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SolidWorks 2015 – 3D design software

SolidWorks 2015 3D CAD solutions enable you to quickly and easily turn your ideas into great new products.

One of the most powerful and intuitive 3D CAD systems on the market, SOLIDWORKS 2015 lets you create, simulate, publish and manage your data so you can design your products better, faster and more cost effectively. It comes in three packages Standard, Professional and Premium and one of the most common questions we are asked is "What are the differences between the three?" usually followed by "When does it make sense to upgrade?"
Although there are many factors involved, our expert team will look at which main functionalities you need and whether upgrading will actually streamline your design processes.

SOLIDWORKS Standard: A fully functional suite of SOLIDWORKS' core 3D design capabilities, allowing the rapid creation of parts, assemblies and 2D drawings to increase your design productivity. SOLIDWORKS Standard also includes some FEA capability to perform static and stress analysis on parts.

SOLIDWORKS Professional: All the power of SOLIDWORKS Standard but with additional capabilities including extensive CAD libraries, SOLIDWORKS Costings, PhotoView 360 and eDrawings Professional. Ultimately SOLIDWORKS Professional will increase your productivity, ensure greater accuracy and help you to communicate design information more effectively.

SOLIDWORKS Premium: The complete 3D design solution, SOLIDWORKS Premium has advanced FEA simulation capabilities allowing you to do static, stress and motion analysis. It also has a routing feature for tooling and harnessing including support for rectangular ducting and cable trays, CircuitWorks to create enclosures for circuit boards and Automated Tolerance Stack-Up Analyst (Tol Analyst) to determine sizing allowances.

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Key benefits of SolidWorks 3D CAD design software:

  • Easy to learn, easy to use, making you instantly productive
  • Customisable to fit your experience and specialty
  • Wizards, experts and diagnostics tools take the complexity out of CAD, with powerful modelling tools making it easy for you to create the complex forms needed
  • Sketches update automatically in the 3D CAD model
  • Powerful modelling enables you to easily produce sophisticated, beautiful forms that differentiate your product in today's competitive market
  • Automates repetitive tasks that slow design and development
  • Speed design – copy, mirror and pattern geometry. Create a limitless number of design variations from a single model quickly and easily
  • View rotate and even fly-through complex assembly designs for more clarity
  • Check interferences, clearances and alignment throughout the full range of motion
  • Jumpstart your design with intelligent libraries of reusable parts and a library of intelligent fasteners that assemble themselves automatically
  • Create brochure-ready high quality product renderings selecting from a range of options for materials, textures and backgrounds; capture animations of your design to share with suppliers and customers
  • SolidWorks Large Design Review lets you quickly open, navigate, walk-through, measure, section and create snapshot views of massive assemblies, adding annotations as you go
  • SolidWorks software creates comprehensive 2D drawings that are automatically linked with your 3D model. As the 3D model is modified so too is the 2D drawing updated ensuring all views are up to date and drawings are to scale
  • Standard templates and automated drawing checks streamline common design checking tasks
  • Automated creation of bills of material (BOMS), balloons and annotations, plus expert tools for dimensioning and tolerancing
  • Visual tools compare drawings and models, highlighting differences between design versions

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SOLIDWORKS is used across a wide variety of industries and in many different ways. Below we feature just one of these companies but if you want to find out more about how SOLIDWORKS is used and where then take a look at our Case Study page.

If you're new to SOLIDWORKS the video featured below gives a great first look at SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD design.

Case study

  • Sub-Zero Freezer Company

    Streamlining luxury refrigerator development with SolidWorks Professional

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Videos

  • First Look: SolidWorks 3D CAD

    An introduction to SolidWorks

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