Atraverda Ltd / Abertillery, South Wales (UK)
"In our business, speed is very important. Modelling in Pro/ENGINEER is quick."
Allan Turtle has more than 15 years of professional experience as a design engineer and throughout his career has worked with several 2D and 3D CAD tools, including AutoCAD, Inventor and CATIA.
He currently works for Atraverda Ltd in South Wales, a leading manufacturer of modern energy storage solutions. His main job task is to invent new batteries that are to be injection moulded.
The company just recently introduced Pro/ENGINEER and Mr. Turtle has taken web-based training to get started with the new tool. He reports that it took him only a few days to get familiar with the software. Comparing Pro/ENGINEER to other 3D CAD tools he has worked with, he says: "It is similar to get to grips with, but allows much greater detailed design."
WHY PRO/ENGINEER IS SO EFFECTIVE
"In our business, speed is a decisive factor for success. Modeling in Pro/ENGINEER is very quick. For example, I have just completed a design for new battery and the entire design has taken me only three days!
I am extremely fond of the functionality in Sketcher mode and its ease of use. Being able to use cut & paste quickly gives me the ability to use specific sketch details on new parts and features easily.
For us, especially the Sketcher diagnostic tools have been fantastic, since our profiles are always changing and are very complex. These diagnostic tools – such as the Highlight Open Ends function or the Feature Requirements function in the 3D Sketcher - are valuable when modifying existing extrusions with complex profiles, since they give me immediate feedback and the confidence that I have completed the feature and it will be robust."
Root Solutions, a UK leading provider of Pro/ENGINEER worked closely with Atraverda for implementation and training. For more information on Root Solutions go to http://www.root-solutions.co.uk
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Atraverda designs their modern energy storage solutions with Pro/ENGINEER.