3D Systems Streamlines Digital Design and Manufacturing Workflows for SOLIDWORKS Users



The growth of additive manufacturing depends on optimizing digital workflows and that starts with reinventing the way software supports the process and fixes fundamental issues that pose significant challenges for designers. Until now, the available design toolset has been geared towards traditional manufacturing techniques, which has created barriers to optimizing the digital manufacturing workflow. In addition, designers were faced with a demand for lighter parts and parts with complex geometries. 3D Systems’ latest software solution addresses these challenges and opens up new possibilities, including the ability to create more shapes in multiple ways.

“Software is the foundation of transformative digital manufacturing solutions,” said Radhika Krishnan, Executive Vice President, Software, Healthcare and Digitization, 3D Systems. “By looking at our expertise and combining it with our end-to-end software portfolio solutions and the specific needs of SOLIDWORKS designers, we realized that we could help SOLIDWORKS users streamline their digital manufacturing workflows and gain a competitive advantage in several ways, such as adding design for additive manufacturing capabilities to their toolset with 3DXpert for SOLIDWORKS 15. Additionally, SOLIDWORKS users can speed up their product design cycle and reduce the time – from hours to minutes – required to create CAD models of real world objects using the advanced scan to SOLIDWORKS capabilities that are included in our Geomagic® for the SOLIDWORKS solution. Users can also use GibbsCAM®, our complementary CAM solution to complement their subtractive design and manufacturing workflow. “

3DXpert for SOLIDWORKS is an add-on for SOLIDWORKS, extending the design capabilities of SOLIDWORKS with a comprehensive DfAM toolset, providing designers with everything they need to prepare and optimize their designs for 3D printing.

3DXpert for SOLIDWORKS 15 further enhances SOLIDWORKS ‘direct path to additive manufacturing and enables users to:

  • Shorten the design cycle with improved two-way data transfer: One-click, transparent two-way data transfer – reducing time and effort while preserving data integrity.
  • Optimize the design structure with an improved truss development suite: Designers can now develop bespoke structures to capitalize on intellectual property, reduce costs and gain a competitive advantage, in addition to using the rich library of predefined truss structures.
  • Easily make successful prints with automated tools and workflows: A new power support capability fully automates the generation of support for multiple geometries with the click of a button. In addition, enhanced construction simulation capabilities provide designers with clear and immediate feedback on their design decisions.

The general availability of the new version of 3DXpert for SOLIDWORKS 15 is scheduled for March 2020. Designers and engineers can experience the benefits of 3DXpert for SOLIDWORKS with a free trial version available for download.

Geomagic for SOLIDWORKS will also be on display at the show and is the industry’s only fully integrated 3D scanning to SOLIDWORKS software solution. The software helps designers reduce the time – from hours to minutes – required to create CAD models of real-world objects by using advanced and automated wizards to quickly and easily create sketches, surfaces and solid parts editable feature-based in SOLIDWORKS – directly from 3D Scan Data.

3DEXPERIENCE World 2020 attendees can view 3D Systems’ extensive manufacturing portfolio including software, materials, 3D printers and services including: 3DXpert for SOLIDWORKS, Geomagic for SOLIDWORKS, 3DXpert, Geomagic Design XMT, GibbsCAM and Figure 4® Standalone on booth # 117 from February 9 to 12.

For more information on 3D Systems’ presence at 3DEXPERIENCE World 2020, please visit the company’s website.

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About 3D systems
Over 30 years ago, 3D Systems brought innovation in 3D printing to the manufacturing industry. Today, as a leader in AM solutions, it enables manufacturers to create products and business models never before possible through transformed workflows. This is achieved through the company’s best digital manufacturing ecosystem, consisting of plastic and metal 3D printers, printing materials, on-demand manufacturing services, and a portfolio of end-to-end manufacturing software. at the end. Each solution draws on the expertise of the company’s application engineers who work with customers to transform manufacturing environments. 3D Systems solutions address a variety of advanced applications for prototyping through production in markets such as aerospace, automotive, medical, dental and consumer goods. More information about the company is available at www.3dsystems.com.

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