SOLIDWORKS 2023 CAD: What’s New This Time Around?

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CAD,SOLIDWORKS / March 17, 2023

SOLIDWORKS is the leading CAD software solution for professionals in the engineering and manufacturing industries. Each year, Dassault Systemes releases a new version packed with new features designed to make life easier for engineers and product designers. SOLIDWORKS 2023 is the latest version of the software, and it promises to bring even more powerful tools and features to the table. Let’s take a closer look at what’s new in SOLIDWORKS 2023 and how it can help you work more efficiently and create better designs.

More Power for Faster Workflows

One of the biggest changes to SOLIDWORKS this year is the improvement and change to the automated workflows for assemblies. Creating part geometry can often take longer than necessary for even the most experienced engineers. SOLIDWORKS 2023 streamlines this process with more powerful tools for creating and editing parts quickly and accurately. This means you can get your assemblies up and running faster than ever.


Optimize resolved mode automatically by selectively using lightweight mode when you load components in resolved mode.

Save large assemblies faster.

Speed up your downstream processes by exporting assembly components as separate STEP files.

It is also optimized for improved routing and electrical design capabilities. This is useful for designers working on complex products with many components, as they can quickly and accurately map out the connections between components.

Modeling Improvements for Parts and Features

Creating part geometry is far easier thanks to more extensive use of coordinate systems and an improved toolbox. In addition, SOLIDWORKS 2023 now supports a greater range of modeling features. This includes creating advanced features such as fillets and chamfers and improved surface modeling capabilities. You can also now create advanced features such as 3D fillets, which is useful for creating complex shapes.

Improved Simulation and Analysis

SOLIDWORKS 2023 has improved simulation and analysis capabilities. This includes improved stress and thermal analysis, making it easier to determine the structural integrity of your designs. It’s also easier to compare different design iterations with the updated comparison tools. You can quickly and accurately iterate designs to create the best product possible.

More Precision

Users can now produce more precise drawings, thanks to the improved accuracy of drawings created in SOLIDWORKS 2023. This means you can create better drawings for manufacturing and assembly, making it easier to identify potential issues before they arise.

Enhanced Collaboration

SOLIDWORKS 2023 also offers enhanced collaboration options, making it easier for engineers to share and comment on designs. This means that it’s easier to collaborate with remote teams, giving you a better understanding of the design process.

Precise Task Scheduling

SOLIDWORKS 2023 now includes task scheduling tools, allowing you to plan and manage your workflow. You can set deadlines, assign tasks, and keep track of progress, ensuring that your projects remain on track.

Data Management Now Cloud-Based With 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

SOLIDWORKS 2023 now allows the option to use the 3DEXPERIENCE platform for data management, making it easier to share and access data more efficiently. This ensures that everyone involved in the design process has access to the most up-to-date information, making it easier to collaborate on projects.

Modify More Complex Structures in Structure Design

This version of SOLIDWORKS also includes new features for Structure Design, making it easier to modify more complex structures. This includes the ability to add components and features such as beams and columns, making it easier to create more sophisticated structures.

Assembly Improvement To Work Faster With Large Assemblies

SOLIDWORKS 2023 also includes improved Assembly tools, making it easier to work with large assemblies. This includes improved assembly design and modeling tools, allowing users to work faster and more accurately. This can save valuable time when working on complex projects.

Pipe and Electrical Routing Features

Creating splices with multiple circuits to other wires and or cable cores. Once completed, you have access to better visualization of harness segments by viewing them in 3D.

Overall, SOLIDWORKS 2023 brings a host of powerful new features and tools that make it easier to create better designs. With improved workflows, more accurate drawings, and enhanced collaboration tools, this version of SOLIDWORKS promises to make life easier for engineers and product designers.

Why SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD in the Cloud Is the Biggest Step for Design Teams

Every other work app these days is cloud-based, and design teams are no exception. SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD in the cloud is the biggest step for design teams, allowing them to access their design data from anywhere. Engineers can work on their designs from any location without carrying around a physical laptop or desktop.

Benefits of SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD in the Cloud

Data Integrity

Protecting your files and data is essential for any design team. With SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD in the cloud, your design data is stored securely in the cloud, so it can’t be lost or damaged. This means that your data is always kept up-to-date and secure, so you can be sure your designs are always safe and secure.

More Computing Power

The cloud is a powerful computing resource, and it can be used to access more computing power than ever before. This is useful for design teams, as it allows them to access greater computing power for simulations and rendering, as well as other design tasks.

No Data Loss

Design data can easily be lost on a physical computer, but with SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD in the cloud, your data is always safe, secure, and backed up. This means you can be sure that your data is always up-to-date and backed up, so you never have to worry about losing important files.

True Collaboration

The cloud makes it easy for design teams to collaborate on projects without having to be in the same physical location. This makes it easier to work with remote teams and clients and ensures that everyone involved in the design process is on the same page. Teams can enjoy true collaboration with live changes being tracked in the same application across departments and users.

Live File Updates

When something is completed, there’s no need to wait for confirmation. Task tracking and file updates are visible across the cloud so everyone can see the work and stay on top of the project.

Revision Control With File Versions

With SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD in the cloud, you can keep track of different versions of your files. This means you can easily revert to a previous version if necessary, making it easier to keep track of changes to your designs.

Get Started With SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD From Converge Design

Converge Design’s cloud-hosted SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD solution provides the features and power that design teams need to work more efficiently and create better designs. With secure data storage, more computing power, and true collaboration, SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD in the cloud can help you take your designs to the next level. Contact us today to learn more about how Converge Design can help you get the most out of SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD and speak with a CAD expert.