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SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD

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What SOLIDWORKS versions are there?
Standard, Professional & Premium
SOLIDWORKS comes in three different packages scalable to meet the needs of your business with inbuilt functionality. All bundles use the award winning intuitive and easy to use Microsoft Windows native interface to accelerate your design process and increase productivity. Watch our introductory videos, compare products or download a trial today.
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SOLIDWORKS STANDARD
Increase Design Productivity
Unlock SOLIDWORKS’ powerful design capabilities and embrace the benefits of the 3D CAD with SOLIDWORKS Standard. Application specific tools allow for rapid creation of parts, assemblies and 2D drawings.
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SOLIDWORKS PROFESSIONAL
Professional Collaboration Capabilities
SOLIDWORKS Professional extends Standard's features with file management tools, automated cost estimation as well as photorealistic rendering and a sophisticated components library to name a few.
Learn more about SOLIDWORKS Premium
SOLIDWORKS PREMIUM
Integrate Powerful SOLIDWORKS Tools
SOLIDWORKS Premium is the ultimate 3D CAD solution, building upon the capabilities of Professional, Premium adds powerful simulation analysis, ECAD/MCAD collaboration and more to its list of capabilities.
SOLIDWORKS Product Versions
SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD
STD
PRO
PREM
Ease of use
  • Learn Fast: In-Context and Toolbar Menus, Command Search, Built-In Tutorials, Searchable Help Documentation
  • Work Fast: Hot Keys, Customizable Commands, APIs
  • Get Help Fast: Local and Worldwide Support Services
Part & Assembly Modelling
  • 3D Solid Modeling
  • Conceptual Design
  • Assembly Structure Planning: SOLIDWORKS Treehouse
  • Direct Model Geometry Modification
  • Large Assembly Design
  • Advanced Surface Design
  • Sheet Metal Design
  • Welded Structure Design
  • Plastic Part Design
  • Mould Tool Design
2D Drawings
  • Automatic Drawing View Creation
  • Automatic Drawing View Updates
  • Drafting Standards: ANSI, ISO, DIN, JIS, BSI, GOST, GB
  • Manual and Automated Dimensioning and Tolerancing
  • Annotations and Symbols
  • Automatic Bill of Materials (BOM), Exploded Views, Balloon Notes
  • Hole Tables, Weld Tables, Pipe Bend Tables, Cut Lists
  • Sheet Metal Bend Notes
  • Automated Creation of Radial/Cylindrical Exploded Views
Design Reuse and Automation
  • Find Your Data (SOLIDWORKS Search)
  • Design Automation (DriveWorksXpress)
  • Part and Assembly Configurations
  • Reuse 2D and 3D CAD Data
  • 3D CAD Models from Suppliers (3DContentCentral.com)
Animations and Visualisation
  • Move Assembly by Dragging Components
  • Move Assembly with Motors
  • CAD Videos
  • Basic CAD Rendering (RealView)
  • 3D Walk Through/Fly Through
Interference Check
  • Collision and Interference Detection
  • Hole Alignment and Thread Checks
Collaborate & Share CAD Data
  • Read Printed Circuit Board Data as 3D Parts (IFC)
  • Import/Export Over 30 CAD Formats
  • Print directly to 3D printers: AMF and 3MF formats
  • MCAD to AEC: Prepare and export to AEC applications
  • 3D Models for CAD/CAM Integration with CAM Partners
  • View eDrawings® Files
  • 3D Dimensioning and Tolerancing (Model Based Definition)
  • 2D DXF®/DWG® Data
  • Maintain and Update Existing 2D Drawings – edit and view DWG files in DraftSight
  • 2D to 3D CAD Conversion Tools
  • Convert 3D Solid Parts to Sheet Metal
  • Intellectual Property Protection (Defeature)
  • Design Review Markup and Viewing (Large Design Review)
Advanced CAD File Import
  • Interactive Feature Recognition and Conversion
  • Automatic Feature Recognition and Conversion
Basic Analysis Tools
  • Part Environmental Impact Analysis
  • Part Structural Analysis
  • Basic Flow Analysis
Productivity Tools - Utilities
  • Power Selection Tools< /li>
  • Symmetry Check
  • Copy Feature Info into Other Features (Feature Paint)
  • Find and Replace in Drawing
Design for Manufacturing
  • Thickness Analysis
  • Geometry Check for CAM
  • Compare Parts and Drawings for Changes
  • Rules-based Manufacturability Checks (DFMXpress)
