SolidWorks Sustainability Xpress
|Video: First Look SolidWorks Sustainability||
SolidWorks SustainabilityXpress enables you to perform screening-level life cycle assessment (LCA) directly on individual part designs to help you understand the environmental impacts of your design decisions. SustainabilityXpress is included with each of the SolidWorks 3D CAD design packages—SolidWorks Premium, Professional, and Standard.
You start by entering basic product parameters, such as manufacturing process and region, to calculate overall impacts of your part design on four key environmental indicators: carbon footprint, total energy demand, impacts to the air, and impacts to water. The initial analysis provides a baseline for direct comparison with any design changes. Develop greener designs by searching the SolidWorks material database for alternate materials that match your mechanical and environmental criteria. SolidWorks SustainabilityXpress integrates directly with the SolidWorks design interface and automatically generates reports on your findings, so you can quickly assess, build, and communicate your greener part designs.