Dassault Systèmes, the 3D EXPERIENCE Company, introduced SolidWorks 2013 with new and improved design applications to enhance collaboration, speed model creation and simplify the product development process. With more than 200 customer-driven improvements including powerful design tools and new drawing capabilities, sub-model simulation, cost estimation, network rendering, and wider sharing and increased connectivity, Dassault Systèmes is demonstrating its commitment to helping its SolidWorks customers create the right value for their own users.
Creating in-context features in SolidWorks 2012 SP5, referencing 2013 components.
Powered by Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform, SolidWorks 2013 combines ease of use with broad customization allowing new users to learn fast, and experienced users to quickly become more productive at previously complex and sophisticated tasks. Building on the success of the last 20 releases, the new offering covers the range of SolidWorks applications for 3D design, simulation, technical communication, product data management and sustainable design.
Creating an Aligned Section View is an easy and interactive process, with pop-up choices for creating quick jogs.
“SolidWorks allows me to get my job done faster than any other CAD package on the market, said Robert Conley, owner of Interactive Cad Solutions. “In my line of work, I have to get jobs done quickly to make a profit, and SolidWorks allows me to do that. I’m really looking forward to the Previous Release Interoperability feature in SolidWorks 2013 to allow me to better share designs with my customers and more quickly get to a final product.”
Review machine configuration and performance at a glance.
“With SolidWorks 2013 we’ve upheld our tradition of listening to our customers by providing enhancements and functionality to help them simplify their lives and create the best products. The new additions to core geometry and expanded product offerings demonstrate our continuing investment in our flagship product,” said Bertrand Sicot, CEO, SolidWorks, Dassault Systèmes. “SolidWorks 2013 empowers innovative design with application specific tools that help users quickly define, share and validate the form, fit and function of their designs. We look forward to watching our customers make their ideas a reality at a more rapid pace.”
SolidWorks 2013 highlights include:
SolidWorks 2013 makes it easier to bring engineers’ ideas from concept to manufacturing with new tools for more efficient simulation, and expanded environmental and cost analysis. In addition to the following enhancements, the recently announced SolidWorks Plastics and SolidWorks Electrical packages help users make more informed decisions that result in simplified designs, reduced mistakes and faster time to market.
Material properties are fully customizable for proprietary or custom plastics.
The electrical routes can be created using 3D sketches for fast results or standard 3D routes for a more accurate representation.
Additional new offerings help users create and modify complex geometries faster and easier, providing more efficient 3D models and 2D drawings.
Varying Dimension Pattern showing varying spacing and feature size.
The following new tools allow users to optimize the performance of a SolidWorks installation and maximize design team productivity.
Take results from the full model to perform a more refined analysis of a sub model.
To address the dispersed nature of most design teams, SolidWorks 2013 optimizes collaboration with improved connectivity, enhanced viewing capabilities and expanded sharing of designs and data.
Configurations of components are automatically added to a pull-down utilizing Microsoft Excel’s Data Validation.
Availability and Pricing
For more information about SolidWorks 2013, including video demonstrations, visit: http://www.solidworks.com/launch. SolidWorks 2013 is available worldwide through SolidWorks authorized resellers. Contact a SolidWorks authorized reseller for pricing. To locate an authorized reseller in your region, please visit: http://www.solidworks.com/locateVAR/