Updated 3D design software
By Alison Dunn
Dassault Systèmes has introduced SolidWorks 2013 with new and improved design applications to enhance collaboration, speed model creation and simplify the product development process. SolidWorks 2013 combines ease of use with broad customization allowing new users to learn fast, and experienced users to quickly become more productive at previously complex and sophisticated tasks. Building on the success of the last 20 releases, the new offering covers the range of SolidWorks applications for 3D design, simulation, technical communication, product data management, and sustainable design. SolidWorks 2013 is designed to make it easier to bring engineers’ ideas from concept to manufacturing with new tools for more efficient simulation, and expanded environmental and cost analysis. In addition, the recently announced SolidWorks Plastics and SolidWorks Electrical packages help users make more informed decisions that result in simplified designs, reduced mistakes, and faster time to market. Additional new offerings help users create and modify complex geometries faster and easier, providing more efficient 3D models and 2D drawings.