CONCORD, Mass.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—June 13, 2007— BorgWarner Thermal Systems, part of the $3.2 billion BorgWarner Engine Group, is using more than 40 licenses of SolidWorks 3D CAD software to design and manufacture cooling systems that make passenger vehicles and commercial trucks run cleaner.
BorgWarner Thermal Systems is the leading designer and supplier of
cooling and thermal management systems and components for passenger
car, SUV, light truck, medium-duty truck, heavy-duty truck, and
off-highway applications. The company supplies fans, fan drives,
engine-mounted ring shrouds, and radiator shutters to global
automakers as well as the biggest names in heavy-duty trucks, such as
Volvo, PACCAR, Peterbilt, DaimlerChrysler, Navistar International,
MAN, and Scania.
"SolidWorks software helps us design better products that make
engines run cleaner, longer, quieter, and more efficiently, improving
fuel economy and helping vehicle manufacturers meet rigorous emissions
control regulations," said Chris Reniger, CAD designer and Certified
SolidWorks Professional (CSWP). "By exchanging data effectively with
other CAD packages and processing complex geometry, it helps us
accelerate new products to market and deliver accurate designs the
first time, avoiding the retooling costs that can run some companies
into the millions."
BorgWarner Thermal Systems designers receive engine, radiator, and
other part files from automakers in any of half a dozen CAD formats,
then use SolidWorks to create thermal systems that interface with
them. The company must deliver those designs in whichever CAD file
format the customer requires.
"SolidWorks software speaks very well with every other CAD
package," said CAD administrator Benjamin Sprygada, also a CSWP. "It
gives us the biggest bang for the buck in file translation power and
in overall performance. It's the easiest-to-use package, so we can
train our people fast, yet it handles the complex designs and complex
surfaces in our fan assemblies. We do push the limits with curves
often bending in three different directions on one blade. The bottom
line is that SolidWorks helps us do more with less."
Sprygada singled out new administrative tools that enable him to
roll out software updates without having to scramble from "desktop to
desktop" to configure each one - an important benefit because he has
dual responsibilities as a CAD designer and administrator. The 40-plus
licenses at BorgWarner Thermal Systems are part of a total of over 100
licenses at BorgWarner Inc. as a whole.
"BorgWarner is synonymous with reliable, high-quality auto
components," said SolidWorks Vice President of Worldwide Marketing
Rainer Gawlick. "The company serves the who's who of auto and truck
makers, and we're proud that SolidWorks software is a key link in the
company's design chain."
BorgWarner Thermal Systems works with authorized SolidWorks
reseller DASI Solutions for ongoing software training, implementation,
Auburn Hills, Michigan-based BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE: BWA) is a
product leader in highly engineered components and systems for vehicle
powertrain applications worldwide The FORTUNE 500 company operates
manufacturing and technical facilities in 64 locations in 17
countries. Customers include Ford, VW/Audi, DaimlerChrysler, General
Motors, Toyota, Renault/Nissan, Hyundai/Kia, Honda, BMW, Caterpillar,
Navistar International, and Peugeot. The Internet address for
About DASI Solutions
Founded in 1995, DASI Solutions assists companies in the
implementation of CAD, CAE, and PDM collaborative technologies used in
the product development process. DASI Solutions offers a host of
complementary partner software products that are tightly integrated
with SolidWorks and COSMOS(R) design analysis software. The company
has authorized sales, training, and technical support facilities
located throughout Michigan. For more information on the company call
888-327-2974 or visit www.dasi-solutions.com.
About SolidWorks Corporation
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Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) company, develops and markets software
for design, analysis, and product data management. It is the leading
supplier of 3D CAD technology, giving teams intuitive, high-performing
software that helps them design better products. For the latest news,
information, or an online demonstration, visit the company's Web site
(www.solidworks.com) or call 1-800-693-9000 (outside of North America,
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