  • Draft and Undercut Analysis
  • Sheet Metal Checks and Flat Pattern
3D Interconnect
    *Catia Files Require SOLIDWORKS Premium
  • Native File Import
CAD Libraries
  • Over One Million Standard Fasteners and Components (Toolbox)
  • Beam, Bearing, and Cam Design Wizard
  • Automatic Assembly of Fasteners and Components
Automatic Task Scheduling and Batch Processing
This service is included with SOLIDWORKS Professional & SOLIDWORKS Premium
Design for Cost & Cost Estimation (Parts)
  • Compare Manufacturing Costs
  • Automated Manufacturing Cost Estimation
  • Customisable Manufacturing Settings
  • Output Cost Report
Advanced Photorealistic Rendering (PhotoView 360)
  • Photo Quality Images and Animations
  • Control Camera View, Lighting, Materials, Textures
CAD Standards Checking
  • Verify Designs against Company Standards
  • Automatically Correct Non-Conforming Issues
  • Customise Design Check Rules
SOLIDWORKS File Management
  • User Group Access Rights
  • File Vaulting
  • Secure Check-in and Check-out
  • Automated Revision Control
eDrawings Professional
  • Create and Publish eDrawings Files
  • Allow Measurement in eDrawings Files
  • Enable Markup of eDrawings Files
  • Exploded Views Support for eDrawings Files
  • View Assembly Animations
  • Password Protect Intellectual Property
ECAD/MCAD Collaboration - CircuitWorks
*Moved from Premium into Professional from SOLIDWORKS 2015
  • Import/Export of Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Designs
  • Automatic Electrical Component Assembly
  • Two-Way Data Exchange: ECAD to MCAD - MCAD to ECAD
  • IDF, ProStep (IDX) or PADS (*.ASC)
  • PCB Outlines, Keep-Out Areas, Maximum Heights
  • Filter Display for Clarification
  • Compare Board Designs for Differences
  • Design Change Notes
Reverse Engineering - Scanto3D
*Moved from Premium into Professional from SOLIDWORKS 2015
  • Import, Edit, Evaluate, and Create Solid Geometry from Point Cloud and Mesh Data
  • Import Adobe® Illustrator Files
  • Import Image Files and Convert Raster to Vector Data
Automated Tolerance Stack-Up Analysis - TolAnalyst
*Moved from Premium into Professional from SOLIDWORKS 2015
  • Worst Case and RSS Maximum/Minimum
  • Identify Highest Contributing Tolerances
  • Automatic Update of Analysis when Design Changes
SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard
  • The NEW standalone rendering package included with licenses of SOLIDWORKS Professional and Premium
  • Must have active SOLIDWORKS subscription
Motion Analysis
  • Kinematic and Dynamic Analysis
  • Inputs: Forces, Springs, Dampers, Gravity, Contact, Bushings
  • Outputs: Displacement, Velocities, Accelerations, Body Loads, Joint Forces
  • View/Publish Animations, Graphs, Reports
Structural Part and Assembly Analysis
  • Inputs: Variable Forces/Pressures, Full Restraint Sets, Connectors, Gravity, Contact, Materials
  • Outputs: Factor of Safety, Stress, Displacement, Strain
  • View/Publish Animations, Graphs, Reports
Sustainability Analysis
  • Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA) for Environmental Impact: SOLIDWORKS Sustainability
Routing of Pipes and Tubes
  • Create Detailed Piping Systems
  • Create Flexible or Rigid Tubing Lines
  • Customisable Library of Piping Components
  • Automatic Assembly of Hangers and Supports
  • Output Tube Bend Data for Manufacturing
  • Cut Length Calculations Automated for BOM
  • Automatic Routing Option for Pipes and Tubes
  • Minimum Bend Radius Check for Tubes
  • Output of PCF files for ISOGEN® piping software
Routing of Electrical Cabling and Wiring Harnesses
  • Create Detailed Electrical Cable and Wiring Harnesses
  • Run Rigid or Flexible Electrical Conduit Segments
  • Conduit
  • Ribbon Cable
  • Wire Lengths Automatically Calculated
  • Automated Harness Flattening for Manufacturing
  • BOM and Wire Cut Lists
Routing of Rectangular and Other Sections
  • Automatic Routing Using Imported "From-To" Connection Data
  • Mounting Hardware, Splices, Connectors, Insulation, Looms, Heat-Shrink Tubing, Cable Ties
Advanced Surface Flattening
  • Automated, Interactive Surface and Curve Flattening and Data Export
Design for Cost & Cost Estimation (Assembly Level Roll Up)
  • Manufacturing cost estimation and quoting overview for assemblies
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