SolidWorks 2013

SolidWorks 2013

Dassault Systemes has released SolidWorks 2013. The latest version features powerful design tools and new drawing capabilities, sub-model simulation, cost estimation, network rendering, and wider sharing and increased connectivity.

Powered by Dassault Systèmes' 3DEXPERIENCE platform, SolidWorks 2013 combines ease of use with broad customization allowing new users to learn fast, and experienced users to quickly become more productive at previously complex and sophisticated tasks.

"With SolidWorks 2013 we've upheld our tradition of listening to our customers by providing enhancements and functionality to help them simplify their lives and create the best products. The new additions to core geometry and expanded product offerings demonstrate our continuing investment in our flagship product," commented Bertrand Sicot, CEO, SolidWorks, Dassault Systèmes. "SolidWorks 2013 empowers innovative design with application specific tools that help users quickly define, share and validate the form, fit, and function of their designs. We look forward to watching our customers make their ideas a reality at a more rapid pace."

Powerful Design Tools

SolidWorks 2013 makes it easier to bring engineers' ideas from concept to manufacturing with new tools for more efficient simulation, and expanded environmental and cost analysis. In addition to the following enhancements, the recently announced SolidWorks Plastics and SolidWorks Electrical packages help users make more informed decisions that result in simplified designs, reduced mistakes, and faster time to market.

SolidWorks Costing
SolidWorks Costing allows customers to automatically cost more types of parts, create more accurate quotations, and stay in budget with improved cost data and new APIs.

SolidWorks Sustainability
SolidWorks Sustainability quickly compares the financial impact of raw materials and the environmental impact of a design decision during the development process due to new raw material impact tools.

SolidWorks Flow Simulation
SolidWorks Flow Simulation takes the complexity out of flow designs by allowing users to visualize fluid flow around multifaceted geometries and more easily compare analysis results between multiple design configurations.

Faster Model Creation

Additional new offerings help users create and modify complex geometries faster and easier, providing more efficient 3D models and 2D drawings.

Conics in Sketcher
Full control over shapes for smooth transitions between existing geometries.

Intersect Feature
Quickly add or remove geometry without sketching.

Varying Dimension Patterns
Allows users to save time creating patterns, increase design flexibility, and reduce the number of features needed for models.

Section View Assist
Speed the creation of production drawings for faster and more consistent section views.

Improved Performance

The following new tools allow users to optimize the performance of a SolidWorks installation and maximize design team productivity.

CAD Administrator Dashboard
Simplify management and troubleshooting of multiple SolidWorks users within a company from a single aggregated view.

Simulation Sub-Modeling and Incremental Meshing
More accurately perform precise simulation analysis for specific areas of large and complex models faster and more efficiently.

Network Rendering for PhotoView 360
Save time with faster rendering of photorealistic images by networking multiple computers to share the computational load.

Enhanced Collaboration

To address the dispersed nature of most design teams, SolidWorks 2013 optimizes collaboration with improved connectivity, enhanced viewing capabilities, and expanded sharing of designs and data.

Backward Compatibility
Collaborate with customers, suppliers, and internal teams with the ability to open SolidWorks 2013 files directly with SolidWorks 2012 (SP5). Users can work more efficiently and improve collaboration and file exchange, reducing delays and easing the transition to the latest release.

SolidWorks Enterprise Product Data Management Workflow
Route documents and contact users more efficiently to reduce delays and accelerate time-to-market.

DraftSight/SolidWorks Enterprise PDM Integration
Access DWG files within SolidWorks EPM from the DraftSight user interface, and leverage 2D into the design process.

Users can measure, select and markup designs from anywhere using a mobile device.