Luxury Bike Shop Eliminates Prototypes Using SolidWorks Simulation Software
WALTHAM, Mass., USA, March 22, 2012 – Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp today announced that Travertson Motorcycles is using a variety of tools in the SolidWorks® 2012 3D design solution to create its motorcycles, including molding design, flow simulation and product rendering capabilities.
Luxury motorcycles attract a very specific following; the typical buyers for high-end bikes know what they want, are often sophisticated collectors and understand the meaning of performance. To meet these expectations, the team at Travertson found SolidWorks SimulationXpress to be in particular the most valuable part of SolidWorks Professional, enabling its designers to validate designs and virtually determine effects of force and pressure. This allows Travertson to avoid physical testing on an expensive, long-to-fabricate prototype and dramatically cuts the cost of designing each part.
“When I first began designing bikes in the 1970s, my only tools were a ruler and my imagination. What a difference to have SolidWorks today—it enables us to not only make a stellar product, but to provide a level of customization that our competitors can’t,” said Christian Travert, owner of Travertson Motorcycles. “The simulation capabilities have saved us a lot of time and money by acting as a safety net for design integrity.”
Travertson takes an artist’s approach to its products, balancing beauty with performance. The company’s customers come ready to buy, and Travertson must be able to turn around a quality product to meet the customer’s exact specifications. SolidWorks also helps support the constant interaction between the engineering and manufacturing groups within the Travertson facility.
Travertson relies on authorized SolidWorks VAR, The SolidExperts for ongoing software training, implementation and support.
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As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 100,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes develops and markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product – SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design – DELMIA for virtual production – SIMULIA for virtual testing – ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences. Dassault Systèmes’ shares are listed on Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA). For more information, visit http://www.3ds.com/.
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