It is time. The 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS Offers are finally here and knocking on our door! It has only been a few months since SOLIDWORKS CEO Gian Paolo Bassi teased us with a glimpse of these amazing offers in the 3DEXPERIENCE World General Session but it seems like eternity as the excitement has been mounting.
It doesn’t get better than this – the SOLIDWORKS desktop product you know and love, combined with the powerful 3DEXPERIENCE Platform all fully integrated as never before! Add in robust, safe and secure PDM, Project Management, CAD in the Cloud, a Sub-D surface modeler and Simulation, and you have three amazing offers to entice you to take that step onto the Platform. Let’s take a look at the many benefits of a cloud-based product development platform.
Baked-in IT and data management
Have you ever worked on an outdated file, spent so long looking for a part you could have redrawn it, or wondered who made a modification to an assembly when you weren’t looking? Is it difficult managing your various SOLIDWORKS’ users and licenses? Do you love it when a new release of SOLIDWORKS comes out – but detest the dreaded install process? Then you are going to love the easy-to-use, practically transparent Data Management tools that come with the 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS Offers.
No need to make a large investment in IT or expensive servers – we have the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to thank for that! SOLIDWORKS updates are lighter, automatic and more frequent so you get the new features as soon as possible. It’s easy to manage and scale your business by adding or subtracting licenses when needed, and you now have one single source of truth, alleviating the pain that comes when working without PDM. What will you do with all that time on your hands since you won’t be recreating models, searching for valuable data, or working on outdated files?
Proactive product management
We all work on projects as we design and develop products – how are you managing these projects? The 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS offers come with easy PLM and Project Management tools for all projects, large or small, that will keep your teams’ tasks organized and on schedule. Assign tasks and set key milestones and reminders to keep projects on track. Stakeholders have transparent access to the timeline where they can check the status, run reports and manage design changes.
With this new normal – many of us are working remotely (or sometimes even far apart in our offices). With the offers, you also get the powerful 3DEXPERIENCE platform collaboration tools that help solve design problems faster, foster innovation and encourage discussions that improve processes. It’s easy to share your SOLIDWORKS design data with others – anytime, anywhere and on any device. Mark-ups are simple and can easily be fed back into the project. Need more convincing on the power of collaboration for Product Design and Development? Check out my article on Engineering.com.
Or maybe you need to work from home but forgot to borrow your SOLIDWORKS license when you were in the office. No problem at all because you access your SOLIDWORKS from anywhere just by logging into the 3DEXPERIENCE platform (that would have come in handy during those stay-at-home orders!)
Of course you can buy many disparate collaboration, PDM, and project management tools from multiple sources that don’t fully understand the product design and development industry. Or you can buy one total solution from the company that brings you the SOLIDWORKS you have come to depend on. No company understands your processes better than Dassault Systèmes! The 3DEXPERIENCE Platform is a secure collaborative one-stop-shop for everyone in the Design and Manufacturing eco-system.
The 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS offers are all priced to please your budget, with little (or in some cases no) additional cost over SOLIDWORKS desktop alone. When you add in the value of the robust PDM tools, the full 3DEXPERIENCE platform integration, as well as CAD in the Cloud with 3D Creator – the 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS Standard Offer is tough to pass up for sure! If you’re also looking for a friendly yet powerful Sub-D surface modeler, you can go with 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS Professional. If you want Simulation on top of everything else – you can go with the Premium Offer. Your business needs are unique so the choice is yours.
Note: All of these offers are SAS (Software as a Service), which means you pay as you go.
A day in the life on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform
How will you start your day with the 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS offers? You can either create a Desktop Shortcut that launches SOLIDWORKS – much like before, except it will route you through the platform or you can log onto the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and launch it from within. Simple. If you are part of a project and have tasks assigned to you – you might see friendly reminders in the platform. Of course, as with all things CLOUD, an internet connection is required. You will be saving all of your data up in the cloud for safe, secure and speedy access and you won’t look back!
It is time to take the next step in your CAD journey and move to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. These offers are the perfect entry point to make the move and reap the many rewards. Contact your local reseller today for more information about the 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS offers and see for yourself!