Re-purpose Design Data for Technical Communications


SOLIDWORKS Composer software allows technical and non-technical users to clearly explain and present their product or process using 2D and 3D graphical content. With easy-to-use tools and an intuitive product approach, users can work directly from 3D CAD data to make high quality illustrations, photorealistic images, and even interactive animations without waiting for a physical prototype.

Beyond graphical content, SOLIDWORKS Composer can also retain critical design information already built into the CAD model, such as part numbers, dimensions, quantity, standard specifications, torque, surface finish and so on. Explore our SOLIDWORKS Composer resource library below.

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Better Assembly and Work Instructions that Really Work

Create pictures and animations that can simplify assembly instructions and work orders. Show 3D views of how your product is assembled, reducing errors on the shop floor, eliminating language barriers and significantly minimizing localization costs. You can even begin work instruction creation before the design is prototyped.

  • Greatly reduce the time required to generate work instructions
  • Close the loop between engineering and manufacturing
  • Reduce shop floor errors
  • Overcome translation barriers
  • Eliminate delays from late work instructions



Easily Create Print and Online Parts Catalogs


SOLIDWORKS Composer allows you to easily create user-friendly online parts catalogs. Create fully interactive 3D exploded views with drill down navigation including linked BOMs and balloon numbering. Create a competitive advantage while reducing your own internal costs.

  • Gain a competitive advantage by creating an easy-to-use customer interface
  • "Go Green" – Cut parts catalog production and maintenance costs
  • Reduce customer errors
  • Minimize support costs
  • Lower order processing costs
  • Improve productivity

Stay in Sync with Concurrent Product Communication

Sync up your technical and sales/marketing communications with your engineering data for a more efficient workflow. No more having to wait for final designs and production to start your product communications.

  • Start creating product communications earlier in the process
  • Increase internal work efficiencies
  • Update your communications as the design evolves – Keep graphic elements current automatically
  • Have your communications finished simultaneously with the product ship date

Key Composer Benefits

  • Create accurate and graphic-rich product documentation
  • Reduce documentation costs by 25% or more
  • Win more business and differentiate your products from competitors 
  • Add life to documentation with interactive 3D animations
  • Enjoy higher returns on existing 3D investments 
  • Engineers are free to design, not create documentation 
  • Fewer shipment delays or blocked payments

Additional Resources

SOLIDWORKS Composer Data Sheet


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SOLIDWORKS Composer Resource Library

Composer Resource Library

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