2. What's New

What’s New in the SOLIDWORKS Solution Portfolio

New capabilities and enhancements to the SOLIDWORKS® portfolio of solutions will help you maximize the productivity of your design and manufacturing resources, while empowering you to deliver innovative products faster.

You Asked, We Delivered

Every year, our users submit thousands of enhancement requests for our solution portfolio. We review all user requests, prioritize the ones we will work on and release enhancements with our annual major release in September as well as service packs throughout the year. The SOLIDWORKS 2020 release delivers improved performance, streamlined workflows and support for a connected design ecosystem in the cloud. Our Design-to-Manufacturing solution, a suite of seamlessly integrated software tools, enable you to go from concept to manufactured product faster, all in the native SOLIDWORKS environment. Check out some of our new capabilities highlighted below.

Improved Performance

Speed up the design of large assemblies and design validation with performance improvements in drawings, assemblies and simulation. Open large drawings instantly with the new Detailing mode while still being able to add and edit drawing annotations. Improve your design speed with the new Envelope Publisher by including components from a top-level assembly as envelopes in a subassembly. Run your simulations faster with a hybrid mesh that contains both draft and high-quality elements.

Streamlined Workflows

Enhancements in design, simulation, and manufacturing enable simplified workflows so you can shorten your time to market, improve product quality and reduce manufacturing costs. Save design time and ensure an accurate bill of materials with Make Part Flexible. Select multiple silhouette edges faster with the new Silhouette Entities tool in Sketch. Let Simulation Evaluator check your simulation study to determine if the setup is optimal for a successful simulation.

Connected Design Ecosystem in the Cloud

Extend SOLIDWORKS to the cloud through a seamless connection with the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform and its growing set of solutions for every aspect of product development. Manage product data, projects and lifecycle directly from SOLIDWORKS desktop with 3D Component Designer and Project Planner. Easily create organically shaped models with 3D Sculptor, our new subdivision-modeling solution which includes the xShape app. Quickly set up custom dashboards, play 3D models, and securely share data— all in the cloud, with Business Innovation.

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