SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD Product Matrix

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SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software is available in three different versions: Standard, Professional and Premium. Learn more about the features included in each version below.

Categories and Features

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SOLIDWORKS Professional
SOLIDWORKS Standard
Parts and Assembly Modeling
3D Solid Modeling

Create 3D solid models of your designs instead of 2D drawings to improve visualization and communication, eliminate design interference issues, check design functionality and performance (without the need for physical prototypes) and automatically provide manufacturing with 3D solid models that are required when programming CNC machine tools and rapid prototyping equipment.

SOLIDWORKS Premium
3D Solid Modeling is included in SOLIDWORKS Premium
SOLIDWORKS Professional
3D Solid Modeling is included in SOLIDWORKS Professional
SOLIDWORSK Standard
3D Solid Modeling is included in SOLIDWORSK Standard
Conceptual Design

Work with all types of conceptual design data, including sketches, images, Adobe® Illustrator® files, 3D scan data, and existing 3D and 2D CAD data.

SOLIDWORKS Premium
Conceptual Design is included in SOLIDWORKS Premium
SOLIDWORKS Professional
Conceptual Design is included in SOLIDWORKS Professional
SOLIDWORKS Standard
Conceptual Design is included in SOLIDWORKS Standard
Assembly Structure Planning: SOLIDWORKS Treehouse

Plan how your assembly will be arranged before you actually start designing. SOLIDWORKS Treehouse enables you to name your components, drag in existing designs, create configurations, and add custom properties all before doing any new design work in SOLIDWORKS.

Alignex Blog Article: How to Accelerate Your Design Process with SOLIDWORKS Treehouse [VIDEO]

SOLIDWORKS Premium
Assembly Structure Planning: SOLIDWORKS Treehouse is included in SOLIDWORKS Premium
SOLIDWORKS Professional
Assembly Structure Planning: SOLIDWORKS Treehouse is included in SOLIDWORKS Professional
SOLIDWORKS Standard
Assembly Structure Planning: SOLIDWORKS Treehouse is included in SOLIDWORKS Standard
Direct Model Geometry Modification

Quickly create and adjust 3D model geometry using direct model editing. Simply click on the model geometry and move it, speeding up design, saving time and development costs, and increasing productivity.

SOLIDWORKS Premium
Direct Model Geometry Modification is included in SOLIDWORKS Premium
SOLIDWORKS Professional
Direct Model Geometry Modification is included in SOLIDWORKS Professional
SOLIDWORKS Standard
Direct Model Geometry Modification is included in SOLIDWORKS Standard
Large Assembly Design

Simplify design of large assemblies to handle designs that can contain more than 100,000 parts—a common demand in many industries. Manage, assemble, view, and document your large design to accelerate your design process, save time and development costs, and increase productivity.

SOLIDWORKS Premium
Large Assembly Design is included in SOLIDWORKS Premium
SOLIDWORKS Professional
Large Assembly Design is included in SOLIDWORKS Professional
SOLIDWORKS Standard
Large Assembly Design is included in SOLIDWORKS Standard
Advanced Surface Design

Create and edit complex solid and surface geometry, including stylish curve-continuous (C2) surfaces. SOLIDWORKS simplifies advanced surface design to make creating sophisticated parts with complex shapes much easier.

SOLIDWORKS Premium
Advanced Surface Design is included in SOLIDWORKS Premium
SOLIDWORKS Professional
Advanced Surface Design is included in SOLIDWORKS Professional
SOLIDWORKS Standard
Advanced Surface Design is included in SOLIDWORKS Standard
Sheet Metal Design

Gain the flexibility to quickly and cost-effectively design solid sheet metal parts and assemblies. Convert SOLIDWORKS 3D models or imported CAD models directly to SOLIDWORKS sheet metal models and automatically input your own bend radius, thickness and K-factor.  You can also use the Flat Pattern feature to automatically flatten using K-Factor and Bend Tables.

SOLIDWORKS Premium
Sheet Metal Design is included in SOLIDWORKS Premium
SOLIDWORKS Professional
Sheet Metal Design is included in SOLIDWORKS Professional
SOLIDWORKS Standard
Sheet Metal Design is included in SOLIDWORKS Standard
Weldments

Design a weldment structure as a single multibody part, sketching the basic framework, creating structural members with groups of sketch segments, and adding elements like gussets and end caps to complete the structure.

