Treehouse feature in SOLIDWORKS 2015
Dassault Systemes has announced the latest release of its comprehensive 3D design application portfolio, SOLIDWORKS 2015. The latest edition includes access to cloud based features and a range of enhancements for improving productivity, work processes and operating costs.
SOLIDWORKS 2015 combines 3D design, simulation, electrical design, product data management and technical communication across an integrated and intuitive 3D development environment.
For cloud based work, a Collaborative Sharing feature has been added to give users access to the company’s 3DEXPERIENCE platform. This shortens the design cycle by promoting a collaborative approach to deliver products to the market faster.
“More than 90% of the functionality in SOLIDWORKS 2015 has been directly requested by customers.” said Bertrand Sicot, CEO, SOLIDWORKS, Dassault Systèmes. “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 new generation apps, such as SOLIDWORKS’ upcoming Industrial Design application.”
These enhancements will allow users to easily enhance the aesthetics of consumer products and apparel and simulate the entire design process 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.”
Some key features of the 2015 edition include; faster information sharing, simulation of multiple design scenarios, model based definition and SOLIDWORKS Treehouse a top down design enabling management of product structures.