Create complex structured and detailed assemblies with built-in standard hardware and parts from other Documents and library. Employ top-down assembly design and assembly motion. Create simulation and much more.
Parametric & Simulation
The parameterization capability is one of the greatest advantages of SolidFace, and it is present in all design steps. 3D Motion simulation is no different; the simulation is updated simultaneously with the movement.
Design parts in the context of a higher level assembly and manage updates when necessary. SolidFace unique take on in-context design captures a snapshot of the assembly and enables any part to reference any other in the assembly. This enables parts with motion to reference others as they move ensuring correct fit and clearances. References are never lost or broken so parts always update in a predictable manner.
Insert standard hardware from a built-in library provided by Traceparts and available to all users. Add company-specific metadata to each fastener for correct Bill of Materials data. Fasteners automatically size based on the selected hole and insert it into the right position. Quickly build stacks of fasteners on-the-fly or add to existing stacks which automatically adjust their positions to accommodate the new hardware.
Insert parts, subassemblies, surfaces, and sketches from the current project or other projects, related to a specific version or revision. Linked projects make it easy to share standard/family of company parts or approved supplier parts to all designers at once.
Capture positional or complex kinematic relationships with a single high-level Mate feature, significantly reducing the time and effort required to build complex assemblies. Add relations between Mates to create gear, screw, rack and pinion, cam and linear motion behavior. Define precise positioning, offsets, motion limits and animations. Pattern parts by incremental distance or by geometric shape recognition.