Today, Dassault Systèmes announced the latest release of its portfolio of 3D design and engineering applications software, SOLIDWORKS 2019.
Based on user feedback, the release is said to deliver enhancements and new functionalities that will help users to improve their product development process to get products to market faster. New features allow teams to better manage large amounts of data and capture a more complete digital representation of a design. SOLIDWORKS 2019 also proposes new technologies and workflows which enable collaboration and interactive experiences for design and engineering.
“We are using SOLIDWORKS to support implementation of the Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer 10-meter-class telescope that will open new possibilities for scientific discovery,” said Greg Green, Mechanical Designer/Instrument Maker, Canada France Hawaii telescope facility. “Our design processes generate a large and growing dataset. The final production version of the telescope will contain over 100,000 parts. We needed technology that can tackle large design projects, and SOLIDWORKS delivers.”
Dassault Systèmes says the software provides greater design flexibility to quickly make changes to a model thanks to an enhanced Large Design Review capability, and improves high performance view manipulation to scale with higher-end graphics hardware. It also allows teams to communicate by adding markups to parts and assemblies using a touch device which can be stored with the model and exported as a PDF.
Another key update is the SOLIDWORKS Extended Reality (XR) feature. The new application allows users to publish CAD scene data created in SOLIDWORKS (such as lights, cameras, materials, decals, and motion study animations) and experience it in VR and AR to improve collaborative design reviews, sell designs more effectively, and train users how to assemble and interact with their products.
“This latest SOLIDWORKS release is packed with enhancements and innovations built based on insights and feedback from the SOLIDWORKS community. We continue to drive our products forward in terms of usability, quality, and productivity, and SOLIDWORKS 2019 delivers a complete design ecosystem,” said Gian Paolo Bassi, CEO, SOLIDWORKS, Dassault Systèmes. “Designers and engineers who prioritise design performance, attention to detail and innovation, as well as seek the powerful storytelling capabilities of VR and AR, can experience the prototyping shop of the future – one where digital design data makes it easier to visualise parts in 3D and improve how designs are translated from virtual to real.”