SOLIDWORKS Mechanical Conceptual simplifies the process of conceptual design and helps you make it a business advantage. Typically, mechanical conceptual design consumes almost one-third of project time, with an average of six design iterations.
With 98 percent of companies collaborating on conceptual design, the potential impact on your time-to-market and cost is clear, and transparent data management and communication are critical. What do you need to make conceptual design work efficiently?
Why Choose Mechanical Conceptual
An instinctive, easy-to-use online design tool
A way to harness the collective intelligence of your whole design team, customers, and supply chain to capture ideas, leverage existing designs, collaborate, and quickly get feedback.
Safe, secure, intelligent data that can be accessed online anytime from anywhere.
Complementary to SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software, so you can focus on quickly solving design challenges.
With your data accessed via the cloud, development teams can easily communicate and collaborate.
CAPTURE Design Ideas
Evolving a concept is where SOLIDWORKS Mechanical Conceptual really begins to speed up the design process. You can easily capture ideas and design iterations with amazing flexibility directly in a digital model without pre-planning product structure. With SOLIDWORKS Mechanical Conceptual you can focus on ideas, not on the software.
Feature-based and history-free modeling
Single modeling environment merges the benefits of design history, parametrics, and direct editing so you can develop concepts the way you want—top down, bottom up, layout sketch, or master model—to quickly develop ideas and win more business
Direct editing easily transforms both native and imported geometry without limits, reducing remodeling time and focusing you on innovation.
Familiar SolidWorks tools and concepts
Predictive lifelike behavior helps confirm mechanical operation and shows how your model reacts in the real world so you can identify problems and resolve them while you design.
Evolve your design from layout sketches and 3D geometry to separate parts and assemblies without being constrained by product structures while respecting defined design intent.
SOLIDWORKS Mechanical Conceptual combines the benefits of feature-based and history-free modeling in a unique way for a highly flexible, interactive workflow. You can eliminate wasted design time because you never have to start over or drastically rework designs to make an underlying change.
DEVELOP Analyze & Test
SOLIDWORKS Mechanical Conceptual helps confirm mechanical operation while you design and can alert you if design goals are violated. You can quickly generate ideas, try variations, and optimize mechanical operation.
Benefits of Conceptual Analysis
Automatic background simulation and real-time analysis during design confirm model operations
Rapidly evolve 2D concepts into detailed 3D concept designs with automatic mapping of sketch relations into assembly mates and motion drivers
Define design goals and receive automatic alerts if designs fall outside of specified parameters
Quick Design Simulation
With SOLIDWORKS Mechanical Conceptual, designers can conduct quick design simulation and performance assessments, as well as export the data to produce physical prototypes, inside a single modeling environment.
Motion simulation, structural analysis, and rapid prototyping capabilities enable designers to evaluate more design concepts in less time.
SOLIDWORKS Mechanical Conceptual brings natural collaboration to your conceptual design process. Product knowledge, use cases, and design ideas reside with a wide array of geographically dispersed stakeholders — from your design team to suppliers and customers. There’s no need to go away from the design concept to attend meetings or solicit input and feedback.
Gathering these inputs can be challenging, but without collaboration, you could settle for an incomplete solution. All stakeholders need to be able to communicate seamlessly—wherever they are and whenever they want.
Benefits of the Cloud
Access the collective intelligence of the whole team to drive towards the best design solution
Collaborate internally and externally with suppliers and customers in an open innovation process
Engage stakeholders at any point in the design process by posting concepts to their private communities
Collect stakeholder concept reviews and feedback using simple and familiar web tools
Data is safe and up-to-date
SOLIDWORKS Mechanical Conceptual automatically captures and retains each of your concepts as you design and stores them on the cloud, with your data continuously saved as you work.
Data is always safe and up-to-date in a single, secure location where your team can access the current design anytime from anywhere.