More on what’s new in SOLIDWORKS 2015…
SOLIDWORKS Treehouse is a new standalone application for building and managing assembly structures using an intuitive and simple graphical interface. Long time users of SOLIDWORKS may remember it’s early beginnings when it was previewed several years ago. Users asked to bring this back as a full-fledged feature in SOLIDWORKS, and Dassault listened.
It works by simply dragging and dropping parts and assemblies onto one another; you can build an entire assembly structure in minutes. Each part or sub-assembly can then be edited to include custom properties, configurations, quantities and more. Drawings can also be associated to the parts and assemblies. Likewise, existing assemblies can be opened in SOLIDWORKS Treehouse to view, edit and add to the structure. When complete, the entire structure can then be opened as a full SOLIDWORKS file structure. Combine this tool with SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM and you have a very powerful solution.
SOLIDWORKS Treehouse is an invaluable tool for those companies who build product structures upfront. Create the structure, and then use SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM to distribute the sub assemblies to the appropriate engineers.
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