Tag: SolidWorks

Solidworks 2015 dispels the dark cloud of uncertainty

Solidworks 2015 dispels the dark cloud of uncertainty

The portfolio keeps growing; some of the new products come from the Dassault Systèmes 3D Experience side of the house. By Randall S. Newton with L. Stephen Wolfe, P.E. [Editor's Note: Larger versions of the images in this article are posted at our Facebook page.] Since 2010, a dark cloud of questions has been hanging [...]

By September 10, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Surprising results from SolidWorks workstation graphic benchmarking

Surprising results from SolidWorks workstation graphic benchmarking

Using a Lenovo ThinkStation E32 to test discrete vs. integrated GPUs found Intel is gaining ground on Nvidia. By L. Stephen Wolfe and Jon Peddie Waiting for a CAD workstation to finish loading a complex model, or drawing or rebuilding one, saps productivity and is as an­noying as being stalled in traffic. Work­stations are continuously getting [...]

By August 22, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Dassault Systemes revenue up 8% in Europe

Dassault Systemes revenue up 8% in Europe

A stock split and a change of registry overshadow financial results. Catia sales are down. PLM vendor Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: DSY.PA) saw revenue rise by 9% in the first quarter of 2014, compared with 1Q13. Total revenue was €502.2 million ($688.1 million). In constant currencies revenue was up 8%. Net income was €53.9 million [...]

SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual ships

SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual ships

Using social and cloud technologies for initial design studies, SWMC represents the next generation of SolidWorks. After a splashy introduction in January at SolidWorks World, the first product representing the next generation of SolidWorks is now available. SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual (SWMC) takes a collaborative approach to conceptual design, with built-in use of social and cloud [...]

Dassault Systèmes revenue up 5% for quarter and year

Dassault Systèmes revenue up 5% for quarter and year

With 16 acquisitions in two years, the French PLM company seeks to double the addressable market for an expanding array of services. By Randall S. Newton Dassault Systèmes (DASTY: OTCMKTS) closed the books on 2013 today, reporting revenue that was up 5% in both the fourth quarter (ending Dec. 31, 2013) and the full fiscal [...]

The business case for SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual

The business case for SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual

Intriguing but pricey. Steve Wolfe takes a close look at the most highly anticipated new MCAD product in years.  By L. Stephen Wolfe, P.E. [Editor's Note: Larger versions of the images in this article are available on the GraphicSpeak Facebook page.] As reported on January 28, the SolidWorks division of Dassault Systèmes announced the first [...]

By February 3, 2014 4 Comments Read More →
Finally, the big debut for SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual

Finally, the big debut for SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual

Dassault Systèmes says SWMC opens the door to all its applications for SolidWorks users. [Editor's Note: Since this article was published, contributing analyst L. Stephen Wolfe, P.E. has written a review of SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual: http://gfxspeak.com/2014/02/03/business-solidworks-mechanical-conceptual/] By Randall S. Newton The cat is officially out of the bag. On April 2, 2014 Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks [...]

3D Experience Platform could solve problems

3D Experience Platform could solve problems

Dassault Systèmes unveils its next-generation product development system, clearly a strategy for the long haul. By L. Stephen Wolfe, P.E. At Dassault Systèmes’s annual 3D Experience Customer Conference November 12-13, 2013 in Las Vegas, the mechanical engineering software giant shed glimmers of light on its soon-to-be delivered 3D Experience Platform. This appears to be an [...]

By November 16, 2013 3 Comments Read More →
SolidWorks keeps on truckin’

SolidWorks keeps on truckin’

The 2014 version of the top selling 3D mechanical CAD will improve the user experience. The founders’ legacy of a deep bench keeps SolidWorks focused. Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks introduced its 2014 edition to industry press and analysts last week with a straightforward introduction, short on hyperbole and long on details. As the most profitable unit [...]

By September 9, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
SolidWorks releases eDrawings for Android

SolidWorks releases eDrawings for Android

After initially resisting calls to move beyond iPad, the new Android app is optimized for tablets. The SolidWorks division of Dassault Systèmes has released an Android version of its popular eDrawings mobile viewer. Optimized for tablets running Android 4.0 and higher, the specs pretty much match the free iPad version. The $1.99 app is now [...]