Random Research, Inc.
“SolidWorks was the first piece of software that I bought for the company. I have found it to be the easiest and most effective CAD solution. In fact, I have never read the manual.”
– Dennis Palatov, President
Random Research, Inc., is a design consulting firm that is on the leading edge of next-generation electric automobile development. When company President Dennis Palatov founded Random Research in 1995, he needed a 3D CAD program that could support the random and varied nature of the product development, industrial design, and engineering consulting work that has become his firm’s trademark.
The company chose SolidWorks software because it is intuitive, easy to use, and provides a breadth of design capabilities, including large assembly, sheet-metal design, and mold development tools. By deploying SolidWorks, Random Research created a lightweight, all-wheel-drive racecar for less than $150,000; developed automotive chassis and drive-train innovations; minimized prototyping and production costs; and established a foundation for developing next-generation electric vehicles.
- Created a lightweight, all-wheel-drive racecar for less than $150,000
- Developed automotive chassis and drive-train innovations
- Minimized prototyping and production costs
- Established a foundation for developing next-generation electric vehicles
“SolidWorks enables us to do what no one else can. The success of our CAD effort gave us the confidence to move ahead with additional SolidWorks Simulation and PDM tools.”
– António Caroço, Director of Information Systems and Best Practices
Martifer Group is a global leader in the development of large-scale metallic structures and cutting-edge energy technologies. Managing the company’s explosive growth – Martifer now comprises 120 companies across 20 countries – presented a host of technological challenges that required a thorough evaluation of processes, programs, and systems.
The company chose to manage its growth by implementing the SolidWorks product development platform, including SolidWorks 3D CAD, SolidWorks Simulation, SolidWorks Flow Simulation, and SolidWorks Enterprise PDM software. Martifer chose the complete SolidWorks solution because of the system’s ease of use, integration, flexibility for customization, and the expertise and support of SolidWorks reseller Sqédio. By deploying SolidWorks software, Martifer reduced its development cycles by 15 percent, increased innovation, decreased its material costs, and integrated a diverse global organization.
- Reduced development cycles by 15 percent
- Increased innovation
- Decreased material costs
- Integrated a diverse global organization
“Our vendors all used SolidWorks software… So SolidWorks was simply the most logical choice for us to take this product forward”
– Jeff Satwicz, Product Manager
BigBelly Solar designs and manufactures innovative solar-powered trash compaction systems that lower fuel costs and carbon emissions by reducing garbage truck pickups and trips. Selecting an efficient 3D CAD platform for developing the BigBelly system was an important consideration for the startup company, in order to build and satisfy the needs of a new market.
The company chose SolidWorks CAD software because of its ease of use and widespread popularity among design and manufacturing partners. BigBelly Solar also valued the software’s visualization, sheet-metal design, and integrated analysis capabilities. By implementing SolidWorks software, BigBelly Solar developed the world’s first solar-powered trash compactor; increased its sales 300 percent following product redesign; cut its material costs by using 30 percent fewer steel parts; and improved its design quality and control.
- Developed the world’s first solar-powered trash compactor
- Increased sales 300 percent following product redesign
- Cut material costs by using 30 percent fewer steel parts
- Improved design quality and control