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Intuitive 3D design and product development solutions from SOLIDWORKS® let you conceptualize, create, validate, communicate, manage, and transform your innovative ideas into great product designs.

  
Why Choose SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD?

Dramatically improve the way you develop and manufacture products. As the foundation for the entire SOLIDWORKS suite of product development solutions, SOLIDWORKS CAD packages cover design, simulation, cost estimation, manufacturability checks, CAM, sustainable design, and data management.

Which  SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD package is right for you?
SOLIDWORKS Standard

Get up to speed quickly and benefit from this powerful 3D design and manufacturing solution. Along with part, assembly, and 2D drawing functionality, specialized tools are included for sheet metal, weldments, surfacing, molds, product configuration, design analysis, DFM, and CAM. CAM included with an active subscription.

SOLIDWORKS Professional

SOLIDWORKS Professional builds on the capabilities of SOLIDWORKS Standard with ECAD/MCAD collaboration, automated cost estimation, collaboration capabilities, design and drawing checking, a sophisticated components and parts library, and advanced photorealistic rendering.

SOLIDWORKS Premium

SOLIDWORKS Premium builds on SOLIDWORKS Professional by adding structural and motion analysis capabilities, advanced surface flattening, reverse engineering, and electrical cable and pipe routing functionality.

 
 
Quickly create and collaborate on 3D designs in the cloud and deliver innovative products to market faster.
 
Create. Collaborate. Innovate.

Solve new problems with a cloud-based 3D modeling solution that runs on the 3D EXPERIENCE® platform and works seamlessly with SOLIDWORKS®. Easily and quickly create, review, and evaluate 3D conceptual and detailed models with 3D Creator (which includes the xDesign app). Collaborate without friction and use solutions that work together seamlessly on the platform to design, simulate and manufacture your products and manage your product data and lifecycle.

Inspire New Concepts with Design Guidance
  • Let Design Guidance suggest where the minimum material should be to meet your specifications.
  • Get design inspiration from real-world loads and fixtures.
  • Optimize and evolve existing designs with a generative design approach.
Focus on Design and Not File Management
  • Iterate rapidly with the ability to change design intent without the rework associated with traditional parametric modeling.
  • With all your data on the platform, there’s no need to worry about the structure of parts and assemblies.
  • Built-in revision control enables traceability without the overhead of specialized tools.
Easily Interact with SOLIDWORKS CAD
  • Bring your 3D Creator designs into SOLIDWORKS desktop with direct import and export.
  • When you modify your models in SOLIDWORKS desktop or 3D EXPERIENCE design tools, your 3D Creator files update automatically, and vice versa.
  • Seamlessly transition between 3D Creator and 3D Sculptor as well as other 3D EXPERIENCE design solutions.
Tap into Your Network with Collaboration Tools
  • Create your own dashboards and communities to review and share the latest data.  
  • Manage and assign tasks to team members with a drag-and-drop card-view tool.
  • Easily source parts and services from around the world in 3D EXPERIENCE Marketplace.
Accelerate Innovation with a Cloud-Based Platform
  • With its growing solution portfolio, the 3D EXPERIENCE platform enables you to manage all facets of your product development process.
  • View, annotate, manage and share designs from anywhere, at any time and on any device.
  • Reduce infrastructure costs, IT overhead, software maintenance, and complexity by using secure cloud technology.
 
Quickly create and collaborate on organic shapes and complex surfaces in the cloud and deliver innovative products to market faster.
 
Shape. Collaborate. Innovate.

Create organic shapes and complex surfaces easily with a cloud-based subdivision (Sub-D) modeling solution that runs on the 3D EXPERIENCE® platform and works seamlessly with SOLIDWORKS®. Easily and quickly create, review, and evaluate organic and ergonomic shapes with 3D Sculptor (which includes the xShape app). Collaborate without friction and use solutions that work together seamlessly on the platform to design, simulate and manufacture your products and manage your product data and lifecycle.

