Published on January 26th, 2012 | by Glenn Meyers1
SolidWorks Sustainability Design Software Helps in Understanding Environmental Impacts
January 26th, 2012 by Glenn Meyers
Those rare ideas for making something that’s newer and better, or using materials that happen to be less expensive or greener, may always appear like great visionary brainstorms, but understanding the impacts of what happens when those ideas come to fruition is an even better tool for the mental arsenal, especially when it comes to environmental outcomes.
This is where SolidWorks Sustainability software fits into the design laboratory. This software provides users with one integrated system that lets them design for the environment, while still creating great products and meeting tight deadlines.
As the company states on its website:
The ideas of sustainability and sustainable design are a growing part of today’s product design conversations. But exactly what is sustainable design, and how do you create a greener product? We’ll answer these questions through this Guide to Sustainable Design with interactive content and detailed examples.
SolidWorks, with headquarters in Waltham, MA and Santa Monica, CA, is all about the remarkably complex business of sustainable and environmentally responsible design.
The company also provides a life cycle assessment (LCA) feature on parts or assemblies. The function shows directly within the design window. In addition, designers can search for comparable materials, while seeing, in real-time, their effect on the environment.
These are just some of the functional benefits that SolidWorks Sustainability brings to sustainable design. You will have one integrated system that lets you design for the environment while creating great products and still meeting deadlines.
The SolidWorks Sustainability product line includes SolidWorks Sustainability and SolidWorks SustainabilityXpress.
This definitely sounds like a toolkit any good green designer or entrepreneur would want to keep stored on their server.
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