SOLIDWORKS used for all product design at Kistler

Leading Measurement Technology Manufacturer Increases Product Quality and Reduce Costs

Dassault Systèmes, world leader in 3D design software announced today that the Kistler Group, a leading manufacturer of dynamic measurement technology, is expanding its global product design and development of its SOLIDWORKS 3D design software application. It is adding more than 25 new licences to its sites in Switzerland, Germany, USA and Asia with the overall aim of consolidating all design work from every competence centre. This will result in simplified working processes, reduced turnaround times and lower costs.

“We were already using SOLIDWORKS in Winterthur, but primarily in the field of electromechanical engineering,” explained Edwin Schmid, R&D Manager at Kistler Instrumente AG. “The software offers such an extensive and varied level of functionality, making it a very flexible tool that we can use in all departments at each site. With the help of this company-wide approach to CAD, we can guarantee data compatibility at the international sites, increase product quality, and reduce system maintenance costs.”

The SOLIDWORKS software application has been used by Kistler for five years to develop sensors, electronics and software for sophisticated measuring tasks. Kistler products are widely used during the testing processes of vehicle development processes and in the monitoring and control of various industrial production processes. It is crucial for measurement technology to be developed on a continuous basis and for solutions to be customized to address specific market requirements.

“Standardizing on a single design platform increases collaboration and productivity, and allows customers to spend more time focusing on innovation,” said Bertrand Sicot, CEO SOLIDWORKS, Dassault Systèmes. “Adopting SOLIDWORKS will enable Kistler to provide the consistent measurement tools their customers rely on to test and assure quality in their own products, regardless of where they were manufactured.”

At Kistler Instrumente AG in Winterthur, the 8 existing licenses will be supplemented with another 17 licenses, for design work at the site by the end of the year. The competence centres located in Lorch in Germany and Buffalo, NY, USA are switching from their previous CAD software to SOLIDWORKS with 11 additional licenses. The German Competenence Centres in Schöneich and Wetzlar have already been using SOLIDWORKS CAD.