Leading Automotive Brake Manufacturer in India Transitions from 2D to 3D Design with the Autodesk Inventor Series in their Tool Design Section
SAN RAFAEL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 23, 2003-- Autodesk, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADSK), the world's leading design software and digital content company, today announced that Brakes India Limited, the leading manufacturer of braking systems for all the major auto makers operating in India, recently upgraded to the Autodesk Inventor(R) Series from AutoCAD(R) and Autodesk(R) Mechanical Desktop(R) software after an extensive evaluation. Autodesk Inventor Series includes Autodesk Inventor 3D mechanical design software and Autodesk Mechanical Desktop software. The company will be using Autodesk Inventor as its primary design tool in their Tool Design Section to meet its business objectives of achieving significant cost benefits and tackling large assembly designs with relative ease.
"We have saved significantly in initial costs by opting for the
Autodesk Inventor Series. We are using the Autodesk Inventor
application to design our tooling for new products and intend to reap
more benefits with the passage of time through reduced design lead
times and the ability to design large assemblies and create innovative
designs," said S.Ravishankar, New Products Manager, Brakes India
Limited. "Autodesk Inventor software displayed superior large assembly
performance and offered uncompromised compatibility with legacy data
from AutoCAD and Autodesk Mechanical Desktop -- saving us enormous
amounts of rework time."
"As engineers' design requirements and capabilities evolve,
Autodesk offers them a family of design software options that will
help them easily transition from 2D to 3D design," said Robert Kross,
vice president of the Manufacturing Solutions Division at Autodesk.
Brakes India has a large portfolio of tooling for their diverse
products supplied to consumer and industrial vehicles. The company
caters to a global client base. As a result, all of their products are
required to adhere to the most stringent world standards while
maintaining cost competitiveness. Their client list includes market
leaders Volvo, Ford, Maruti, Mercedes Benz, and Bosch.
Brakes India realized immediate benefits following its adoption of
the Autodesk Inventor Series. It generated significant savings on the
initial investment costs as compared to competitor offerings. In
addition, training costs were minimized as the design engineers
started working on Autodesk Inventor software from the first day.
Brakes India is now able to design large assemblies with relative ease
and has access to a range of powerful tools that will help them in
creating innovative products for their customers.
The tool design team at Brakes India has already successfully
created several new product designs with the Autodesk Inventor
software. In fact, the team has been working on a design automation
solution for all their gauges that they plan to release to the public
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