Top 5 Reasons to Invest in 3DEXPERIENCE Works

Top 5 Reasons to Invest in 3DEXPERIENCE Works
  • May 09,2024

3DEXPERIENCE Works is a suite of solutions tailored for SOLIDWORKS users, designed to seamlessly integrate their data with the cloud-based 3DEXPERIENCE platform. These solutions, known as roles, encompass both desktop-connected and fully browser-based applications. For instance, 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS and 3D Creator offer cloud-connected functionalities, while 3D Sculptor provides SubD modeling capabilities directly on the platform.

Each role within the 3DEXPERIENCE Works portfolio is precisely created to enhance the user experience and maximize the value derived from their data. With a focus on design, simulation, manufacturing, and product lifecycle management (PLM), these roles empower SOLIDWORKS users with specialized tools and collaborative features, ensuring seamless workflow integration and heightened productivity.

Here are some of the top reasons you should invest in 3DEXPERIENCE Works.

•    Unlock the Full Potential of Your SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD Data

Your journey with SOLIDWORKS is just the beginning, and maximizing the value of your data starts with seamless integration onto the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. By bridging your data to this cloud-based ecosystem, you gain unparalleled access, sharing, and collaboration capabilities in a secure environment.

Empowering this connection are two distinct pathways: 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS and SOLIDWORKS with Cloud Services.

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Both options offer robust data integration, storage, and collaborative functionalities. If you prefer maintaining your current SOLIDWORKS desktop setup while still leveraging the platform's benefits, SOLIDWORKS with Cloud Services is your ideal match. Alternatively, if you seek a unified solution integrating SOLIDWORKS CAD prowess with browser-based collaboration and data management, opt for 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS.

We've streamlined the process by bundling Cloud Services with new SOLIDWORKS Desktop CAD licenses, facilitating seamless data integration onto the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. Unlock the true potential of your SOLIDWORKS data like never before.

•    Share with ANYONE with Share and Markup Capabilities

Easily share your 3D models with external partners, collaborators, or clients directly from SOLIDWORKS, enabling real-time feedback from anyone with just a link. No need for installations; everything operates seamlessly from a browser. Ensure secure sharing without the hassle of sending physical files. And the best part? You can manage it all without ever leaving the SOLIDWORKS environment.

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•    Streamline Your Workflows with the Browser-based Roles and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

You most definitely want to check out our fully browser-based roles: 3D Creator, 3D Sculptor, 3D SheetMetal Creator, 3D Structure Creator, 3D Mold Creator, and Manufacturing Definition Creator. Each role is equipped with specialized applications like 3D Creator's xDesign, 3D Sculptor's xShape, and Manufacturing Definition Creator's xDrawing, finely tuned to cater to distinct objectives. Take Manufacturing Definition Creator, for instance, where you can effortlessly generate both model-based definitions and 2D drawings, precisely meeting the requirements of your manufacturing processes.

Moreover, many of these browser-based roles have the inclusion of the Design Assistant, harnessing the power of advanced machine learning algorithms. These AI-driven tools are adept at automating time-consuming and repetitive tasks such as edge selection and mate manipulation, thus enabling you to maintain peak productivity while liberating time for more intricate design endeavors.

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The Design Assistant Selection Helper in 3D Sculptor streamlines intricate shape and geometry manipulation. It eliminates the need for manual selection by suggesting the next elements to pick based on your progress. Whether it's edges, fillets, or chamfers, this tool identifies symmetrical or comparable elements nearby, anticipating your selections. Refinement occurs with each manual addition, ensuring precise predictions. With a single click, you can approve the suggestions, and the Selection Helper swiftly picks all recommended edges. Your autonomy remains intact, as you always have the final decision.

SOLIDWORKS Cloud Offer provides comprehensive browser-based roles, including Design Assistant for Sketching, Design Assistant Mate Helper, and Design Assistant Smart Mate. Seamlessly integrated, these tools work harmoniously together. The Switch app facilitates effortless transitions between them, without the hassle of shutting down and reopening each application. Explore these features for an enhanced design experience.

•    Innovate and Collaborate from Anywhere Together

Streamlining communication and collaboration during product development is a huge task, but with the convenience of cloud-based data storage, it becomes seamless. Within the 3DEXPERIENCE Works portfolio, each role is equipped with tools tailored for both structured and unstructured collaboration. From design reviews to brainstorming sessions, these tools establish a centralized repository, serving as the single source of truth that binds all stakeholders together throughout the product development journey. This interconnectedness not only fosters seamless iteration and innovation across teams but also provides the necessary framework to ensure project timelines are met or even exceeded.

One standout feature is the Lean Team Player role, which offers a dynamic platform for team collaboration through a digital whiteboard. Imagine replicating the experience of four individuals brainstorming at a physical whiteboard, but in a virtual space. With this capability, virtual meetings become opportunities to brainstorm, annotate content, exchange comments, and organize ideas using digital sticky notes. Moreover, action items can be generated, managed, and tracked within this collaborative digital environment, further enhancing productivity and accountability.

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•    Keep Your Data in Order

Throughout the evolution of design and engineering, the need for a reliable repository for data storage has remained constant, be it a physical file cabinet or a digital network folder. With the integration of SOLIDWORKS data into the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, users gain access to a purpose-built online storage solution tailored to manage CAD relationships and foster collaboration. Seamlessly saving data to the cloud directly from SOLIDWORKS streamlines workflow efficiency. Collaboration becomes more streamlined with the ability to lock designs, preventing inadvertent overwrites, managing revisions effortlessly, and facilitating detailed markups including redlines, measurements, and annotations. This ensures the existence of a single, authoritative source of truth for all project stakeholders.

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