3D CAD SOLIDWORKS Case Study Life Fitness

The Challenge
The leader in commercial fitness equipment for over 20 years, Life Fitness manufacturers a full range of interactive training systems found in health clubs and private homes worldwide. Faced with an increasingly competitive market, Life Fitness needed to create a machine that could generate excitement and outperform competitors’ offerings at a major trade show. Creating the desired blend of form and function presented a challenge. The company’s primary design tool limited the ability to visualize and model the details of certain components. To meet its objectives, Life Fitness sought to extend the capabilities of the design staff and reduce customary design time by half.

The Solution
After comparing a wide range of products, Life Fitness chose SOLIDWORKS for its ease-of-use and affordability. With its intuitive Windows interface, SOLIDWORKS enabled the Life Fitness design team to become immediately productive. The design team now uses SOLIDWORKS for all its projects, allowing the company to bring products to market more quickly and deliver designs with greater consumer appeal. The company’s sales revenues for some of its key product lines have nearly doubled as a result.

SOLIDWORKS and PDMWorks have boosted productivity and support our concurrent product development activities. PDMWorks behaves so much like SOLIDWORKS that our engineers picked it up immediately.
-Life Fitness Senior Project Manager

The Summary and Metrics

  • Almost doubled the revenues of some key product lines