Dassault Systèmes has just released their February 3DEXPERIENCE Works
update of browser-based design and engineering capabilities which include a range of new functionalities, user assistance and integrations. Let’s take a closer look at the enhancements included in this release.
Updated Browser-Based Roles
This update sees new functionality being added to browser-based roles, including 3D Creator, 3D Sculptor, 3D Sheetmetal Creator, 3D Structure Creator, 3D Mould Creator, Manufacturing Definition Creator.
Increased Connections and Integrations
The number of products that
contain printed circuit boards (PCBs) continues to grow exponentially. Now you
can import IDF files, which are typically 2D designs, directly from your ECAD
software. The application converts files to 3D representations of the PCB that
can be used to design extremely accurate enclosures.
- Import Revit Files for AEC Applications
With the ability to import Revit
files, you can work concurrently with architects and building designers to
ensure your designs properly integrate with theirs, increasing efficiency and
reducing manufacturing issues.
- 2D Drawing & 3D Model Connection
The latest release allows you to create
2D drawings based on a 3D view for a flexible solution that outputs both model-based
definition (MBD) and 2D drawings with no rework required on dimensions and
annotations. In addition to this, you can now create 2D presentations for
manufacturing definitions with seamless connection to 3D geometry and
The DXF export update includes
changes to the flat pattern, these updates ensure that the changes are only
reflected on a flat pattern and changes won’t disrupt your folded model.
Enhanced Design Assistant Functionality
- Keyboard Shortcuts on Tool Tips
- New User Assistant Panel
- User Parameters
- Intelligent Tangency for Parting Lines
- Design Assistance for Manual Parting Lines
- Thickness Analysis Checker
- Hopper Feature (with bends)
- Additional Bend Options
- Easily Place Gussets, End Caps, and Plates
- Faster Geometry Selection
- Net Surface Primitive
If another designer has changed
the file you are working on, it will be graphically flagged as out of date in
the Design Manager. This flag makes it easier and quicker to tell when items
are outdated, so you can update the items and reduce time spent on rework.
- Smoother Design Workflows
If you forget to create a
reference sketch, hole, or other feature while in a command that requires one,
you can pause the command and create your sketch before automatically returning
to the previous command—all without losing your place.
The platform makes it easy to
work with people inside and outside your company, including customers,
suppliers, and manufacturers. You can simplify your communication workflow and
improve productivity because everyone works from the same platform. And because
data management is built in, you have design data and communication audit
trails all in one easy-to-access location.
With the power of machine
learning, this update revolutionises the way you put together assemblies, which
become as intuitive as that well-known brand of construction blocks, but with
any shaped geometry.
LEARN MORE ABOUT 3DEXPERIENCE WORKS
Interested in 3DEXPERIENCE Works and want to learn more
about it? Visit our 3DEXPERIENCE Works pages to discover its capabilities or get in touch with us to arrange a demo.