Before GrabCAD Workbench, we had unseen design revisions go to manufacturing and cause confusion and unnecessary costs. The PDM functionality in Workbench allows us to manage our CAD files and ensures every team member, both internally and externally around the world, is using the correct design revision.
Eliminates risk of manufacturing wrong file version
We have been using Workbench to communicate design iterations with our customers. Whenever we make a change or have a question about a feature, we are able to get detailed and accurate feedback without having to meet in person. This has shown some dramatic time savings as well as made for much clearer communication between us and the client. And when the customer has the power to view in 3D and add their own notes with the drop a pin feature it makes for a more informed customer which, as you can imagine, makes the entire process much smoother.
Improves speed and quality of client feedback
We use Workbench to share files with our partners so they can easily visualize how complex assemblies should be installed and function. This saves valuable time in the process by allowing our overseas customers and suppliers to access and view the files in the browser without the need to email back and forth... which creates a bottleneck due to time zone differences.
Overseas suppliers respond quickly during design process
We are implementing Workbench as a project management tool to use for clear communication between the customer and the designer on a project. In the world of industrial design, constant and concise communication is necessary to shorten project lead time and make sure the design of a project stays on track. Workbench helps us break down the communication barrier between the techies and the inventor of a product.
Shortens project timelines
GrabCAD Workbench has allowed me to collaborate with valued customers who do not have CAD capabilities. The features are so intuitive and simple that even people who are new to 3D models can jump right in and get started. The technical expertise available and the new products that GrabCAD continues to develop will no doubt establish them as true leaders in the realm of 3D model sharing and workflow collaboration. I can't wait to see what other new things they do in the future. Thank you GrabCAD. You make my job easier.
Fast, detailed input from customers who don't have CAD