As I have continued to meet with all of our valued customers and prospective customers, I have come to realize that SolidWorks is used for so much more than simple part design and validation. One way that I’ve seen SolidWorks be utilized, that I’ve never expected, was for brewery design and tank placement.
Our customer, Premier Stainless, utilizes SolidWorks to not only model their tanks and flange placements but to model the entire building in which the Brewery System will be installed. Premier Stainless then uses SolidWorks to add the tanks and the systems into place for fit, form, and function checking. Once the tank placement is verified, the building is rendered using SolidWorks PhotoView 360 and presented as a proposal to their customer. From that point, they are able to effectively collaborate with their customers and adjust the system to accommodate the end-users’ needs and requirements by adjusting both placement and function of the system.
This application of the SolidWorks package is a great demonstration of utilizing the innate capabilities for building a library of parts and assemblies, maximizing productivity and minimizing tedious busy work by capitalizing on the SolidWorks Routing feature and then clearly communicating the results with PhotoView 360.
If you have interest in seeing how these tank system designs move from the conceptual phase to reality, join us at our upcoming Brewery Tank System Design Webinar. This webinar will touch on using libraries to build out assemblies, inserting library features to add things like flange mounts, using SolidWorks Routing to link the tanks together and setting up PhotoView 360 for a photo-realistic image of the virtual model.
Webinar: Brewery Tank System Design with SolidWorks Premium
Time: Thursday, March 13: 11-12pm PST