By DE Editors
“As technologies and business models evolve, our users look to us to provide them with the newest tools to help them collaborate more widely and leverage 3D manufacturing and 3D printing in order to be more competitive and innovative. With SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual, we’ve done that. For the first time ever, the entire manufacturing industry can benefit from a game-changing social platform that powers both the global SolidWorks community, as well as a new generation of process experiences for the worldwide CATIA community,” said Bertrand Sicot, CEO, SolidWorks, Dassault Systemes. “Because of this, the cooperation opportunities for SolidWorks users are profound. This opens the door for our customers across multiple industries and companies where Dassault Systemes and its other applications are significant players.”
The solution is installed in production environments at a number of customer sites.
“I used the Concept Archive to investigate and test different ways of developing my idea at the same time. There are quite a few ways I can develop my concept, but my fundamental constraints remain the same,” said William MacLeod, senior engineer, Kennedy Hygiene. “With SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual, I was able to rapidly produce three or more concept configurations in the time it would take to produce one in conventional 3D CAD solutions. I can quickly iterate on a design and move the selected concept into SolidWorks for final detailing.”
Offering the solution on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform provides online collaboration via built-in cloud capabilities. The social aspect of concept design and decision-making is integrated into the product, according to the company.
The solution will be generally available in April 2014.
For more information, visit Dassault Systemes.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.