Parrot mini drone.
When the current tech talk isn’t all about 3D printing, it’s more than likely all about drones and world leader in 3D design software Dassault Systèmes has combined the two by announcing that Parrot, has used its SOLIDWORKS software to design complex shapes for a future line of UAVs.
Launched today at the SOLIDWORKS World 2015 user conference in Phoenix, developer of advanced technology wireless products, Parrot has been using SOLIDWORKS Industrial Design application to deliver significant social collaboration benefits through its cloud based capabilities.
“SOLIDWORKS Industrial Design enabled us to develop an innovative idea in a record amount of time, without being derailed by challenges inherent to traditional design software,” said Henri Seydoux, founder and CEO of Parrot. “SOLIDWORKS Industrial Design is the next generation of software for the design industry.”
SOLIDWORKS Industrial Design promotes the social, conceptual and collaborative design world in today’s age of experience by providing engineers with an intuitive cloud-based tool. Enhanced surfacing features allowed Parrot’s engineers and designers to create complex 3D shapes that were not possible before, and easily transition to mechanical design. The social element meant that Parrot’s teams in France and China were able to seamlessly work together throughout the process in a reduced amount of time.
Drones are a burgeoning industry on both the consumer level to potential applications in commercial and military sectors. Therefore enhancements to structure, weight, stability, size, manoeuvrability and power are crucial to the technology's development.
“Parrot has used SOLIDWORKS applications for more than 10 years to design a range of high-tech products and we were convinced that SOLIDWORKS Industrial Design would complement and add value to these existing SOLIDWORKS projects,” said Gian Paolo Bassi, CEO, SOLIDWORKS, Dassault Systèmes. “Parrot is among the first customers worldwide to use this software through a preliminary testing program, and seeing their drone designs come to fruition is testimony to this application’s potential opportunities in the engineering and design world.”