The miracle of 3D design

Coming up with a great idea can be fairly easy, for the creative types amongst us, whilst constructing something real can be equally easy, for more practically-minded people.

However, the link between the two is often the hardest bit. Taking a great concept, idea and thought and turning it into something of value, something tangible, something you can use, is tremendously difficult. It means having a mind that is both creative and practical in equal measure. Whether you are trying to come up with a piece of music that encapsulates a particular brand, decorate a home according to certain specifications or create a piece of software, you face a serious challenge. Turning ideas into reality really isn’t easy.

Turning those ideas into something tangible is easy with SolidWorks 2014 3D design software, the programme of choice for design professionals everywhere.

SolidWorks is available in three different versions (SolidWorks Standard, SolidWorks Professional and SolidWorks Premium), so you can choose the one that makes the most sense for your design needs. As a standard across the board, each version utilises the fantastic SolidWorks user interface, which is renowned as one of the best on the market today.

The interface itself features intelligent design and sketching techniques (as well as top notch drawing creation) allied to a cohesive and powerful modelling tool. Because the interface is so intuitive, and taps into your needs as a designer, it is able to deal with complex assemblies relatively easily, which is made easier by good visualisation and collaboration methods.

Once drawings and designs have been created, productivity tools are able to compare each one and identify discrepancies (we all make the odd mistake), as well as designs that could potentially be re-used and re-allocated elsewhere.

One of the key benefits of SolidWorks is that the platform has been designed for the everyday user, not someone with years and years of experience behind them. This means that learning the ropes is a fairly straightforward process and gets you up to productivity within a relatively short timeframe, meaning that you also become profitable quickly. Ultimately, you’re in this for business reasons, and it needs to make economic sense.

SolidWorks is supported by a range of computing platforms and utilises 64-bit computing: getting the most bang for your buck.

3D design is the one of most ground-breaking technological advancements of the last 20 years. Be a part of it.