3DEXPERIENCE Works Drafter reduces the time and cost of your design-to-manufacturing process by generating drawings of 3D parts and assemblies

Drafter Role Overview

Reduce the time and cost of your design-to-manufacturing process by generating drawings of parts and assemblies that help you communicate how to manufacture your models.

All-in-one drafting environment

Connected to the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform, SOLIDWORKS Drafter is a Windows-based application that rapidly derives 2D drawings from 3D models. Whenever you modify your 3D model, your drawings update instantly.

With Drafter’s comprehensive, production-quality 2D drawing and detailing capabilities, designers and engineers can easily annotate and add dimensions to drawings and, with data saved to the cloud, are able to share drawings in real time.

Drafter Capabilities

Production quality 2D drawings from 3D Creator and 3D Sculptor models

  • Drawing Creation

    Quickly generate drawings from your 3D parts and assemblies.

  • Dimensions & Annotations

    Easily apply dimensions, annotations and cross-sections to your drawings.

  • Instant Updates

    2D drawings are always up-to-date as they update instantly when you modify your 3D model thanks to powerful integration.

  • Collaborate on the Cloud

    Collaborate with all internal and external team members through cloud-based dashboards, messaging, activity streams, communities and drag-and-drop task management.

  • Avoid Rework

    Avoid rework and data translation errors through seamless interaction with 3DEXPERIENCE design tools such as 3D Creator and 3D Sculptor.

  • View, Share and Manage Drawings

    View, share, annotate, discuss and manage drawings from anywhere, at any time and on any device with a web browser.

  • Manage Securely

    Create, save, duplicate, delete, exchange, lock and manage drawings securely, sharing only what you want and controlling what other team members can do with design data.

  • Seamless Connection

    Enable design and engineering teams to collaborate more closely through a seamless connection.

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Drafter Features

Reduce time and cost by quickly generating detailed drawings of 3D designs

3DEXPERIENCE Drafter Example

Easily Generate Production Drawings

With Drafter's comprehensive, production-quality, 2D detailing capabilities, designers can easily annotate drawings and, with data saved to the cloud, are able to share drawings in real time.

  • Quickly generate drawings from your 3D parts and assemblies
  • Easily apply dimensions, annotations and section views to your drawings
  • Instantly update your 2D drawings to reflect any changes on your 3D models

Connect to SOLIDWORKS Desktop

Connect your traditional desktop experience with SOLIDWORKS to the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform.

  • Integrated directly into SOLIDWORKS, the 3DEXPERIENCE Desktop Add-in allows you to access all of your information from the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform right from within SOLIDWORKS.
  • This workflow allows you to combine the power of SOLIDWORKS to quickly create and edit your engineering designs, with the collaborative features of the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform.
SOLIDWORKS Cloud Collaboration

3DEXPERIENCE Works provides a Safe, Social, Connected, Informed and Structured environment for team leaders, project managers and other professionals who want to manage data on the cloud and collaborate without constraints.

Safe: Customer controlled access. Transparent cloud backup. Encrypted communication protocols. Data always safe-no overwrite, no loss of data.

Social: Integrated structured and unstructured collaboration tools enabling social innovation. Collaborate on product design or engage with your stakeholders early in product development.

Connected: Every user always connected to a single, common database. Access data anywhere, anytime, on any device. Review and markup models.

Informed: Choose from the widget library, Create and share Dashboards. Get the latest information about your product development. Always have access to your latest data.

Structured: Zero overhead data management - store and manage data across collaborative spaces, share information in communities. Find indexed data faster by using tags, custom search, etc.