Dassault Systemes introduced its new SolidWorks Electrical applications. These new offerings include a system-level 2D schematic design tool and a 3D electrical modeling add-in to SolidWorks design application that are linked in real time.
According to the company, SolidWorks Electrical allows engineers and designers to plan electrical systems and integrate electrical aspects into overall 3D mechanical models.
SolidWorks Electrical includes three applications:
SolidWorks Electrical: A 2D schematic design tool for electrical system architecture and planning that simplifies electrical design, includes real-time error detection, and is equipped with a library of more than 500,000 standard electrical parts.
SolidWorks Electrical 3D: An add-in to the SolidWorks CAD application that connects SolidWorks Electrical 2D systems-level schematics to 3D models designed with SolidWorks.
SolidWorks Electrical Professional: Includes the functionality of both SolidWorks Electrical and SolidWorks Electrical 3D in a single application for users working in both 2D and 3D areas of electrical development.
The SolidWorks Electrical applications are based on technology from Trace Software.
The first release of SolidWorks Electrical will be available in North America, Europe, and the Middle East in August 2012, with other regions and countries to follow.
For more information, visit Dassault Systemes.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.