Black Diamond – The director’s cut   (Repost)

By JerrySarfati

Are you a climber or skier? Even if you’re not, you’ll probably want to be once you see how NX user Black Diamond designs their products.
Check out the main 8-minute video case study as well as a PDF case study.

In addition I wanted to share some shorter “deleted scenes” with some key design insights.

David Narajowski, advanced projects director, explains one method of collaboration, for solving engineering problems.


Brendan Perkins, design engineer, explains how Black Diamond was able to increase aesthetics and decrease weight with less time and less prototypes.

Dave Mellon, VP of Products, discusses globalization and how they ensure that design centers in the US, Switzerland, and China integrate and control their CAD data.


If you’re looking for more on Black Diamond’s use of our software, check out some articles in: Desktop Engineering, Apparel Magazine, and Entertainment Engineering.

Want to see more clips from Black Diamond? Leave me a comment.



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