Explore Complex Shapes with Sub-D Modeling
  • Create complex surfaces quickly using intuitive push-pull interaction to shape your design.
  • Use images and sketches as templates to create 3D surface geometry.
  • Automatically convert subdivision surfaces to geometry when finished.
Streamline Your Design Workflow
  • Enable industrial designers and mechanical engineers to collaborate on the same model more closely than ever.
  • Iterate on designs faster by eliminating the need for data conversion between industrial design and mechanical design tools.
  • Reduce your reliance on standalone tools with the 3D EXPERIENCE platform, which offers a suite of solutions working together seamlessly in the cloud.
Easily Interact with SOLIDWORKS CAD
  • Bring your 3D Sculptor designs into SOLIDWORKS desktop with direct import and export.
  • When you modify your models in SOLIDWORKS desktop or 3DEXPERIENCE design tools, your 3D Sculptor files update automatically, and vice-versa.
  • Seamlessly transition between 3D Creator and 3D Sculptor as well as other 3DEXPERIENCE design solutions.
Tap into Your Network with Collaboration Tools
  • Create your own dashboards and communities to review and share the latest data.  
  • Manage and assign tasks to team members with a drag-and-drop card-view tool.
  • Easily source parts and services from around the world in 3D EXPERIENCE Marketplace.
Accelerate Innovation with a Cloud-Based Platform
  • With its growing solution portfolio, the 3D EXPERIENCE platform enables you to manage all facets of your product development process.
  • View, annotate, manage and share designs from anywhere, at any time and on any device.
  • Reduce infrastructure costs, IT overhead, software maintenance, and complexity by using secure cloud technology.
 
Rapidly generate and detail 2D drawings from 3D models, speeding up the design-to-manufacturing process.

Draft. Detail. Communicate.

Drafter enables you to quickly create and detail 2D drawings, and communicate how your design must be manufactured. Whenever a change occurs in your 3D model, all drawing views are automatically updated. Using Drafter’s comprehensive dimension, tolerancing and annotation toolset accelerates the product development process by significantly reducing design-to-manufacturing time, while decreasing costs.

Get Ready to Manufacture – Fast!
  • Quickly generate production-ready 2D drawings from your 3D parts and assemblies.
  • Drag and drop your 3D model into a drawing to automatically create a view.
  • Your drawings are always up-to-date as, at the click of a button, they instantly refresh when you modify your 3D model.
Focus on the Details
  • Create standard and detail views, sections, and more automatically and accurately based on your 3D model.
  • Easily apply production-quality dimensions and annotations to your drawings.
  • Create all necessary symbols, notes and tables.
Facilitate Collaboration and Communication
  • With all data saved to the cloud, designers and engineers can share drawings in real time and all stakeholders can view them in a web browser without needing to install viewers.
  • Drawings are available to view on any device, at any time, and from anywhere including the manufacturing shop floor.
  • Automatic revision control of both the 3D data and the drawings is fully integrated.
Accelerate Innovation with a Cloud-Based Platform
  • With its growing solution portfolio, the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform enables you to manage all facets of your product development process.
  • Create your own dashboards and communities to review and share the latest product data.  
  • Reduce infrastructure costs, IT overhead, software maintenance, and complexity by using secure cloud technology.
 
No matter where you are in your academic journey, the SOLIDWORKS® Academia Program has the tools, resources, and community support you need to take the next step with confidence.
Your Path to Success

The next generation of engineers and designers must be equipped to solve problems skillfully and efficiently to solve the daunting challenges ahead. SOLIDWORKS provides students, educators, and researchers professional software, local support, and a connection to a massive user community to help them succeed.

SOLIDWORKS for Students

As the industry standard for design and engineering, SOLIDWORKS® is the perfect software platform to help you jumpstart your career.

Researchers

Develop your ideas more quickly using the full suite of industry-leading SOLIDWORKS® products, supported by local resellers and a massive user community, all at special pricing just for research.

Educators

In today’s competitive job market, your students need every advantage they can get. With SOLIDWORKS®, they can learn the universal design and engineering skills they need to build rewarding careers.

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