Since its establishment in 1917, Nikon has developed and produced optical devices such as cameras, binoculars and microscopes. Currently, it operates in a wide variety of business areas.
The 2D design process used by Nikon’s Camera Design Department did not allow designers to smoothly communicate the true scope of their ideas and images, and so the Mold Tool department requested 3D surface data. This led to the introduction of 3D CAD systems in the Industrial Design Department. Read more.
Since it was important for designers be able to use the new 3D CAD system themselves, the Industrial Design Department chose CATIA V5.