Alignex Blog Article: A Game Changer: Using Weldments in SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS Premium
Weldments is included in SOLIDWORKS Premium
SOLIDWORKS Professional
Weldments is included in SOLIDWORKS Professional
SOLIDWORKS Standard
Weldments is included in SOLIDWORKS Standard
Plastic Part Design

Develop plastic and cast part designs that meet requirements for product performance and manufacturability. A broad set of design tools enables the creation of simple or complex plastic and cast parts and ensures that designs can be successfully molded and manufactured.

SOLIDWORKS Premium
Plastic Part Design is included in SOLIDWORKS Premium
SOLIDWORKS Professional
Plastic Part Design is included in SOLIDWORKS Professional
SOLIDWORKS Standard
Plastic Part Design is included in SOLIDWORKS Standard
Mold Design

Validate that parts can be molded successfully, including checking for draft, thickness, and undercuts to ensure the correct geometry for molding. Key SOLIDWORKS mold design capabilities include complete plastic part and advanced surfacing design tools, geometry import, repair, healing tools and many more.

SOLIDWORKS Premium
Mold Design is included in SOLIDWORKS Premium
SOLIDWORKS Professional
Mold Design is included in SOLIDWORKS Professional
SOLIDWORKS Standard
Mold Design is included in SOLIDWORKS Standard
PCB Data as 3D Parts

Ability to read Printed Circuit Board Data as 3D Parts (IFC).

SOLIDWORKS Premium
PCB Data as 3D Parts is included in SOLIDWORKS Premium
SOLIDWORKS Professional
PCB Data as 3D Parts is included in SOLIDWORKS Professional
SOLIDWORKS Standard
PCB Data as 3D Parts is included in SOLIDWORKS Standard
Pipe and Tube Routing Design

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.

SOLIDWORKS Premium
Pipe and Tube Routing Design is included in SOLIDWORKS Premium
SOLIDWORKS Professional
Pipe and Tube Routing Design is not included in SOLIDWORKS Professional
SOLIDWORKS Standard
Pipe and Tube Routing Design is not included in SOLIDWORKS Standard
Electrical Cable and Harness Design Routing

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.

SOLIDWORKS Premium
Electrical Cable and Harness Design Routing is included in SOLIDWORKS Premium
SOLIDWORKS Professional
Electrical Cable and Harness Design Routing is not included in SOLIDWORKS Professional
SOLIDWORKS Standard
Electrical Cable and Harness Design Routing is not included in SOLIDWORKS Standard
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 Premium
Rectangular and Other Section Routing is included in SOLIDWORKS Premium
SOLIDWORKS Professional
Rectangular and Other Section Routing is not included in SOLIDWORKS Professional
SOLIDWORKS Standard
Rectangular and Other Section Routing is not included in SOLIDWORKS Standard
Advanced Surface Flattening

SOLIDWORKS advanced surface flattening functionality provides control and flexibility for flattening complex nonanalytic surfaces. With this feature you can automatically flatten the surface and interrogate an interactive deformation plot (mesh), sketch curves on surfaces and then flatten the surfaces and the curves together, plus export flattened surface outlines or patterns for material cutting in a variety of export formats.

SOLIDWORKS Premium
Advanced Surface Flattening is included in SOLIDWORKS Premium
SOLIDWORKS Professional
Advanced Surface Flattening is not included in SOLIDWORKS Professional
SOLIDWORKS Standard
Advanced Surface Flattening is not included in SOLIDWORKS Standard
2D Drawings
Automatic Drawings View Creation and Update

Drag and drop your 3D model into a drawing to create views—or drag and drop predefined drawing views from a palette. Drawing views are always current with the 3D model. All drawing views reflect design changes automatically, eliminating the chance of having out of date or incorrect information.

SOLIDWORKS Premium
Automatic Drawings View Creation and Update is included in SOLIDWORKS Premium
SOLIDWORKS Professional
Automatic Drawings View Creation and Update is included in SOLIDWORKS Professional
SOLIDWORKS Standard
Automatic Drawings View Creation and Update is included in SOLIDWORKS Standard
Dimensioning, Tolerancing, and Annotations

Detail drawing views fully to quickly and easily document your designs for manufacturing, inspection and design proposals. You can also add dimension and tolerance, and annotate directly in your 3D models.

