3D Systems, one of the largest 3D printing companies in the world announced that it has released 3DXpert for SOLIDWORKS – a product that combines tools that designers need from 3D Systems with Dassault Systèmes’ SOLIDWORKS. The new tool offers unique advantages to users of SOLIDWORKS as it allows them to easily prepare and optimise their designs for additive manufacturing.
The combination of both these tools offers whole new advantages to designers in the familiar CAD environment. For example, 3DXpert for SOLIDWORKS allows designers to prepare and optimise designs for both plastic as well as metal and even easily produce complex geometries, light-weight parts without compromising strength.
3DXpert for SOLIDWORKS has been created with a view to streamline each and every step that goes into the development of a product. Right from designing to manufacturing, the tool offers an integrated solution to designers a feature that was previously lacking in traditional designing software which only restricted designers’ ability to exploit full capabilities of additive manufacturing.
By providing an integrated solution towards manufacturing, 3DXpert for SOLIDWORKS will now allow designers to fully exploit the capabilities of additive manufacturing as it will help rapidly cut time required for product development, reduce time required to bring products to market, and lower overall costs of operation required to build a particular product using additive manufacturing.
Speaking about the partnership with Dassault Systèmes, Vyomesh Joshi, President and CEO, 3D Systems said in an official statement, “We are excited to partner with Dassault Systèmes and help customers experience the reality of 3D printing through the new 3DXpert for SOLIDWORKS offering.” “This collaboration enables SOLIDWORKS users to create more shapes, more ways, and accelerate product development cycles while lowering costs. We are offering designers a true competitive advantage while re-defining the design and manufacturing process.”
Offering more details on how 3DXpert can benefit users of SOLIDWORKS, ““We’ve seen a tremendous increase in the adoption of additive manufacturing,” Gian Paolo Bassi, CEO, SOLIDWORKS, Dassault Systèmes said, “As a result, we collaborated with 3D Systems to provide SOLIDWORKS users with the tools to help them design specifically for additive manufacturing, which requires a different set of operations and rules than more traditional, subtractive manufacturing. Available with all SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD subscriptions, 3DXpert for SOLIDWORKS allows designers to be able to optimize their design for additive manufacturing, check for manufacturability without any waste of time and material, and attain a competitive advantage in the market.”
Recently, Nano-Dimension also unveiled a new SOLIDWORKS add-in to its DragonFly 2020 Pro 3D Printer to ease the process of 3D printing of complex prototypes made of polymers and metals designed in SOLIDWORKS. The new add-in for DragonFly 2020 Pro 3D printer allows 3D printing of embedded electronics in a single build process and helps accelerate product design in a cost-efficient and timely manner.