Sept 27, 2011: DS SolidWorks Corp. Launches SolidWorks 2012 in India
Release of Leading CAD Software Provides More than 200 New Functions to
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.
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.
innovation and design team productivity are at the center of over 200
enhancements in SolidWorks 2012, most of which will help designers:
the design functions they use most often;
performance and quality for a more streamlined workflow;
change product development processes for faster designs;
support for collaboration and team connectivity for creativity and efficiency.
Design Functions for Productivity
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:
– 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.
– 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.
Workflow Through Improved Performance and Quality
2012 makes the design experience flow more naturally, and without disruptions —
meaning faster designs with fewer errors based on features such as:
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.
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.
editor – New equation capabilities allow users to create equations faster and
understand order more easily, providing new levels of flexibility and
Improvements to Overall Product Development Processes
2012 increases productivity and streamlines the overall customer product
development processes with:
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.
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.
– 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.
Support for Collaboration and Team Connectivity
manufacturing becomes more global, design collaboration between disparate teams
is now more important than ever. SolidWorks 2012 brings teams of all sizes
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.
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.
information about SolidWorks 2012, including video demonstrations, visit:
2012 is available worldwide through SolidWorks authorized resellers. Contact a
SolidWorks authorized reseller for pricing. To locate one in your region,
Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.
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
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