Streamline Your Product Development Process with SOLIDWORKS Engineering 4.0

Article by Rod Mackay updated June 29, 2016


Engineering teams spend countless hours answering requests for information and recreating drawings across the organization. This lost productivity disrupts the product development team and lengthens design cycles. The next engineering paradigm extends design data to downstream departments in the right format at the right time; resulting in a more efficient product development process.

Engineering 4.0 is the next wave of product development where engineering data is automatically updated and delivered to departments that need it; resulting in increased productivity, improved process efficiency, lower costs and higher quality products.

Engineering 4.0

Engineering 4.0

From the Industrial Age through the Information Age, engineering has undergone multiple waves of change. We have witnessed the transformation of engineering from manual drafting with paper and pencil, to automated 2D drawings, to powerful, affordable, easy-to-use 3D design solutions that feature integrated design, simulation and data management. All of these transformations have dramatically changed the role of the engineer and helped companies design and deliver better products faster and at lower costs. Fully understanding where we have been provides a better perspective on where we are headed, so here’s a little background to set the stage for the next significant shift in the way engineering is performed by best-in-class companies.

SOLIDWORKS and your Product Development Process

The SOLIDWORKS suite of 3D design solutions enables you to automatically deliver your engineering data to the right people, in the right format, at the right time.

Download the feature article to learn how SOLIDWORKS software can help you:

  • Make your development and engineering process more efficient
  • Improve the productivity of your engineers
  • Extend engineering data into the enterprise and supply chain

Get started now and add SOLIDWORKS solutions to your design process.

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Rod Mackay

Rod has been using 3D CAD software for over 25 years and has trained thousands of designers to use their CAD systems more effectively. Rod is the Javelin Webmaster and is based in Ottawa, ON., Canada.