SOLIDWORKS for Industrial Equipment and Machinery Design

Industrial Equipment: Pushing boundaries with SOLIDWORKS

The growing trends of the 4th Industrial Revolution – Complex and customized designs, higher reliability, crunched delivery time, IoT, big data analysis and networked communications– mark a significant change in the way we work and how we engage with our customers. These emerging technologies have all become major players, pushing the current technology to its limits and have created a void for a one step solution, to digitize design and manufacturing to deliver made-to-order innovation.


Design Team : Mechanical


  • Moving from 2D to 3D
  • Quick designs reacting to numerous changes
  • Creating manufacturable designs

SOLIDWORKS 3D modelling is user friendly, versatile and a flexible tool that can help you conceptualize, enhance productivity, and increase efficiency at every stage of your product journey.

At BEACON, we make it as easy as possible to move from a 2D environment to 3D. We work with you as solution partners, to make sure you get the right tools for your company and provide all the training and support you need to get up and running.


SOLIDWORKS has provided designers and engineers with a continuous expanding range of features, functions and capabilities that enable them to bring their inspirations to life.

Creating designs is one part of the story, but creating manufacturable designs require a lot of knowledge on the manufacturing capabilities of various machineries. DFMXpress is an evaluation tool included with SOLIDWORKS that allows engineers and designers to check their designs for manufacturability by identifying areas that are difficult, expensive, or impossible to machine.

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Design Team : Electrical and Electronics


  • Poor collaboration between MCAD and ECAD
  • Machines are becoming more electronic in nature
  • Inefficient tools to develop complex schematics and reports

In today's world of mechatronic products, having a strong MCAD solution is like having a cup which is half full. As we strengthen our MCAD solutions, we also need to strengthen our electrical and electronic solutions and have a thorough integration with our MCAD designs for better collaboration and reduced design rework.


SOLIDWORKS provides a common collaborative space for better communication and integration to avoid miscommunication and design errors down the line.

SOLIDWORKS PCB — powered by Altium - is a mechatronics/electronics design solution that provides the best in PCB design technology with an SOLIDWORKS Integrated electro-mechanical collaboration solution

SOLIDWORKS Electrical packages provide standalone, easy-to-use, electrical design tools that enable you to efficiently define electrical interconnections for complex electrical systems. SOLIDWORKS Electrical helps you simplify the electrical design process through concurrent development of the electrical and mechanical aspects of designs, minimizing potential defects and avoiding costly design rework.

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Design Team : Validation / Analysis


  • Product failure is costly & damages reputation
  • Time to bring new product to market
  • Reduce material cost

As the design proceeds from conceptual stage to finished project, we often have the requirement to check whether the designs made will suffice in the real-world scenario. Checking the reliability of the design with various prototypes could be a costly endeavor.


With powerful and intuitive SOLIDWORKS Simulation solutions, product engineers can virtually test new ideas, quickly and efficiently evaluate performance, improve quality, and get the knowledge for product innovation. Manufacturing companies across all industries have made SOLIDWORKS 3D virtual simulation a valuable engineering tool to synthesize and define their physical products.

Sometimes validating your product might require the capabilities of flow analysis. SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation is a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) solution embedded within SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD that enables you to simulate liquid and gas flows quickly and easily through and around your designs to calculate product performance and capabilities.

We know that designing plastic injection molded components has its own set of variables and requirements. SOLIDWORKS Plastics has the capability to analyze how melted plastic flows during the injection molding process to predict manufacturing-related defects so you can quickly evaluate part manufacturability while you design.

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Design Team : Drawingless Documentation


  • 2D drawing miscommunications, outdated manufacturing specifications, and slow programing of production applications
  • 2D paper drawings are easy to wear out, hard to search, and expensive to archive and retrieve
  • Complexity and ambiguity of 2D drawings cost substantial time and money in product sustainment

At the manufacturing stage, complex designs conveyed in 2D drawing create miscommunications and tend to create difficulty in automating downstream production with intelligent manufacturing specifications.


SOLIDWORKS MBD (Model Based Definition) is an integrated drawingless manufacturing solution for SOLIDWORKS. SOLIDWORKS MBD guides the manufacturing process directly in 3D instead of using traditional 2D drawings, which helps streamline production, cut cycle time & reduce errors.

