SOLIDWORKS® PCB —powered by Altium®— is a mechatronics/electronics design solution that provides the best in PCB design technology with an integrated electro-mechanical collaboration solution.
SolidWorks PCB is focused on bringing the best of both worlds together. Do what you do best in SolidWorks CAD, and let SolidWorks PCB handle all of your PCB design needs which was engineered specifically for SolidWorks® collaboration. We’ve combined the best technology in PCB design with an easy-to-use interface and linked it with SolidWorks CAD to give you an efficient design experience that gets your PCBs done quickly and easily — just what you need when PCBs are only a part of your product design workflow.
SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD
|SOLIDWORKS Standard||SOLIDWORKS Professional||SOLIDWORKS Premium|
|SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD||
Create sophisticated part and assembly designs quickly and efficiently with SOLIDWORKS 3D design software. Powerful, easy-to-use design capabilities combined with a range of tools for drawing creation, design analysis, cost estimation, rendering, animation, and file management create an intuitive system for developing innovative products that make you more productive, lowers costs, and accelerates your time-to-market.
|Part and Assembly Modeling||
Handle all aspects of your part and assembly modeling with the SOLIDWORKS 3D design system for transforming ideas and concepts into virtual 3D models. For conceptual design, create 3D designs quickly using imported images, simple sketches, or scanned 3D data, and then add more details as the design evolves. Assembly structure planning lets you quickly lay out your design assembly structure and then export to SOLIDWORKS for automatically creating CAD files. Direct model editing lets you manipulate and modify 3D geometry working directly on 3D CAD models.
Create production-ready 2D drawings that are always current and clearly communicate how your design should be manufactured and assembled. SOLIDWORKS associativity links a 2D drawing directly with a 3D solid model so updates to the 3D model can be automatically reflected in the 2D drawing. SOLIDWORKS accelerates your design process, saving time and development costs while increasing productivity.
|Design Reuse and Automation||
Leverage existing engineering data to create new designs and speed up new product development. With SOLIDWORKS, a range of tools helps you reuse existing 3D CAD models and 2D drawings, which accelerates your design process, saves time and development costs, and increases productivity. SOLIDWORKS search, automation, and configuration tools simplify the reuse of existing design data to create new designs.
|Collaborate and Share CAD Data||
SOLIDWORKS product collaboration tools help members of your design team work closely with other project stakeholders, outside vendors and customers. You can also protect proprietary design data before sharing it beyond your organization. and to manage project data, and control design revisions. SOLIDWORKS product collaboration tools include many innovative, time saving features such as 3D Interconnect, eDrawings®, and 3D Mark Up of parts and assemblies.
Before going into production, verify that your parts and assemblies will fit, assemble, and operate correctly with SOLIDWORKS Interference Check. Fully integrated with CAD, you can use Interference Check in 2D and 3D while you design to accelerate your product development process, and analyze tolerances to assess manufacturability.
|First-Pass Analysis Tools||
SOLIDWORKS SimulationXpress is a first-pass analysis tool that lets you perform basic stress analysis on individual parts. You can quickly determine effects of force and pressure and generate reports to document results.
|CAM Programming (SOLIDWORKS CAM)||
SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard powered by CAMWorks® is an integrated 2.5-axis milling and 2-axis lathe programming
solution. By utilizing the emerging technologies of Model-Based Definition (MBD) and Knowledge-Based Machining
(KBM), SOLIDWORKS CAM can rapidly transform your Design-to-Manufacturing process by improving communication,
reducing errors, reducing cycle times, and increasing your product quality.
|Design for Manufacturing (DFM)||
To ensure your product can be manufactured, SOLIDWORKS provides 3D tools for reviewing your design early in the development process. It is much easier and less costly to correct issues found during the design stage than correcting them during manufacturing planning or after your design is in production.
SOLIDWORKS has a variety of tools designed to make you more productive, including capabilities for design analysis, comparison, checking, and reporting.
|Advanced CAD File Import/Export and 3D Interconnect||
SOLIDWORKS provides more than 30 translators to convert incoming CAD data into SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD format or to export SOLIDWORKS data to other CAD products. 3D Interconnect opens most major CAD formats directly in SOLIDWORKS with no need to convert or save the data as a SOLIDWORKS file.
|CAD Libraries (SOLIDWORKS Toolbox)||
SOLIDWORKS CAD libraries provide you access for easily accessing, locating, downloading, saving, and sharing prebuilt 3D CAD models and commonly reused CAD data.
|Design for Cost (SOLIDWORKS Costing)||
SOLIDWORKS automatic cost estimation tools are fully integrated with 3D CAD, enabling you to continuously check your designs against cost targets. Easily monitor manufacturing costs as you design, thereby avoiding costly redesigns and production delays. Manufacturers can also use SOLIDWORKS cost estimation tools to automate quoting processes.
