SolidWorks 2014 Innovation Day – Live at your Cities
Dassault Systemes the 3DEXPERIENCE company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, launched SOLIDWORKS 2014 on 10th September 2013 and its the 22nd release version. SOLIDWORKS 2014 a 3D software portfolio delivering a rich array of product offerings including 3DCAD, Simulation, Product Data Management, Technical Communication and Electrical Design that further enhance delivering new levels of productivity across all Industries to design without limits.
SolidWorks has always have been driven by its users and that’s the success mantra for SolidWorks “ease of use” 3DCAD software compared to any other CAD Software, but starting around 2011-2012, they took the users involvement to the extreme. Instead of just listening to the users request, they decided to invite some of the best users in the SolidWorks Community to join the SolidWorks Product Definition team and take an even more active role in shaping the future of SolidWorks.
SolidWorks 2014 helps product designers transfer their creative ideas from design sketches and images into 3D models faster than before, while expanding the set of design tools to transform ideas into products for new markets.
The Integrated SolidWorks product portfolio includes new tools and enhancement to shorten the design process, enhance collaboration and increase productivity across four key areas: design tools, integrated workflows, performance increases and enhanced visualization for improved collaboration.
Following are the top user-requested feature enhancements included in SOLIDWORKS 2014:
Advanced Shape Control – New Style Spline functionality, automatic Sketch Picture scaling and Conic Fillet controls allow users to create complex surfaces and organic shapes faster, easier and with more precise control.
Faster Drawing Detailing – Perform faster and more automated drawing detailing.
Sheet Metal Improvements – New sheet metal features enable faster creation of sheet metal geometry and improved data output for manufacturing. Users gain improved control over corner treatments, the ability to create stiffening ribs such as the indented design seen on mounting brackets used to reinforce the weight and force placed on the part.
SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM Streamlined Workflow – Easily manage more data with the new Microsoft Office i
ntegration and enhanced Web Client with gralhical preview.
SOLIDWORKS Electrical Improved Integration and Performance – Enhanced integration with SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM and edrawings allows users to optimize, share and track electrical designs more easily for improved project collaboration.
Design Communication and Collaboration – With new support for Android devices, mobile users can expand their viewing cho
e beyond iOS Mobile devices Streamlined Cost Estimating and Reporting – Users are able to cost parts faster with less setup, then share cost data
more effectively with their business value chain. For example, key product development data for assembly can now be sent to Microsoft Excel allowing for easy
sharing with departments such as manufacturing and purchasing.
Streamlined Simulation Setup – SOLIDWORKS Simulation automatically leverages engineering
data for re-use in simulation, eleminating duplication of efforts and improving design collaboration.
Enhanced Assembly Performance and Visualization – Creates assemblies faster and easier with the new in – Context Quick Mate tool bar and Slot Mate. For Assembly in section views, users can include or exclude selected components allowing for a fast creation of more impressive section views.
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