Travertson Motorcycles Turns to SolidWorks
Boston Globe (03/22/12) Reidy, Chris
Travertson Motorcycles is using design tools from Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks to develop new motorcycles, another sign that Greater Boston is becoming a hub for vehicle design. Company engineers are working to improve the digital tools used among major automakers such as Ford, Honda, and BMW. Travertson can use SolidWorks Professional tools to validate designs and virtually determine effects of force and pressure. This removes the need for physical testing on an expensive prototype, cutting the cost of designing each part.