Dassult Systèmes has unveiled Solidworks 2014, a 3D software portfolio powered by the 3DExperience platform which includes: 3D CAD; simulation; product data management; technical communication; and electrical design.

New tools and improvements have been developed to shorten the design process, enhance collaboration and increase productivity across four key areas: design tools; integrated workfl ows; performance increases; and enhanced visualisation.

The company has introduced new features such as a history tab which allows users to view recent design changes. Enhancements such as assembly mates, or ‘common mates’, offer intelligent choices based on prior usage patterns, applying new options which are appropriate during assembly. Added mobility support for Android and iOS devices allows users to access 3D designs while on the move.