SOLIDWORKS is undergoing a transition. We are now offering our solutions in numerous ways so our users can adopt the tools and technologies that are best suited for the unique needs of their businesses. Our users can now choose between solutions that run on the desktop, are cloud-connected or pure cloud tools.
And, while we built our reputation on building the world’s best CAD tools, we now offer solutions for every stakeholder in product development. Product development, after all, is about more than conceiving and creating product designs. That’s simply step one.
Those designs must also be vetted, manufactured, shipped, and supported throughout their lifecycles, and that involves a whole other cast of characters. Besides engineers and designers, design stakeholders can include those tasked with marketing and sales to those entrusted with validating the safety of new products to the person on the shop floor running the machine that will ultimately make the product.
That’s where the 3DEXPERIENCE platform comes into the picture. To make it a little easier to understand and to see how it can be used by all stakeholders, we created an interactive web experience, but first let’s talk about why platforms are important in today’s world.
Why are platforms important?
By definition, platforms are ecosystems that enable and support the exchange of information between groups. A platform makes it possible to connect tools, teams, data, and processes under one digital roof. Think Amazon, Apple, and Facebook—all are platforms. What makes the 3DEXPERIENCE platform different is it’s the only purpose-built business platform for product development.
This platform approach improves efficiencies and workflows, and enables everyone in your organization to have access to a single source of truth. This digital continuity spans the entire lifecycle of the product, from concept to design and manufacturing to validation and quality to marketing and sales so more people than ever can play an active role in providing the insight needed to create truly innovative products.
By connecting all of your teams in one unified environment and providing access to real-time data, they can innovate, collaborate, and make critical, data-driven decisions faster than ever. As a result, rapid design and engineering iterations can take place with less physical prototyping needed to finalize product development and manufacturing. Customers get better-designed products faster, resulting in higher customer retention and lower overhead costs so you can focus on what matters most: creating that next competition-crushing, new product.
Ready to Build it?
Are you ready to see what your 3DEXPERIENCE Universe might look like? Time to try out Build It, our new interactive web experience that enables you to build your very own 3DEXPERIENCE Works universe based on your own real-world work environment. Simply pick the character that best describes what you do.
Once you have selected your character, you can explore your virtual office, learn what his or her daily tasks are, hear about common challenges, and find helpful resources that were custom selected for this job role.
Next hover over each person to see details of what each do. Then you can pick those characters that best represent the current coworkers with whom you most often collaborate, your MVPs in product development, and start building your world.
Once your dream team has been identified, you simply click “Render Building” to see what your own 3DEXPERIENCE Works universe looks like and share it with others, either through email or on social media. You will see how everything is interconnected. Discover more about the tools you use, how your coworkers use them, and how your team can operate more efficiently in one seamless digital environment.
Learn more about how solutions in the 3DEXPERIENCE Works portfolio can help every design stakeholders do their jobs more efficiently than ever by contacting your local reseller. Click on the banner below to try out Build It, our new interactive web experience.