Why SolidWorks Sustainability?
Worldwide awareness of environmental issues has never been more acute. Consumers are increasingly considering the environmental impact of products they buy. They’re not just looking at recyclability. They want to know about materials used and how the product was made. Manufacturers, in turn, are trying to respond to that growing demand.
What it means to you
As an engineer or product designer, you have the power to dramatically alter how we interact with our environment. The question is how. Many designers don’t know about the life cycle assessment (LCA) process or how it could guide them to more sustainable designs. Others may think the process is too complex and time-consuming, or is someone else’s responsibility.
Learning about designing for the environment now will put you ahead of the curve. With SolidWorks Sustainability, you’ll have the built-in environmental intelligence to make more informed decisions about what materials to use. You’ll also see how region-specific material sourcing, manufacturing, use, and disposal will affect your product’s life cycle before manufacturing begins.
What it means to your company
As a manufacturer, you have no choice but to address market changes. SolidWorks Sustainability is a tool that can help you stay profitable as consumers increasingly choose sustainably designed products. Using LCA information early in your design process will save your company time and money by avoiding surprising sustainability assessments and costly redesigns later. As a matter of global corporate citizenship, sustainable design means making decisions to ensure future environmental stability.