy to learn and very capable. Similarly, in SolidWorks Simulation we found an integrated solution to stress/strain analysis with no separate geometry interpreters necessary and no limits on the number of nodes nor configuring of grid shape and size. The tutorials made for easy learning, so we could be effective in a number of days, and the results were consistent without widely varying based on meshing configurations. The ability to modify features easily in the feature tree to make revisions to a design concept has proven very valuable to our ability to create presentations of early concepts so we can proceed quickly. With SolidWorks eDrawings we can show prospects what the product might look like or how is going to work or fit together. It convinces them that we have a good grip on the issues.

Success Metric

  • Reduced design time by 50 percent

  • Lowered development costs by 40 percent

  • Reduced design errors by 45 percent

  • Increased sales by 40 percent

  • Reduced number of ECOs by 50 percent

  • Reduced prototype fabrication costs by 45 percent

  • Eliminated 40 percent of scrap