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Simplify conceptual design of products and machinery with powerful SOLIDWORKS 3D design tools. SOLIDWORKS conceptual design capabilities enable you work with all types of conceptual design data, including sketches, images, Adobe® Illustrator® files, 3D scan data, and existing 3D and 2D CAD data. That makes your design process faster, saves time and development costs, and increases productivity.
SOLIDWORKS conceptual design capabilities enable you to quickly create diverse product designs from simple products to large designs with complex mechanisms, such as packaging machinery. Conceptual design tools include:
Data ExchangeConvert CAD data into a format that meets your needs, including IFC file import/export to interact with AEC design software. Maintain designs using SOLIDWORKS 2D CAD tools. Automatically convert any CAD data into modifiable SOLIDWORKS models. Use CircuitWorks™ to provide two-way data exchange between mechanical and electrical designers. Convert scanned data into SOLIDWORKS CAD geometry to facilitate reverse engineering.
Collaboration ToolsWalk through, measure, section, and create snapshot views with comments on massive assemblies. View and mark up SOLIDWORKS files using an email-friendly file format. Use Defeature to hide and protect selected aspects of your design before sharing models. Design and market products faster and more effectively by turning imagination into reality through impactful content and experiences.
Product Data Management (PDM)Manage your design data with automatic revision control, data security, and access control. Search components for use in new designs, and find and leverage existing designs for re-use.
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Innovative conceptual design is the core of any successful product. SOLIDWORKS Conceptual Design removes the constraints of structured design programs and gives you a flexible, intuitive, powerful modeling environment that turns every challenge of conceptual design into your business advantage. Quickly capture, develop, and communicate your design ideas directly in the digital model with SOLIDWORKS ease of use and productivity to accelerate development, lower costs, speed time-to-market, and build your market share.
Creating innovative product ideas requires an effective, unobtrusive approach to managing conceptual design data. Because conceptual design is a fast-paced, constantly-changing process, during which designers utilize trial-and-error approaches and “what if” scenarios to gain the understanding that leads to innovation, it requires a transparent data management solution.
Connecting SOLIDWORKS Conceptual Design to Reap the Benefits of Social Innovation in Product Development
Driving innovation in product development demands new ways of thinking. Manufacturers increasingly need an effective strategy and efficient means for channeling product ideas, unique insights, and differing perspectives into the conceptual design process.
Developing innovative design concepts is critically important to the success of product development organizations, large and small, because these ideas lay the foundation for future business success.
New concept creation represents the lifeblood of product development, powering an organization’s innovation engine and driving the development of successful products. Continued manufacturing success in a rapidly evolving global market demands an effective approach to conceptual design.