Woodworking software add-in for SOLIDWORKS

What is SWOOD SOLIDWORKS Woodworking?

SWOOD is a suite of woodworking design and manufacturing tools for SOLIDWORKS. Easily complete your woodworking projects with features dedicated to wood and panel processing, SWOOD makes it easier and faster to make production ready designs.

Woodworking software inside SOLIDWORKS

SWOOD meets all of your woodworking project needs with tools for 3D design, production documentation, CNC machining, Nesting, Automation, and Timber Construction.

SWOOD works right inside of SOLIDWORKS making it easy to use and very intuitive. SOLIDWORKS and SWOOD provides woodworkers with a dynamic and interactive environment with collaborative working and 3D parametric modeling for all the wood cabinetry, product, and construction needs.

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Get to know SWOOD SOLIDWORKS Woodworking

SWOOD SOLIDWORKS Woodworking Capabilities

The SWOOD add-in for SOLIDWORKS provides woodworking CAD, CAM, and Automation tools to complete your projects faster.

Woodworking model
  • Woodworking cabinetry
    Woodworking Design

    SWOOD Design allows you to quickly and easily create cabinetry and wooden products within the SOLIDWORKS 3D environment utilizing the core parametric capabilities. A complete drag and drop hardware library is included plus connectors, materials, cut lists, BOMs, and customized reporting.

  • Woodworking CNC
    Woodworking CNC

    SWOOD CAM provides the machining and manufacturing tools for all your wood projects. SWOOD CAM manages CNC machines and their specific technology. You can create your programs and production documents directly from within SOLIDWORKS.

  • Woodworking Nesting
    Woodworking Nesting

    SWOOD Nesting is an add-on module for SWOOD CAM. It allows you to accurately nest your project parts onto wood panels for manufacture. Thanks to the nesting technology your wood panels will be optimized and material waste is reduced.

  • Woodworking automation
    Woodworking Automation

    SWOOD Center Service is a configurator that enables production automation on a large scale and can be linked to one of your company databases (ERP or MES).

  • Woodworking timber construction
    Timber Construction

    SWOOD BW (Beam & Wall) is software dedicated to timber and frame construction. Thanks to the 3D parametric design capabilities, SWOOD BW allows you to design your frame and produce the required build documentation.

SWOOD SOLIDWORKS Woodworking Features

Make all of your wooden products faster and easier with tailored software

SWOOD Design Furniture
SWOOD Design Furniture

Woodworking Process Specific Tools

With process specific tools it's never been easier to complete your woodworking projects with parametric models and production drawings. SWOOD includes:

  • Panel management: laminate, grain direction, material production info.
  • Edge-banding: Design feature of well-formed edge-bands on panels edges.
  • Connectors: Insertion of parametric fittings between panels.
  • Library: Drag and drop insertion of objects and associated machining in cubic context, includes drawers, doors, shelves and partitions.
  • Production data extraction: Cut list, hardware list, panel list, costing etc.

Woodworking Manufacturing

SWOOD provides CAM and Nesting capabilities for all your wood production needs:

  • CNC Machine Control for 3 to 5 axis continuous.
  • CNC Program Generation: Interfaces (woodWOP, BSolid, Maestro, Xilog, ImaWOP, BiesseWorks, TPA, NC-Hops...).
  • Post-Processor Control (Homag, Biesse, SCM, IMA, Holzer, Felder, Masterwood, Maka...)
  • Dedicated Woodworking Tools Library: Drilling block, aggregates, horizontal spindle, edgebanding aggregates.
  • Trajectories Simulation with Material Removal.
  • Automatic and Detailed Production Data: Cut lists, Program lists, Tools lists, and Labels.
  • Automatic Nesting, material optimization and reporting.
SWOOD Manufacturing

Design Timber Structures faster

Help reduce design errors and ensure that your structures are cut and assembled correctly.

  • Geometric Analysis and shape recognition.
  • Several export configurations (Beams & Walls).
  • Quick and easy modifications.
  • Complete associativity thanks to the SOLIDWORKS integration.

SWOOD SOLIDWORKS Woodworking Benefits

Easy to use software which will adapt to your business process

Control & Collaboration

The current SWOOD version is always backward-compatible with the previous two versions of SOLIDWORKS allowing you to work with others easily.

Plus SWOOD incudes SOLIDWORKS PDM integration allowing you to integrate SWOOD into your current process and ensure revision and change management for your project.

Assembly & User Manual

Create user manuals and assembly instructions for your wood products with SWOOD documentation tools.

Ensure that your products are not only manufactured correctly but also assembled and used correctly by end-users and customers with the reports and documentation generated by SWOOD.

Marketing Content Creation

As SWOOD works natively inside SOLIDWORKS you can take advantage of the existing add-in tools included with SOLIDWORKS Professional and Premium — including SOLIDWORKS Visualize to generate realistic imagery and animations for sales and marketing.

Improved Productivity

Smart control of the whole production chain with task automation providing improvement of the products’ design process

Looking for a Cloud Alternative?

3DEXPERIENCE Works provides a Safe, Social, Connected, Informed and Structured alternative to SWOOD SOLIDWORKS Woodworking 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.