SOLIDWORKS Premium
Dimensioning, Tolerancing, and Annotations is included in SOLIDWORKS Premium
SOLIDWORKS Professional
Dimensioning, Tolerancing, and Annotations is included in SOLIDWORKS Professional
SOLIDWORKS Standard
Dimensioning, Tolerancing, and Annotations is included in SOLIDWORKS Standard
Bills of Materials (BOM) and Cut Lists

Automatic bill of materials (BOM) creation that updates automatically whenever design changes occur. Automatic balloon noting of exploded views on drawings that update automatically whenever design changes occur. Multiple BOM templates to customize the BOM to present needed information.

SOLIDWORKS Premium
Bills of Materials (BOM) and Cut Lists is included in SOLIDWORKS Premium
SOLIDWORKS Professional
Bills of Materials (BOM) and Cut Lists is included in SOLIDWORKS Professional
SOLIDWORKS Standard
Bills of Materials (BOM) and Cut Lists is included in SOLIDWORKS Standard
Sheet Metal Bending and Flat Pattern

Automatically flatten your sheet metal design with bend allowance and document it for manufacturing. Flattening provides a first check of manufacturability for sheet metal parts, as well as, hole tables, weld tables and pipe bending data.

SOLIDWORKS Premium
Sheet Metal Bending and Flat Pattern is included in SOLIDWORKS Premium
SOLIDWORKS Professional
Sheet Metal Bending and Flat Pattern is included in SOLIDWORKS Professional
SOLIDWORKS Standard
Sheet Metal Bending and Flat Pattern is included in SOLIDWORKS Standard
Radial/Cylindrical Exploded Views

Speed up the creation of exploded views for designs that have fasteners and components positioned radially/cylindrically around an axis. You can automatically explode components aligned radially/cylindrically about an axis in one step. You can also explode radially by diverging along an axis.

SOLIDWORKS Premium
Radial/Cylindrical Exploded Views is included in SOLIDWORKS Premium
SOLIDWORKS Professional
Radial/Cylindrical Exploded Views is included in SOLIDWORKS Professional
SOLIDWORKS Standard
Radial/Cylindrical Exploded Views is included in SOLIDWORKS Standard
Drawing Control

Automatically compare drawings to identify differences. Automatically arrange and align annotations, reuse existing 2D blocks or create your own blocks, display or hide threads on drawings, control the display of center mark, center line, lines, fill, and blocks. Also, control the appearance of dimensions and dimension lines.

SOLIDWORKS Premium
Drawing Control is included in SOLIDWORKS Premium
SOLIDWORKS Professional
Drawing Control is included in SOLIDWORKS Professional
SOLIDWORKS Standard
Drawing Control is included in SOLIDWORKS Standard
International Standards Support

Includes international standards support.

SOLIDWORKS Premium
International Standards Support is included in SOLIDWORKS Premium
SOLIDWORKS Professional
International Standards Support is included in SOLIDWORKS Professional
SOLIDWORKS Standard
International Standards Support is included in SOLIDWORKS Standard
Standards Checking (Design Checker)

Use SOLIDWORKS to establish design standards, and then check drawings (or models) against them as you design to ensure consistent and complete drawing outputs.

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Standards Checking (Design Checker) is included in Name of Package 2
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Design Reuse and Automation
Find Your Data (SOLIDWORKS Search)

Search filters in the SOLIDWORKS FeatureManager—and in Help Search and Command Search in the user interface—provide quick answers and avoid duplication. Use SOLIDWORKS Search to find individual files, products, or like-items (for example, all the “pumps”) or to view and search directories from inside SOLIDWORKS File Explorer.

SOLIDWORKS Premium
Find Your Data (SOLIDWORKS Search) is included in SOLIDWORKS Premium
SOLIDWORKS Professional
Find Your Data (SOLIDWORKS Search) is included in SOLIDWORKS Professional
SOLIDWORKS Standard
Find Your Data (SOLIDWORKS Search) is included in SOLIDWORKS Standard
Design Automation (DriveWorksXpress)

Automate your design process, and generate infinite variations of a model using a rules-based project that you set up once and run again and again. Incorporate design rules to minimize errors and cost from manual mistakes.

