3D Systems debuted 3DXpert® for SOLIDWORKS 15 software, allowing customers to design complex structures and accelerate the product design lifecycle with better automation and seamless data exchange from and to SOLIDWORKS.
3DXpert was developed to address challenges of available design toolsets that are oriented for traditional manufacturing techniques, which has created barriers to digital manufacturing workflow optimization. Further, the software can address parts that possess complex geometries and offer the ability to create more shapes in more ways.
“Software is the foundation of transformative digital manufacturing solutions,” said Radhika Krishnan, Executive Vice President, Software, Healthcare & Digitization at 3D Systems. “Looking at our expertise and combining that 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 competitive advantage in several ways such as adding design for additive manufacturing capabilities to their toolset with 3DXpert for SOLIDWORKS 15.
"In addition, SOLIDWORKS users can accelerate their product design cycle and reduce the time – from hours to minutes - required to build CAD models of real-world objects using advanced scan-to SOLIDWORKS capabilities that are included in our Geomagic® for SOLIDWORKS solution. Users can also use GibbsCAM®, our complementary CAM solution to complete their subtractive design and manufacturing workflow.”