XDesign is a 100% cloud CAD application for the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform. It enables the creation of 3D parts and assemblies through a revamped navigation system, and integrates 3D printing and collaborative working functions.
Here are 10 key points to introduce this tool.
The xDesign application is 100% Cloud and opens directly from any web browser (Chrome, Mozilla, Safari…). No installation is required, so you can CAD from any device: PC, MAC, tablet, smartphone…
Visualize, modify and measure on a 3D model, even on the move or in the field
The interface has been redesigned to be more intuitive and to enable faster navigation and fewer mouse clicks. You’ll find the design tree and design tool panel as in CATIA V5 or SolidWorks, which is a presentation we’re all familiar with. It now includes :
- Intelligent menus, which suggest the most likely functions to use depending on the context of the click
- Simple keyboard shortcuts
- Intelligent quotations
Assembling several parts or assemblies has never been so easy: constraints are intuitive to create and are defined by type of mechanical connection (pivot, ball joint, slide, etc.).
Assembly kinematics are proposed according to degrees of freedom.
In-context editing: directly from the head assembly, you can edit or even create a part in my assembly. xDesign features a tool for modifying certain functions of native CATIAV5 or SolidWorks parts that have been imported. Native functions cannot be modified, but the tool can be used to modify dimensions, increase or decrease diameters, etc…
Files created in xDesign will open in CATIAV5 and SolidWorks, but will consist of dead bodies. We recommend using CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE, which opens xDesign parts natively.
Let xDesign’s geometry optimization tool be your guide to lightening your parts. Depending on the constraints imposed, boundary conditions, etc., xDesign generates the most suitable shape for your part.
This shape then serves as a visual guide for the design. This saves material and weight, as well as design and manufacturing time. Directly in xDesign, you can prepare your 3D print by visualizing the drafts and supports, then exporting in STL format.
You can also send your preparation directly to the MarketPlace, the directory of partner manufacturers, and obtain quotes.
xDesign is perfectly integrated into the platform and interacts seamlessly with the other tools available on the platform: tasks, file lifecycle, shared files, generative design tools, CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE…
Data is stored in the cloud, and you choose who has access to it. Invite and manage the members you want to work with, with 3 levels of visibility: read-only, edit, administer.
You can also share your CAD worldwide; people can view the model without paying or installing anything, even on the move.
Working on the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform also means taking advantage of collaborative tools (tasks, workspaces, forums, GANTT…).
No need to buy a license to get xDesign. Subscribe for as long as you like – from a few months to several years – and then unsubscribe.
This flexibility enables you to meet temporary needs (interns, telecommuting, travel, etc.). You can start and stop whenever you like!
With xDesign, data is stored on the 3DEXPERIENCE ® platform, in Dassault Systèmes’ secure datacenters. These servers are the most secure in Europe (ISO27001), are stable and monitored 24/7.
Using 3DEXPERIENCE ® means securing your data and making sure your tools are always up to date.
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The xDesign application heralds a new milestone in the Dassault Systèmes range, with a 3D CAD tool based entirely in the Cloud. This simple yet comprehensive tool is available without installation, from any device and from anywhere. It’s ideal for temporary or telecommuting CAD needs, with no need to use VPNs or take your workstation with you.
Working in the cloud frees you from server infrastructure costs and management, and lets you take advantage of all the collaboration tools available on the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform.