SOLIDWORKS© Sustainability quickly and easily integrates environmental assessment and sustainable design into your established design process.
Sustainability becomes a natural part of your workflow. You get a continuous, real-time dashboard of the impacts of your designs, helping you quickly compare design alternatives to find the most environmentally conscious options that meet your design requirements. You can ensure product quality and performance while developing greener products to better serve your customers and the environment.
SOLIDWORKS Sustainability provides a screening-level life
cycle assessment (LCA) of the environmental impacts of your full design, with seamless integration to your design process.
It includes the diverse tools of SustainabilityXpress (parts assessment, alternative materials search, and environmental impact dashboard) with additional capability to assess both parts and assemblies, using parameters such as transportation mode and distance, assembly energy, and use-phase energy consumption.
Flexible inputs, such as recycled content level and end-of-life scenarios, enable more detailed assessments. You can even perform time-dependent environmental comparisons using the varying lifetimes of different design solutions.
Assessment results are saved for each design configuration, helping you easily compare versions. The Assembly Visualization tool ranks the impact of the parts in your assembly to pinpoint and reassess the sustainability of your design. Seamless integration and automatic report generation allow you to quickly communicate your sustainable design solution.
SOLIDWORKS SustainabilityXpress enables you to perform screening-level life cycle assessment (LCA) directly on individual part designs to help you understand the environmental impacts of your design decisions. SustainabilityXpress is included with each of the SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD design packages - SOLIDWORKS Premium, Professional, and Standard.
You start by entering basic product parameters, such as manufacturing process and region, to calculate overall impacts of your part design on four key environmental indicators: carbon footprint, total energy demand, impacts to the air, and impacts to water. The initial analysis provides a baseline for direct comparison with any design changes.
Develop greener designs by searching the SOLIDWORKS material database for alternate materials that match your mechanical and environmental criteria.
SOLIDWORKS SustainabilityXpress integrates directly with the SOLIDWORKS design interface and automatically generates reports on your findings, so you can quickly assess, build, and communicate your greener part designs.