SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD

A comprehensive 3D design solution

SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD

Why Choose SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD?


SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD solutions provide easy-to-learn, yet extremely powerful functionality that shortens product development time, reduces costs, and improves quality.

Dramatically improve the way you develop and manufacture products. As the foundation for the entire SOLIDWORKS® suite of product development solutions, SOLIDWORKS CAD packages cover design, simulation, cost estimation, manufacturability checks, sustainable design, and data management.

Why Choose SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD?
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Which SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD package is right for you?

SOLIDWORKS Standard

Get up to speed quickly and benefit from this powerful 3D design and manufacturing solution. Along with part, assembly, and 2D drawing functionality, specialized tools are included for sheet metal, weldments, surfacing, molds, product configuration, design analysis, DFM, and CAM. CAM included with an active subscription.

SOLIDWORKS Professional

SOLIDWORKS Professional builds on the capabilities of SOLIDWORKS Standard with ECAD/MCAD collaboration, automated cost estimation, collaboration capabilities, design and drawing checking, a sophisticated components and parts library, and advanced photorealistic rendering.

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SOLIDWORKS Premium

SOLIDWORKS Premium builds on SOLIDWORKS Professional by adding structural and motion analysis capabilities, advanced surface flattening, reverse engineering, and electrical cable and pipe routing functionality.

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SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD Premium Capabilities

Listed below, are some of the powerful features that SolidWorks Premium users benefit from. With the addition of standard part libraries, utilities that will search for design errors, fasteners and tools that will automatically estimate your manufacturing costs, the capabilities are endless. If you would like to know more or have any questions, please use the box below.

Time-based Motion Analysis

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Easily evaluate how your product will perform and move throughout its operational cycle with motion analysis using SolidWorks Simulation. Visualize your product moving as it would in the real world and measure the forces and loads on your design. Plus, use the data to correctly size motors and create the ‘correct’ mechanism to ensure performance, product quality, and safety.

Linear Stress Analysis

Linear stress analysis with SolidWorks Simulation enables designers and engineers to quickly and efficiently validate quality, performance, and safety—all while creating their design.

Tolerance Analysis

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Quickly and easily check dimensions and tolerances using SolidWorks 3D CAD software to assess the manufacturability of your design long before reaching production. Check parts and assembly tolerances during design, accelerating the design process, saving time and development costs, and increasing productivity.

Electrical CAD to Mechanical CAD Interchange

Share data between electrical CAD (ECAD) and mechanical CAD (MCAD) designers using the CircuitWorks™ tool in SolidWorks 3D CAD software. CircuitWorks enables users to share, compare, update, and track electrical design data so users can more quickly resolve electrical-mechanical integration problems. Mechanical and electrical engineers can work closely in creating complex designs, speeding up the product development process, saving time and development costs, and accelerating time-to-market.

Piping and Tubing Design

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Accelerate the development process and save time by designing piping and tubing in 3D during system design with SolidWorks Premium. By integrating piping and tubing during the design process, designers can help ensure efficient assembly, operation, and serviceability, avoiding rework, delays, and extra cost.

Electrical Cable Harness and Conduit Design

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Quickly design and route electrical wiring, harnessing, cabling, and conduit assemblies of products in 3D using the SolidWorks Premium package. Integrating these systems during product design rather than adding them later accelerates your development process, saves time and rework costs, and helps to ensure efficient product assembly and serviceability.

ScanTo3D

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Facilitate reverse engineering that can speed up your design process, save time and development costs, and accelerate your time-to-market by converting scanned data of physical products into SolidWorks 3D CAD geometry.

Advanced Surface Flattening

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Often products like leather goods, sports equipment, footwear, and products made from composite materials, like carbon fiber and fiberglass, have complex shapes, but are manufactured from materials that start out as flat stock, such as cow hides, nylon, cloth, and flat composite sheet. Therefore, it is necessary to accurately determine or estimate the size and shape of the surfaces in their flattened state in order to be able to cut the material from the flat sheet.

Routing of Rectangular and Other Sections

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SolidWorks Routing users can route rectangular and round sections to meet their design needs. Equipment designers, product designers, machine designers, facility designers and others all need rectangular section routing to complete their designs that include ducting, cable trays, conveyors, material handling chutes, and many other systems.