SOLIDWORKS Composer

Effective Technical Communication

SOLIDWORKS Composer provides an easy-to-use solution for all of your Technical Communications whether it is Instruction Manuals, Marketing and Sales Support or illustrations to show Parts and Spare Parts identification.
SOLIDWORKS Composer can output your documents as printed format or one of a number of interactive document formats such as Composer Player, Adobe Acrobat, Web browsers or embedded into software such as Microsoft Office products.
Any changes to the CAD Data are easily updated using SOLIDWORKS Composer, allowing you to bring your workflow forward and start producing your range of technical communication assets much earlier in the design process, reducing costs and speeding up time-to-market.
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SOLIDWORKS Composer supports a wide range of technical communication applications for manufacturing, sales, marketing, service, and training - all of which are associated with your CAD data:

  • Publish clear, detailed 2D and 3D instructions to accurately show complex operations for your Assembly Floor
  • Promote your product with marketing materials
  • Publish user instructions with 3D visuals
  • Create maintenance and repair guides for machine operators and service engineers
  • Provide 3D parts catalogues in print or online for customer order
  • And much more ...

Key Features

Technical Product Communication

SOLIDWORKS Composer enables designers, shop floor, sales and marketing departments to communicate more easily by creating 2D and 3D technical and graphical content from existing 3D CAD data. Even non-technical users are able to clearly explain products and processes by repurposing the CAD content, which updates automatically as design changes occur.

 
SOLIDWORKS Composer - Technical Product Communication

Concurrent Product Communication Development

SOLIDWORKS Composer allows you to start your documentation process at the beginning of your projects. Any changes can be updated quickly and efficiently if the design changes during development without the need to wait for the final CAD model for screenshots, or to use digital photography to record the product being manufactured.
SOLIDWORKS Composer - concurrent product communication development

2D and 3D Publishing

Provide accurate, quality-rich information in a variety of 2D or 3D output forms such as printed brochures or manuals; interactive 3D animations showing the look and feel of the product; interactive storyboards and web pages, PDFs and video walk-throughs. Help customers and partners understand more clearly how the product works, what it can do or how to use it, that avoid the use of overly complicated technical drawings.
SOLIDWORKS Composer - 2D and 3D publishing

Interactive 3D Communication

Incorporate 3D graphics and interactive animations into technical product information that enables you to show your products and processes more clearly and effectively, reducing any barriers associated with either language or lack of technical understanding. Show product assembly, repair or operation methodology prior to the product even being manufactured. Create realistic product images without physical prototypes or photography being required.
SOLIDWORKS Composer - Interactive 3D Communication

Technical Illustration

Eliminate the need for engineering to create screen shots, exploded views and other technical illustrations by using the CAD model to produce them as you work. The high quality 2D outputs can be easily incorporated into any graphic layout software to produce quality illustrations.
SOLIDWORKS Composrer - Technical Illustration
SOLIDWORKS Composer Sync and SOLIDWORKS Composer Enterprise Sync minimise the time taken to keep graphical content and technical communication information up to date.

Key Features

SOLIDWORKS Composer Sync

Links with any number of enterprise systems and maintains accurate, consistent product technical documentation and communication by regularly updating metadata, geometry, BOMs or other manufacturing information. Schedule batch updates to include changes made when underlying product data changes further simplifying the process of keeping materials current.
SOLIDWORKS Composer - Sync

SOLIDWORKS Composer Enterprise Sync

Has all of the capabilities of SOLIDWORKS Composer Sync with the added ability to use command-line interfaces to control the process. Speeds up implementation of sophisticated integrations.
SOLIDWORKS Composer - Enterprise Sync
The SOLIDWORKS Composer Player is a free communication tool that can be downloaded and used to improve the quality of information communicated between each department and end users to reduce production errors, mitigate support loads and win more business.

Key Features

SOLIDWORKS Composer Player

With a photograph, screen shot or video you only see what the photographer includes and there are times when you might need to see more detail or look at it from a different angle or side.
SOLIDWORKS Composer Player allows you to interrogate the model, adjusting the viewing angle or rotating the image and then panning or zooming in as you wish in real time. Drill down to view the tiniest of details or create a section view for better understanding of the configurations of the design.
SOLIDWORKS Composer Player

SOLIDWORKS Composer Player Pro

Extending upon the SOLIDWORKS Composer Player features this powerful application programming interface contains custom programming capabilities based around the ActiveX player. It enables advanced functionalities such as the ability to query, manipulate and display SOLIDWORKS Composer content that has been integrated with data that originated from other external sources. Develop 3D interactive custom applications anywhere the SOLIDWORKS Composer Player ActiveX can be used and create lifelike experiences.
SOLIDWORKS Composer Player Pro

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Matrix

SOLIDWORKS Composer

SOLIDWORKS Composer Enterprise Sync

SOLIDWORKS Composer Player

Import SOLIDWORKS, Creo (read only)

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Update content with latest design changes (geometry, BOM tree, metadata)

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Create step-by-step procedures showing incremental components

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Capture exploded views with automated trail lines

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Add annotations (auto balloons, BOM table, arrows, detail views, and more)

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Change appearances (hide/show, transparency, colors)

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Create manufacturing BOM independent of engineering BOM

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Customize parts lists and properties for each view

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Create keyframe animation by drag-drop views on timeline

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Create interactive storyboards by adding links to relevant views

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Animate appearances and custom properties

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Interactive animation with markers

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Filter timeline keys for finer control

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Update animation with latest design changes

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Static images (raster graphics and vector line art)

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Dynamic AVI videos (multiple codecs supported)

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Interactive 3D documents (as lightweight executable)

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Interactive 3D PDFs and web pages

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Protect intellectual property (secure 3D brush, rights manager)

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Standardize styles for creating content (balloons, labels, annotations)

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Standardize profiles for publishing content (raster, vector, video, views, BoM)

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Standardize default document settings (import, output qualities, security rights)

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Publish consistent quality with paperspace (wYSiwYG—what you see is what you get)

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Automate content creation by using custom API programs

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Automate batch mode import of 3D files and publishing content


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Automate document creation within existing workflow systems


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Automate document translation by using custom XMl program


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Rotate, zoom, animate, measure, view BOM, section (rights controlled by author)


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View step-by-step interactive instructions with no additional UI


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Create custom applications to distribute internally or over website


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Webcasts Our technical team have put together a variety of pre-recorded short webcasts intended to give you an overview of particular features, functions and benefits within the software, either at a product level or within a particular industry sector. We’re adding to these on a frequent basis so check back regularly to see what’s new. Webinars If you like a more interactive demonstration where you can ask questions of the presenter, but don’t have the time to physically attend one of our demonstrations then why not register for one of our weekly webinars. A full schedule is maintained here on the website. Why not register with us to be kept up to date on new webinars added to the schedule. Request a trial We know that when making a purchase decision for a key piece of software of this kind you need to know that it’s going to be the right choice for the company. To ensure you’re making the right choice we offer a free trial of SOLIDWORKS for a limited period. Complete the form to register and one of our team will call you shortly to arrange your free trial. Request a demo Want to find out more about just how SOLIDWORKS or one of its partner products is right for your company’s needs then why not book a demonstration with us. Many of our technical team have industry experience that means they understand exactly what you need to achieve when using the software. Book a demo with us today. Attend a local event Like to hear what your peers think about SOLIDWORKS or hear how they are using it to resolve any issues they have? Or do you simply want to come along to see the software in action, have the chance to ask questions and hear what others are asking. Take a look at our event schedule to find one in your area. We’re constantly adding to this so check back regularly.
SOLIDWORKS Composer supports a wide range of technical communication applications for manufacturing, sales, marketing, service, and training - all of which are associated with your CAD data:

  • Publish clear, detailed 2D and 3D instructions to accurately show complex operations for your Assembly Floor
  • Promote your product with marketing materials
  • Publish user instructions with 3D visuals
  • Create maintenance and repair guides for machine operators and service engineers
  • Provide 3D parts catalogues in print or online for customer order
  • And much more ...

Features

  • Technical Product Communication

    SOLIDWORKS Composer enables designers, shop floor, sales and marketing departments to communicate more easily by creating 2D and 3D technical and graphical content from existing 3D CAD data. Even non-technical users are able to clearly explain products and processes by repurposing the CAD content, which updates automatically as design changes occur.

     
  • Concurrent Product Communication Development

    SOLIDWORKS Composer allows you to start your documentation process at the beginning of your projects. Any changes can be updated quickly and efficiently if the design changes during development without the need to wait for the final CAD model for screenshots, or to use digital photography to record the product being manufactured.
  • 2D and 3D Publishing

    Provide accurate, quality-rich information in a variety of 2D or 3D output forms such as printed brochures or manuals; interactive 3D animations showing the look and feel of the product; interactive storyboards and web pages, PDFs and video walk-throughs. Help customers and partners understand more clearly how the product works, what it can do or how to use it, that avoid the use of overly complicated technical drawings.
  • Interactive 3D Communication

    Incorporate 3D graphics and interactive animations into technical product information that enables you to show your products and processes more clearly and effectively, reducing any barriers associated with either language or lack of technical understanding. Show product assembly, repair or operation methodology prior to the product even being manufactured. Create realistic product images without physical prototypes or photography being required.
  • SOLIDWORKS Composer Sync

    Links with any number of enterprise systems and maintains accurate, consistent product technical documentation and communication by regularly updating metadata, geometry, BOMs or other manufacturing information. Schedule batch updates to include changes made when underlying product data changes further simplifying the process of keeping materials current.
SOLIDWORKS Composer Sync and SOLIDWORKS Composer Enterprise Sync minimise the time taken to keep graphical content and technical communication information up to date.

