Optimist is excited to be an early adopter of cloud-based computer aided design for product design. Using Onshape allows our mechanical engineering design team to communicate with our customers at a speed and level impossible with traditional CAD.
Design information can be viewed or edited on any device anywhere in the world. Multiple people can edit a single design at the same time - anyone can comment directly in the design files to enhance collaboration.
While creators and evaluators are viewing the same design live in the cloud, modifications can be discussed immediately (text, phone, video chat) and changes made in real time with continuing discussion to rapidly optimize the concept.
With any product that operates in a high fluid flow environment, understanding the specifics of the fluid behavior is essential to optimizing performance, erosion resistance, and hydraulic efficiency.
An important part of every successful product is to ensure that it is fit for the intended environment. FEA is a valuable tool to evaluate how operating conditions and environment can affect product design goals.
Whether a customized unique build or a large volume production project, the requirements of the manufacturing environment are an essential part of effective design. Optimist specializes in matching design intent with manufacturability to optimize each product.