For more than 125 years, the Caldwell Manufacturing Company (“Caldwell”) has created quality spring balances for window manufacturers around the world. Caldwell currently has six locations in the United States and three locations internationally that all work together to design and manufacture their line of spring balances.
Caldwell was faced with the challenge of slow speeds, communicating, and collaboration between their engineers across multiple locations. The process that Caldwell originally had in place was to work on designs over the network, through their server file structure. However, this created an enormous drop in production for the engineering team, due to the speed of working through a network. On top of slow speeds, the engineers were spending almost 15-20% of their time searching for parts and assemblies. These were the two factors that caused Caldwell to start the investigation process into purchasing SOLIDWORKS PDM Pro.