Agricultural Machinery

Find out how SOLIDWORKS has helped our customers design faster, smarter and stay ahead of the competition.

SOLIDWORKS in the Agricultural industry.

The challenge:

In an industry under time-pressures, companies need to make adjustments to existing models to create bespoke machines quickly and easily. Designers need to communicate creations with third parties and reduce time to market.

The solution:

SOLIDWORKS allows designers of agricultural machinery to quickly and easily produce innovative products through advanced simulation tools, reuse previously designed work, and a Library of standard parts. Together with the extensive support offered as part of the Innova Systems customer package, SOLIDWORKS increases sales, improves product quality and design and lowers manufacturing costs – Whatever the size of the company.

SOLIDWORKS is the total solution – Watch the video!

Work faster

Industry leading ease-of-use helps you complete bespoke designs quicker than ever before.

Re-use designs

Produce variations of previous design work from existing 2D drawings and 3D models.

Component library

The SOLIDWORKS Design library provides commonly used parts like nuts, bolts and fasteners.

Validation tools

Now you can identify and fix problems while you design, even before your machine is built.

Flexible solution

Easily link to Computer-Aided Manufacture (CAM) and create a bill of materials for assembly and testing.


SOLIDWORKS can utilise your 3D assembly models to quickly create professional project documentation.

Simulate for success

With SOLIDWORKS Simulation, you can determine how components behave under operation, thereby avoiding field failures.

Motion study

SOLIDWORKS Motion allows you to fully understand the kinematics and dynamics of the design.

Sheet metal

Designing sheet metal components is simple – design your parts in 3D with one click, creating a flat pattern.

Customer success story: Claydon Drills

Claydon Drills design, develop and manufacture seed drills for the Agricultural market, selling into 26 countries around the world. The unique features are the two stage patent market-leading processes: Digging time followed by a seeding time – Digging time cultivates the soil and allows the water to drain away followed by the seeding time – placing the seed directly behind in the ideal environment for it to grow.

Ten years ago, the sales revenue for Claydon Drills was £150,000-£200,000 Per Annum – today it’s £6 million – and SOLIDWORKS has played a significant part in that growth…

Watch the video to see the Claydon Drills story

Customer success story: Standen Engineering Ltd

Standen Engineering Ltd design and manufacture machinery for the agricultural industry and has very early beginnings, with a rich history to match. They started out in the 1800s as a general blacksmiths, run by Frank Standen of St Ives. In the 1950s, Peter Standen took over the helm and developed the company’s first sugar beet harvester to satisfy the demands of Norfolk’s booming sugar beet industry. Today, Standen are best known for their Standen-Pearson potato-handling equipment. Their mainline products include: bed formers, planters, soil separators, harvesters and tillers…

SOLIDWORKS success story: Valley Dairy Farm Automation

Founded in 1982 as a dealer for Bou-Matic dairy equipment – a service that the company still provides – Valley Dairy Farm Automation (VDFA) has grown to become a leading manufacturer of customised, avdvanced and innovative dairy farm automation products.

  • Using SOLIDWORKS Professional & SOLIDWORKS Electrical
  • Tripled product offering
  • Minimised mistakes & design errors
  • Established Lyntech manufacturing subsidiary

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How to choose?

How to choose?

Criteria for choosing a 3d CAD system from Innova Systems

Design and test

Design and test

3D Design and physical testing with SOLIDWORKS

Upgrade to 3D

Upgrade to 3D

Best practice advice on upgrading from 2D CAD to SOLIDWORKS



Best practice implementation guide for modelling in 3D with SOLIDWORKS

Suppliers of SOLIDWORKS to over 2,000 happy customers in a broad range of industries.

What you can expect when you partner with us.

Product support

From the best team in the business – recognised by SOLIDWORKS for having the best customer support in Northern Europe. You’re in safe hands and will be well looked after.


When you call, you’ll get straight through to a Technical Engineer, skilled in SOLIDWORKS and ready and willing to help you with the most simple or the most complex problem.

Software Upgrades

Your annual subscription keeps you connected with our support team. You’ll also be entitled to the latest version of SOLIDWORKS. Staying current means staying productive.


Our Engineers will help you transition from older 2D/3D CAD systems, or even teach you if you are new to 3D Design. Our knowledge and experience really makes a difference.


We can recommend the right hardware to purchase. This vital component underpins your investment in SOLIDWORKS, so it is really important you get the right advice.


Our experience can help you ensure the right implementation plan is defined for your team, ensuring your design and data management needs are met with a rapid return on investment.

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