Mark Design Solutions - Endowing Knowledge Based Engineering Tools for Customized CAD Implementation

CIO Vendor Changes and developments in modern CAD have made the creation of concept designs more flexible and responsive than ever before. Switching to 3D tools has significantly helped in reducing design ambiguity, making it more straightforward to get across design intent. Moreover, the use of 3D tools has made it easier to leverage any existing 3D models, allowing organizations to turn them into new concept designs to increase design agility. However, creating customized models and drawings requires repetitive and mundane efforts. Automating such efforts by using knowledge based engineering tools is Mark Design, an Engineering Design Solutions and Consulting company, based out of Pune that endows end-to-end designing solutions on world’s best in class CAD & CAE technology- SolidWorks.

Incepted as a technology implementation company focused at small and medium manufacturing companies, Mark Design started its journey with projects for 3D implementation and design automation. Gaining insights from each assignment about the potential of adding more company-specific intelligence to the CAD models, Mark Design later started developing in-house products and applied for patent. “Our association with SolidWorks as a solution partner was a new beginning that helped us expand across the nation.” adds Mandar Parkhi, Director, Mark Design. Further, Mark considers accreditation by SolidWorks as an Gold Partner (2nd company from India) as the next milestone for the company. This further empowered Mark to create direct impact to several organizations by exponentially increasing design efficiencies through 3D CAD solutions.

CADEC Platform to Drive Design Innovation
A pioneer in KBE tools approach; Mark’s engineers continuously carry R&D with CAD and KBE.
This aids in understanding the design automation needs of each new client before proposing a solution. Mark engineers then present a proof of concept/ pilot application, after which they start working towards measurable success of each implementation. This KUPR (Knowledge-Understand-Proof-Results) model makes Mark more customer-friendly and result oriented, and results in successful long-term collaboration with customers. Moreover, Mark renders standard add-on modules for popular 3D CAD tools which can be configured for any industry / product family by capturing the calculation / modeling / documentation rules. Fully loaded with features like Structural and Mechanism validation, revision control, Costing, part and assembly modeling, Sheetmetal development, photo realistic rendering, tolerance analysis, CAD library and interference check; Mark’s 3D CAD Design approach instantly speeds up client’s designing process.

Mark renders standard add-on modules for popular 3D CAD tools which can be configured for any industry / product family by capturing the calculation / modeling / documentation rules

Considered as a tool to control and de-skill the design process in any manufacturing company; Mark’s CADEC platform is used by 100+ customers, with about 500 applications developed till date. Acknowledging the positive reception of the platform, Mark Design is working on ERP integration module for CADEC. Moreover, serving with the mission to enable growth of customers' business through configurable designs, Mark aims to become the preferred logic engine of mfg companies accessible through desktop/ web/ mobile. The firm is also working on better packaging and more refined automated outputs, moving CADEC from a technology tool to business tool in the upcoming years.