The design process is extremely important for a new idea. Recently SOLIDWORKS launched their next generation of 3D design tools with Mechanical Conceptual. SOLIDWORKS estimates that 31% of project time is spent in the conceptual design phase, and this new tool adds a much needed improvement to those napkins your team has been using! Mechanical Conceptual address four key elements in the design process. These features are going to change the way that we interact within our design teams.
Conceptual - Take Your Ideas Direct to Digital
Develop your ideas and 2D concepts into 3D designs. Mechanical Conceptual allows the user to focus on design ideas first and work on perfecting the geometry in the software later. This flexible design process allows designers to present their concept before committing to specific dimensions. Progressing a concept is easy with simple design modification tools. Sketch Motion allows the user to test the fit and function early on in the design process which provides feedback for choosing the best design. Automatically save each concept and iteration to make retrieving an older version easy.
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Instinctive – Focus on Ideas with a Flexible Lifelike Design Process
Mechanical Conceptual offers a single modeling environment allowing the user to focus on the design rather than measuring an exact dimension. The instinctive assembly tools allow for detailed assemblies to be built directly from the concept layout. With deformable 3D geometry, the components on the design will behave like they would in the real world. Utilize the direct editing tools and make modifications based on behavior.
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Social – Social Innovation to Collaborate and Optimize Designs
The Social collaboration features allow the user to create a project community to store all of the design information in a single location. All information can be accessed by a designated user from anywhere, anytime. Easily communicate ideas and revisions through posts, screenshots, models, and more. Add comments and discussions to notify other users of new ideas and progress.
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Connected - Access and Work on Concepts Anywhere at Anytime
Several communication options make staying connected easier than ever. Collaboration through 3D instant messaging offers the ability to chat, take a screen capture, and create on-screen annotations. Work concurrently with other users with real-time or synchronized updates. If a design is not quite ready to be shared, the ability to lock a subassembly will prevent work from being overwritten.
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By utilizing SOLIDWORKS Mechanical Conceptual, the design process for innovative products becomes more productive. To learn how your company can benefit from Mechanical Conceptual, please visit our website and request a free consultation.