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ZCL Composites Inc. A DriveWorks Pro Case Study

ZCL Composites Inc. A DriveWorks Pro Case Study

August 13th, 2015 / Posted by Danielle Brown

ZCL Composites Inc. have been using DriveWorks Pro for only four months and have already seen some great results.

We recently caught up with them to find out how they’ve been using the software…

Established in 1987, ZCL Composites Inc. has grown to become North America’s leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of cost-effective fibreglass storage tank systems to the petroleum industry. They offer both underground and aboveground tank options that can be used for a variety of applications, including storing fuel, wastewater and hazardous chemicals.

Why DriveWorks?

ZCL were attracted to DriveWorks Pro due to its ability to automate the creation of 3D models and drawings and they’re now able to quickly create models and drawings for their standard underground storage tank.

Starting with the the 30 Day Free Trial of DriveWorks Solo to check out what would be involved in automating their design process, ZCL quickly saw the value and have now purchased DriveWorks Pro Administrator and a number of DriveWorks Pro User licenses for their team.

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Who Uses DriveWorks at ZCL?

Now that ZCL’s engineers have set up their first projects using DriveWorks Administrator, ZCL’s modelling and drafting process allows others in the team to enter the design criteria for each new job directly in to the DriveWorks form. Once all these values have been entered and processed, a 3D SOLIDWORKS model and drawing are automatically generated by DriveWorks.

Results with DriveWorks

This means that ZCL Composites Inc. are now able to produce more accurate representations of their products in a shorter time scale. They have also found that because DriveWorks is a rules based system, users filling out the forms require no prior technical SOLIDWORKS or DriveWorks knowledge in order to create the models or drawings.

They also found that automating and validating the modelling process has also reduced potential drafting errors, again this is because the project uses rules set up in the program.

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“With DriveWorks Pro, we have been able to design our products with greater accuracy, consistency and productivity. We’re pleased with our experience so far and we’re excited about where we can take this experience in the future.”

We’re really pleased that ZCL Composites Inc. have had such a positive experience with DriveWorks Pro.

Why not see what you can achieve by using our free design automation tool installed with every license of SOLIDWORKS? You’ll find DriveWorksXpress in the SOLIDWORKS Tools Menu.

“With DriveWorks Pro, we have been able to design our products with greater accuracy, consistency and productivity. We’re pleased with our experience so far and we’re excited about where we can take this experience in the future.”

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“ZCL Composites Inc. are now able to produce more accurate representations of their products in a shorter time scale.”

“Because DriveWorks is a rules based system, users filling out the forms require no prior technical SOLIDWORKS or DriveWorks knowledge in order to create the models or drawings.”

“ZCL have found that automating and validating the modelling process has reduced potential drafting errors.”

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