Dassault Systèmes — the global leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions — has announced the launch of SOLIDWORKS Industrial Design, the second SOLIDWORKS application on its 3DEXPERIENCE platform.
Scheduled to be unveiled at the SOLIDWORKS World 2015 conference in Arizona – which is taking place at the Phoenix Convention Centre from 8–11 February – the application delivers significant social collaboration benefits through its use of Dassault Systèmes’ industry-leading cloud-based capabilities.
The company says that SOLIDWORKS Industrial Design embraces the social, conceptual and collaborative design world in today’s age of experience. According to Gian Paolo Bassi, CEO, SOLIDWORKS, Dassault Systèmes ,the application accelerates the product design process by providing engineers with an intuitive cloud-based tool to design and collaborate on complex organic shapes—from concept to final product—anytime, anywhere.
“The needs of the CAD user community have been a beacon of technological innovation and we are committed to developing tools that respond to evolutions in the product design process, from a technical perspective as well as a collaborative one,” Mr Bassi said.
“With SOLIDWORKS Industrial Design and our 3DEXPERIENCE platform, we want engineers to be able to rely on powerful, accessible technologies that facilitate their work and result in significant business advantages.”
He says that by offering a flexible, intuitive single modelling environment that improves the overall industrial design process, the application eliminates the constraints of traditional industrial design software, including data incompatibility, extensive rework of designs and a disconnect between industrial and mechanical design teams, lack of collaboration during the design process and difficulty in evaluating multiple concepts.
In doing so, the application greatly accelerates the product design process and substantially reduces cost efficiency and time-to-market.
“With Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform, SOLIDWORKS Industrial Design provides social design capabilities and transparent data management that allow engineers and designers to quickly solve industrial design challenges and easily transition to mechanical design. Safe, secure, intelligent data storage on the cloud can be accessed anytime from anywhere to share designs, collaborate on ideas, save and evaluate multiple concepts, “it says in Dassault Systèmes’ press release.
In addition, SOLIDWORKS Industrial Design allows designers to create complex shapes in 3D and add mechanical data directly to a model without changing product design software or environment. Concept sketching, integrated freeform and parametric surface/solid modelling, direct editing, realistic rendering and simplified design evolution tools are all features of this streamlined process.
“In the digital age, design is free flowing, mobile and collaborative. We feel that our partnership with SOLIDWORKS Industrial Design will enable designers working on Wacom pen tablets or creative pen displays to bring their ideas to market in a rapid and seamless way,” said Michael Thompson, Global Product Manager, Wacom Technology Corporation.