Many of us understand why people are so passionate about Apple products or why people line up at Starbucks. Neither company invented mobile communication or coffee shops, but both serve their customers in a way that consistently provides exceptional quality.
At SOLIDWORKS, we have put many years of development and effort into creating an exceptional user experience, removing friction between the creative process of design and the actual realization of a product. We do this in many ways but primarily by listening to customer feedback and then implementing their suggestions in upcoming releases—this is undoubtedly at the heart of the SOLIDWORKS culture.
The 3DEXPERIENCE® Works portfolio is the next evolution of the mission, which is to create extraordinary user experiences for SOLIDWORKS® users from design through manufacture.
More Capabilities for SOLIDWORKS Users
To begin with, 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS is SOLIDWORKS connected to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud. It’s that simple. Installing SOLIDWORKS is streamlined. Updates are more frequent and are pushed onto the platform helping your team to stay up to date with the latest enhancements. And, because 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS is part of the 3DEXPERIENCE Works portfolio, you now have direct access to a range of powerful tools—unavailable to SOLIDWORKS users until now—that can help you get projects done faster and more efficiently.
For example, the 3DEXPERIENCE Works portfolio gives SOLIDWORKS users immediate access to powerful subdivision modeling (Sub-D) capabilities. Most of us understand that organic shapes are challenging—and typically slower—to build with parametric modelers. With Sub-D modeling, you can streamline the conceptual design stage because you don’t have to set up all the sub-structure necessary in parametric modeling.
By leveraging the advanced Sub-D modeling capabilities within the 3DEXPERIENCE Works portfolio, you’ll be able to significantly increase the number of new design concepts that you produce in a day. On-the-fly changes are quick and easy. Getting final approval becomes faster and more efficient.
Design Through Manufacture
Engineers and designers can share designs easily via the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, allowing key stakeholders—including non-engineers—to give feedback throughout the product development phase to help reduce downstream delays.
Data management is already integrated into the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. Capabilities such as revision control, product maturity, permission management, and more are automatically enabled when you make design changes to your cloud-connected SOLIDWORKS parts and assemblies on the platform. With all the data in the same place, everyone is up to date with access to a single source of truth. Therefore, data-driven decision-making is streamlined. And because you are accessing real-time data, there is no risk of being out of sync on model revisions or assembly configurations.
Simulation capabilities help you digitally validate your designs to gain insights into the performance, reliability, and safety of products at all stages of the development process. Simulation capabilities are extended for SOLIDWORKS users in the 3DEXPERIENCE Works portfolio with direct access to advanced Abaqus Finite Element Analysis (FEA) capabilities, including but not limited to:
- Advanced non-linear static, quasi-static, and dynamic analysis involving sliding contacts, large deformation, and hyper-elastic materials
- Advanced meshing with a wide range of element formulations and types including tetrahedrons, bricks, shells and beam elements
- Fatigue simulations including uniaxial, multiaxial and infinite, all with stress and strain life formulations, and a robust material durability library
- High-performance computing (HPC) to expand compute capability and accelerate computation time on powerful computers, on-premises or the cloud
Plus, the 3DEXPERIENCE Works portfolio also provides SOLIDWORKS users with direct access to a number of manufacturing tools, enabling streamlined communication between departments to identify and reduce manufacturability errors at any phase to help accelerate the release to production.
One for All, All from One
The 3DEXPERIENCE Works portfolio combines the ease of use of SOLIDWORKS with best-of-breed applications connected to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. The platform enables you to work concurrently and collaborate with your colleagues from any location. Whether you are a smaller company in a single location or a multisite international firm, product development teams must stay on the same page, including managers and executives, regardless of location.
Now you can more easily innovate and solve day-to-day product development problems as a team. The portfolio delivers top 3D modeling, simulation, data management, and manufacturing solutions in one collaborative environment.
Unite the people, applications, and real-time data from every aspect of your business for improved productivity, increased collaboration, and accelerated innovation. Connect your data to the platform through Collaborative Designer for SOLIDWORKS or with 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS. Take your first step onto the product development platform of the future today by contacting your local reseller- Addonix Technologies. Contact Us.