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SOLIDWORKS 2015 Datasheet

SOLIDWORKS Premium 2015 improves productivity and innovation with ease of use, powerful functionality, and world-class support in one package. Cut design time, improve collaboration across your entire team, and reduce manufacturing costs.

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What's New in SOLIDWORKS 2015

Discover what's new in SOLIDWORKS 2015 and learn how you can improve your 3D CAD designs.

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White Papers

White Paper: Bridging the Worlds of 2D and 3D CAD Design

As manufacturers rapidly transition from 2D to 3D CAD in today’s digital world, designers are demanding 3D to enhance their designs and improve communication. From websites to rapid prototyping, customers, designers, and engineers now depend on the latest 3D modeling tools. In this paper, we highlight the advantages of designing with SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software as well as explaining how to leverage your existing 2D CAD data once you have decided to go 3D.

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White Paper: Nine Criteria for Choosing a 3D CAD System

This paper is intended to help 3D CAD shoppers identify what capabilities and characteristics are important to them and their organizations.

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White Paper: SOLIDWORKS the CAD Leader

SOLIDWORKS has established itself as a leader in the CAD market with a focus on ease of use, affordability, and community. This legacy continues as SOLIDWORKS dedicates itself to serving its community and helping customers develop market-leading products.

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Case Study: The Knapheide Manufacturing Company

This paper is intended to help 3D CAD shoppers identify what capabilities and characteristics are important to them and their organizations.

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White Paper: Are You Changing CAD Tools

With the right design tools, companies are better positioned to quickly bring high-performing, high-quality, innovative products to market. Companies looking to upgrade these tools to keep up with competitors may want to consider switching CAD tools.

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White Paper: Proven Strategies to Fuel Your Design Team

Continuous improvement separates great companies from mediocre ones. Innovative products, efficient manufacturing, and an energized staff are attributes of a company constantly looking at itself and asking, “How can we do this better?”

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White Paper: Squeeze Time and Money Out of Production Using Design for Manufacturability

Product design does not occur in a vacuum and has a significant impact on manufacturing. In fact, 3D design carries even greater potential for streamlining production processes, especially when you take advantage of Design for Manufacturability tools and applications. With these technologies, you can avoid the manufacturing delays, cost overruns, and shop-floor retrofits that work against your company’s success and competitive position.

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White Paper: SOLIDWORKS Software Swift Technology

While most designers understand how powerful the capabilities of 3D CAD software can be, many of these same users may have felt they were forced to spend a significant amount of time mastering the system to recognize the inherent benefits. SWIFT™ is just one of the things that lets any SOLIDWORKS software user realize the benefits of 3D CAD without having to learn complicated techniques. In other words, SWIFT lets you focus less on the CAD tool and more on your design.

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White Paper: Using Design Automation to Reduce Costs, Increase Profitability

By implementing design automation, engineer-to-order manufacturers can complete days of custom engineering in just minutes. Design automation also expedites and simplifies the creation of SOLIDWORKS software models, drawings, quote documents, manufacturing data—virtually any requirement of the custom sales process.

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White Paper: Recharge Electronics and High-Tech Product Development With SOLIDWORKS Software

The increasingly rapid pace of technology development creates many challenges for manufacturers. To succeed in this competitive environment, developing innovative products more quickly, more cost-effectively, and at higher levels of quality has become more important than ever. With integrated SOLIDWORKS software solutions, you can refine, consolidate, and improve your development processes—and deliver new technology applications and innovative electronic products faster than the competition.

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White Paper: CAD Manager's Guide to 3D

This 3D guide is designed for people who need to implement 3D CAD throughout their company. You may be a CAD manager, a designer, or an engineer who believes that your company can benefit from 3D—or you may be an IT person who has just received a mandate to evaluate 3D software. Whatever your title may be, part of your job is to get your company up and running on 3D CAD software.

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White Paper: Designing Better Products with SOLIDWORKS Premium

SOLIDWORKS Premium CAD software provides the advanced capabilities you need to design better products—from design, automation, and simulation to validation, collaboration, and data management—all in one comprehensive package.

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Case Study: JL Marine Systems, Inc.

With SOLIDWORKS design, analysis, product data management, and technical communications solutions, JL Marine Systems has taken development of the Power-Pole shallow water anchor to a whole new level. See how they shortened design cycles by 40 to 50 percent, cut prototyping costs by 50 to 60 percent and reduced design change time from three days to five hours.

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Technical Paper: Best Practices for Data Migration Success

Although switching to 3D CAD software dramatically improves business performance, the investment raises questions about how to handle legacy data. How much, if any, should be converted to 3D models? When do you convert it? Which data do you convert? How can you avoid errors? What has proven successful for other companies?

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HawkWare™

HawkWare Tools - FREE

A collection of productivity enhancing add-ins for SOLIDWORKS users that speed up your daily tasks and add functionality that SOLIDWORKS lacks otherwise. With over 10 enhancement requests addressed for the latest release, HawkWare Tools is the most robust, free SOLIDWORKS utility available today.

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HawkWare Treeview - FREE

Treeview is a desktop utility providing easy visualization of complex SOLIDWORKS file references. You can easily zoom, pan, expand and collapse any branch of the tree. Manage Custom Properties for any reference in your tree. Take snapshots of the entire tree or any portion of it and quickly open any of the references shown in Treeview directly into SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD.

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