Computer Aided Design
As a key element of our technical expertise, we have a powerful 3D computer aided design capability. We use Solid Designer ™ software from CoCreate, enabling us to model prototype designs in three dimensions and construct complex assemblies, such as the Hydrogas unit, shown on the left.
We are able to import or export files in standard 3-D formats, to adopt customer interface requirements and facilitate engineering analyses. The 3-D assemblies can be animated to confirm dynamic operations and check for mechanical clashes.
Once the design has been developed in 3-D, two-dimensional manufacturing drawings are quickly produced using the associated 2-D software. The comprehensive Work Manager electronic data management package, ensures full configuration control and revision history is maintained
Horstman Defence Systems Limited has been contracted by General Dynamics Land Systems for the development of the InArm® hydropneumatic suspension for the new U.S. Army Ground Combat Vehicle TD Program.