Reasons to Use SOLIDWORKS

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Whether you want to invest in new CAD software or replace your existing one, make SOLIDWORKS your first choice. It’s one of the best-loved and most popular CAD software used globally, offers streamlined workflows, and is cloud-based. But that’s not all. Here are some more reasons to use SOLIDWORKS.

1. SOLIDWORKS meets the needs of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

There was a time when basic CAD solutions sufficed to create models, output drawing prints, and build bills of materials (BOMs) necessary for production. Those CAD solutions were fundamental and cumbersome to use, but they worked for the Digital Age. But now, in this age of artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things, you need to work faster and deliver quickly. That’s where SOLIDWORKS beat other CAD software. SOLIDWORKS provides higher levels of interconnectivity, automation, and data sharing, allowing you to work efficiently and quickly across geographies, time zones, and multiple departments to deliver fantastic results.

2. SOLIDWORKS has multiple built-in applications

SOLIDWORKS has multiple built-in applications designed to simplify the complex. Analytical tools and design automation help create a simulated environment to test your products’ physical behavior (stress, dynamics, deflection, vibrations, kinematics, etc.) against real-world conditions before creating physical prototypes.

Suppose you have several designers working for you. In that case, SOLIDWORKS PDM software can help:

  • Store and organize your design files
  • Find existing files to reuse
  • Generate material lists for cost estimation
  • Input data to your manufacturing resource planning (MRP) system.

3. SOLIDWORKS is an integrated CAD ecosystem that boosts productivity.

Previously, engineering disciplines could make do with a single-point design solution that just generated drawings. Various engineering disciplines used separate design packages. Today’s teams need to work within a unified ecosystem with an integrated CAD system that produces multidisciplinary CAD data and at the same time uses 3D CAD data for multiple functions.

SOLIDWORKS’ integration combines various engineering disciplines (electrical, industrial, mechanical, electronic design, etc.) into one compatible design system. The software extends to multiple downstream functions like visualization, cost estimating, validation, data management, manufacturing, documentation, quality control, and more.

With SOLIDWORKS, you can work with CAD data through import, export, and conversion protocols. You also have access to and can work with that same CAD data simultaneously and concurrently, with automatic updates propagated to all functions within a single native environment. That means:

  • Shorter time to market
  • Concurrent product development
  • Improved and quicker handoff to manufacturing
  • Better engineering change management
  • Master 3D models can be used to support other functions

4. Save money when you work with SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS’ concurrent and integrated design solutions make many tasks redundant. This saves costs associated with dispensable tasks:

  • Maintenance
  • Printing
  • Storing paper drawings
  • Translations or repairs of design data
  • Conversions
  • Costs related to manually updating materials like tooling, packaging, and documentation
  • Creating multiple prototypes due to miscommunication or errors
  • Creating multiple engineering change orders (ECOs) and costs associated with implementation

SOLIDWORKS gives you the freedom to continue making design improvements right through the process and test your product in a simulated environment before building it. You can do all this without compromising on quality, deadlines, and tight budgets.

5. Most designers use SOLIDWORKS

When choosing a CAD system, it’s necessary to choose one that is popular and globally recognized. With over 3.1 million SOLIDWORKS users globally, it’s most likely that your customers and suppliers are also using the software. So, when you share files with them, you don’t have to worry about transferring files. You can share files easily and quickly and work more efficiently with them. At the same time, you can avoid the risk of errors associated with transferring files from one system to another.

With so many users depending on SOLIDWORKS, Dassault Systemes (the brain behind SOLIDWORKS) continuously adapts SOLIDWORKS solutions and a suite of programs and adds new capabilities requested by its users. With all of these capabilities, one might assume it would take forever to master the software. But the good news is that SOLIDWORKS is quick and straightforward to figure out thanks to:

  • A consistent and comfortable UI that users like
  • A short learning curve
  • Tutorials to help you master the software
  • Drafting procedures that follow a logical flow from start to end
  • Multiple varieties of presets to remove the stress and strain of designing

SOLIDWORKS is the choice CAD software for product designers, engineers, manufacturers, and anyone else involved in the development of products. Whether you want to replace an incompetent CAD software or intend to purchase one for the first time, SOLIDWORKS is your solution. You can use the software to quickly create, validate, manage, and communicate your complete product development process.

DesignPoint is a team of SOLIDWORKS professionals and 3D design specialists. We aim to help designers, manufacturers, and engineers make the best use of SOLIDWORKS  and other 3D design tools to create superior products.