On the Road with Remtec

11 Jul, 2006 By: Kenneth Wong

Ultimately successful, the 2D-to-3D journey of a petroleum tanker-trailer maker is not without a few potholes


Andre Bourgault, director of research and development at Remtec, a maker of petroleum tanker trailers, can tell you that not all shapes are created equal. Take, for instance, an oval-shaped trailer and a cylindrical one. Because of its lower center of gravity, the oval vessel is less likely to roll over. But it's also the more challenging of the two to model -- especially the elliptical tanker head on each end.p>

Several years ago, when Remtec considered migrating to 3D, the company evaluated a number of modelers, including Autodesk Mechanical Desktop, Pro/ENGINEER, SolidWorks and Solid Edge. After ruling out those that were priced beyond the company's budget and those that failed to execute the desired modeling tasks, Remtec narrowed its choices to two finalists.  Read more >>


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