Powerful next-generation design solutions running on the cloud-based 3DEXPERIENCE® Platform


The SOLIDWORKS® Cloud Offer brings nine powerful next-generation design solutions together running on the cloud based 3DEXPERIENCE® platform providing a complete product development solution.

A Bundle of Industry Standard Tools

With intuitive, task-oriented tools, you can create mechanical, complex-shaped, frame structured, and sheet metal designs; 2D drawings; 3D annotations; photo-realistic renderings; and product documentation. Built-in data and product lifecycle management in the cloud means you can manage product information, hassle-free, from any device allowing you to focus on design through manufacture.

Collaborate in real time across disciplines, departments, and your entire business ecosystem, including customers, partners, and suppliers. As your business and needs grow, add new tools that work together seamlessly, and have a consistent user experience so you can design, validate, and manage the development of your products in one place, on the platform.



SOLIDWORKS Cloud Offer Capabilities

Flexible design workflows and real-time collaboration

  • Save on the Cloud

    Save your CAD data on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and make it available to all solutions on the platform.

  • Review tasks and data

    Review tasks and open design data on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform

  • Share your design data

    Enable stakeholders to use your design data along with all available business data in the cloud.

  • Collaborate on any device

    Share your SOLIDWORKS designs within your business ecosystem from any device, at any time.

  • Perform Lifecycle Operations

    Search, explore, and select relevant design contexts from a web browser, and perform lifecycle operations including revise, release and lock/unlock.

  • Manage on the Cloud

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

  • Visualize online

    Visualize 3D components instantly from any web-enabled device. Navigate tabular and 3D design data simultaneously and easily validate the differences between two product structures.

  • Seamless Interaction

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

  • Securely Manage & Revise

    Securely manage your data and all facets of your product development process on the platform. Control revisions with specialized tools.

  • Work in your browser

    Work entirely in a web browser, giving you the freedom to design anytime, anywhere, with no need for installation.

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SOLIDWORKS Cloud Offer Roles

Discover the nine SOLIDWORKS Roles included with the Cloud Offer


3D Creator

3DEXPERIENCE 3D Creator Role is an easy-to-use cloud-based modeler enabling designers / engineers to create, review and evaluate 3D models.


3D Render

3DEXPERIENCE 3D Render cloud software to create & share photo-realistic renderings of your product for sales, marketing and customer engagements


3D Sculptor

3DEXPERIENCE 3D Sculptor Role allows you to design 3D organic shapes quickly and easily with an intuitive cloud modeling solution

3DEXPERIENCE 3D Sheet Metal Creator

3D Sheet Metal Creator

3DEXPERIENCE 3D Sheet Metal Creator browser-based solution provides associative parametric sheet metal design to build components, assemblies and enclosures

3DEXPERIENCE 3D Structure Creator

3D Structure Creator

3DEXPERIENCE 3D Structure Creator browser-based solution for engineers and designers to create feature-based frames and structures.

3DEXPERIENCE 3DSwymer Collaborative Space


The 3DSwymer 3DEXPERIENCE Role allows you to connect and collaborate in a single platform on the cloud, enabling your entire organization to stay up to date and innovate.

3DEXPERIENCE Collaborative Industry Innovator Role

Collaborative Industry Innovator

The Collaborative Industry Innovator Role is a scalable, online environment for managing product design, multi-physics simulation and manufacturing process planning.



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

Manufacturing Definition Creator

Manufacturing Definition Creator

3DEXPERIENCE Manufacturing Definition Creator solution organizes and communicates PMI and MBD information directly on 3D models.


Complete Design Solution

Design anytime, anywhere with SOLIDWORKS Cloud Tools



Powerful: Parametric and subdivision modeling in the cloud with next-generation 3D design

  • Easily create conceptual and detailed designs for components and assemblies of any complexity using flexible design workflows and built-in intelligence.
  • Create complex surfaces quickly using intuitive push-pull interaction to shape your design and automatically convert subdivision surfaces to geometry when finished.
  • Automate tasks as you never could before, from sketching to feature selection and much more, with Design Assistant, the artificial intelligence engine on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.
  • Understand structural requirements due to defined loads and constraints before creating geometry, using Design Guidance to easily explore optimal material distribution.
  • Iterate rapidly and change design intent without the rework associated with traditional parametric modeling. With all your data on the platform, you don’t need to worry about the structure of parts and assemblies up front—it can be changed at any point of the process.

Streamlined: Specialized design, photorealistic rendering, and innovative product documentation

  • Build complex models for a broad range of industries with ease, using specialized capabilities for sheet metal, cast parts and weldments, surfacing, and more.
  • Design sheet metal components with automatically generated flat patterns and create fully detailed frames with accurate cut lists that are ready for fabrication.
  • Create photorealistic product renders and 360 degree turntable animations directly from the design reference so you can highlight your product’s value, enable partners, and win more customers—all while manufacturing your product.
  • Avoid costly discrepancies between models and physical parts with the ability to quickly add product manufacturing information and share it with suppliers, reducing the risks when moving from design to production.
  • Quickly generate 2D drawings of parts and assemblies from your 3D models, reducing the time and cost of your design-to-manufacturing process.

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.