Solidworks 2020 extends further into 3DExperience.Works ecosystem

Published 07 November 2019

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: cad, solidworks, design, manufacturing, dassault systemes, dassault systèmes, cloud

Make Part Flexible is a new capability in Solidworks 2020

By ‘seamlessly connecting to the 3DExperience platform’, Dassault Systèmes believes that Solidworks 2020 is ready for new levels of collaboration and agility.

‘Hundreds’ of new enhancements have been added, giving users an array of choices and opportunities to improve system performance for daily operations, streamline their workflows and extend their design to manufacturing ecosystem from the desktop to the cloud with connection to the 3DExperience platform.

Picks among the new features include a new Detailing mode and graphics acceleration for drawings, letting users open drawing faster while maintaining the ability to add and edit annotations within the drawing.

Direct mesh editing capabilities in Solidworks 2020

Detailing mode looks especially useful for if users need to make minor edits to drawings of large assemblies or drawings with many sheets, configurations, or resource-intensive views.

Make Part Flexible is a new capability that allows users to display the same part in different conditions in the same assembly. For example, the same spring exists twice in the same assembly, but in two different conditions – compressed and not compressed.

Make Part Flexible is useful in a variety of design applications such as springs, bellows, hinges, o-rings and just about any part that can flex or change condition.

Better collaboration between ECAD and MCAD teams has been enabled through improvements to Solidworks PDM, the Solidworks Electrical connector and a new Solidworks PCB connector, that allow for electronics design and data management – including the secure storage, indexing and versioning of all user data.

“We aren’t just bringing powerful new capabilities to the Solidworks portfolio everybody knows and loves, but also extending it to the cloud through the 3DExperience platform, the only holistic digital experience platform in the world. We’ve built a bridge to our platform-based portfolio, empowering our users to take advantage of 3DExperience.Works offerings,” said Solidworks CEO Gian Paolo Bassi.

“This gives organisations the environment and the applications to truly embrace the Industry Renaissance and its spirit of discovery for new ways of inventing, innovating, collaborating and producing.”

You can read our full review of Solidworks 2020 in the November edition of DEVELOP3D Magazine.

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