SOLIDWORKS MBD adds great clarity in manufacturing communication with 3D integrated specifications, which can also drive downstream applications automatically, such as CAM and CMM programming. SOLIDWORKS MBD enables 3D PMI based programming beyond geometry-based programming.

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Design Team : Manufacturing


  • Traditional CAM tools are too rigid and require expertise in programming
  • Lack of integration between CAD and CAM systems
  • Lack of CAM systems to recognize MBD/PMI data from CAD

When programming to manufacture, it is important to achieve efficiency with minimum time loss. Often the time is wasted in the translation of data or manipulation of the geometry after it is imported. Often time wasted through interpretation of a 2D drawing and tolerances also go unaccounted.


SOLIDWORKS CAM is a, parametric, knowledge-based suite of seamlessly integrated CNC programming software tools used to automate the creation of machine toolpaths based on a company’s best practices, thereby lowering manufacturing costs and accelerating time to market.

The integrated Tolerance Based Machining automatically reads the SolidWorks MBD captured Product Manufacturing Information (PMI). Machining strategies get applied after reading the tolerances from SOLIDWORKS MBD.

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Design Team : Quality Control


  • Generating FAI reports, inspection reports, or ballooned drawings faster
  • Errors and inconsistencies in inspection reports
  • Inconsistent manufacturing or assembly of products

Quality departments are tasked with carrying out the quality inspection process. This often involves the creation of documents such as drawings with balloon callouts, report generation and additional deliverables

The manual creation of balloons and transferring the information in reports will often take hours all together and once the documents are created, additional time is spent on capturing the results.


SOLIDWORKS Inspection is a First Article Inspection (FAI) and in-process inspection software that streamlines the creation of inspection documentation. SOLIDWORKS Inspection automates the ballooning of engineering drawings, 3D files with Product Manufacturing Information (PMI) and imports results from your Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) and streamlines the creation of industry-standard inspection reports.

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Design Team : Technical illustrations


  • Complex designs tend to create difficulty in communication
  • CAD graphical content does not suffice to create in-depth assembly instructions
  • Need for creating training manuals for internal/ external requirements

Designs trend to be more complex and innovative with every iteration of redesign and revisions. As the complexity of designs increases, effective communication of assembly instructions, maintenance manuals and in-depth training manual creation becomes problematic.


SOLIDWORKS Composer helps your organization, including nontechnical users, leverage 3D CAD data to create dynamic graphical content that clearly and effectively depicts even your most complex products.

The simple, intuitive interface can easily develop informative graphics for a broad range of technical communications; this includes assembly instructions, product manuals, training manuals and marketing collateral.

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Design Team : Product Visualization


  • Create emotional marketing collateral
  • Build strong brand recognition
  • Increase sales

Traditionally marketing content for capturing the consumers attention, happen at the end of the product development thereby falling short on time and failing to create the necessary peak in interest within the community.


SOLIDWORKS Visualize provides a suite of standalone software tools that combine industry-leading rendering capabilities with design-oriented features and workflows that enable easy and fast creation of visual content for designers, engineers, marketing, and other content creators.

It helps users select, validate, improve, and sell the best and most robust design concepts before committing expensive engineering, prototyping, and marketing resources to the project.

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Design Team : Data Management


  • Standardizing process to meet industry compliance
  • Pulling data from multiple sources is difficult to gather and communicate
  • Project information being managed by disconnected systems that are not kept up to date and difficulty in tracking task assignment leading to delayed deadlines

For any organization, the value of data collected over the years, cannot be expressed. With the increase in the amount of data generated every passing day, a common space for managing, organizing, and sharing the data leaves to be desired.


SOLIDWORKS Product Data Management (PDM) solution helps you substantially improve the way your teams collaborate on product development with intelligent revision control, notification system and serial numbering.

SOLIDWORKS Manage is a unique set of advanced data management tools that leverages the file management capabilities of SOLIDWORKS PDM and adds powerful project, process and item management capabilities with interactive dashboards and reports.

SOLIDWORKS integrated product development solutions cover the full range of modeling, simulation, and communication that machine builders need to accelerate time-to-market, while reducing costs and ensuring greater safety and reliability.

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If your company is also facing similar challenges for Industrial Machinery Designs and Product Development areas, please do schedule a call with our SOLIDWORKS Expert to address your challenges and recommend the right SOLIDWORKS products.

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