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SOLIDWORKS in construction and structural design

Companies specialising in engineering services, equipment design, and structural, HVAC, and piping projects use SOLIDWORKS 3D development solutions to deliver innovative, cost effective designs.

SOLIDWORKS solutions provide a common model to develop complete and accurate designs that can be leveraged across planning, equipment design, layout, fabrication, and construction. You can easily explore design alternatives using 3D parametric design and simulation to optimise your designs against customer and project objectives. Also quickly create photorealistic renderings and fully-detailed fabrication drawings for structural designs, mechanical equipment designs, mechanical systems (HVAC), electrical cable layouts, and piping systems.

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Three Elements Case Study

Three Elements Timberworks, Inc.

Three Elements Timberworks, Inc., is a leading Colorado timber frame contractor. The company handles the design and assembly of hand-cut, custom timber frames for interior and exterior residential and commercial projects throughout the Rocky Mountain region. Three Elements once used AutoCAD® 2D design tools to support its design effort. The firm decided to transition to 3D technology to automate its design and manufacturing processes and boost its capacity to take on challenging projects.

Three Elements Case Study

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OAG Architectural Glass

OAG has become synonymous with stunning architectural glass. They are passionate about delivering striking solutions that leave a lasting impression on anyone who sees them. In less than 12 months their integration of SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD actually paid for itself. With the introduction of BIM and Uniclass 2 SOLIDWORKS’ export functionality have proven invaluable. Watch the video to learn more.

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Origin Frames

When Origin Frames took the decision to take control of the full process of design to manufacturing in house they made the first step towards becoming an industry leader in the design and installation of innovative Bi-folding doors. Watch the video to learn more.

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Nikkiso Corporation is a leading manufacturer of cryogenic pumps, which are submerged, motor-driven centrifugal pumps that are used for moving cryogenic fluids, such as liquefied natural gas (LNG), at temperatures below 0º C. In 2007, the company decided to consolidate product development at its Nikkiso Cryo Inc. (NCI) test facility, located in Las Vegas. This consolidation has allowed NCI to shorten delivery times and gain a competitive advantage.

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