As the world remains in pseudo-lockdown due to COVID-19, we find ourselves becoming more siloed than ever. Working remotely may have had its upside to begin with—after all, who doesn’t mind avoiding that morning commute but let’s face it, the collaboration and camaraderie we enjoyed in the office have certainly suffered. If you are still storing your SOLIDWORKS data locally, or even on a server with no proper data management solution, you’ve probably experienced some level of chaos while trying to work remotely with your colleagues. What if you could have the SOLIDWORKS you know and love, and connect it to the cloud with a low-stress, out-of-the-box data management program? No IT headaches, no expensive servers and no pricey customizations—literally just plug and play. What if this option also made it easy for you to collaborate with your team, share your models, ask for help with design flaws and check the status of project.
Enter 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS which will let you connect your SOLIDWORKS data seamlessly to the cloud, allow for simple check-in and check-out (so that nobody steps on anyone else’s toes), and provide access to collaboration tools within the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.
The 3DEXPERIENCE platform can certainly make it easy to engage in conversations; you’ll be posting your model complete with mark-ups, if desired. You post to a community, which could be made up of a few team members in your design department or your entire company or perhaps even your client. You will find the back and forth dialog can lead to better designs as well as some very creative design solutions.
Imagine if everyone on the team had a glimpse into the project timeline and could see where they currently stand, was fully aware of their individual tasks and deadlines and how those affect other tasks. How about an app that provided friendly reminders along the way to help nudge you along and keep everyone on task? What if you started your workday with coffee by your side while launching the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, and had immediate access to all your relevant notifications and tasks. No nonsense, nothing extra—simply everything you need to know to get your day rolling.
So, you’ve saved some time and have improved your ability to collaborate—what else can 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS offer during our ongoing days of COVID? ….so now you can store your valuable CAD data on the cloud safely and securely, which provides plenty of great benefits. First, you can access your data from anywhere. If you’ve ever left your model on your work computer and then tried to work from home (or vice versa), you understand the advantage of saving your CAD data on the cloud. That data can be accessed from anywhere, as long as there is an Internet connection.
Storing your CAD data on the cloud also means that others can access those files. Maybe you don’t like to share. But what if sharing helps you get your job done faster? Would that make sharing sound better? The data management tools that come with 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS make the data available to others while maintaining the proper hierarchy and connections in the assemblies. This means that multiple people can work on a product at the same time—let’s-get-this-product-done-and-out-the-door-ASAP kind of time. Your clients will love you all the more.
3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS knows you by name. That should help you feel less isolated. You can access SOLIDWORKS from home and office without any special protocols.
One more bonus is that all of the 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS offers come with access to a full cloud-based CAD solution called 3D Creator. Use this to do some 3D modelling on the go, on any device, at any time. It’s like using SOLIDWORKS on a tablet. 3D Creator is similar to taking a giant step into the CAD future, and I highly recommend giving it a go. It comes with the offers at no extra charge.
While some of us have been slowed down by COVID-19, others may discover new ways to work faster. That’s the aim of the 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS offers.
To learn more about 3DEXPERIENCE and SOLIDWORKS, do write back to us on your interest and our Team technologists [or Cloud Platform specialists] will get back to you.