XING Mobility Chooses Onshape for Electric Vehicle Design
3rd October, 2018
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - October 02, 2018 - XING Mobility, a Taiwan-based provider of electric motors and batteries for trucks, buses, boats and construction equipment, has chosen Onshape as its primary CAD system. XING uses its off-road supercar, race car, and commercial truck prototypes as “mobile R&D laboratories” to develop and test new electric powertrain technologies for its clients.
“From a design standpoint, our battery packs involve complex assemblies with 7,000 to 8,000 components that are replicated and patterned in quite specific ways,” says Azizi Tucker, CTO of XING Mobility. “We have three different engineering teams working on battery design and Onshape s built-in data management helps us prevent any version control issues.”
“When we were working in our previous CAD system, we were dealing with people sometimes designing things around the wrong version,” he adds. “We used to spend about 50% of our design time on file management. With Onshape, that is history.”
Onshape s real-time data management eliminates the need for a PDM system to prevent colleagues from overwriting each other’s work. Whenever someone makes an edit or change to a CAD model, everyone else on the design and manufacturing team instantly sees it. Everyone who logs into an Onshape Document is always on the latest version.
“XING Mobility pays as much attention to style and performance as it does to the environment,” says Onshape CEO Jon Hirschtick. “We are proud to partner with XING as it truly changes the way we think about transportation.”
Beyond improving communication between his internal engineering teams, Tucker says he also notices the positive impact Onshape is having on XING s customers.
“Because we are designing full powertrain systems for other companies, these customers really depend on us to design the heart of their vehicles,” he says. “Tight coordination between the XING team and our customers is essential, so being able to share CAD models in real time is very valuable. Our customers have been pleasantly surprised by the efficiency of our service as a result.”
“With our old CAD system, we had to email Zip files back and forth and it got quite messy with version control,” Tucker adds. “As our company grows, Onshape has made it so much easier for me to manage our different engineering groups and review their progress in real time.”
About XING Mobility
Founded in Taipei in 2015, XING Mobility is an electric vehicle powertrain systems company empowering any and every vehicle maker to go electric. XING Mobility innovates advanced energy storage and electric drive technology using the development of extreme-performance race cars and supercars as their R&D platform. By leveraging Taiwan s extensive industrial supply chain, XING Mobility s mission is to provide tightly integrated electric powertrains to the world s commercial and industrial vehicle makers.
Onshape is a modern CAD system that eliminates design gridlock: the constant waiting, distractions, and hassles that prevent engineers from doing their best work. Onshape unites advanced modeling tools and design data management in a secure cloud workspace that is accessible on any device and never loses data. With no files to lose or corrupt, no license keys to manage, and no installed desktop software, Onshape helps engineering teams get out of the IT business so they can get back in the innovation business.
Professional engineers at thousands of companies rely on Onshape to modernize and streamline their product design and manufacturing process. Onshape users in 170+ countries have logged over 5 million hours modeling advanced robotics, biomedical devices, industrial machinery, agriculture equipment, and consumer products. With 1 of 8 sessions occurring on mobile devices, Onshape is the world s first anywhere, anytime CAD system.
Founded in 2012, Onshape has raised $169 million from Andreessen Horowitz, NEA, North Bridge, and other leading investors. Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the Onshape leadership team includes the original creators of SOLIDWORKS® and other proven leaders in cloud infrastructure, data security, and mobile.