SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD

Comprehensive mainstream desktop 3D CAD software

Powerful Desktop 3D CAD Software

SOLIDWORKS gives you powerful, easy-to-use functionality that automates tasks, streamlines workflows, and helps you quickly define and validate the form, fit, and function of your design.

SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software includes design, simulation, technical communication, and data management features. Powering innovative design with specific tools that help you work more efficiently so you can make better design decisions.

Trusted industry standard

For over 25 years, SOLIDWORKS® has been the trusted industry standard in design and engineering. Intuitive 3D design and product development solutions from SOLIDWORKS help you conceptualize, create, validate, communicate, manage, and transform your innovate ideas into great product designs.

  • Create fast and accurate designs, including 3D models and 2D drawings of complex parts and assemblies
  • Design for cost and manufacturing with cost estimation tools and manufacturability checks
  • Interact with team members and control revisions with standardized data management tools
  • Eliminate errors and rework by using integrated motion and stress analysis tools
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An intuitive set of desktop 3D design tools matched with data management and simulation

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    SOLIDWORKS Standard

    Desktop-based intuitive, robust SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD solution featuring part and assembly modeling, 2D drawings and productivity and automation tools

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    SOLIDWORKS Professional

    All capabilities of SOLIDWORKS Standard plus photo-realistic rendering, automated cost estimation, reverse engineering, automated design, drawing checking, and tolerance analysis

  • MicroMax Camera 13 5333 x 3000 Final
    SOLIDWORKS Premium

    All capabilities of SOLIDWORKS Professional plus piping, tubing, electrical cable and harness routing design, and advanced surface flattening capabilities

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    SOLIDWORKS Simulation

    Desktop-based simulation add-in providing linear static structural and time-based motion analysis capabilities for parts and assemblies

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3D Modeling & CAM Tools

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2D Drawing Tools

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3D Modeling & CAM Tools

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2D Drawing Tools

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Toolbox CAD Libraries

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Data Management

Premium Offer

SOLIDWORKS Premium Software

3D Modeling & CAM Tools

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2D Drawing Tools

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Toolbox CAD Libraries

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Visualization/Rendering

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Data Management

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Pipe, Tube & Electrical Routing

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Simulation Tools

CapabilitiesSOLIDWORKS StandardSOLIDWORKS ProfessionalSOLIDWORKS Premium
Desktop 3D CAD Features
Part and Assembly Modeling
Handle all aspects of your part and assembly modeling and transform ideas and concepts into virtual 3D models
2D Design
Create production-ready 2D drawings that are always current and clearly communicate how to manufacture and assemble your designs
Productivity Tools
Easily analyze, compare, check and report on your designs
Design Reuse & Automation
Simplify the reuse of existing design data with search, automation and configuration tools that help you speed up the creation of new designs
Interference Check
Before going into production, verify in 2D and 3D that your parts and assemblies will fit, assemble and operate correctly
Manufacturability Checks
Review your designs for Draft, Undercut, Thickness and Hole Alignments early in the development process to ensure manufacturability.
Advanced CAD File Import/Export
Convert incoming CAD data into SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD format and export SOLIDWORKS data to other CAD applications using 30+ translators
Xtended Reality (XR) Exporter
Export CAD data for AR, VR and web viewing experiences while retaining geometry, appearance, motion studies, display states and more
CAD Standards Checking (Design Checker)
Establish design standards and check drawings (or models) against them to create uniform designs and documentation.
Automated Tolerance Stackup Analysis (TolAnalyst™)
Automatically check the effects of tolerances on parts and assemblies to ensure consistent fit of components and verify tolerancing schemes before manufacturing your designs
Design for Cost (SOLIDWORKS Costing)
Continuously check your designs against cost targets with automatic cost estimation tools fully integrated within the 3D CAD solution
Reverse Engineering (ScanTo3D)
Recreate designs with the ability to import, edit, evaluate and create solid geometry from scanned point-cloud and mesh data
Advanced Surface Flattening
Flatten complex, nondevelopable surfaces typically encountered in products made from textiles, like clothing, or sheet metal, like metal stampings
Pipe and Tube Routing
Recreate designs with the ability to import, edit, evaluate and create solid geometry from scanned point-cloud and mesh data
Electrical Cable and Wiring Harness Routing
Quickly add cables, wires and harnesses to your design. Create flattened drawing representations of your 3D cables and harnesses with wire lists, connection information and bills of materials
Rectangular and Other Section Routing
Route rectangular and round sections that include ducting, cable trays, conveyors, material handling chutes and other systems.
Simulation
Time-Based Motion Analysis

Realistically visualize your product moving throughout its operational cycle world, measure the forces and loads on your design, and use the data to correctly size motors and ensure product performance, quality and safety

Linear Static Analysis for Parts and Assemblies
Calculate the stresses and deformations of geometry using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) methods, and running linear stress analysis to determine the response of parts and assemblies
Data Management and Add-ins
SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard
Data access and management where you can store and manage the latest product design information from an on-premise location
SOLIDWORKS Toolbox
Time-saving library of Smart Parts and Supplier Standard Components, fully integrated with SOLIDWORKS.
SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard
(Must be on Active Subscription) photo-rendering suite of standalone software tools that combine industry-leading rendering capabilities with visual design-oriented features
SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard
(Must be on Active Subscription) you will be able to enhance your manufacturing process by capturing company standards, speed up quoting, and test manufacturability of a design earlier in the process
Training and Support
Training and Support
Get up to speed fast using online training content, a vibrant community, and support from TriMech

SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD Desktop Features

Design on your desktop and manage on-premises

3D Parts, Assemblies & 2D Drawings

Handle all aspects of your part and assembly modeling and create 2D production drawings with SOLIDWORKS Standard:

  • 3D solid modeling – Turn ideas and concepts into virtual 3D models
  • Assembly Structure Planning (SOLIDWORKS Treehouse) – Quickly lay out your design assembly structure and then export to SOLIDWORKS to automatically create your CAD files.
  • 2D Drawings – Create production-ready 2D drawings that communicate how your design should be manufactured and assembled

Visualization & Animation

SOLIDWORKS Standard Motion Manager software enables you to quickly and easily create powerful images and animations to clearly communicate your design intent:

  • Rendering — Create basic rendered images and animations quickly, without being a graphics expert.
  • Walk-through/Fly-through — Take a virtual tour of your design or record a video to help explain it to others.
  • CAD Animation — Demonstrate your design’s basic operation by applying motion, gravity, and component contact or by manually moving components. Then, record and save a video.

Manufacturing Tools

Check your design and verify manufacturability of your product early in the development process, saving time and development costs, improving productivity, and accelerating your time-to-market.

  • DFMXpress — Compare your design to standardized manufacturing rules to assess if your design can be produced
  • Compare parts and drawings for changes —Automatically compare designs to instantly understand differences
  • CAD Check for Parts and Tooling —Quickly understand if your parts can be easily removed from mold, cast, or form tooling
  • Sheet metal bending and flat pattern —Easily assess if your sheet metal parts can be developed from flat stock

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.