Landscape Forms: adding beauty to outdoor furniture & cutting design cycles by 30% with SolidWorks

Landscape Forms is a Michigan-based company that makes outdoor site furniture. If you're wondering what that means, they're the folks that design and manufacture stuff like transit stops, benches, planters, tables, chairs—you get the idea. You've probably come across their work dozens of times and never known it.


One of the interesting things about Landscape Forms is their focus on beauty and aesthetics. They believe that institutional doesn't have to equal ugly, and they work with world-class designers and architects to add beauty and style to outdoor landscapes.

They were nice enough to work with us on a case study and video, in which CAD Engineer Todd Halstead describes how Landscape Forms uses SolidWorks 3D CAD, SolidWorks Simulation, SolidWorks Flow Simulation, and SolidWorks Enterprise PDM to help reduce design cycles while expanding its product line by 350%.

In addition to making product development more efficient, SolidWorks solutions have enabled Landscape Forms to improve quality and increase innovation. Download the case study and watch the video to learn how SolidWorks design, analysis, and PDM solutions are helping them work smarter and faster in the creation of outdoor site furniture with style.

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.