Weatherhaven Deploys Portable Shelters with Help from Autodesk Inventor Software

March 28, 2011 08:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time Digital Prototyping Helps Weatherhaven Reduce Costs and Turnaround Time for Shelter Systems Used from Haiti to Antarctica SAN RAFAEL, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) has named Weatherhaven as the Autodesk Inventor of the Month for March 2011. Weatherhaven has been using Autodesk Inventor software to more effectively create portable shelters designed for use in the most rugged and remote locations around the world. “By adopting the Autodesk solution for Digital Prototyping, Weatherhaven is gaining speed that is crucial, particularly when it comes to emergency management situations” Weatherhaven shelters have supported activities ranging from earthquake relief efforts in Haiti to scientific expeditions in Antarctica and peacekeeping missions in the Sahara Desert. Inventor software helps to reduce the time required to create and deploy the shelters. Given the urgent nature of its customer needs, Weatherhaven must not only rapidly configure and manufacture systems, but also ensure they are mobile, redeployable and lightweight so the shelters can be quickly and easily broken down, moved and reassembled when an operation shifts locations. “Inventor software plays a critical role for our company in improving our innovation, competitiveness and response time in serving customers, often enabling us to out-compete companies several times our size,” said Ray Castelli, chief executive officer at Weatherhaven. “Weatherhaven is deeply honored to be recognized as Autodesk’s latest Inventor of the Month.” Autodesk partner IMAGINiT Technologies provided training and support to enable Weatherhaven to more fully embrace Digital Prototyping and create lighter, more mobile shelters. Creating a 3D digital model in Inventor helps make it easier for engineers to maintain focus on safety...

Weatherhaven sponsors Operation Western Front in support of military families

1000 people showed up in Vancouver to support the “True Patriot Love” charity, sponsored by companies such as Bell, HSBC and Weatherhaven. Four WH structures were used to provide a field-type mess hall feel to the black tie crowd. More than a dozen Weatherhaven volunteers erected the structures and were honoured by a visit by the Minister of National Defence. The attached video chronicles the minister’s visit and includes shots of Minister Peter MacKay interacting with WH volunteers and senior management.   Video Credit: Pedro...