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SolidWorks Releases 3DVIA Composer V6R2011x

By DE Editors

Dassault Systemes SolidWorks’ 3DVIA Composer technical communication software helps design teams overcome language and knowledge barriers while reducing costs and production time, according to the company.

For example, Design that Matters, a non-profit product design group, used 3DVIA Composer to develop visuals of a phototherapy device to treat jaundiced infants in developing countries. The images enabled the design team to quickly gather feedback from, and gain acceptance by physicians in Vietnam, where it would initially be produced and used in hospitals that may not be able to afford traditional western machines.

“We are dealing with a different language, culture, and financial understanding,” says Will Harris, a product designer with Design that Matters. “The only way to overcome these barriers is visually. A photorealistic rendering is the next best thing to putting the device in their hands, and with 3DVIA Composer, they can see how the device goes together. These visualization tools were critical to the success of the project.”

The newest version of 3DVIA Composer, V6R2011x, transforms 3D CAD data into images or animated visual assets for use in product communication deliverables.

“With 3DVIA Composer, users can overcome barriers to communicating design information to stakeholders in the design process — other members of the design team, customers, partners, or vendors,” says Kishore Boyalakuntla, director, product management at DS SolidWorks. “3DVIA Composer enables users to create visual assets that communicate exactly what they need to see, and with the software’s latest enhancements, they don’t have to worry about errors in documentation.”

For more information, visit SolidWorks.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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