Alignex Blog Article: How to Reduce Your Design Cycle with DriveWorksXpress

SOLIDWORKS Premium
Design Automation (DriveWorksXpress) is included in SOLIDWORKS Premium
SOLIDWORKS Professional
Design Automation (DriveWorksXpress) is included in SOLIDWORKS Professional
SOLIDWORKS Standard
Design Automation (DriveWorksXpress) is included in SOLIDWORKS Standard
Parts and Assembly Configurations

Automatically develop multiple versions of a part and assembly configuration using simple table-driven functionality. Creating variations of a design within the same file streamlines “what if” scenarios, as well as planning for different applications.

SOLIDWORKS Premium
Parts and Assembly Configurations is included in SOLIDWORKS Premium
SOLIDWORKS Professional
Parts and Assembly Configurations is included in SOLIDWORKS Professional
SOLIDWORKS Standard
Parts and Assembly Configurations is included in SOLIDWORKS Standard
3D CAD Models from Suppliers

SOLIDWORKS 3D Content Central contains millions of 2D and 3D models of SOLIDWORKS catalog components supplied by both manufacturers and SOLIDWORKS users. Get access to 2D and 3D CAD models to drag and drop into SOLIDWORKS designs, 2D blocks for faster drawing creation, libraries of user-developed macros to speed specific tasks and collections of Library Features for detailed design tasks.

SOLIDWORKS Premium
3D CAD Models from Suppliers is included in SOLIDWORKS Premium
SOLIDWORKS Professional
3D CAD Models from Suppliers is included in SOLIDWORKS Professional
SOLIDWORKS Standard
3D CAD Models from Suppliers is included in SOLIDWORKS Standard
Smart Components and Smart Fasteners
Automatically add components and fasteners to your assembly that are sized to accept standard hardware.
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Smart Components and Smart Fasteners is included in Name of Package 2
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Smart Components and Smart Fasteners is included in Name of Package 3
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.

SOLIDWORKS Premium
CAD Libraries (SOLIDWORKS Toolbox) is included in SOLIDWORKS Premium
SOLIDWORKS Professional
CAD Libraries (SOLIDWORKS Toolbox) is included in SOLIDWORKS Professional
SOLIDWORKS Standard
CAD Libraries (SOLIDWORKS Toolbox) is not included in SOLIDWORKS Standard
Task Scheduler

Schedule and automatically drive off-peak batch processing activities like file conversions and batch printing. Scheduled tasks can be performed only once or on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.

SOLIDWORKS Premium
Task Scheduler is included in SOLIDWORKS Premium
SOLIDWORKS Professional
Task Scheduler is included in SOLIDWORKS Professional
SOLIDWORKS Standard
Task Scheduler is not included in SOLIDWORKS Standard
Cost Estimation and Quoting for Parts (SOLIDWORKS Costing)

Automatically generate cost estimates of part manufacturing costs to evaluate your design as it develops. Compare manufacturing costs, automate manufacturing cost estimations, customize manufacturing settings and get output cost reports.

SOLIDWORKS Premium
Cost Estimation and Quoting for Parts (SOLIDWORKS Costing) is included in SOLIDWORKS Premium
SOLIDWORKS Professional
Cost Estimation and Quoting for Parts (SOLIDWORKS Costing) is included in SOLIDWORKS Professional
SOLIDWORKS Standard
Cost Estimation and Quoting for Parts (SOLIDWORKS Costing) is not included in SOLIDWORKS Standard
Cost Estimation and Quoting for Assemblies (SOLIDWORKS Costing)
Calculate the total cost of the assembly by calculating the cost of all parts and adding them together with all hardware and other purchased component costs.
SOLIDWORKS Premium
Cost Estimation and Quoting for Assemblies (SOLIDWORKS Costing) is included in SOLIDWORKS Premium
SOLIDWORKS Professional
Cost Estimation and Quoting for Assemblies (SOLIDWORKS Costing) is not included in SOLIDWORKS Professional
SOLIDWORKS Standard
Cost Estimation and Quoting for Assemblies (SOLIDWORKS Costing) is not included in SOLIDWORKS Standard
Animations and Rendering
Assembly Animation

Demonstrate the basic operation of your design under real-world conditions. Animate your design in order to explain its function and assembly, as well as how it fits with related products.

