SolidWorks 3D CAD software delivers powerful design functionality with the intuitive SolidWorks user interface to speed your design process and make you instantly productive.
SolidWorks Premium is a comprehensive 3D design solution that adds powerful simulation and design validation to the capabilities of SolidWorks Professional, as well as ECAD/MCAD collaboration, reverse engineering, and advanced wire and pipe routing functionality.
SolidWorks Professional builds on the capabilities of SolidWorks Standard to increase design productivity, with file management tools, advanced photorealistic rendering, automated cost estimation, eDrawingsÂ® Professional collaboration capabilities, automated design and drawing checking, and a sophisticated components and parts library.
SolidWorks Standard Get up to speed quickly with SolidWorks Standard and unlock the benefits of this powerful 3D design software for rapid creation of parts, assemblies, and 2D drawings. Application-specific tools for sheet metal, weldments, surfacing, and mold tool and die make it easy to deliver best-in-class designs.
SolidWorks Premium software integrates a broad range of mechanical CAD, design validation, product data management, design communication, and CAD productivity tools in a single, affordable easy to use package.
Go from concept to virtual prototype faster than you ever thought possible with the desired quality using a single easy to use application. SolidWorks Premium is so complete, you can progress from a product concept to a highly accurate virtual prototype without employing any other softwareFeatured SolidWorks Premium capabilities
Getting Started. Get up to speed fast. SolidWorks Command Manager logically groups similar functions for easy access, and integrated tutorials provide workflow demonstrations along with visual cues.
SWIFTâ„¢ (SolidWorks Intelligent Feature Technology). SWIFT let you spend time creating products that work well, instead of trying to make your software work for you. It automates time-consuming detail work and techniques, diagnosing and resolving problems related to feature order, mates, sketch relationships, and the application of dimensions
User Interface. With the heads-up user interface, you get a complete, customizable set of visual display and mouse-driven control capabilities. This reduces design steps, minimizes dialog boxes, and decreases visual clutter.
Working with DWG Files. SolidWorks includes data translation tools for AutoCADÂ® users, along with help documentation, so you can smoothly convert DWG files into 3D models.
Part Modeling. With Instant3D, you have the fastest, easiest way to create and modify 3D part geometry. By simply clicking and dragging, you can precisely create and resize featuresâ€“even section entities. As you ready your design for production, use DimXpert to create accurate 2D drawings (or â€œdrawinglessâ€ data) to ensure your parts will fit when manufactured.
RealViewÂ® Graphics. Visualize and communicate your designs more clearly than ever. You can quickly create nearly lifelike, fully dynamic representations of your parts, assemblies, and completed productsâ€“without rendering.
Advanced Surfacing and Complex Shapes. Improve the aesthetics, ergonomics, and usability of your product designs. Using the Freeform feature, creating new geometry, or importing and manipulating new surfaces, is easy and intuitive.
Sheet Metal Design Tools. Create sheet metal parts from scratch using folds, bends, flanges, rips, tabs, and mitres, as well as lofted bends, sketched bends, hems, and more. Alternatively, you can create a solid shape as a starting point. Advanced capabilities, such as the â€œconvert solid to sheetmetalâ€ functionality, let you develop a manufacturable sheet metal part.
Weldment Design. Sketch a layout for your frame and select a weldment profile. SolidWorks will automatically generate a weldment design in 3D. Modify, validate, and reinforce your design, and then enhance it with standard parts that you can drag and drop from the Design Library or 3D ContentCentralÂ®. Then, generate precise manufacturing drawings with cut lengths for all segments.
Mold Design Tools. With SolidWorks, you can import part geometry in IGES, STEP, ParasolidÂ®, ACISÂ®, and other formats to begin your mold designs. Create, validate, and execute your mold designsâ€“and reduce manufacturing errorsâ€“with a complete range of tools and checks, speeding the design of cores and cavities, assembly features, and lip and groove features.
Assembly Modeling. SolidWorks gives you the tools to get it right on-screen when you create assemblies, saving you the time and cost of physical prototyping and remanufacturing. You can mate components by picking individual surfaces, edges, curves, and vertices; create mechanical relationships between components; conduct interference, collision, and hole alignment checks; and link the motion of pulleys and sprockets. You can also automatically assemble fasteners and accompanying hardware; automate the assembly of commonly used components, appropriate hardware, and required features; and use MateXpert to fix conflicts such as over-constraining a component.
Simulate Assembly Motion. Simply by clicking and dragging components, you can check an assembly for proper motion and collisions. In addition, you can simulate physical motion involving assembly mates, contact, springs, and gravity. SolidWorks Motion also provides accurate measurements of velocity, accelerations, and forces on components due to motion â€“ so you have a realistic understanding of design decisions before producing the prototype product.
Large Assembly Management Tools. Use â€œLightweightâ€ mode to reduce the time spent opening and working on large assemblies. SpeedPak technology enables you to create simplified versions of assemblies that speed assembly operations and drawing creation. Use Quick View to select and open just the component you need to work on, and use the Assembly Xpert to analyze and improve your assemblyâ€™s performance.
Data Translation. Easily import and use existing data, as well as data from external sources. SolidWorks includes translators that support DWG, DXFâ„¢, Pro/ENGINEERÂ®, IPT (Autodesk InventorÂ®), Mechanical DesktopÂ®, UnigraphicsÂ®, PAR (Solid EdgeÂ®), CADKEYÂ®, IGES, STEP, Parasolid, SAT (ACIS), VDA-FS, VRML, STL, TIFF, JPG, AdobeÂ® IllustratorÂ®, RhinocerousÂ®, IDF, and HSF (Hoops) formats.
Standard Hardware Libraries. With SolidWorks Toolbox, SolidWorks Design ClipArt, and 3D ContentCentral, you have instant access to virtual encyclopedias comprising thousands of standard components.