Dassault Systèmes has rolled out the latest release of its portfolio of 3D design and engineering applications.
Called SOLIDWORKS 2018, the solution supports a company's design to manufacturing process by simplifying the interactions between disciplines across the product development workflow.
It provides all the teams involved in product development access to a connected and seamless flow of data at any time and in the various formats without having to port data from one system to another. It also allows changes in design or manufacturing to be quickly and easily managed, and automatically flow to all related models, programmes, drawings and documentation.
This thus enables teams to collaborate more concurrently to more rapidly and cost-efficiently design a product or part, validate its function and manufacturability, manage its data and related processes, streamline and automate its manufacturing, and inspect it.
According to Dassault Systemes , a key feature of SOLIDWORKS 2018 is SOLIDWORKS CAM, an application that provides rules-based machining with knowledge capture to allow for the automation of manufacturing programming.
This enables designers and engineers to gain a greater understanding of how their designs are made, make more informed decisions, and quickly create prototype parts and manufacture in-house to control quality, cost and delivery.
In addition, this application allows teams to execute new "build to order" strategies with custom parts that are automatically designed and programmed in seconds rather than hours.
"SOLIDWORKS 2018's new tools and enhancements respond to the SOLIDWORKS community's insight and feedback, equipping them with more power and capabilities to bring great designs to manufacturing faster, with higher quality and at lower costs. Over the next few months, we will roll out additional end-to-end process solutions aimed to help the community further improve its business outcomes," said Gian Paolo Bassi, CEO, SOLIDWORKS, Dassault Systèmes.
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