SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual Announced

January 27, 2014 3 Comments »


Looks like SolidWorks World 2014 started off with a bang today with the release announcement of SolidWorks Mechanical Conceptual.  With an NDA that still appears to be in place, I can’t comment much on the specifics of it, but it does have some very unique tools for conceptual and mechanism design.  Currently it is available in a “hosted” environment on Dassault’s servers.  I thought I read a report on Twitter (but can’t find it now) that a version that runs behind corporate firewalls is planned.  (That is still going to be a must for some companies.)

According to many reports on Twitter, the release date is April 2014.  The cost will be  $250.00 per month or $2,988 per year.

I’ve got to admit…I’m a bit shocked at the price.  I’ll hold further comments until I find out more details. 


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  • Kelvin

    Shocked as in, “Wow, that’s cheap”, or “Yikes, that’s expensive” ?

  • Pete Yodis

    To put words in his mouth… He is shocked as in “Yikes, that’s expensive”. I think its that expensive because its Catia light with intentions of it running on the Enova backbone… Get some popcorn, this will be interesting to watch (and not in a good way).

  • SolidWorks Models

    the SolidWorks community has doubled in size, growing from one million to two million, two million to three million and so on.