SOLIDWORKS Sustainability

Quickly evaluate the environmental impact of product designs, reduce material and energy usage and incorporate sustainable design practices.


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SOLIDWORKS Sustainability

SOLIDWORKS Sustainability provides actionable environmental results by measuring the environmental impacts of individual designs across the product life cycle – including the effects of material, manufacturing, assembly and transportation.

Key Features of SOLIDWORKS Sustainability

Manufacturing Process Inputs

View default assumptions for electricity, heat energy and scrap rates of each manufacturing process

Transportation Mode and Distance Inputs

View default assumptions for transportation modes and distances

Recycled Content Values

View default percentage of recycled content in the typical trade mix for applicable materials


End-of-Life Inputs

Fully embedded in the SOLIDWORKS 3D design environment so you can analyze and modify designs for manufacturability while you optimize for form, fit and function

Plastics Material Database

See the default percentage of your product that is typically recycled, incinerated, or sent to landfill for the given region

Editable Manufacturing Process Inputs

Edit default assumptions for electricity, heat energy, and scrap rates of each manufacturing process for custom manufacturing operations

Environmental Impact Data and Results

Access materials and processes databases and generate customizable reports

Sustainable Design Guidance

Establish baseline to compare design decisions and compare raw material financial impact

Time-Dependent Environmental Assessments

Define baseline duration of use to see effects of product longevity in various usage scenarios

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