• Direct Path from SOLIDWORKS to Additive Manufacturing

    3DXpert for SOLIDWORKS is a complementary software for SOLIDWORKS, providing everything you need to prepare and optimize your design for additive manufacturing (AM). A click of a button in SOLIDWORKS brings your native CAD data directly into 3DXpert for SOLIDWORKS and provides you with an extensive toolset to easily analyze, prepare and optimize your design for additive manufacturing. With 3DXpert for SOLIDWORKS, you ensure high quality printed parts and get the most out of additive manufacturing’s advanced capabilities.  

Design for Additive Manufacturing Workflow

3DXpert for SOLIDWORKS Workflow
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  • Maintain Design Integrity

    Native data transfer

    Click a button in SOLIDWORKS to continue working with native CAD data (both solid and mesh). Maintain data integrity including analytic geometry, part topology and color-coding.

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  • Ensure Printable Geometry

    Best-fit positioning 

    Automatically position parts on the printer tray to minimize printing time, support requirements and tray area usage

    Easy adaptations

    Use direct modeling, parametric and history-based hybrid (B-rep and mesh) CAD tools to improve part printability.

  • 3DXpert for SOLIDWORKS Positioning
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  • Optimize Design Structure

    Volume & Surface Lattice

    Lightening-fast creation, viewing and editing of volume and surface lattices to minimize weight, material usage and meet special surface requirements.

    Auto Adjustments

    Automatic adjustments of lattice structure following changes applied through history-based parametric CAD tools.

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  • Ensure Quality Prints

    Automatic support settings

    Easily analyze and create supports of any type to avoid part distortion during build.

    Easy configuration

    Use a rich tool set to fragmentize, tilt, and offset supports to simplify their removal and minimize material usage.

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