<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3c.org/TR/1999/REC-html401-19991224/loose.dtd"> <html> <head> <title>Alibre, Inc. - Case Study: Hilton Engineering Inc.</title> <meta content="text/html; charset=unicode" http-equiv="Content-Type"> <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="/include/style.css"> <meta name="GENERATOR" content="MSHTML 8.00.6001.18828"> <!--#include virtual="/include/google_tracking.js"--> </head> <body> <div id="container_border"> <div id="container"> <div id="logo"><!--#INCLUDE VIRTUAL="/include/main_logo.asp"--></div> <div id="global_nav"><!--#INCLUDE VIRTUAL="/include/global_nav.asp"--></div> <div id="main_nav"><!--#INCLUDE VIRTUAL="/include/main_nav.asp"--></div> <div id="branding"><% RANDOMIZE Response.write("<IMG SRC='/images/splash/casestudy/" & INT((9)*RND()) & ".jpg'>") %></div> <div id="content"> <div id="sub_nav"><!--#INCLUDE VIRTUAL="/success/success_subnav.asp"--></div> <div id="right_maincontent"> <div id="success_section"> <h1>Hilton Engineering Inc.</h1> <div id="pic"><IMG src="/images/success/cs/HE LOGO.jpg" width=200> </div> <p><strong>St. George, Utah,</strong> -established in 1991 in Salt Lake City, Hilton Engineering Inc. is now open for business in St. George. Ralph Hilton, President and founder of Hilton Engineering, along&nbsp;with senior engineering partner, Richard Somers, are changing their focus to serve the residential custom home design industry. Working together professionally for over 15 years, they review customer home designs for compliance to 2006 International Residential Code (IRC) and provide stamped engineering calculations for house plans. They also design commercial buildings and structures in other areas of Utah. To do this they use Alibre Design Professional 3D CAD software.<br> <p>Hilton Engineering was established to serve the industry's custom engineering needs. In today's competitive business climate, many companies cannot afford to support a full engineering staff. HEINC can supply the extra temporary engineering help to regulate and control their customer's workload demands. HEINC is a professional business capable of providing a broad range of electro mechanical engineering services. Engineering calculations, drawings, procedures and reports are provided to meet their customers' needs. HEINC has steadily built its business by "sweating the details" to provide documentation that is accurate at an affordable price. </p> <div id="pic"><IMG src="/images/success/cs/HiltonInc.jpg" width=200></div> A large part of providing this service was making sure they did not spend too much on their hardware and software they use to work everyday. After using SolidWorks for years, paying the ever increasing Maintenance costs, and then allowing it to lapse to save money. Ralph decided to look in to other options for his 3D CAD needs. Taking advantage of the free download of Alibre Design Xpress, Ralph then purchased Alibre Design Professional as his tool of choice. <P></P><br> <p>"I have about 2,500 hours of experience in SolidWorks and I've got to tell you, I much prefer Alibre Design."&nbsp;Ralph continued during an interview, "With about 600 hrs experience, I have discovered&nbsp;it is much easier to use, and I have been very pleased&nbsp;with the 3D models and drawings I have been able to generate! The Bill of Materials generator is MUCH better and manually flexible." Typically Ralph will sketch a 2D drawing then import it into Alibre Design to do the "fine tuning" as he likes to call it, then he is able to generate his drawings and finals to send to the permit office and the customer.</p> <div id="pic"><IMG src="/images/success/cs/foundation.jpg" width=200> </div> <p>What Ralph likes most about Alibre Design is that the new user can operate the software and be productive doing so. The first time out of the box, HEINC was called on to generate a sub assembly for a whole set of drawings. Ralph was able to easily design and get mirror images of that sub assembly. "As a 1st time user I was able to create a set of prints" Ralph stated. Completing the plans in about a week and a half, Mr. Hilton and Mr. Somers were very pleased to get the plans out the door and make money quickly. Alibre's market position is to service firms like HEINC, providing engineers and designers with an easy to use, quality product, for a fraction of the competitor's cost.. </p><BR> <p>Recently, Alibre announced the Alibre Price Guarantee; whereby customers are guaranteed to get an "Order of Magnitude" better price on Alibre Design software, versus any comparable 3D CAD programs, regardless of the number of seats (licenses) purchased. The Guarantee is very simple. Those in the market for 3D CAD software just need to get a quote - from any vendor selling comparable software - and Alibre will beat it by a factor of 10 towards an equivalent version of Alibre Design. </p><BR> <div id="pic"><IMG src="/images/success/cs/HE3D.jpg" width=200> </div> <p>"Alibre is doing an awesome job, providing just what the customer needs at a fair price in this down economy" - Ralph Hilton</p><BR> <div id="pic"><IMG src="/images/success/cs/drawings.jpg" width=200></div> <p><strong>About Hilton Engineering Inc.</strong><br>Hilton Engineering INC. (HEINC) is organized as an S corporation business providing residential architects and home designers a source of professional engineering experience in performing ICC code calculations for Utah cities. Ralph Hilton P.S.E. / President. Richard Somers / Engineering Manager. Web: <a href="http://www.hiltoneng.com">www.hiltoneng.com</a> Phone: 435-632-4098 Email:<A href="mailto:ralph.hilton@hiltoneng.com"> ralph.hilton@hiltoneng.com</A> </p> <p><strong>About Alibre, Inc.</strong><br>Alibre is the leading global provider of cost effective professional grade mechanical CAD, CAM, and PDM solutions. Founded in 1997 and based in Richardson, Texas, Alibre develops Alibre Design&#153; and Alibre CAM&#153;, the fastest growing parametric CAD/CAM solution on the market. One fifth the cost of comparable software, Alibre Design offers the same core features of SolidWorks, Pro/E, Inventor, and other mid-range solid modeling packages at a cost that is affordable to any business or individual. Alibre CAM extends Alibre Design to provide integrated 2&#189; to 5 axis CNC machining. Used by an immensely diverse user base, Alibre Design and Alibre CAM provide design and manufacturing solutions to Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, consulting firms, machine shops, start-ups, hobbyists, inventors, teachers and students. Alibre products are distributed in 50 countries and in 15 languages. </p> <h3></h3></div></div></div> <div id="footer"><!--#INCLUDE VIRTUAL="/include/footer.asp"--></div></div></div></body></html>