Windows 7 (preferably x64) or Windows 8
2 GB RAM minimum (8 to 16 GB RAM recommended)
50 GB disk space free (minimum)
SOLIDWORKS-Certified graphics card
Intel® or AMD® processor (4 to 8 cores recommended)
Broadband Internet connection
Microsoft® Excel® and Word (for reporting and exporting)
Conduct life cycle assessment (LCA) on parts or assemblies directly within the design window. Search for comparable materials and see in real time how they affect environmental impact. Create detailed reports that explain a design’s sustainability.
These are just some of the functional benefits that SOLIDWORKS Sustainability brings to sustainable design. You will have one integrated system that lets you design for the environment, while creating great products and still meeting deadlines.
The SOLIDWORKS Sustainability product line includes SOLIDWORKS Sustainability and SOLIDWORKS SustainabilityXpress. SOLIDWORKS Sustainability provides a complete dashboard of LCA information so you can determine the environmental impact of assemblies. SOLIDWORKS SustainabilityXpress, which comes with SOLIDWORKS 2010, allows you to see detailed LCA information on individual parts.
SOLIDWORKS Sustainability uses the gold-standard GaBi LCA environmental impact database from PE International. You can download updates as they become available, and even request new LCA datasets for your custom materials and processes as a premium service in partnership with PE International.
Backed by the unrivalled support of Australia and New Zealand’s largest team of Certified SOLIDWORKS engineers, SOLIDWORKS Sustainability includes:
> Intuitive LCA Tool: conduct comprehensive LCA analyses of parts and assemblies quickly and easily
> Environmental Impact Dashboard: see in real time your product’s air, carbon, energy, and water impacts
> Baseline Measurement: capture the environmental impact of an existing product as your baseline, and then monitor in real time how your new design compares
> Find Similar Material: quickly search the material database for alternative materials based on their mechanical properties
> Customisable Reports: create impressive reports that document the improvements you have made to the environmental impact of your products
> Integrated SOLIDWORKS User Interface: work productively with a smart, familiar interface that lets you see environmental impacts and make changes directly in the product model
Quickly make adjustments to your design and turn your sustainability goals into results, with SOLIDWORKS Sustainability.