How Duratec Shortened its 3D CAD Design Cycle by 20%

    Posted by John Moseley on Mar 28, 2013 3:02:00 PM

    3D mice3Dconnexion 3D mice were a natural fit for the designers at Duratec Ltd, a company that creates custom bicycle frames.

    Cyclists know that comfort and speed are critical—whether riding for fun or pedaling through the last leg of a major race. And like biking, 3D design should be fast and pain-free

    Duratec makes a name for itself designing, manufacturing and shipping bike frames that deliver exceptional experiences to riders the world over. Like the dream machines they build, the company’s design engineers needed a tool that was both swift and comfortable. They found it in the 3Dconnexion SpacePilot Pro.

    Incorporating the devices into Duratec’s workflow increased the firm’s productivity and gave them a razor-sharp competitive edge in a demanding industry.

    The ride didn’t stop there. Using 3Dconnexion 3D mice, Duratec also:

    • Shortened their design cycle by 20% from concept to production.
    • Decreased design errors, thanks to the SpacePilot Pro’s intuitive navigation.
    • Increased user comfort by significantly reducing standard mouse movement and clicks. 
    • Designed a flying bicycle, combining an electric bike with helicopter components, that’s capable of vertical takeoffs and landings.

    Download the complete Duratec story to hear from Duratec owner Milan Duchek on how his team has changed after incorporating 3D mice, and why he recommends that design engineers everywhere take one for a ride.

    Have a story about how 3D mice save you time during the design cycle? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below!

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