SolidWorks Labs just released new product Treehouse.
My first thought on this application was – this is just great for people that see processes in organization going top down. Going from concept, building initial product topology can be used efficiently in many scenarios:
1. To produce CAD design based on Sales Configuration model
2. To generate initial design from product requirements
3. To create several design alternatives based on initial design concept
It’s nice UI and I’d like to have this product as extension of SolidWorks and ability to be connected to Bill of Material Management tools in PLM modules.
For more examples of PLM oriented scenarios you take a look on ENOVIA SmarTeam Engineering Express Solution.
Few very nice reviews of SolidWorks Treehouse: