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Dassault Systèmes Introduces SOLIDWORKS 2015

Dassault Systèmes, the
3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
solutions, 3D design software and 3D Digital Mock Up, today announced
SOLIDWORKS 2015, the latest release of the company’s successful portfolio of 3D
design software applications. With SOLIDWORKS 2015, users gain access to
cloud-based capabilities and a wider range of choices for improving
productivity, work processes, operating costs.

2015 covers all comprehensive aspects of the product development process with
an intuitive, integrated 3D development environment that includes 3D design,
simulation, electrical design, product data management and technical
communication. In addition, starting with the new Collaborative Sharing
feature, SOLIDWORKS 2015 enables access to Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE
platform and its cloud-based capabilities. Designers and engineers can span
multiple disciplines with ease, shortening the design cycle, increasing
productivity and collaborating to deliver innovative products to market

“We’ve listened to our users and noted how, as
their business success grows, their design needs rapidly expand,” said Bertrand
Sicot, CEO, SOLIDWORKS, Dassault Systèmes. “This is why we are so attentive to
our users’ needs. More than 90% of the functionality in SOLIDWORKS 2015 has
been directly requested by customers. With the 3DEXPERIENCE platform now
accessible, users can connect their existing SOLIDWORKS desktop applications to
the cloud and begin developing
new business processes and enjoy 3DEXPERIENCE powered new generation apps, such
as SOLIDWORKS’ upcoming Industrial Design application. Today’s announcement is a testament to our ongoing
commitment to users.”

2015 not only delivers key enhancements requested by the entire user base, but
also solutions for a wide array of industries and markets. For example,
SOLIDWORKS users will be able to easily enhance the aesthetics of consumer
products and apparel, and simulate construction machinery, building
infrastructure and machine tools better than ever before.

the emphasis on the direct-from-3D-model fabrication processes, it’s important
that we shift our focus to model-based definition so that we can shorten our
overall design cycle and simplify the way we do things,” said Ryan Trulli,
Mechanical Engineer, GE Oil & Gas. “With SOLIDWORKS Model Based Definition,
the 3D model itself holds all the dimensional data necessary to make the part.
This means less documentation creation, fewer emails flying around, and fewer
files to sustain when the project is complete.”

SOLIDWORKS 2015 Portfolio Enhancements

Following are the top user-requested features, products, and
enhancements included in the SOLIDWORKS 2015 portfolio:

Improve Everyday Productivity

On Design, Not Modelling
new features that reduce geometry creation steps.

Information Sharing

Improved general performance, faster analysis and streamlined approaches give
users the data to quickly make decisions and keep designing.

User Experience
– An improved graphical interface
presents a clear view of critical data to help focus on design.

Multiple Design Scenarios

Quickly evaluate the effects of various load combinations on a model, and
tracking results.

– The new
MySolidWorks Standard and Professional subscription levels deliver more than 100
hours of SOLIDWORKS training materials and online file exchange services.

Work Process

– By easily accessing social
collaboration and online data management tools on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform,
users can benefit from faster development and quicker decision making.

– Top-down design is facilitated by
visually creating assemblies, enabling product structures to be managed at the
beginning of design projects.

for SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM

With the addition of mobile connectivity, users can connect to Enterprise PDM
from any location, at any time.

Operations Costs

Model Based Definition –
Anew offering to help improve communication between design and manufacturing
teams by enabling them to communicate product and manufacturing information
(PMI) in 3D.

– The
process of creating documentation is simplified, allowing users to quickly set
up and compare baseline data to production parts for quality control.

Electrical –
develop electrical schematics and incorporate them into the 3D model with
enhanced cable harness and system integration.

Cost Analysis
– Users
can estimate costs across many manufacturing methods, including weldments,
plastics, castings and 3D printing.

More Design Challenges

Manufacturability of Products with Compound Curvature –
Automatically flattening of 3D models,
to help identify materials and manufacturing issues. This feature is especially
helpful to those in the apparel, footwear, upholstery and shipbuilding

Product Aesthetics and Usability –
asymmetrical fillets for parts, assemblies and surfaces gives users in the high
tech, medical and consumer industries increased flexibility to model more
ergonomic and stylized designs.

Simulate Machine Components –
accurate construction machinery and machine tools with automated roller chains
helps ensure operation and usability.

For more on SolidWorks 2015 launch events in Australia, click here.


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