How Moving to the Cloud Can Accelerate Your Product Development


SOLIDWORKS / October 25, 2022

Manufacturers must be agile and able to adapt quickly to changes to remain competitive in today’s market. One way to become more agile and accelerate product development is by moving your product development process to the cloud. Cloud-based product development technologies can help you collaborate better with internal teams and external suppliers, accelerate product innovation and improve document and workflow management. Let’s review how SOLIDWORKS cloud can help you achieve all these goals.

Accelerating Product Innovation by Automatically Capturing Product Changes

The speed at which SOLIDWORKS captures product changes and updates the design is critical to accelerating product innovation. SOLIDWORKS automatically creates a complete revision history of the design as you make changes, so you can easily track progress and see how the design has evolved. SOLIDWORKS stores the revision history in the cloud, so it’s always accessible and up-to-date.

In addition, SOLIDWORKS makes it easy to share design changes with stakeholders and get feedback early in the process. With SOLIDWORKS’ built-in collaboration tools, you can share your designs with anyone, anywhere.

Solving problems is much faster because you can get input from the entire team in real-time, rather than waiting for design reviews or meetings. This way, you can make decisions and iterate on the design much faster, accelerating the product development process.

Improved Document and Workflow Management

Cloud-based product development tools also help improve document and workflow management. With its centralized data management system, SOLIDWORKS makes it easy to manage all your design files in one place.

This way, you can easily control who has access to which files and track changes. SOLIDWORKS also helps you automate repetitive tasks to focus on more important things. For example, you can set up SOLIDWORKS to automatically generate engineering drawings when you change a design.

Collaboration for External Suppliers and Internal Functions

Manufacturers need to be able to collaborate effectively with both internal functions and external suppliers to develop a product successfully. SOLIDWORKS makes it easy to do both.

For example, SOLIDWORKS’ supplier collaboration tools allow you to quickly and easily share designs with suppliers. This way, you can get feedback early on in the process and start on the next steps.

Move to SOLIDWORKS Cloud With Converge Design and Experience Accelerated Product Development

Overall, SOLIDWORKS can help accelerate your product development process by automating repetitive tasks, making sharing designs and getting feedback easy, and capturing product changes automatically. SOLIDWORKS cloud is a great solution if you’re looking for a way to become more agile and accelerate your product development.

At Converge Design, we can help you transition to SOLIDWORKS cloud. Our team of experts will work with you to ensure a smooth transition and help you get the most out of your new product development tools. Contact us today to speak to a CAD expert.