3D Systems has announced 3DXpert™ for SOLIDWORKS. The new 3DXpert for SOLIDWORKS product enables SOLIDWORKS users to prepare and optimize designs for both plastic and metal additive manufacturing.
3DXpert for SOLIDWORKS provides a new layer of tools, accessible in a familiar CAD environment, making it easy to prepare and optimize designs for additive manufacturing. SOLIDWORKS users will now be able to produce complex geometries, light-weight parts without compromising strength, and apply surface texture to deliver functional or aesthetic benefits.
3DXpert for SOLIDWORKS provides an integrated solution that streamlines preparation and optimization stages from design to manufacturing.
Designers using 3DXpert for SOLIDWORKS will be able to: (i) Maintain design integrity by working with native CAD solids without converting them into STL. (ii) Optimize structures with rapid creation of lattice-based structures for light-weighting and applying surface textures; and (iii) Accelerate preparation time by employing automatic features such as tray setup, and estimation of material usage and build time.