SOLIDWORKS Premium
Assembly Animation is included in SOLIDWORKS Premium
SOLIDWORKS Professional
Assembly Animation is included in SOLIDWORKS Professional
SOLIDWORKS Standard
Assembly Animation is included in SOLIDWORKS Standard
Walk-Through/Fly Through Animations

Tour your virtual design in 3D by walking through at eye level or flying around it randomly.

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Walk-Through/Fly Through Animations is included in Name of Package 1
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Walk-Through/Fly Through Animations is included in Name of Package 2
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Walk-Through/Fly Through Animations is included in Name of Package 3
Basic Photorealistic Renderings (PhotoView 360)

With PhotoView 360, users can create CAD models and remain within SOLIDWORKS for basic visualization, providing immediate feedback on rough reflections and surface changes to evaluate the form and make rapid surface adjustments.

SOLIDWORKS Premium
Basic Photorealistic Renderings (PhotoView 360) is included in SOLIDWORKS Premium
SOLIDWORKS Professional
Basic Photorealistic Renderings (PhotoView 360) is included in SOLIDWORKS Professional
SOLIDWORKS Standard
Basic Photorealistic Renderings (PhotoView 360) is not included in SOLIDWORKS Standard
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. Users must be on Active Subscription.

SOLIDWORKS Premium
Advanced Photorealistic Rendering (SOLIDWORKS Visualize) is included in SOLIDWORKS Premium
SOLIDWORKS Professional
Advanced Photorealistic Rendering (SOLIDWORKS Visualize) is included in SOLIDWORKS Professional
SOLIDWORKS Standard
Advanced Photorealistic Rendering (SOLIDWORKS Visualize) is not included in SOLIDWORKS Standard
Design Validation and Simulation
Collision and Interference Detection

Check that all your parts fit and can move as intended before you build prototypes.

Alignex Blog Articles: The Interference Detection Tool in SOLIDWORKS and Collision Detection in Mechanisms Using SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS Premium
Collision and Interference Detection is included in SOLIDWORKS Premium
SOLIDWORKS Professional
Collision and Interference Detection is included in SOLIDWORKS Professional
SOLIDWORKS Standard
Collision and Interference Detection is included in SOLIDWORKS Standard
Hole Alignment Checks

Check that all mating parts, mounting holes, and fasteners are aligned and that threads match. Confirm complex linear and circular hole patterns.

Alignex Blog Article: How to Confirm Hole Alignment in Your SOLIDWORKS Assemblies [VIDEO]

SOLIDWORKS Premium
Hole Alignment Checks is included in SOLIDWORKS Premium
SOLIDWORKS Professional
Hole Alignment Checks is included in SOLIDWORKS Professional
SOLIDWORKS Standard
Hole Alignment Checks is included in SOLIDWORKS Standard
Manufacturability Checks (DFMXpress)

Validate the manufacturability of parts and identify design areas that might cause fabrication problems or increase production costs. DFMXpress checks drilled holes, milled features, turned parts, sheet metal, standard hole sizes and injection moldings It also checks for drafts, undercuts, and advanced thickness analysis.

Alignex Blog Article: Check Your Design for Manufacturability with DFMXpress [VIDEO]

SOLIDWORKS Premium
Manufacturability Checks  (DFMXpress) is included in SOLIDWORKS Premium
SOLIDWORKS Professional
Manufacturability Checks  (DFMXpress) is included in SOLIDWORKS Professional
SOLIDWORKS Standard
Manufacturability Checks  (DFMXpress) is included in SOLIDWORKS Standard
Basic Flow Analysis

Perform basic air (standard atmosphere) or water flow analysis for assemblies with single inlet and single outlet; outputs for velocities and pressures, plus animated results showing flow lines and color plots.

