SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual: Focus On Your Design Concept, Not Your CAD Tool

Concept modeling using SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual is fast and intuitive, allowing you to evolve your designs from simple 2D layout sketches to 3D geometry, then parts and assemblies.

You can choose the level of detail required to validate your concepts, and easily share this information with other stakeholders in the decision making process.  The streamlined user interface and flexible modeling tools provide a perfect combination of power and simplicity, allowing you to explore more design alternatives.

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During the concept design phase, being able to rapidly iterate through your ideas is critical.  Instead of focusing your attention on product structure, SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual’s intuitive “Single Modeling Environment” lets you explore and validate these ideas, without needing to define part and assembly structure at the beginning of the process. When the time is right, you can simply convert your 2D sketches and 3D features to components.  There’s no need to switch to different windows or model types.

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When exploring different design ideas, the final solution may be very different from where you started.  Being able to quickly make changes to your models, without being restricted by earlier design decisions, can be a significant competitive advantage.  Using simple push-pull, drag-and-rotate direct editing techniques, you can modify 3D models, regardless of their source.

If the models were created from scratch in SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual, you can mix parametric history-based and direct editing techniques together, giving you the ability to modify models in record time.

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While choosing the best design is a goal that all designers strive for, being able to easily identify, capture and retrieve all your ideas can increase the overall effectiveness of your product development process.

A design that might not be best for one situation could be perfect for another.  Capturing these ideas allows you to leverage your team’s collective expertise, and make decisions better and faster for future projects, increasing your competitive edge.

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SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual allows you to quickly and easily explore new design ideas, make rapid changes regardless of data source or previous design intent, and store and communicate all of your ideas for use on current or future projects.  The combination of these distinctive attributes allows you to design innovative products faster than ever before.

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John Picinich

John Picinich

John is a Senior Product Portfolio Manager at Solidworks