3D Systems releases 3DXpert® for SOLIDWORKS 15

February 15, 2020

February 15, 2020

3D Systems releases 3DXpert® for SOLIDWORKS 15 its updates software for AM
3D Systems has released its latest software solution for AM, 3DXpert for SOLIDWORKS 15 (Courtesy 3D Systems)

3D Systems, Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA, has introduced 3DXpert® for SOLIDWORKS 15, its latest software solution, which is an add-on for SOLIDWORKS and extends its design capabilities with a complete Design for AM (DfAM) toolset, equipping designers with everything they need to prepare and optimise their designs for Additive Manufacturing.

According to the company, the growth of AM is contingent on optimising digital workflows, which begin with reimagining how software supports the process and corrects the core issues that pose significant challenges for designers. 

Until now, the design toolset available has been oriented for traditional manufacturing techniques, which has created barriers to digital manufacturing workflow optimisation. Additionally, designers have faced a demand for lighter weight parts and parts that possess complex geometries. 3D Systems explains that its latest software solution addresses these challenges and unlocks new possibilities.

“Software is the foundation of transformative digital manufacturing solutions,” commented Radhika Krishnan, Executive Vice President, Software, Healthcare, & Digitisation 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 realised 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.”

“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,” Krishnan added. “Users can also use GibbsCAM®, our complementary CAM solution to complete their subtractive design and manufacturing workflow.”

General availability of the new version of 3DXpert for SOLIDWORKS 15 is planned for March 2020.


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