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Solidtec Solutions demonstrates 3D CAD software SolidWorks 2012 with enhanced features

Solidtec Solutions will use the opportunity of two major tradeshows in Australia and New Zealand, Austech 2012 and Emex to present the 20th release of CAD software SolidWorks 2012.

“The new release comes with dozens of new useful features, which demonstrate how much the bar has been raised as to what users today expect from their CAD software,” says Shane Preston, CEO of Solidtec Solutions.

“The new features fall into four major categories: Automation of commonly-used functions, enhanced performance, new workflows for changing the product development process, and additional collaboration capabilities.”

One of the new features of SolidWorks 2012 is SolidWorks Costing, an integrated costing tool that automates manufacturing cost calculations for sheetmetal and machined parts.

Very often, engineers spend a fair amount of time modifying designs to address cost concerns, using spreadsheets and manual quote processes to get the proper data.

Given that many of these engineers are already SolidWorks users, the company saw an opportunity to deliver a more repeatable and accurate way for users to do what-if analysis on the materials and manufacturing methods associated with particular designs.

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