3DEXPERIENCE company Dassault Systèmes has released a new version of SOLIDWORKS, its portfolio of 3D design software applications.
SOLIDWORKS 2015 covers all comprehensive aspects of the product development process with an intuitive, integrated 3D development environment that includes 3D design, simulation, electrical design, product data management and technical communication.
The portfolio’s new Collaborative Sharing feature enables users to access Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform and its cloud-based capabilities. This allows designers and engineers can to shorten the design cycle, increase productivity, streamline work processes, reduce operating costs and deliver products to market faster.
“We’ve listened to our users and noted how, as their business success grows, their design needs rapidly expand,” said Bertrand Sicot, CEO, SOLIDWORKS, Dassault Systèmes. “More than 90% of the functionality in SOLIDWORKS 2015 has been directly requested by customers. With the 3DEXPERIENCE platform now accessible, users can connect their existing SOLIDWORKS desktop applications to the cloud and begin developing new business processes and enjoy 3DEXPERIENCE powered new generation apps, such as SOLIDWORKS’ upcoming Industrial Design application.”
The latest release of the portfolio offers a number of user-requested enhancements that help to improve productivity, such as features that reduce geometry creation steps, accelerate analysis and information sharing processes and enable users to simulate and evaluate multiple design scenarios. In addition, users can now connect to the Web2 for SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM via mobile devices, which helps to optimise work processes.
SOLIDWORKS 2015 also delivers key enhancements solutions for a wide array of industries and markets. For example, SOLIDWORKS users will be able to easily enhance the aesthetics of consumer products and apparel, and simulate construction machinery, to build infrastructure and machine tools better than before.
“With the emphasis on the direct-from-3D-model fabrication processes, it’s important that we shift our focus to model-based definition so that we can shorten our overall design cycle and simplify the way we do things,” said Ryan Trulli, mechanical engineer at GE Oil & Gas. “With SOLIDWORKS Model Based Definition, the 3D model itself holds all the dimensional data necessary to make the part. This means less documentation creation, fewer e-mails flying around, and fewer files to sustain when the project is complete.”
Meanwhile, users can leverage the MySolidWorks Standard subscription levels to access more than 100 hours of SOLIDWORKS training materials and online file exchange services.
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