SOLIDWORKS Premium
Basic Flow Analysis is included in SOLIDWORKS Premium
SOLIDWORKS Professional
Basic Flow Analysis is included in SOLIDWORKS Professional
SOLIDWORKS Standard
Basic Flow Analysis is included in SOLIDWORKS Standard
Environmental Impact Analysis (SustainabilityXpress)

Quantify the environmental impact of your design, and optimize material selection, part geometry, and sourcing

SOLIDWORKS Premium
Environmental Impact Analysis (SustainabilityXpress) is included in SOLIDWORKS Premium
SOLIDWORKS Professional
Environmental Impact Analysis (SustainabilityXpress) is included in SOLIDWORKS Professional
SOLIDWORKS Standard
Environmental Impact Analysis (SustainabilityXpress) is included in SOLIDWORKS Standard
Tolerance Stack-Up Analysis

SOLIDWORKS TolAnalyst automatically checks the effects of tolerances on parts and assemblies to ensure consistent fit of components.

SOLIDWORKS Premium
Tolerance Stack-Up Analysis is included in SOLIDWORKS Premium
SOLIDWORKS Professional
Tolerance Stack-Up Analysis is included in SOLIDWORKS Professional
SOLIDWORKS Standard
Tolerance Stack-Up Analysis is not included in SOLIDWORKS Standard
Time-based Motion Analysis

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, measure the forces and loads on your design, and use the data to correctly size motors and create the best mechanism for ensuring product performance, quality, and safety.

SOLIDWORKS Premium
Time-based Motion Analysis is included in SOLIDWORKS Premium
SOLIDWORKS Professional
Time-based Motion Analysis is not included in SOLIDWORKS Professional
SOLIDWORKS Standard
Time-based Motion Analysis is not included in SOLIDWORKS Standard
Linear Static Analysis for Parts and Assemblies

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.

SOLIDWORKS Premium
Linear Static Analysis for Parts and Assemblies is included in SOLIDWORKS Premium
SOLIDWORKS Professional
Linear Static Analysis for Parts and Assemblies is not included in SOLIDWORKS Professional
SOLIDWORKS Standard
Linear Static Analysis for Parts and Assemblies is not included in SOLIDWORKS Standard
Collaborate and Share Data
3D Interconnect for Associative Import of 3D Models

Allows the import and use of 3D CAD data from other systems and maintains a “link” back to the original geometry so the imported part can be automatically updated. This allows changes that are made after import to the original CAD data, in the original CAD system, to ripple through to the imported model.

Alignex Blog Article: Why 3D Interconnect Will Make Your Life Easier in 2018

SOLIDWORKS Premium
3D Interconnect for Associative Import of 3D Models is included in SOLIDWORKS Premium
SOLIDWORKS Professional
3D Interconnect for Associative Import of 3D Models is included in SOLIDWORKS Professional
SOLIDWORKS Standard
3D Interconnect for Associative Import of 3D Models is included in SOLIDWORKS Standard
Import/Export Over 30 CAD Formats

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.

Import and export in multiple data formats including, but not limited to: 3D XML, 3DS, 3MF, ACIS, Adobe Illustrator, AMF, PRC, PDF, Autodesk Mechanical Desktop, CADKEY, CATIA Graphics, CGR (CATIA graphics), DWG, DXF, HSF (Hoops), IDF, IFC, IGES, JPG, OBJ, Parasolid, ProEngineer, PSD (Adobe Photoshop), Rhino, SAT (ACIS), Solid Edge, STEP, STL, TIFF, Unigraphics, VDA-FS and VRML.

SOLIDWORKS Premium
Import/Export Over 30 CAD Formats is included in SOLIDWORKS Premium
SOLIDWORKS Professional
Import/Export Over 30 CAD Formats is included in SOLIDWORKS Professional
SOLIDWORKS Standard
Import/Export Over 30 CAD Formats is included in SOLIDWORKS Standard
3D for Rapid Prototyping

Dimension, tolerance, and detail your models in 3D if you are looking to eliminate the need for 2D drawings.

SOLIDWORKS Premium
3D for Rapid Prototyping is included in SOLIDWORKS Premium
SOLIDWORKS Professional
3D for Rapid Prototyping is included in SOLIDWORKS Professional
SOLIDWORKS Standard
3D for Rapid Prototyping is included in SOLIDWORKS Standard
2D DWG/DXF Data

Import and export 2D DXF®/DWG® data in order to reuse and maintain 2D designs, as well as export to manufacturing.

