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Now on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, users can manage every aspect of developing and delivering products in one place – accessible at any time, and on any device. So, let’s take a look at some of the most useful features and improvements in SOLIDWORKS 2020.
From Simulation and Design to Manufacture
We’ve been able to enjoy the benefits of SOLIDWORKS 2020 for the better part of twelve months now. But many veteran desktop users are still wondering what the real benefits of joining the 3DEXPERIENCE platform are. In a word, “collaboration.”
Easily extend your design ecosystem with new capabilities such as sub-divisional modeling, conceptual design, and product lifecycle and project management in the cloud. From product data management to advanced simulation, SOLIDWORKS on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform allows users throughout your organization to collaborate in real-time.
Take your product creation to the next level with access to the full suite of 3DEXPERIENCE applications and push design revisions through to manufacture with confidence in your product’s real-world behaviour. SOLIDWORKS 2020 provides improved simulation calculation accuracy by combining linear and quadratic elements.
Large Assembly Drawing Efficiency
Dramatic improvements to drawing in SOLIDWORKS 2020 allow for the opening of detailed large assembly drawings in seconds. Make edits, comments and design reviews even without having the model data on your machine! This improvement is a rethinking of the previous detached drawing option and has the potential to save a considerable amount of time for design teams. All of this comes with improved frame rates and graphics acceleration, which makes panning and zooming a much smoother process.
Intelligent Sketch and Selection Prediction
Machine learning is expanding into many areas of everyday life. And now SOLIDWORKS 2020 is introducing the power of artificial intelligence through the Design Assistant feature. Automate selections intelligently and replicate sketch entities based on underlying geometry. This improvement to ease-of-use is a promising development which takes a considerable amount of mouse-work out of both sketching and selecting parts.
Enhanced Weldment Patterning
Improvements to Structure System – introduced in the 2019 release – provide more flexible methods to create welded structures with or without the use of complex 3D Sketches to define all members. Create linear and circular patterns or mirror the entire structure system to maintain the intelligence of your original structure. This advanced weldment environment let’s you create and modify structural members of different profiles in a single feature – with flexible corner management and trimming.
Collaboration Breeds Innovation
SOLIDWORKS 2020 delivers on Dassault Systemes’ promise of continued improvement to their exceptional design tool. A range of added enhancements make light work of once laborious design tasks. But, when connected to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, SOLIDWORKS becomes a much more capable asset to any manufacturing organization.
Customized roles and tasks allow users to access their most relevant content and apps. While collaborative tasks and community dashboards allow you to keep up to date with all of your teams from anywhere, at any time, on any device.