SolidWorks 2009 Delivers Dramatic Speed Increase Plus More Than 260 Customer-Driven Enhancements
Newest Version of Leading 3D CAD Software Eliminates Traditional Performance/Functionality Tradeoffs
Dassault SystèmesSolidWorks Corp., a world leader in 3D solutions, today in a worldwide press event unveiled SolidWorks® 2009 Premium, the newest version of the most widely adopted 3D CAD software with a documented speed increase of up to 65 percent over SolidWorks 2008. No 3D CAD software is faster or easier to use in helping users transform their innovative ideas into intelligent 3D models that are ready for manufacturing.
SolidWorks 2009 enhances what was already among the highest-performing products in the 3D CAD market. The new software reflects an intensive R&D effort focused directly on performance, which company research reveals is designers’ and engineers’ most valued CAD software trait.
The groundbreaking speed increase is calculated on documented productivity gains measured in the creation and modification of large assemblies and drawings using workflows adapted from real-world customer environments and data. Customer workflows were studied and tested to ensure that the overall design process was being improved, not just specific functions and tasks. More significantly, these performance gains were attained without new features and functions, meaning that users do not have to learn new techniques, settings, or functionality to take advantage of the power of SolidWorks 2009. See a video at http://www.solidworkslaunch.com/VideoPage.aspx?id=6
“With SolidWorks 2009, I’ve noticed a huge improvement in assembly and drawing performance, especially when working with large assemblies,” said Mike Baljak, SolidWorks CAD administrator, ATS Automation Tooling Systems http://www.atsautomation.com/.
“SolidWorks 2009 will enable us to quickly open large layouts, make changes to the design, and update the associated drawing with ease, which will make our design process more efficient. This will ultimately help ATS get our SolidWorks-generated designs to manufacturing faster, shorten the design and build cycle, and enable our customers to get their products to market quicker than their competition.”
In addition to raw out-of-the-box performance, SolidWorks 2009 introduces SpeedPak (video at http://www.solidworkslaunch.com/VideoPage.aspx?id=1), a new approach to large assembly handling that dramatically reduces the amount of computer memory needed while maintaining full graphic detail and associativity. As a result, users can build and work with massive assemblies and drawings with high performance and memory efficiency.