Features

  • SOLIDWORKS Composer Sync

    Links with any number of enterprise systems and maintains accurate, consistent product technical documentation and communication by regularly updating metadata, geometry, BOMs or other manufacturing information. Schedule batch updates to include changes made when underlying product data changes further simplifying the process of keeping materials current.
  • SOLIDWORKS Composer Enterprise Sync

    Has all of the capabilities of SOLIDWORKS Composer Sync with the added ability to use command-line interfaces to control the process. Speeds up implementation of sophisticated integrations.
The SOLIDWORKS Composer Player is a free communication tool that can be downloaded and used to improve the quality of information communicated between each department and end users to reduce production errors, mitigate support loads and win more business.

Features

  • SOLIDWORKS Composer Player

    With a photograph, screen shot or video you only see what the photographer includes and there are times when you might need to see more detail or look at it from a different angle or side.
    SOLIDWORKS Composer Player allows you to interrogate the model, adjusting the viewing angle or rotating the image and then panning or zooming in as you wish in real time. Drill down to view the tiniest of details or create a section view for better understanding of the configurations of the design.
  • SOLIDWORKS Composer Player Pro

    Extending upon the SOLIDWORKS Composer Player features this powerful application programming interface contains custom programming capabilities based around the ActiveX player. It enables advanced functionalities such as the ability to query, manipulate and display SOLIDWORKS Composer content that has been integrated with data that originated from other external sources. Develop 3D interactive custom applications anywhere the SOLIDWORKS Composer Player ActiveX can be used and create lifelike experiences.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Matrix

SOLIDWORKS Composer

SOLIDWORKS Composer Enterprise Sync

SOLIDWORKS Composer Player

Import SOLIDWORKS, Creo (read only)

check box

Update content with latest design changes (geometry, BOM tree, metadata)

check box

Create step-by-step procedures showing incremental components

check box

Capture exploded views with automated trail lines

check box

Add annotations (auto balloons, BOM table, arrows, detail views, and more)

check box

Change appearances (hide/show, transparency, colors)

check box

Create manufacturing BOM independent of engineering BOM

check box

Customize parts lists and properties for each view

check box

Create keyframe animation by drag-drop views on timeline

check box

Create interactive storyboards by adding links to relevant views

check box

Animate appearances and custom properties

check box

Interactive animation with markers

check box

Filter timeline keys for finer control

check box

Update animation with latest design changes

check box

Static images (raster graphics and vector line art)

check box

Dynamic AVI videos (multiple codecs supported)

check box

Interactive 3D documents (as lightweight executable)

check box

Interactive 3D PDFs and web pages

check box

Protect intellectual property (secure 3D brush, rights manager)

check box

Standardize styles for creating content (balloons, labels, annotations)

check box

Standardize profiles for publishing content (raster, vector, video, views, BoM)

check box

Standardize default document settings (import, output qualities, security rights)

check box

Publish consistent quality with paperspace (wYSiwYG—what you see is what you get)

check box

Automate content creation by using custom API programs

check box

Automate batch mode import of 3D files and publishing content


check box

Automate document creation within existing workflow systems


check box

Automate document translation by using custom XMl program


check box

Rotate, zoom, animate, measure, view BOM, section (rights controlled by author)


check box

View step-by-step interactive instructions with no additional UI


check box

Create custom applications to distribute internally or over website


check box





Webcasts Our technical team have put together a variety of pre-recorded short webcasts intended to give you an overview of particular features, functions and benefits within the software, either at a product level or within a particular industry sector. We’re adding to these on a frequent basis so check back regularly to see what’s new. Webinars If you like a more interactive demonstration where you can ask questions of the presenter, but don’t have the time to physically attend one of our demonstrations then why not register for one of our weekly webinars. A full schedule is maintained here on the website. Why not register with us to be kept up to date on new webinars added to the schedule. Request a trial We know that when making a purchase decision for a key piece of software of this kind you need to know that it’s going to be the right choice for the company. To ensure you’re making the right choice we offer a free trial of SOLIDWORKS for a limited period. Complete the form to register and one of our team will call you shortly to arrange your free trial. Request a demo Want to find out more about just how SOLIDWORKS or one of its partner products is right for your company’s needs then why not book a demonstration with us. Many of our technical team have industry experience that means they understand exactly what you need to achieve when using the software. Book a demo with us today. Attend a local event Like to hear what your peers think about SOLIDWORKS or hear how they are using it to resolve any issues they have? Or do you simply want to come along to see the software in action, have the chance to ask questions and hear what others are asking. Take a look at our event schedule to find one in your area. We’re constantly adding to this so check back regularly.