Meet the Product Definition Team: Nandish Datti

SOLIDWORKS 2016 Launch

Who decides What’s New in SOLIDWORKS? Product Definition team members are a major component in determining and defining enhancements and new functionality included within the SOLIDWORKS products each year. They meet face-to-face with SOLIDWORKS customers to discuss what’s working, what isn’t, and what they would like to see in the future. These customer visits are fantastic opportunities for you to connect with SOLIDWORKS directly, and let us know what we can do to help make your jobs easier. Over the next few weeks, we’re going to be talking with members of the Product Definition team for an inside look at their favorite 2016 features.

Product Definition: Nandish Datti

Nandish is a Mechanical Engineer who carried out his Master’s degree in Product Design and Manufacturing. He has four years of work experience in the field of support, training and development of Simulation tools. In his free time, he enjoys going out for long rides, trekking, cycling.

What is your favorite 2016 feature?
Results Equation.

Why results equation?
This is the first functionality I worked on as a PD and the only project I worked in 2016 release.

How does the results equation enhance/improve the user experience?
This is a very special functionality which enables the user to create a new type of simulation result plot that is defined with equations using existing result plots as variables and the standard mathematical functions.

What was the most enjoyable part of developing the new results equation option?
As this was the first project for me, I enjoyed writing specs for this feature and also enjoyed the testing of the functionality.

Was this functionality initiated by a customer visit? An Enhancement Request? How did it start?
There were two SPR’s in the database with few customer requests each.

Any other thoughts on Product Definition and what your team does?
I am very proud of the work I am doing as a Product Definition Manager for SOLIDWORKS Simulation. It is an opportunity to provide the engineers/designers/analysts around the globe with right tools and the right functionalities they need to do their jobs. 

And finally, your favorite color?

If you’re interested in setting up a Customer Visit with a member of the SOLIDWORKS Product Definition Team, send an email to Please include: your name, company, contact number, and a brief summary of what areas you’d like to discuss (Assemblies, Weldments, Sheet Metal, Drawings, Simulation, eDrawings, SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard/Professional, etc.) to get started. You can also find the team at your local user group meetings, and at SOLIDWORKS World 2016 in Dallas, Texas.

Every year SOLIDWORKS releases a new version of its flagship product, and last year, a new tradition was born here on the Blogs. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be taking a Sneak Peek at 15 new features here on the SOLIDWORKS Blog, and then we’ll be following them up with short, detailed videos on the functionality over on the SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog beginning September 23rd. Until then, you can learn more about SOLIDWORKS 2016 by clicking the banner above and checking out the Launch Site.

Rachel Diane York

Rachel Diane York

Community and User Advocacy Manager at SOLIDWORKS
I was the founding member of the Tech Valley SOLIDWORKS User Group and a huge fan of our fantastic Community. I've taught and provided technical support for SOLIDWORKS as well as presented at many user group events. In my spare time I enjoy: billiards, reading, and playing video games. Please feel free to reach out!
Rachel Diane York