SOLIDWORKS 2018

Design, Visualize, Communicate, Validate, Cost, Manufacture, Inspect, Compose and Manage - All in One Environment.

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 is Here!

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 introduces the Design to Manufacturing Solution. This solution uses SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD, Simulation, Flow, Plastics, Composer, Visualize and now CAM! We're offering an integrated system allowing your design and manufacturing teams to collaborate simultaneously.

Having all necessary design to manufacturing tools in one environment eliminates the time-consuming need for data translation between departments, which often results in costly errors. Designers and engineers can use more of their time optimizing designs with the added confidence their changes won’t inhibit deadlines. As a result, you can go from concept design to manufactured parts faster and easier than ever before!

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SOLIDWORKS 2018: Smarter Manufacturing

Smart Manufacturing

An Integrated Approach for Design

For years, companies have survived with a separation between their design and manufacturing departments. Taking an integrated approach to get your products from design to manufacturing is one of the easiest ways to boost product development. Easily move from concept design to manufactured parts because your teams can collaborate simultaneously without having to port data from one system to another.

Design

Design Anything with SOLIDWORKS

Over four million designers, engineers, managers and manufacturers around the world use SOLIDWORKS design tools to help drive smarter, faster and easier product development. Designers and engineering teams can work faster and design smarter in SOLIDWORKS 2018. New features. New capabilities. Check out the latest design improvements in SOLIDWORKS 2018!

Validate

Validate Virtually

Great design starts with asking, "What if?" With SOLIDWORKS Simulation tools, you can test your ideas virtually, giving you insight into performance and durability. Understand how your designs will perform in the real-world before manufacturing and save time and money on costly physical prototypes, while improving product performance and quality.

Manage

Take Control of Your Data

Electronic data has exploded and companies are tasked with finding, organizing and controlling access to their information. SOLIDWORKS Data Management solutions can take control of your data to boost collaboration and innovation. When design data is under control, managing projects is a breeze and so is the way your team collaborates on product development.

Manufacture

Learn. Grow. Expand.

SOLIDWORKS CAM 2018 combines design and manufacturing in one application with a user-friendly interface. The result is an intuitive rules-based system that can be leveraged to save time and money while capturing company standards. Assigning machining strategies based on design tolerances will reduce errors and improve quality throughout the machining process.

Inspect

Perfect Your Designs

SOLIDWORKS Inspection automates the creation of ballooned drawings and sheets for First Article Inspection (FAI) and in-process inspections. Save time and virtually eliminate errors by leveraging your existing 2D and 3D legacy data. Cut the hours spent on repetitive manual tasks in your product development cycle with SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018.

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Datasheets

SOLIDWORKS 2018: Smart Manufacturing Datasheet

  SOLIDWORKS 2018: Smart Manufacturing Datasheet

Great products begin with great designs—from concepts to manufactured parts and assemblies. SOLIDWORKS 2018 provides new tools and enhancements to help you get your design to manufacturing faster, with higher quality and at lower costs. From a more intuitive user interface to improved sheet metal design tools, many of the new enhancements and improvements were added based on your requests. Take a look at some of the new features and discover how SOLIDWORKS 2018 can help accelerate innovation and grow your business.

SOLIDWORKS 2018: Design to Manufacturing Solution Datasheet

  SOLIDWORKS 2018: Design to Manufacturing Solution Datasheet

For years, companies have survived with a separation between their design and manufacturing departments, both by organization and by the tools they used. Now with more competition and a resulting need to produce products faster, with higher, more predictable quality and at lower costs, companies are looking to streamline their design to manufacturing workflows.

SOLIDWORKS 2018: Smart Manufacturing Infographic

  SOLIDWORKS 2018: Smart Manufacturing Infographic

One of the biggest challenges facing manufacturers today is time. Whether it's managing it, losing it or spending too much of it, time is a constant source of concern. A large percentage of these problems are related to communication.

