Many improvements have been made to ‘Computer Aided Design’ software (CAD) since its inception, allowing users to create designs faster and easier than ever before. Unfortunately, the aided part of CAD has not been applied equally to all areas of the software. Today you can create complex shapes with increasing ease but the task of assembling parts into an assembly has only seen a limited advance in terms of ease of use.
Creating assembly mates has become easier mostly through the advances in selection and UI paradigms, but these steps still need to be repeated each time you want to position components together. The next advance in assembling components together can be found in SOLIDWORKS 3DEXPERIENCE solutions.
By applying the concept of learning-by-doing, SOLIDWORKS 3DEXPERIENCE solutions have virtually eliminated the need to assign assembly mates between components more than once. The best part is you don’t need to do anything to benefit from this capability. Watch this video below to see how easy it is to assemble components together in SOLIDWORKS 3DEXPERIENCE solutions.
Within SOLIDWORKS 3DEXPERIENCE solutions you simply mate components together once, and they remember how to position themselves in the future assemblies. Unfortunately, knowing how to position components together is only part of the challenge. Learning what components should be used potentially more critical and time consuming.
PDM software users may be familiar “where used” and “contains” searches to help find related items. These can certainly help, but they are not part of the normal assembly mating process.
By integrating the ability to suggest compatible components and automatic mate positions into the assembly workflow, users will greatly reduce errors and the time required to complete their designs.
SOLIDWORKS Conceptual Designer and Industrial Designer are the safest and most reliable choices to compliment your SOLIDWORKS Desktop design environment. They offer unique workflows and functionalities that expand your design toolbox and enable you to get your job done.
Learn more about SOLIDWORKS Conceptual Designer by watching this webinar: