SOLIDWORKS Sustainability

The Solution for Sustainable Design in Product Development

SOLIDWORKS Sustainability software enables you to assess a wide range of environmental factors during product design, when you can quickly make adjustments to reduce the environmental impacts of your product. Utilising industry-standard life cycle assessment criteria and fully integrated with your design environment, the software provides instant feedback, so you can easily address the increasing demand for sustainable design. View more >


SOLIDWORKS Sustainability provides a practical tool for implementing corporate sustainability strategies at the product design level. Part of the SOLIDWORKS suite of products, it enables you to monitor your product's sustainability throughout the product development process, so you can make more informed decisions.

Key Features

Environmental Indicators

The software considers four key environmental indicators: carbon footprint, total energy consumed, impacts to air, and impacts to water. You can evaluate these indicators across the projected lifecyle of your design, from raw materials and production, through use and end-of-life.
Environmental Impact With Sustainable Design from SOLIDWORKS

Ask "What If" Questions

Similar to simulation software, SOLIDWORKS Sustainability lets you model different materials and design solutions, and then compare the effects. You can explore the environmental impacts of different materials, resource procurement, transportation requirements and fabrication approaches - without ever leaving the SOLIDWORKS design environment.
Compare Materials in SOLIDWORKS Sustainability

Spur Innovation and New Product Development

You can target "green" market opportunities by rethinking existing designs and exploring new ones at the CAD stage to create next-generation, environmentally friendly products. By looking at sustainability in a way that wasn't possible before, you can open up a new, more advanced dimension in your product development.
Explore new Green markets, create new products with SolidWorks Sustainability

Seamless Integration with SOLIDWORKS Design

Fully integrated with the design process SOLIDWORKS Sustainability lives within the SOLIDWORKS Task Pane, so assessment can become a natural and effortless part of your workflow. Sustainability data is automatically stored in the model file as standard engineering information for your design, so it can easily be shared with others.
Realtime dashboard in SOLIDWORKS shows environmental impact as you design
SOLIDWORKS Sustainability is based on the science of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), a formal methodology for measuring a design's environmental impact over its entire life cycle, including raw materials extraction, manufacturing, assembly, transportation, product use, and disposal.
Traditionally, this capability has only been available at the end of the product development process. SOLIDWORKS Sustainability provides a screening-level LCA at the design stage, bringing the robustness of LCA data into the product development process at a fraction of the time and cost of a typical assessment.

Key Features

Automatic Environmental Reports

Instantly generated reports let you demonstrate the real, verifiable steps you've taken to minimise your design's environmental impact. You can show the sustainability profile of your product, before and after comparisons of design alternatives, and the impact breakdown of complex assemblies - all with your contact information and company branding included, if desired.
SolidWorks Sustainability for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)

Gold-Standard Environmental Database

Through a partnership with the pioneering LCA firm PE International, SOLIDWORKS utilises the extensive GaBi life cycle inventory database. This is the worldwide gold standard for environmental impact data which they have built with scientific expertise and empirical data gathered over decades. Your database is regularly refreshed to ensure the information is always up to date.

SOLIDWORKS Sustainability Matrix

SOLIDWORKS Sustainability

 

SOLIDWORKS Sustainability Xpress

 

Environmental Impact Dashboard with Key Indicators

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GaBi LCA Environmental Database from PE International

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Seamlessly integrated with SOLIDWORKS interface

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Environmental Impact Estimates of Parts

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Find Similar Material Selection Tool

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Customizable Reports

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Establish Baseline to Compare Design Decisions

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Baseline Comparison Report

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GaBi Database Updates for New Materials and Processes

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Request New Materials and Processes

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View Manufacturing Process Inputs

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View Transportation Mode and Distance Inputs

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View Recycled Content Values

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View End-of-Life Inputs

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Priority Support for Material and Process Requests

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Editable Manufacturing Process Inputs

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Editable Transportation Mode and Distance Inputs

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Editable Recycled Content Values

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Editable End-of-Life Inputs

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Account for Product Longevity

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Perform Time-Dependent Environmental Assessments

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Environmental Impact Estimates of Assemblies

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SOLIDWORKS Configuration Support

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Input “Use Phase” Energy

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Report Includes BOM with Most Impactful Components

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Assembly Visualization Support

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Compare Raw Material Financial Impact

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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.
SOLIDWORKS Sustainability provides a practical tool for implementing corporate sustainability strategies at the product design level. Part of the SOLIDWORKS suite of products, it enables you to monitor your product's sustainability throughout the product development process, so you can make more informed decisions.