SOLIDWORKS 2018: Distributed Data Management Datasheet

  SOLIDWORKS 2018: Distributed Data Management Datasheet

At its heart, a product development ecosystem is about enabling better communication at every step of the process. Managing product development is complex because the process involves almost every area of the enterprise—from design, engineering, and manufacturing to purchasing, marketing, and sales. It doesn’t help that each team has its own set of project management tools, files, images, and needs for dashboards and reports. This complexity presents the biggest hurdle to enterprise-wide data management and a smarter manufacturing approach.

SOLIDWORKS 2018: SOLIDWORKS CAM Feature Article

  SOLIDWORKS 2018: SOLIDWORKS CAM Feature Article

Knowledge-Based Machining (or KBM) is a relatively new term, but one that is rapidly gaining significance in manufacturing circles. While a single, concise definition has yet to be decided on, it generally refers to a CAM software's ability to make essential knowledge a part of its automation. The system's knowledge is then translated directly into "smart" features which help streamline and strengthen the design process, potentially eliminating or severely reducing the need to manage and document changes.

SOLIDWORKS 2018: SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018 Datasheet

  SOLIDWORKS 2018: SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018 Datasheet

See What's New in SOLIDWORKS Inspection 2018! From Part and Assembly support to ballooning, you'll be sure to find what you need here!

What's New in SOLIDWORKS 2018

  What's New in SOLIDWORKS 2018

SOLIDWORKS 2018 is here! Check out Hawk Ridge Systems' own Top Ten features to help you design faster and manufacture easier.

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Designer to Analyst Process Solutions Datasheet

  SOLIDWORKS 2018 Designer to Analyst Process Solutions Datasheet

SOLIDWORKS Simulation tools deliver actionable results for both the casual designer or engineer as well as the dedicated analyst. They provide a completely integrated design-and-analysis strategy, without ever having to leave the familiar SOLIDWORKS environment. 

Whitepapers

SOLIDWORKS 2018: SOLIDWORKS CAM Feature Article

  SOLIDWORKS 2018: SOLIDWORKS CAM Feature Article

Knowledge-Based Machining (or KBM) is a relatively new term, but one that is rapidly gaining significance in manufacturing circles. While a single, concise definition has yet to be decided on, it generally refers to a CAM software's ability to make essential knowledge a part of its automation. The system's knowledge is then translated directly into "smart" features which help streamline and strengthen the design process, potentially eliminating or severely reducing the need to manage and document changes.

Brochures

SOLIDWORKS 2018: Inspection Brochure

  SOLIDWORKS 2018: Inspection Brochure

As a manufacturer, you are committed to quality. Quality can mean different things to different groups within an organization. From a customer perspective, quality means that the product they purchase is reliable and performs to their satisfaction. From a manufacturing perspective, quality means conformance with manufacturability specifications. While delivering high-quality products usually translates to happy customers and increased profitability, the internal benefits of reduced scrap, rework, and defects in the manufacturing process mean lower costs and faster time to market.

News

SOLIDWORKS 2018 eBook: Chapter One

  SOLIDWORKS 2018 eBook: Chapter One

Success in today’s global market requires more than creative and innovative products. Products must also offer the features customers want to buy. At the same time, to be profitable, you must be able to design and manufacture products economically. Yet, time is of the essence and all this must be accomplished ahead of the competition. To survive in today’s global economy and create a competitive advantage, ensuring quality while controlling costs is a must. Simply put, you must define WHAT you will build and cost-effectively manage it all the way through HOW you build it. Download the entire eBook here.

SOLIDWORKS 2018: Distributed Data Management Flyer

  SOLIDWORKS 2018: Distributed Data Management Flyer

At the lowest level, there is the typical file data such as documents and spreadsheets. Then there is the data about the data, often termed metadata. This could be part numbers, descriptions, and authors. On top of this there is processes data—project information, email correspondences, even the 3D data contained in CAD files that could be very useful if it was easy to access