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Solidtec Solutions demonstrates 3D CAD software SolidWorks 2012

Supplier: Solidtec Solutions
11 April, 2012

Solidtec Solutions demonstrates 3D CAD software SolidWorks 2012 with new and enhanced features.

Software and 3D design specialist company Solidtec Solutions will use the opportunity of two major tradeshows in Australia and New Zealand, Austech 2012 (Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park, May 8th-11th, Stand D168) and Emex (ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane, Auckland, May 1st-3rd, Stand 3084), to present the 20th release of the popular CAD software SolidWorks 2012.

SolidWorks is the industry leading design software providing the manufacturing community tools that increase productivity and focus on innovation to create products better, faster, and more cost-effectively.
"The new release comes with dozens of new useful features, which demonstrate how much the bar has been raised as to what users today expect from their CAD software,” says Shane Preston, CEO of Solidtec Solutions. "The new features fall into four major categories: Automation of commonly-used functions, enhanced performance, new workflows for changing the product development process, and additional collaboration capabilities.”

One of the standout new features of SolidWorks 2012 is SolidWorks Costing, an integrated costing tool that automates manufacturing cost calculations for sheetmetal and machined parts. Very often, engineers spend a good amount of time modifying designs to address cost concerns, using spreadsheets and manual quote processes to get the proper data. Given that many of these engineers are already SolidWorks users, the company saw an opportunity to deliver a more repeatable and accurate way for users to do what-if analysis on the materials and manufacturing methods associated with particular designs.

Visitors to the Solidtec stand during Autech 2012 and Emex can experience the benefits of SolidWorks 2012 first-hand, and the Solidtec expert team will be at hand to demonstrate the whole suite of new features, which have the potential to improve local manufacturers’ productivity and competitiveness.

"We chose Solidtec because they showed us the relevance of SolidWorks to our business and how we would benefit from it,” comments Neil Newnham, Managing Director at Belco Custom Trailers. "The demonstration they gave showing SolidWorks capabilities around framework and drawings was excellent. They knew exactly what we needed, and really highlighted just how simple SolidWorks is to use.”

From the outset the entire Solidtec team across Australia and New Zealand has been focused on adding value to their manufacturing customers and assisting them in increasing their innovation, sustainability and profitability. Solidtec’s performance would indicate these efforts are resonating with its customers, as Solidtec has been acknowledged as the fastest growing SolidWorks 3D CAD provider, trainer and support organisation in Australia and NZ and has been recognised as one the top performing SolidWorks resellers worldwide.

"We would like to congratulate Solidtec for its inclusion in President’s Club for 2011, an elite group of top performing SolidWorks resellers,” says Kenneth Clayton, vice president of worldwide sales at Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. "Selling 1,000 licenses in less than 3 years is a great accomplishment."

"Growing at such a fast rate is confirmation that our focus on ensuring customer success is resonating with the manufacturing community; we cannot achieve our goals without our loyal customers,” says Shane Preston, CEO of Solidtec Solutions.