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Dassault Systèmes’ portfolio of 3D design and engineering applications continues to add enhancements to help design engineers speed product design, which are reflected in its newest release, SOLIDWORKS 2019.

One key feature of the tool suite is greater design flexibility to quickly interrogate or rapidly make changes to a model thanks to an enhanced Large Design Review capability.  Manish Kumar, vice president of portfolio management at Solidworks, says in a recent interview that the suite has a branch and merge capability, which enables the designer to view various design iterations as part of a single design concept, making it possible to study different design options.

The software also dramatically improves high performance view manipulation to scale with higher-end graphics hardware. In addition, SOLIDWORKS 2019 allows teams to communicate outside of the design community by adding markups to parts and assemblies directly using a touch device, storing them with the model, and exporting them as a PDF.

“This is the first time you can use SolidWorks by taking a pen-type device draw like you would on paper,” says Solidworks' Kumar.

Another key feature of SOLIDWORKS 2019 is SOLIDWORKS Extended Reality (XR), an application for publishing CAD scene data created in SOLIDWORKS— including lights, cameras, materials, decals, and motion study animations―and experiencing it in VR, AR and web viewers.  As increasingly affordable immersive devices contribute to the growing ecosystem of technology and interactive experiences, designers and engineers can use SOLIDWORKS XR to improve collaborative internal and external design reviews, sell designs more effectively, train users how to assemble and interact with their products, and boost confidence in designs throughout the product development process.

The software also dramatically improves high performance view manipulation to scale with higher-end graphics hardware. In addition, SOLIDWORKS 2019 allows teams to communicate outside of the design community by adding markups to parts and assemblies directly using a touch device, storing them with the model, and exporting them as a PDF.

“This is the first time you can use SolidWorks by taking a pen-type device draw like you would on paper,” says Manish Kumar, vice president of portfolio management at Solidworks, in a recent interview.

Another key feature of SOLIDWORKS 2019 is SOLIDWORKS Extended Reality (XR), an application for publishing CAD scene data created in SOLIDWORKS— including lights, cameras, materials, decals, and motion study animations―and experiencing it in VR, AR and web viewers.  As increasingly affordable immersive devices contribute to the growing ecosystem of technology and interactive experiences, designers and engineers can use SOLIDWORKS XR to improve collaborative internal and external design reviews, sell designs more effectively, train users how to assemble and interact with their products, and boost confidence in designs throughout the product development process.

To learn more about Solidworks 2019, click here to see the video.

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