|ECAD/MCAD Collaboration (CircuitWorks)||
Share data between electrical CAD (ECAD) and mechanical CAD (MCAD) designers using CircuitWorks™. CircuitWorks enables you to share, compare, update, and track electrical design data so users can quickly resolve electrical- mechanical integration and collaboration problems.
|CAD Standards Checking (Design Checker)||
Establish design standards and check drawings (or models) with SOLIDWORKS to create uniform designs and documentation. Use SOLIDWORKS to establish design standards, and then check drawings (or models) against them as you design to ensure consistent and complete drawing outputs.
|Collaboration with eDrawings Professional||
Use eDrawings® software to increase collaboration, accelerate your design process, and increase productivity by viewing SOLIDWORKS 3D models and 2D drawings in an email-ready format. eDrawings Professional allows users to quickly and accurately view, measure, and mark-up designs which improves communication between designers, manufacturers, and customers.
|Automated Tolerance Stack-Up Analysis (TolAnalyst)||
The TolAnalyst tolerance analysis tool automatically checks the effects of tolerances on parts and assemblies to ensure consistent fit of components and to verify tolerancing schemes before a product goes into production. The tolerance analysis can be rerun if a dimensioning or tolerancing change is made, enabling you to get to an optimized tolerancing scheme.
|Advanced Photorealistic Rendering (SOLIDWORKS Visualize)||
SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard lets you create compelling visual content of your 3D designs with ease and flexibility. By utilizing photo-quality content early in the design process, useful early feedback can be received so you can make more informed design decisions.
|SOLIDWORKS File Management||
SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard provides CAD file management that enables individual users and small workgroups to manage project data, control design revisions, and control access to files.
|Reverse Engineering (ScanTo3D)||
With reverse engineering, you can recreate designs based on ones that already exist, accelerating product development, reducing risk, saving time, and increasing productivity. Use the ScanTo3D capability to import, edit, evaluate, and create solid geometry from scanned point cloud and mesh data.
|Linear Static Analysis for Parts and Assemblies||
Linear stress analysis using SOLIDWORKS Simulation can be a regular part of your design process, reducing the need for costly prototypes, eliminating rework and delays, and saving time and development costs. Linear stress analysis calculates the stresses and deformations of geometry. SOLIDWORKS Simulation uses Finite Element Analysis (FEA) methods to discretize design components into solid, shell, or beam elements and uses linear stress analysis to determine the response of parts and assemblies.
|Pipe and Tube Routing||
Use the wide range of tools in SOLIDWORKS Premium to simplify the design and documentation of piping and tubing for a wide range of systems and applications, including machinery, skid systems, and process plant piping.
|Electrical Cable and Wiring Harness Routing||
SOLIDWORKS Premium includes design tools that build a path of pipes, tubes, or electrical cables for assemblies. Routing creates a special type of subassembly that builds a path of pipes, tubes, or electrical cables between components.
|Advanced Surface Flattening||
Many products are manufactured by forming a flat material, such as sheet metal stock, into complex shapes. SOLIDWORKS advanced surface flattening functionality provides control and flexibility for flattening these complex surfaces.
|Rectangular and Other Section Routing||
SOLIDWORKS Routing can be used to route rectangular and round sections that include ducting, cable trays, conveyors, material handling chutes, and other systems.
SolidWorks PCB capabilities
With SolidWorks PCB, you get the best of both worlds – powerful PCB design technology and direct integration with SolidWorks CAD. Keeping your electrical and mechanical designs in sync has never been easier with a managed ECO change process and distinct workflows that keeps you at your most productive. Some capabilities of SolidWorks PCB include:
Powerful PCB Design Technology
At its core, SOLIDWORKS PCB provides the best in PCB design technology, capable of meeting the demands of today’s increasingly complex product designs. We’ve packed in all of the latest features to keep you at your most efficient from schematic to board layout with over two decades of PCB design technology.
Seamless Integration With SolidWorks CAD
SOLIDWORKS PCB is a professional PCB design tool engineered specifically to bridge the gap between electrical and mechanical designs. Keep your ECAD and MCAD designs connected with managed ECO change processes, distinct workflows, and seamless integration with SolidWorks CAD, all while maintaining your preferred workflow.
Proven PCB Design Engine
Getting your designs done as quickly and easily as possible is always a top priority. Meeting those critical time-to-market windows requires a PCB design tool capable of keeping up with the demands of your complex designs. SOLIDWORKS PCB is packed with all of the latest design technology, powered by over 25 years of R&D experience.
Streamlined Schematic Editor
A streamlined schematic editing environment gives you the tools you need to bring your designs to life. With access to real-time component supply chain information and comprehensive rule checking, your schematic designs get done quickly and easily.
Unified Design Environment
Both the schematic and PCB editor are integrated in one unified system in SOLIDWORKS PCB. You’ll barely notice the change as you transition from your schematic to board layout process, allowing you to stay at your most productive in a familiar design environment.
Maximum Design Efficiency
Taking your PCB designs to the next level requires a powerful set of features. SOLIDWORKS PCB has what you need to tackle your next design project.