SolidWorks launches Mechanical Conceptual at SWW14

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Dassault Systèmes (DS) has used its international user event to launch its new conceptual and collaborative tool SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual.

Billed as a ‘New conceptual, instinctive, social, connected design application’, Mechanical Conceptual places a big emphasis on collaboration and draws on technology available to the DS Catia community.

DS has stressed that the new software should be seen as complementary to the existing version of SolidWorks, though we imagine this might change over time.

“As technologies and business models evolve, our users look to us to provide them with the newest tools to help them collaborate more widely and leverage 3D manufacturing and 3D printing in order to be more competitive and innovative. With SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual, we’ve done that,” said SolidWorks CEO Bertrand Sicot speaking at SolidWorks World.

“For the first time ever, the entire manufacturing industry can benefit from a game-changing social platform that powers both the global SolidWorks community, as well as a new generation of process experiences for the worldwide Catia community.

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DS has created a nine minute video which focuses on some of the key features.

SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual will be available from April 2014 and is set to cost $2,988 / €2,988 / £2,307 per year.

Well be sharing our thoughts on this new tool and the entire SolidWorks World user event soon so check back later.

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