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Exploring the New Frontiers of 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS R2024x FD01

Insights from Salih Alani


The world of 3D design and simulation takes a significant leap forward with the latest update to 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS, R2024x FD01. Thanks to the comprehensive insights provided by Salih Alani, we're able to dive deep into the enhancements and new features that make this update a pivotal moment for designers and engineers alike.


The integration of SOLIDWORKS Simulation directly into the 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS platform stands out as a headline feature. This seamless connection allows users to not only launch SOLIDWORKS Simulation and SOLIDWORKS Motion from within the 3DEXPERIENCE environment but also to run simulations on their data efficiently. This capability promises to streamline the exploration and validation of design iterations, fostering an environment where innovation can thrive.

Further improving the user experience, the update introduces convenient methods for ensuring data accuracy and relevance. For instance, the ability to quickly sync local cache with the platform data ensures that users are always working with the most current information. This is facilitated through user-friendly options such as “Refresh view” and “Refresh all from Server,” enhancing productivity and reducing the risk of discrepancies.


Automation and efficiency are taken to new heights with the expanded capabilities of the SOLIDWORKS Task Scheduler. The introduction of a new task, 3DEXPERIENCE Compatibility, enables the bulk conversion of parts and assemblies into physical products. This advancement not only saves a considerable amount of time but also ensures that custom properties and configurations remain consistent and aligned.

The update also focuses on the nuanced integration of PLM custom properties with physical products, ensuring that PLM information is seamlessly associated with the parent physical product. This feature is crucial for maintaining coherent and updated project status across teams, streamlining collaboration and project tracking.


On the CAD enhancement front, the update brings several noteworthy improvements. Among them, the ability to copy cut list properties to other cut list items simplifies and speeds up the design process. Additionally, the new measurement tool for angular rotation between coordinate systems, the update to the Parts Evaluation tool, and the capacity to measure the projected surface area of bodies are all geared towards providing designers with more tools and data to make informed decisions quickly.


Notable CAD enhancements include the support for Beam Lattice Extension, enhancing the import capabilities for 3MF files containing beam lattices, and the introduction of Selection Breadcrumbs for Large Design Review, which optimises the editing process for large assemblies.


As Salih Alani eloquently outlines, these updates and enhancements to 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS R2024x FD01 represent a significant stride towards more integrated, efficient, and intuitive design and simulation workflows. By providing tools that facilitate smarter, faster, and more collaborative design processes, this update is set to empower engineers and designers to push the boundaries of what's possible.


Credit to Salih Alani for providing a detailed and insightful overview of these advancements, offering the SOLIDWORKS community a glimpse into the future of design and engineering.


The original Blog post can be read here: "What’s New in 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS R2024x FD01"

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