Deployment of SolidWorks Premium as PLM/CAD Solution
April 6, 2009
On Monday April 6th Stavatti began deployment of SolidWorks 2009 Premium as Stavatti’s primary PLM/CAD solution. SolidWorks 2009, a product of Dassault Systems SolidWorks Corp., was selected to compliment currently fielded Stavatti CAD solutions and serve as a support element to CAD performed using CATIA workstations. Although Dassault Systems CATIA will serve as the principal CAD solution for future aircraft design and development, SolidWorks 2009 will provide a powerful yet economical CAD system to address a majority of engineering design needs.
Over the past 15 years, Stavatti has evaluated a wide variety of CAD and more recently PLM/CAD systems to satisfy aerospace vehicle design needs including CATIA, SolidWorks, Pro-E, Unigraphics, Cobalt, Vectorworks, Autocad, etc., with CATIA being selected as the most appropriate for our engineering design needs. Recent advancements in the SolidWorks program, fostered in-part with the acquisition of Solid- works by Dassault Systems, has resulted in a CAD solution which Stavatti perceives can satisfy a majority of design needs which three years ago could only be addressed by CATIA. Using a joint CATIA- SolidWorks 2009 solution, it is predicted that approximately 75% of all future design work will be performed using SolidWorks with 25% being performed using CATIA and other solutions.
The first Stavatti aerospace vehicle to be engineered primarily using SolidWorks Premium will be the SM-282 VTOL ISR UAV. Stavatti will begin conducting approximately all new Machete series design work, including CAD as well as a large portion of FEA and CFD, using SolidWorks Premium. The SC-100, now being designed for Skytruck, Inc. will also benefit from SolidWorks Premium.
Stavatti Aerospace Ltd. is an innovative aerospace defense enterprise focused on the design, development, and production of next generation aerospace vehicles. Stavatti Aerospace Ltd. is a privately held American Corporation with a CAGE Code of 8GT89.