SOLIDWORKS Conceptual Designer

Simplifying The Conceptual Design Process

Typically conceptual design consumes almost a third of project time, with an average of six different 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.

Formerly known as Mechanical Conceptual, SOLIDWORKS Conceptual Designer, powered by Dassault Systemès 3DExperience platform, simplifies conceptual design and encourages natural collaboration. It is an instinctive, easy-to-use design tool, which provides a way to harness the collective intelligence of the whole design team, customers and supply chain, in order to capture ideas and obtain feedback.

SOLIDWORKS Conceptual Designer is complementary to SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software, so designers can focus on solving design challenges quickly; develop, verify and present concepts; and then easily transition to building part and assembly structures.
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This product combines the benefits of feature-based and history-free modelling in an unique way to provide a highly flexible, interactive workflow. Wasted design time is eliminated by eliminating the need to start again or drastically rework a design in order to make an underlying change.  

Key Features

Single modelling environment

A single modelling environment merges design history, parametrics and direct editing so users can develop concepts in many different ways - top down, bottom up, layout sketch or master model.
Easy design modification with innovative tools in SolidWorks Conceptual Designer

Direct editing

Easily transform both native and imported geometry without limits, reducing remodeling time and allowing you to focus on innovation.

Predictive lifelike behaviour

Helps to confirm mechanical operation and shows how your design would react in the real world so you can identify problems and resolve them while you design.
Create lifelike springs that stretch and contract with SolidWorks Conceptual Designer

Mechanism Synthesis

Find optimal solutions for your mechanism ideas using Mechanism Synthesis, allowing you to solve unknown dimensional values.

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 Conceptual Designer helps validate mechanical operation as you design while alerting you if your design goals are violated. Use Mechanism Synthesis early on to quickly generate ideas, try variations, and optimise mechanical operation.

Key Features

Automatic backgrounds simulation and real-time analysis during design confirm model operations.
Check product performance in 2D before committing to 3D in SolidWorks Conceptual Designer
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.
Connected on the Cloud and built for collaboration, SOLIDWORKS Conceptual Designer brings natural collaboration to your conceptual design process. Communicating your design ideas to a dispersed team can be challenging and capturing feedback from these critical stakeholders can be equally difficult. By integrating collboration tools into the design process you can accelerate your project schedule and have greater confidence that choices made are the right ones.

Key Features

Access Collective Intelligence

Social innovation capabilities built into the foundation of SOLIDWORKS Conceptual Designer are powered by Dassault Systemès 3DExperience platform and allow the whole team  - both internal and external - to drive towards the best design solution.
SOLIDWORKS Conceptual Designer allows collaboration across the 3D Experience Platform

Secure Data Storage

SOLIDWORKS Conceptual Designer 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.

Improved Design Processes

Protect valuable ideas and quickly find and leverage previous concepts with full design intent and intelligence. You define levels of access so users can share, mark up, and discuss designs. And you can better engage with your customers, get their ideas and approvals as well as gaining a competitive advantage.
Webcasts Our technical team have put together a variety of pre-recorded short webcasts intended to give you an overview of particular features, functions and benefits within the software, either at a product level or within a particular industry sector. We’re adding to these on a frequent basis so check back regularly to see what’s new. Webinars If you like a more interactive demonstration where you can ask questions of the presenter, but don’t have the time to physically attend one of our demonstrations then why not register for one of our weekly webinars. A full schedule is maintained here on the website. Why not register with us to be kept up to date on new webinars added to the schedule. Request a trial We know that when making a purchase decision for a key piece of software of this kind you need to know that it’s going to be the right choice for the company. To ensure you’re making the right choice we offer a free trial of SOLIDWORKS for a limited period. Complete the form to register and one of our team will call you shortly to arrange your free trial. Request a demo Want to find out more about just how SOLIDWORKS or one of its partner products is right for your company’s needs then why not book a demonstration with us. Many of our technical team have industry experience that means they understand exactly what you need to achieve when using the software. Book a demo with us today. Attend a local event Like to hear what your peers think about SOLIDWORKS or hear how they are using it to resolve any issues they have? Or do you simply want to come along to see the software in action, have the chance to ask questions and hear what others are asking. Take a look at our event schedule to find one in your area. We’re constantly adding to this so check back regularly.
This product combines the benefits of feature-based and history-free modelling in an unique way to provide a highly flexible, interactive workflow. Wasted design time is eliminated by eliminating the need to start again or drastically rework a design in order to make an underlying change.  

Features

  • Single modelling environment

    A single modelling environment merges design history, parametrics and direct editing so users can develop concepts in many different ways - top down, bottom up, layout sketch or master model.
  • Direct editing

    Easily transform both native and imported geometry without limits, reducing remodeling time and allowing you to focus on innovation.
  • Predictive lifelike behaviour

    Helps to confirm mechanical operation and shows how your design would react in the real world so you can identify problems and resolve them while you design.
  • Mechanism Synthesis

    Find optimal solutions for your mechanism ideas using Mechanism Synthesis, allowing you to solve unknown dimensional values.
  • Automatic backgrounds simulation and real-time analysis during design confirm model operations.
SOLIDWORKS Conceptual Designer helps validate mechanical operation as you design while alerting you if your design goals are violated. Use Mechanism Synthesis early on to quickly generate ideas, try variations, and optimise mechanical operation.

Features

  • Automatic backgrounds 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.
Connected on the Cloud and built for collaboration, SOLIDWORKS Conceptual Designer brings natural collaboration to your conceptual design process. Communicating your design ideas to a dispersed team can be challenging and capturing feedback from these critical stakeholders can be equally difficult. By integrating collboration tools into the design process you can accelerate your project schedule and have greater confidence that choices made are the right ones.

Features

  • Access Collective Intelligence

    Social innovation capabilities built into the foundation of SOLIDWORKS Conceptual Designer are powered by Dassault Systemès 3DExperience platform and allow the whole team  - both internal and external - to drive towards the best design solution.
  • Secure Data Storage

    SOLIDWORKS Conceptual Designer 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.
  • Improved Design Processes

    Protect valuable ideas and quickly find and leverage previous concepts with full design intent and intelligence. You define levels of access so users can share, mark up, and discuss designs. And you can better engage with your customers, get their ideas and approvals as well as gaining a competitive advantage.
Webcasts Our technical team have put together a variety of pre-recorded short webcasts intended to give you an overview of particular features, functions and benefits within the software, either at a product level or within a particular industry sector. We’re adding to these on a frequent basis so check back regularly to see what’s new. Webinars If you like a more interactive demonstration where you can ask questions of the presenter, but don’t have the time to physically attend one of our demonstrations then why not register for one of our weekly webinars. A full schedule is maintained here on the website. Why not register with us to be kept up to date on new webinars added to the schedule. Request a trial We know that when making a purchase decision for a key piece of software of this kind you need to know that it’s going to be the right choice for the company. To ensure you’re making the right choice we offer a free trial of SOLIDWORKS for a limited period. Complete the form to register and one of our team will call you shortly to arrange your free trial. Request a demo Want to find out more about just how SOLIDWORKS or one of its partner products is right for your company’s needs then why not book a demonstration with us. Many of our technical team have industry experience that means they understand exactly what you need to achieve when using the software. Book a demo with us today. Attend a local event Like to hear what your peers think about SOLIDWORKS or hear how they are using it to resolve any issues they have? Or do you simply want to come along to see the software in action, have the chance to ask questions and hear what others are asking. Take a look at our event schedule to find one in your area. We’re constantly adding to this so check back regularly.