SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual First Look:
This podcast covers the first look at the first new product announced at SolidWorks World 2013 in Orlando, Florida. Topics covered:
- The launch of SW Mechanical Conceptual
- Product focus and capabilities
- Simulation options
- Communication options
- Workflow used with SolidWorks on the desktop
- What "always connected" means
- Availability and thoughts
Well today was the day we have been waiting for since SolidWorks World 2010 in Anaheim, CA. Fielder Hiss took the stage and announced a new 3DExperience platform (no really that is the name of the platform) that is "always connected and will bring conceptual design and collaboration to the SolidWorks offering.
Unlike the last announcement, this product looks similar, like most of the DS products do, in the UI but had a much larger list of functions focused on both history and direct modeling techniques. The feature list included function like sketching, dynamic movement, simulation, version control, chat, communities, and the list went on.
I wanted to simply talk about what we know and what was shown since we have no more answers than we did the last time. There are dates but those can be pushed however I think due to the scope of the list of features, this product might have merit once users can get in and start modeling. ~Lou