“SolidProfessor has allowed our designers to take on new design challenges”

– Mike Spicer



Kavlico, a brand of Custom Sensors & Technologies, has more than 50 years of experience in the design of innovative pressure, position, force, and other specialty sensors and transducers. Their products are used in the Transportation, Building Equipment, Energy & Infrastructure, Food & Beverage, Medical, and Aerospace & Defense markets in critical applications in harsh environments. In the following case study we hear from Mike Spicer, CAD Administrator at Kavlico, about the challenges he and his team faced and how SolidProfessor Enterprise was able to help.

CHALLENGE

“We have a lot of different individuals on our drafting and design team, and they all have different backgrounds. Some have technical training – others don’t. We needed a way to bring everyone up to par, so that they not only understand how the software works but to also increase their efficiency and
effectiveness as designers.”

“In the past, when someone ran into a design challenge, they would refer to the SolidWorks help manual or they’d search for an answer online. We didn’t have a formal technical training program or resource for our employees to leverage. We needed a faster, simpler way to find the answers to our questions.”

SOLUTION

“I came across SolidProfessor at SolidWorks World 2012 in San Diego. I was able to get a trial account setup through our SolidWorks Value Added Reseller, which allowed me to assess the solution and inform my management team of the benefits. It was really the first solution we came across, and after performing a review of the content, it was easy to convince my managers to bring the program on board.”

“We’ve also implemented a certification program where managers have begun to require that the drafting and design staff have SOLIDWORKS certifications, proving their proficiencies. SolidProfessor played an important role in preparing our guys for those certification exams.”

RESULTS

“It was helpful to have a dedicated resource at SolidProfessor. Our issues, which were minimal, were handled promptly. Everything was pretty straightforward, and SolidProfessor is very user friendly.”

“The most notable benefit is that it makes everyone in our team more efficient at their job. They’re able to produce higher volumes without sacrificing quality. SolidProfessor has allowed our designers to take on new design challenges. Suzie our Customer Success Manager, is a valuable resource to us, and it’s reassuring to know that if something comes up in the future, we can rely on her for help.”