This IDC Manufacturing Insights Perspective provides some of the key features and analyses of the latest version of Dassault Systèmes' (3DS) design software SOLIDWORKS. IDC Manufacturing Insights attended the SOLIDWORKS 2017 launch event held in Bangalore, India to hear the updates from 3DS executives and success stories from customers.
With the digitalization of technologies, more and more companies are looking at one single platform to handle their end-to-end product challenges and attempt innovation as a competitive differentiator. "SOLIDWORKS 2017 simplifies the design and development process with a better user experience, new capabilities for emerging technologies, and improved functionality for seamless collaboration with teams and networks," says Gian Paolo Bassi, CEO, SOLIDWORKS, 3DS. Suchit Jain, SOLIDWORKS VP for strategy and community, addressed the existing challenges in the manufacturing industry and the various experiences the software offers as means to propagate innovation, which was in line with the overall message at the SOLIDWORKS World event held earlier in 2016 in Dallas, Texas.