Collaborating with a customer or a supplier shouldn’t be a challenge, but with the many versions of CAD software being used in the industry these days, these challenges can exist. SOLIDWORKS 2017 has made helping customers and viewing different formats easier with Interconnect, a tool that will be part of their 2017 release.
SOLIDWORKS 2017 is not only smoother and faster than ever before, but they have made enhancements to almost every feature and product in their software line. Interconnect is the icing on the cake for those who need to not only open and view data from other CAD software but who need to make changes that can be saved and reopened by the original user.
So what else does Interconnect do? Well for starters, it can work with files from all major brands of CAD software including Autodesk® Inventor®, CATIA®, PTC®Creo®, Siemens®, and more. So now, jumping to SOLIDWORKS isn’t as much of an obstacle since it can now deal with non-native data in a friendlier, more flowing manner. This is especially useful for those who may have been wanting to switch to SOLIDWORKS, but their supply chain uses another program. Interconnect eliminates that problem allowing everyone to work together on a project or design throughout its entire lifecycle.
In the past, working with non-native CAD software had its limitations. Although it was possible to import files, they existed in a state unlinked from the original file. Here are the top highlights that will increase your productivity and provide clearer communication within your design processes.READ MORE