Dassault Systèmes introduces Solidworks 2015

With Solidworks 2015, users gain access to cloud-based capabilities and a wider range of choices for improving productivity, work processes and operating costs.

Solidworks 2015 covers all comprehensive aspects of the product development process with an intuitive, integrated 3D development environment that includes 3D design, simulation, electrical design, product data management and technical communication. In addition, starting with the new Collaborative Sharing feature, Solidworks 2015 enables access to Dassault Systèmes’ 3DExperience platform and its cloud-based capabilities. Designers and engineers can span multiple disciplines with ease, shortening the design cycle, increasing productivity and collaborating to deliver innovative products to market faster.


“We’ve listened to our users and noted how, as their business success grows, their design needs rapidly expand,” said Bertrand Sicot, CEO, Solidworks, Dassault Systèmes. “This is why we are so attentive to our users’ needs. More than 90% of the functionality in Solidworks 2015 has been directly requested by customers. With the 3DExperience platform now accessible, users can connect their existing Solidworks desktop applications to the cloud and begin developing new business processes and enjoy 3DExperience powered by new generation apps, such as Solidworks’ upcoming Industrial Design application. This announcement is a testament to our ongoing commitment to users.”

Solidworks 2015 not only delivers key enhancements requested by the entire user base, but also solutions for a wide array of industries and markets. For example, Solidworks users will be able to easily enhance the aesthetics of consumer products and apparel, and simulate construction machinery, building infrastructure and machine tools better than ever before.

“With the emphasis on the direct-from-3D-model fabrication processes, it’s important that we shift our focus to model-based definition so that we can shorten our overall design cycle and simplify the way we do things,” said Ryan Trulli, Mechanical Engineer, GE Oil & Gas.

“With Solidworks Model Based Definition, the 3D model itself holds all the dimensional data necessary to make the part. This means less documentation creation, fewer emails flying around, and fewer files to sustain when the project is complete.”

For further details contact Mecad Systems on 086 111 2236 or visit www.mecad.co.za