The Dassault Systèmes vision is to enable everyone—from product designers, engineers, and suppliers to end users and their respective communities—to create, share, and experience the three-dimensional virtual world, thereby maximizing the value of their intellectual property and digital assets. In this article, TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reports on the 3D design tools he recently saw demoed, how they enable collaboration, and their application to manufacturing and other sectors.
3D Design: SolidWorks major 3D design capabilities include complex part and assembly modeling, production drawing creation, data management, design validation and simulation of motion, flow and structural performance, environmental impact evaluation, and publishing. Data management: SolidWorks PDM solutions enable control over all design information, eliminating concerns about version control or data loss. Files are securely stored and can be quickly retrieved using a variety of search attributes, such