Baker Drivetrain uses SolidWorks to accelerate design times by up to 75%

You might remember that back in 2009 we launched a section on our website dedicated to Baker Drivetrain, a new customer at the time. These guys work on some really cool parts for motorcycles–in fact, they developed the world's first seven-speed transmission for bikes. They started out making a vibration-reducing six-speed tranny for Harley-Davidsons, and have since gone on to develop a lineup of OEM and aftermarket transmissions, primary drive units, and clutches.

The guys at Baker Drivetrain were nice enough to work with us on a case study, which helps explain how they decided on SolidWorks because it is the most intuitive and easiest-to-use 3D design system, and enhances design communication. As a result, they've seen design time speed up by 50% to 75%, prototype cycles shorten by 50% to 75%, and scrap and rework cut down by 30%.

You can see the complete Baker Drivetrain case study on the SolidWorks website, and you can also watch the feature video they helped us make back in 2009 right here.

Matthew West

SolidWorks alumnus. I like plate reverb, Rat pedals, Thai curry, New Weird fiction, my kids, Vespas, Jazzmasters, my wife & Raiders of the Lost Ark. Not necessarily in that order.