A new power-supports capability fully automates support generation for multiple geometries with the click of a button.
A new power-supports capability fully automates support generation for multiple geometries with the click of a button.

3D Systems has that it has developed software for computer aided design (CAD) program Solidworks 15.

According to the company, its 3DXpert add-on software allows users to prepare and improve their designs for additive manufacturing (AM) so that they can design more complex structures and accelerate product design lifecycle with better automation and bi-directional data exchange from and to Solidworks.

3D Systems says that up till now the design toolset available has been oriented for traditional manufacturing techniques.

‘Software is the foundation of transformative digital manufacturing solutions,’ said Radhika Krishnan, executive vice president, 3D Systems. ‘Looking at our expertise and combining that with our end-to-end software portfolio solutions and the specific needs of Solidworks designers, we realized that we could help Solidworks users streamline their digital manufacturing workflows and gain competitive advantage in several ways such as adding design for additive manufacturing capabilities to their toolset with 3DXpert for Solidworks 15.’

This story uses material from 3D Systems, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.