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Zero Motorcycles Improves Design with SOLIDWORKS Solutions

Zero Motorcycles is committed to transforming the motorcycling experience by bringing to market highly innovative electric motorcycles that offer exceptional value and performance. Zero is powered by innovation, driven by passion, guided by integrity and measured by results. Through extensive research, insight and experience, Zero combines the art and science of motorcycle development to create and manufacture products that excite consumers and inspire brand loyalty. Zero is determined to be the pre-eminent global electric motorcycle company.

Kevin Waggoner, Sr. Mechanical Engineer at ZERO Motorcycles, walks us through the features of the ZERO S fully electric motorcycle.

Designing the next step in motorcycle evolution demands a robust 3D design environment that supports both engineering and style requirements. ZERO Motorcycles needed one integrated package to support the mechanical aspects of the design, including simulation of design performance, and incorporate design aesthetics through advanced surface modeling. In addition, they needed a true Product Data Management tool to keep a handle on the large amount of digital design data and variations in order to keep cycle times short and to avoid manufacturing errors. They found the right package for satisfying all of these requirements with SOLIDWORKS.

ZERO Motorcycles implemented SOLIDWORKS Premium design and analysis software after completion of its first prototype, and has since added SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM software. The ease of use and complete integration of applications made the SOLIDWORKS platform the obvious choice. It’s very powerful when you have access to all of the design and engineering tools that you need in a single environment, as this helps you avoid dealing with different systems or data conversion or translation issues.