Case Study


Spalding, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of home and institutional basketball systems. Our basketball units range from combination units that attach to the front of a garage to units used in NBA arenas. Our main business challenge is time-to-market and product appearance, which is important in the consumer market. We wanted a 3D design system that could create a good-looking unit in days and make the tooling right from our models — for faster time-to-market.

Summary and Metrics

  • 30% Decrease in design time
  • 10% Decrease in product development costs
  • 50% Improvement in the production of instructional manuals
  • 50% Reduction in ECOs
"With SOLIDWORKS, it is easy to make parts look good, and its parametric capability makes it easy for anyone to make a change."
Ken Maren Project Engineer, Spalding

The Solution
We chose SOLIDWORKS. It is easy to learn and use. Because SOLIDWORKS is so commonly used, it is easy to find staff who know the program.