you can start the design workflow with the designer for model viewing and editing of structural 3d design by creating solids or by importing 3d models. you can automatically generate parts, features and assemblies of the 3d model or import them from solidworks. based on your design needs, you can get a single part from a model, or a combination of parts, features, or assemblies that can be joined, aligned, or merged. you can easily create complex parts and then generate the final model, which is ready to use in solidworks or other software.
the 3d modeling environment is very easy to use and can be used even by people without advanced cad skills. a simple definition of the design process is shown in the design window, which can be zoomed and moved in the workspace. you can also open and close models and parts. the design process can be saved in various file formats. to open the model, click on the symbol of the model in the design window. if you save the model, you can also export it in several formats, including stl, dxf, nc, pdf, iges, and igs.
in the solidworks part design environment, you can easily add and edit features. you can create, edit, and delete features using a variety of tools in the geometric primitives toolbox. to create a feature, click on the geometric primitives toolbox, and then click the create feature command to open the feature creation dialog box. you can select objects that you want to create or import an assembly.
the model with a very low number of elements can be automatically converted to a solidworks part design environment. you can open the part in solidworks without any additional steps. you can also export the part to the assembly or you can save it in a format that can be easily imported into other cad programs.
theres also a new tool to convert curves to primitives in one click. this lets you design for universal use, with one set of primitives. this is especially useful if youre working with other 3d software, and want to create a shape that you can easily import into cad. using the new curve to primitive tool, you can easily create complex shapes from curves.
go beyond design: a new set of tools makes it easy to shape and manipulate meshes with cad features. geomagic design x makes it easy to create custom icons, logos, 3d printed models, and more. you can adjust meshes, modify their surface and texture, add geometric primitives, and more.
you can also add lights to your model or even use ray tracing to simulate the effects of light on a mesh. the mesh tools also support the export and import of 3d mesh formats such as obj, stl, and ply. all of these features are designed to make your model process faster and more efficient.
the 3d systems also integrated a new version of the checkout software, which is a complete view of the geometry of your model in a unified 3d workspace. this will allow you to see the overall view of the model in a single perspective, and zoom in to view individual details of the model. you can also switch between orthographic and isometric views, which will help you when you are sketching or refining your design.
3d systems is accelerating the transformation to digital manufacturing workflows with its extensive suite of software. by utilizing the companys software as part of their workflow, manufacturers can deliver high qualityproducts with digital precision and speed – from digitization and design to manufacturing, inspection and production management.