3D Product Design Tool
SolidWorks Premium 2011 from Dassault Systémes SolidWorks Corp. includes tools for communication of design information, virtual prototyping, and generation of manufacturing-ready drawings and data. The software offers a suite of design tools with part, assembly, and drawing capabilities, as well as simulation, routing, and image/animation creation tools.
Users can test product performance against real life motion and forces. Tolerance stackup analysis ensures manufacturability and helps resolve complex assembly issues early in the design process. Extended toolsets help layout and document electrical wiring, piping, and tubing; users can incorporate PC board data into a 3D model.
With the Walk-Through capabilities, users can navigate designs via a mouse or an onscreen console. The Defeature tool facilitates the removal of unnecessary detail or intellectual property before sharing. Users can select and visualize weld bead paths with the Smart Weld tool, and specify weld type and prepare joints with enhanced fillet and groove features. Bend calculation tables lets designers calculate the developed length of sheet metal parts.
Dassault Systémes SolidWorks Corp., www.solidworks.com