Top Austin Product Development Firm uses SOLIDWORKS to Design CAD

SOLIDWORKS Praises MAKO Design + Invent for Product Development Achievements

What comes to mind when you hear the word smartphone? Probably an iPhone. When graphic designers think of design tools, they think of Photoshop. When product designers think of the best software to build feats of engineering, they think of SOLIDWORKS.

This includes MAKO Design + Invent, a top Austin product development firm. SOLIDWORKS is the premier design and engineering solution for industrial designers and engineers around the world. To put it in perspective, more than 3,246,750 product designers and engineers from 240,010 organizations in the world use SOLIDWORKS today. 

Impressive numbers, no doubt.

What’s even more impressive to us? Of these 240,010 organizations, MAKO Design + Invent is one that stood out to SOLIDWORKS. They recently featured us in an article here.

Our mission is to provide affordable product development for small businesses, startups, and inventors. Yet, SOLIDWORKS recognized that it’s just the starting point for us. What is it that we do that really impressed them? It’s the way our Austin product development firm leverages technology and software to provide world-class product development at a fraction of the cost. “MAKO must leverage operational efficiencies to a larger degree than most design consultancies to keep its services affordable for its clients,” they noted.

And it’s how we help mom-and-pop inventors compete toe-to-toe with industry leaders around the world. The awards MAKO Design + Invent wins every year are a testament to that.

Take the ROVER Packhopper, for instance. As the SOLIDWORKS team pointed out, “In addition to more than a dozen awards, MAKO recently won the 2020 Red Dot Award, recognition by an eminent panel of judges for distinguished product design, for the design of the ROVER Packhopper, an innovative tool for tennis players.”

It’s an internationally renowned award regularly reserved for industry titans like Apple, Ferrari, Sony – and now – MAKO Design + Invent.

Mako Designs ROVER Packhopper Red Dot winner.


At MAKO Design + Invent, we understand our clients often treat their product ideas like their babies. Analogously, we treat SOLIDWORKS as the tool for the ultrasound. It’s how we let our clients experience the first breathtaking heartbeats that bring their dream ideas to life.

Indeed, MAKO’s product designers and engineers use this software to achieve a very critical step of the product development cycle. Transforming your idea on a napkin into a virtually materialized and functioning product in 3D space. To put it simply, it’s how we build the all-important digital 3D CAD. 

The CAD is your digital blueprint for almost everything about your product. From manufacturing to assembly to real-world functionality, the successful development of the product converges on one key element. How well your CAD is built. MAKO Design + Invent trusts SOLIDWORKS 3D product development and 3DEXPERIENCE Works software with this process.

Top Austin product development firm using SOLIDWORKS to design a 3D CAD.

Why Do Top Product Development Firms Use SOLIDWORKS?

What makes SOLIDWORKS solutions so valuable to MAKO? These solutions integrate and work seamlessly with one another. This saves time, minimizes unnecessary errors, and saves valuable resources at every level of our product development cycle. It’s the foundation of how we consistently deliver high-quality products faster and more affordably than ever before possible.

Chinh Pham, a previous client of ours, had this to say, “It only took them 2-3 weeks to provide me with possible solutions (compared to the one year I was trying to figure out myself). If you have an idea that you believe will be the next big thing, I strongly recommend the MAKO team; they are definitely a big help in making your dream come true.”

Want to make your dream idea a reality too?

Trust MAKO Design + Invent to build it. 

Who wouldn’t want to partner with a team that has the confidence of industry leaders like SOLIDWORKS, won prestigious awards like the Red Dot, delivered hundreds of successful products, and employs some of the most creative and imaginative designers in the world?

Wouldn’t you?

If you have a great new invention and you’d like to learn more about this process, get in touch with MAKO today and visit our website to find out more. Or feel free to give us a call at +1 (888) 806-MAKO, and we can set you up on a call with our product strategist!

About: MAKO Design + Invent is the original firm providing world-class consumer product development services tailored to startups, small manufacturers, and inventors. Simply put, we are the leading one-stop-shop for developing your physical product from idea to store shelves, all in a high-quality, cost-effective, and timely manner. We operate as one powerhouse 30-person product design team spread across 4 offices to serve you (Austin, Miami, San Francisco, & Toronto). We have full-stack in-house industrial designmechanical engineeringelectrical engineeringpatent referralprototyping, and manufacturing services. To assist our startup and inventor clients, in addition to above, we help with business strategy, product strategy, marketing, and sales/distribution for all consumer product categories. Also, our founder Kevin Mako hosts The Product Startup Podcast, the industry's leading hardware podcast. Check it out for tips, interviews, and best practices for hardware startups, inventors, and product developers. Click HERE to learn more about MAKO Design + Invent!

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