The original bobsled's aerodynamics were optimized for the fast downhill track of the
"We knew we needed an accurate and precise 3D design that could give us a realistic and cost-effective way to test and tweak Night Train 2® prototypes. The solution was SOLIDWORKS," said
Bodine continues, "SOLIDWORKS was incredible for allowing us to experiment with the weight of the sled and how that impacts the handling of the bobsled. You win in these races by a very small amount of time and the key to winning is very small changes in design. SOLIDWORKS lets us quickly make those crucial changes."
The SOLIDWORKS application is so instrumental to the Night Train 2® team that the head engineer who travels with the team is trained on the software to facilitate quick repairs or to collaborate on adjustments to sled components.
"Bo-Dyn and their bobsled that will race in Sochi show the power of the SOLIDWORKS 3D design software application in inspiring people to create new designs and bring a vision to life," said
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