What is SOLIDWORKS Composer?
Communicate your designs with content authoring software that allows anyone to create high-quality raster images, vector line art, or interactive product animations. The resulting materials will be as stunning as your designs.
Create documentation content from your design data
SOLIDWORKS® Composer™ helps your organization, including nontechnical users, leverage 3D CAD data to create dynamic graphical content that clearly and effectively depicts even your most complex products.
The simple, intuitive interface gives you tools to help you easily develop informative graphics for a broad range of technical communications; this includes assembly instructions, product manuals, training materials, and marketing collateral, with content that can be updated automatically.
Develop Informative Graphics
SOLIDWORKS Composer Capabilities
With SOLIDWORKS Composer just about anyone can create stunning graphical content or transform a CAD model into a dazzling interactive animation.
"TriMech's quick response time, sales and technical support are all very good. We implemented SOLIDWORKS in 1998 and to date, remain a satisfied customer"
Engineering Manager, Breaker Technology Ltd.
SOLIDWORKS Composer Features
Make all of your product-related communications more powerful and effective
Enhance product communication and marketing collateral
You no longer need to compromise your communications by relying on rough drawings to show your concepts or waiting until your design is finished to start creating product communication deliverables.
With SOLIDWORKS Composer, you can quickly and easily create:
- Detailed views.
- Exploded views.
- High-resolution images.
- Technical illustrations.
- Interactive animations.
- Interactive bills of materials and parts lists.
Compete for more business
Today, visuals are more important than ever.
The right product graphics can mean the difference between making or missing the mark in key sales situations.
- Create more lifelike visuals and eliminate the need for physical prototypes in creating product marketing materials.
- Demonstrate products more effectively with interactive storyboards.
- Highlight key differentiators with detailed views, glow effects, and transparent components.
- Impress prospects with a quick turnaround of updated designs and create interactive animations to effectively communicate the most complex product details.
Get products to market faster
Help reduce errors and ensure that deliverables get to market faster.
- Start documentation earlier in the design process, and update it faster when design changes occur.
- Create interactive 3D content that can be viewed by anyone with the free SOLIDWORKS Composer Player.
- Add interactive graphics to training materials.
- Create high-resolution, shaded renderings with a three dimensional appearance for presentations and brochures.
- Use web templates to quickly publish complex product details online.
SOLIDWORKS Composer Benefits
Easy to use software which will adapt to your business process
Easy to keep up-to-date
Historically, documentation has been disconnected, complex, and time-consuming; not to mention an unwelcome burden if you’re an engineer. With SOLIDWORKS Composer, anyone can leverage and repurpose 3D CAD data.
In fact, research suggests that SOLIDWORKS Composer helps cut the time it takes to produce images by 75%.
No CAD Knowledge Required
With its simple, intuitive user interface, SOLIDWORKS Composer requires virtually no learning curve. Detailed training materials, in-depth help files, online tutorials, and user forums ensure that even nontechnical staff can start publishing professional 3D visuals almost instantly.
Clear Rendering Styles
Composer allows ‘Rendering Styles’ to be applied to your 3D model, allowing users to have a consistent aesthetic to their illustrations. You can choose to represent the model exactly as it looks in SOLIDWORKS or simplify the detail, so it is easier to comprehend. Companies like IKEA take this methodology to heart with their instructions having a ‘cartoon’ look to only include the necessary detail for performing the task at hand. IKEA utilizes Composer in this way to produce and update instructions for their 3,500+ products every year.
Clear product documentation
SOLIDWORKS Composer makes it possible to promote your products with rich full-colour graphics and interactive 3D animations created directly from 3D CAD data. You’ll now be able to create dynamic artwork for a range of materials.
Plus, with interactive animations, you can give your customers the opportunity to virtually experience your products before they buy.
Animations & Imagery creation
In addition to images, Composer can also output animations in the form of video or, interactively, through the free Composer Player. Just like images, animations are simple to create in Composer and will provide the same, unified, aesthetic that is critical in a professional publication.
Powerful Authoring Tools
Conveying motion and how components interact with each other can be a challenge to illustrate through static images, but Composer has extremely powerful authoring tools to make this a breeze. The secret lies within the arrows that can be associated directly to the model geometry in Composer. Linear and circular arrows can be aligned with model edges and faces, and the arrows will move with the components to which they are associated. While being easy to place and adjust, these arrows have special functionality to always stay flat to the computer screen. This means the arrows looks great from every angle and are immediately image ready.