SOLIDWORKS Premium
2D DWG/DXF Data is included in SOLIDWORKS Premium
SOLIDWORKS Professional
2D DWG/DXF Data is included in SOLIDWORKS Professional
SOLIDWORKS Standard
2D DWG/DXF Data is included in SOLIDWORKS Standard
Protect Design Information While Sharing

Protect your intellectual property with SOLIDWORKS Defeature technology to hide selected aspects of your design before sharing models.

SOLIDWORKS Premium
Protect Design Information While Sharing is included in SOLIDWORKS Premium
SOLIDWORKS Professional
Protect Design Information While Sharing is included in SOLIDWORKS Professional
SOLIDWORKS Standard
Protect Design Information While Sharing is included in SOLIDWORKS Standard
eDrawings

Review 2D drawing and 3D model data together using compact, email-friendly file viewing that supports SOLIDWORKS, DWG, and numerous other CAD formats.

SOLIDWORKS Premium
eDrawings is included in SOLIDWORKS Premium
SOLIDWORKS Professional
eDrawings is included in SOLIDWORKS Professional
SOLIDWORKS Standard
eDrawings is included in SOLIDWORKS Standard
eDrawings Professional

eDrawings Professional allows users to quickly and accurately view, measure, and mark-up designs which improves communication between designers, manufacturers, and customers.

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eDrawings Professional is included in SOLIDWORKS Premium
SOLIDWORKS Professional
eDrawings Professional is included in SOLIDWORKS Professional
SOLIDWORKS Standard
eDrawings Professional is not included in SOLIDWORKS Standard
ECAD-MCAD Data Exchange (CircuitWorks)

Share, compare, update, and track electrical design data between electrical CAD (ECAD) and mechanical CAD (MCAD) designers.

SOLIDWORKS Premium
ECAD-MCAD Data Exchange (CircuitWorks) is included in SOLIDWORKS Premium
SOLIDWORKS Professional
ECAD-MCAD Data Exchange (CircuitWorks) is included in SOLIDWORKS Professional
SOLIDWORKS Standard
ECAD-MCAD Data Exchange (CircuitWorks) is not included in SOLIDWORKS Standard
Feature Recognition

Make future design changes faster by automatically converting non-SOLIDWORKS data to native SOLIDWORKS features.

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Feature Recognition is included in SOLIDWORKS Premium
SOLIDWORKS Professional
Feature Recognition is included in SOLIDWORKS Professional
SOLIDWORKS Standard
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Revision Control and File Management (SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard)

Enables individual users and small workgroups to tracks changes, manage project data, and provide secure, centralized file storage for all project files and documentation. Includes automated revision control, secure file storage for all design data and documentation, secure check-in and check-out of files, access control and electronic Workflow and notifications.

SOLIDWORKS Premium
Revision Control and File Management (SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard) is included in SOLIDWORKS Premium
SOLIDWORKS Professional
Revision Control and File Management (SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard) is included in SOLIDWORKS Professional
SOLIDWORKS Standard
Revision Control and File Management (SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard) is not included in SOLIDWORKS Standard
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.

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Reverse Engineering (ScanTo3D) is included in SOLIDWORKS Premium
SOLIDWORKS Professional
Reverse Engineering (ScanTo3D) is included in SOLIDWORKS Professional
SOLIDWORKS Standard
Reverse Engineering (ScanTo3D) is not included in SOLIDWORKS Standard
CAM Programming
Knowledge Based Machining (SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard)

Provides integrated 2.5-axis milling and 2-axis lathe programming. SOLIDWORKS uses Model-Based Definition (MBD) and Knowledge-Based Machining (KBM) to reduce errors and cycle times.

Alignex Blog Article: Everything You Need to Know About SOLIDWORKS CAM

SOLIDWORKS Premium
Knowledge Based Machining (SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard) is included in SOLIDWORKS Premium
SOLIDWORKS Professional
Knowledge Based Machining (SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard) is included in SOLIDWORKS Professional
SOLIDWORKS Standard
Knowledge Based Machining (SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard) is included in SOLIDWORKS Standard

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