Random Research, Inc.

Random Research used SolidWorks to develop a lightweight, all-wheel-drive racecar, which included innovations that are now being applied to electric vehicles.

The Challenge

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 Solution

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.

Success Metric

  • 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