Unigraphics Solutions has announced that Lansing Linde, a UK manufacturer of industrial forklift and warehouse trucks, has standardised on UGS’ high-end, fully integrated Unigraphics CAD/CAM/CAE software suite with several recent purchases valued at over $800,000.
Unigraphics was selected as the new 3-D CAD software standard to replace Lansing Linde’s existing CAD software at its offices in Basingstoke (Hampshire) and Blackwood (South Wales). The UGS solution was chosen for several reasons including its ability to compress overall product development time by enabling design collaboration and providing the capacity to model complex components and large assemblies in a more accurate and timely fashion.
The Unigraphics software suite also provides Lansing Linde’s design engineers with fully integrated facilities for solids, feature-based and freeform surfaces modelling, complex assemblies modelling and visualisation, sheet metal design and fabrication and detailed drafting.
In addition, the company is taking advantage of several of Unigraphics’ optional features such as electronic wire harness design and prototyping, kinematics analysis and design simulation of mechanical assemblies and the rapid prototyping interface.
‘Because our previous CAD system didn’t incorporate recent software developments, it was necessary for us to update in order to stay ahead in our marketplace,’ says Paul Eckersley, Lansing Linde’s engineering director. ‘Therefore, we selected Unigraphics as our new 3-D CAD software standard because of its track record in the manufacturing industry, particularly the automotive sector, as well as its advanced architecture and comprehensive range of integrated software modules. With the development of our latest products, the system has already proven its ability to help us shorten our new product development schedules while maintaining high quality standards.’ Unigraphics are on the World Wide Web at: http://www.ugsolutions.com/products/unigraphics/