Solidworks 2017 3D computer-aided design (CAD) software has more than 520 new enhancements and features. Can be used to design PCBs. New chamfer, fillet, and hole-specification tools facilitate collaboration between various team members. Users can apply multiple variable chamfers in a single operation and directly change fillets into chamfers. Can access previous hole definitions, apply pre-saved specifications, and construct stepped holes faster than in previous versions. Can create 3D geometry and surface characteristics using new surfacing features, including wrap, drag and drop, emboss, deboss, and 3D curve. A magnetic mates feature organizes assemblies by setting up connection points for drag-and-drop mating and repositioning. Suggests alternate designs. Analysis and automatic design alterations are communicated in the RealView bar. Integrates Altium electronic design software.
Dassault Systèmes, www.3ds.com