XING Mobility Chooses Onshape for Electric Vehicle Design

Taiwanese EV powertrain company says cloud CAD’s real-time data management improves internal collaboration, speeds up communication with customers

Taiwanese EV powertrain company says cloud CAD’s real-time data management improves internal collaboration, speeds up communication with customers

Cambridge, Massachusetts (October 2, 2018)

XING Mobility, a Taiwan-based provider of electric battery systems and powertrain systems for manufacturers of commercial and industrial vehicles, has chosen Onshape as its primary CAD platform. 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.”

“In our previous CAD system, it was very easy to select the wrong version of the CAD files for analysis, design and manufacturing,” he adds. “We used to spend about 50% of our design time on file management. With Onshape, that’s 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’re 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’re 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 previous 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.

For more information, contact press@xingmobility.com or visit www.xingmobility.com.

About Onshape

Onshape is a next-generation SaaS design platform that speeds up product development. It’s an all-in-one system that combines CAD, release management, workflow, collaboration, analytics, admin tools, and an API with more than 50 engineering applications. Onshape helps extended design teams work together faster and helps executives make better business decisions with real-time analytics and unprecedented visibility into their company’s design and manufacturing processes.

Founded in 2012, Onshape was acquired by PTC in November 2019 and will operate as a SaaS business unit within the company. For more information, visit onshape.com/press-room.

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