Features

  • Environmental Indicators

    The software considers four key environmental indicators: carbon footprint, total energy consumed, impacts to air, and impacts to water. You can evaluate these indicators across the projected lifecyle of your design, from raw materials and production, through use and end-of-life.
  • Ask "What If" Questions

    Similar to simulation software, SOLIDWORKS Sustainability lets you model different materials and design solutions, and then compare the effects. You can explore the environmental impacts of different materials, resource procurement, transportation requirements and fabrication approaches - without ever leaving the SOLIDWORKS design environment.
  • Spur Innovation and New Product Development

    You can target "green" market opportunities by rethinking existing designs and exploring new ones at the CAD stage to create next-generation, environmentally friendly products. By looking at sustainability in a way that wasn't possible before, you can open up a new, more advanced dimension in your product development.
  • Seamless Integration with SOLIDWORKS Design

    Fully integrated with the design process SOLIDWORKS Sustainability lives within the SOLIDWORKS Task Pane, so assessment can become a natural and effortless part of your workflow. Sustainability data is automatically stored in the model file as standard engineering information for your design, so it can easily be shared with others.
SOLIDWORKS Sustainability is based on the science of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), a formal methodology for measuring a design's environmental impact over its entire life cycle, including raw materials extraction, manufacturing, assembly, transportation, product use, and disposal.
Traditionally, this capability has only been available at the end of the product development process. SOLIDWORKS Sustainability provides a screening-level LCA at the design stage, bringing the robustness of LCA data into the product development process at a fraction of the time and cost of a typical assessment.

Features

  • Automatic Environmental Reports

    Instantly generated reports let you demonstrate the real, verifiable steps you've taken to minimise your design's environmental impact. You can show the sustainability profile of your product, before and after comparisons of design alternatives, and the impact breakdown of complex assemblies - all with your contact information and company branding included, if desired.
  • Gold-Standard Environmental Database

    Through a partnership with the pioneering LCA firm PE International, SOLIDWORKS utilises the extensive GaBi life cycle inventory database. This is the worldwide gold standard for environmental impact data which they have built with scientific expertise and empirical data gathered over decades. Your database is regularly refreshed to ensure the information is always up to date.

SOLIDWORKS Sustainability Matrix

SOLIDWORKS Sustainability

 

SOLIDWORKS Sustainability Xpress

 

Environmental Impact Dashboard with Key Indicators

check box check box

GaBi LCA Environmental Database from PE International

check box check box

Seamlessly integrated with SOLIDWORKS interface

check box check box

Environmental Impact Estimates of Parts

check box check box

Find Similar Material Selection Tool

check box check box

Customizable Reports

check box check box

Establish Baseline to Compare Design Decisions

check box check box

Baseline Comparison Report

check box check box

GaBi Database Updates for New Materials and Processes

check box check box

Request New Materials and Processes

check box check box

View Manufacturing Process Inputs

check box check box

View Transportation Mode and Distance Inputs

check box check box

View Recycled Content Values

check box check box

View End-of-Life Inputs

check box check box

Priority Support for Material and Process Requests

check box

Editable Manufacturing Process Inputs

check box

Editable Transportation Mode and Distance Inputs

check box

Editable Recycled Content Values

check box

Editable End-of-Life Inputs

check box

Account for Product Longevity

check box

Perform Time-Dependent Environmental Assessments

check box

Environmental Impact Estimates of Assemblies

check box

SOLIDWORKS Configuration Support

check box

Input “Use Phase” Energy

check box

Report Includes BOM with Most Impactful Components

check box

Assembly Visualization Support

check box

Compare Raw Material Financial Impact

check box check box










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.