Sept 27, 2011: DS SolidWorks Corp. Launches SolidWorks 2012 in India

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20th
Release of Leading CAD Software Provides More than 200 New Functions to
Community

 

PUNE,
INDIA, Sept 27, 2011 – Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. (DS SolidWorks) today
unveiled SolidWorks® 2012,  a
comprehensive 3D design solution that enables users to work more efficiently
and have the data they need to make better design decisions throughout the
product development process.

 

The
latest version of the software offers a variety of improvements in areas such
as assembly and drawing capabilities, built-in simulation, design costing,
routing, image , animation creation and product data management that will
positively impact design teams each and every day.

 

Empowering
innovation and design team productivity are at the center of over 200
enhancements in SolidWorks 2012, most of which will help designers:

Automate
the design functions they use most often;

Improve
performance and quality for a more streamlined workflow;

Fundamentally
change product development processes for faster designs;

Extend
support for collaboration and team connectivity for creativity and efficiency.

 

Automated
Design Functions for Productivity

SolidWorks
software helps engineering and design teams streamline their design processes
simply by removing one or two steps, profoundly impacting usability and
productivity. SolidWorks 2012 offers improvements in the areas of:

 

Drawings
– New tools help create better-looking and more-accurate drawings in order to
cut down on the revision process and help users detail designs faster. For
example, changed dimensions are automatically highlighted and show previous
values to help with revisions. Sequential balloon ordering and magnetic lines
automatically help order and position balloons, allowing users to spend less
time detailing and aligning drawings.

Sustainability
– SolidWorks Sustainability’s new, advanced user interface means users can more
accurately model products with “what if” scenarios and better support unique
and custom materials. Users can also closely model processes with parameters
such as recycled content and duration of use. Also, access to the latest
SolidWorks Sustainability supplemental materials will be instant and continuous
as they become available.

 

 

 

Continuous
Workflow Through Improved Performance and Quality

SolidWorks
2012 makes the design experience flow more naturally, and without disruptions —
meaning faster designs with fewer errors based on features such as:

 

Large
design review – Allows instant opening and review of massive assemblies or any
individual component with walkthroughs, sectioning and measuring without the
need for a high-powered computer or any special file preparation.

Feature
freeze – Eliminates unwanted feature rebuilds by locking all features above the
“freeze” bar, speeding up the design of complex models where rebuilding of
specific features isn’t needed. Features can also be unfrozen at any point.

Equation
editor – New equation capabilities allow users to create equations faster and
understand order more easily, providing new levels of flexibility and
productivity.

 

Significant
Improvements to Overall Product Development Processes

SolidWorks
2012 increases productivity and streamlines the overall customer product
development processes with:

 

Design
costing – A flexible tool that automates manufacturing cost calculations for
sheet metal and machined parts. Designers can make more informed decisions
based on cost throughout the design process and continually model new scenarios
for instant up-to-the-minute manufacturing estimates.

Sheet
metal – Design from scratch or convert customer 3D parts to sheet metal with
new tools that provide control over the unique challenges of working with sheet
metal — such as precise control of edge flanges, including up-to-vertex end
conditions. Designs can be automatically flattened and documented for
manufacturing, with export to CNC and manufacturing equipment.

Simulation
– SolidWorks Simulation includes enhanced motion optimization that
automatically uses motion study results to create sensors and refine complex
and time-intensive machine aspects such as motor size, bearing loads and range
of travel. Users can optimize designs in a fraction of the time as they refine
inputs and immediately see changes to restraints or goals.

 

Extends
Support for Collaboration and Team Connectivity

As
manufacturing becomes more global, design collaboration between disparate teams
is now more important than ever. SolidWorks 2012 brings teams of all sizes
together through:

 

Integrated
search, customization, and wider support with SolidWorks Enterprise PDM – Now
integrated into the Windows® Explorer, designers have easy access to favorite
searches and a full search tool. Users can also customize the Windows Explorer
UI to get faster access to the information they need. In addition, SolidWorks
Enterprise PDM has new support for Office 2010 and an x64 web client.

Lifelike
experience with 3DVIA ComposerTM – Designers can take more control over their
renderings for a more realistic appearance. Enhancements include the easy
addition of part-to-part shadows, ambient occlusion and shadows to 2D panels
with precise control. A glow effect can also be added to highlight specific
areas of interest.

 

For more
information about SolidWorks 2012, including video demonstrations, visit:

http://www.solidworks.com/Launch2012_PR

 

Availability
and Pricing

SolidWorks
2012 is available worldwide through SolidWorks authorized resellers. Contact a
SolidWorks authorized reseller for pricing. To locate one in your region,
visit: http://www.solidworks.com/locateVAR/

 

About
Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.

Dassault
Systèmes SolidWorks Corp., a Dassault Systèmes S.A. subsidiary, is a world
leader in 3D solutions that help millions of engineers and designers succeed
through innovation. Our products deliver an intuitive experience in product
design, simulation, publishing, data management, and environmental impact
assessment. For the latest news, information, or an online demonstration, visit
our Web site (www.solidworks.com) or call 1-800-693-9000 (outside of North
America, call +1-978-371-5000).

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