SOLIDWORKS® Premium is a comprehensive 3D design solution that adds to the capabilities of SOLIDWORKS Professional with powerful structural and motion analysis capabilities, advanced surface flattening, reverse engineering, and electrical cable and pipe routing functionality.
SOLIDWORKS Premium Include
- Time-based Motion Analysis
- Linear Static Analysis for Parts and Assemblies
- Pipe and Tube Routing
- Electrical Cable and Wiring Harness Routing
- Advanced Surface Flattening
- Rectangular and Other Section Routing
SOLIDWORKS® Professional gives you all the power of SOLIDWORKS Standard with additional capabilities that increase productivity, ensure accuracy, and help you communicate your design information more effectively
With ECAD/MCAD collaboration, automated cost estimation, collaboration capabilities, design and drawing checking, a sophisticated components and parts library, and advanced photorealistic rendering, SOLIDWORKS Professional is definitely a tool to skyrocket your engineering productivity.
SOLIDWORKS Professional Include
- CAD Libraries (SOLIDWORKS Toolbox)
- Design for Cost (SOLIDWORKS Costing)
- ECAD/MCAD Collaboration (CircuitWorks)
- CAD Standards Checking (Design Checker)
- Collaboration with eDrawings® Professional
- Automated Tolerance Stack-Up Analysis (TolAnalyst)
- Advanced Photorealistic Rendering (SOLIDWORKS Visualize)
- SOLIDWORKS File Management
- Reverse Engineering (ScanTo3D)
SOLIDWORKS® Standard delivers robust 3D design capabilities, performance, and ease-of-use. Get up to speed quickly and benefit from this powerful 3D design and manufacturing solution. Along with part, assembly, and 2D drawing functionality, specialized tools are included for sheet metal, weldments, surfacing, molds, product configuration, design analysis, DFM, and CAM. CAM included with an active subscription
SOLIDWORKS Standard Include
- SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD
- Part and Assembly Modeling
- 2D Drawings
- Design Reuse and Automation
- Animation and Visualization
- Collaborate and Share CAD Data
- Interference Check
- First Pass Analysis Tools
- CAM Programming (SOLIDWORKS CAM)
- Design for Manufacturing (DFM)
- Productivity Tools
- Advanced CAD File Import/Export and 3D Interconnect
- Xtended Reality (XR) Exporter
SOLIDWORKS CAD Product Matrix Comparison
|SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD
Create sophisticated part and assembly designs quickly and efficiently. Powerful, easy-to-use design capabilities combined with a range of tools for drawing creation, design analysis, cost estimation, rendering, animation, and file management create an intuitive system for developing innovative products.
|Part and Assembly Modeling
Handle all aspects of your part and assembly modeling with the SOLIDWORKS 3D design system for transforming ideas and concepts into virtual 3D models. Direct model editing lets you manipulate and modify 3D geometry working directly on 3D CAD models.
Create production-ready 2D drawings that are always up-to-date and clearly communicate how your design should be manufactured and assembled. SOLIDWORKS associativity links a 2D drawing directly with a 3D solid model so updates to the 3D model are automatically reflected in the 2D drawing.
|Design Reuse and Automation
Leverage existing engineering data to create new designs and speed up new product development. With SOLIDWORKS, a range of search, automation, and configuration tools helps you reuse existing 3D CAD models and 2D drawings, which accelerates your design process, saves time and development costs, and increases productivity.
|Collaborate and Share CAD Data
SOLIDWORKS product collaboration tools help members of your design team work closely with other stakeholders, vendors and customers. You can also protect proprietary design data before sharing it, manage project data, and control design revisions. SOLIDWORKS product collaboration tools include many innovative, time saving features.
Before going into production, verify that your parts and assemblies will fit, assemble, and operate correctly with SOLIDWORKS Interference Check. Fully integrated with CAD, you can use Interference Check in 2D and 3D while you design to accelerate your product development process, and analyze tolerances to assess manufacturability.
|First-Pass Analysis Tools
SOLIDWORKS SimulationXpress is a first-pass analysis tool that lets you perform basic stress analysis on individual parts. You can quickly determine effects of force and pressure and generate reports to document results.
|CAM Programming (SOLIDWORKS CAM)
SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard powered by CAMWorks® is an integrated 2.5-axis milling programming solution. Click here to learn more about it.
SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard included with active subscription of SOLIDWORKS Standard, Professional or Premium.
|Design for Manufacturing (DFM)
To ensure your product can be manufactured, SOLIDWORKS provides 3D tools for reviewing your design early in the development process. It is much easier and less costly to correct issues in the design stage than correcting them during manufacturing planning or after your design is in production.
SOLIDWORKS has a variety of tools designed to make you more productive, including capabilities for design analysis, comparison, checking, and reporting.
|Advanced CAD File Import/Export and 3D Interconnect
SOLIDWORKS provides more than 30 translators to convert incoming CAD data into SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD format or vice versa. 3D Interconnect opens most major CAD formats directly in SOLIDWORKS with no need to convert or save the data as a SOLIDWORKS file.
|Xtended Reality (XR) Exporter
Dramatically simplify the path from SOLIDWORKS CAD to Augmented and Virtual Reality with a new export option (Xtended Reality), powering an ecosystem of rich AR, VR and Web viewing experiences created by our approved Partners while retaining valuable information like geometry, motion studies, configurations, meta data and more.
|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.
|Design for Cost (SOLIDWORKS Costing)
SOLIDWORKS automatic cost estimation tools are fully integrated with 3D CAD, enabling you to continuously check your designs against cost targets. Easily monitor manufacturing costs while designing, and avoid costly redesigns and production delays. Manufacturers can also use SOLIDWORKS Costing to automate quoting processes.
|ECAD/MCAD Collaboration (CircuitWorks)
Share data between electrical CAD (ECAD) and mechanical CAD (MCAD) designers using CircuitWorks™. It enables you to share, compare, update, and track electrical design data so users can quickly resolve electrical- mechanical integration and collaboration problems.
|CAD Standards Checking (Design Checker)
Use SOLIDWORKS to establish design standards, and then check drawings/models against them as you design to ensure consistent, uniform designs and complete drawing outputs and documentation.
|Collaboration with eDrawings Professional
eDrawings Professional allows users to quickly and accurately view, measure, and mark-up designs which improves communication between designers, manufacturers, and customers.
|Automated Tolerance Stack-Up Analysis (TolAnalyst)
The TolAnalyst tolerance analysis tool automatically checks the effects of tolerances on parts and assemblies to ensure consistent fit of components and to verify tolerancing schemes before a product goes into production. The tolerance analysis can be rerun if a dimensioning or tolerancing change is made, enabling you to get to an optimized tolerancing scheme.
|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.
SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard included with active Subscription of SOLIDWORKS Professional or Premium.
|SOLIDWORKS File Management
SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard provides CAD file management that enables individual users and small workgroups to manage project data, control design revisions, and control access to files.
|Reverse Engineering (ScanTo3D)
You can recreate designs based on ones that already exist, accelerating product development, reducing risk and saving time. Use the ScanTo3D capability to import, edit, evaluate, and create solid geometry from scanned point cloud and mesh data.
|Time-based Motion Analysis
Evaluate how your product will perform and move throughout its operational cycle with motion analysis. 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.
|Linear Static Analysis for Parts and Assemblies
Linear stress analysis can be a regular part of your design process, reducing costly prototypes, eliminating rework and delays, and saving time and development costs. 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.
|Pipe and Tube Routing
Use the wide range of tools in SOLIDWORKS Premium to 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.
|Electrical Cable and Wiring Harness Routing
SOLIDWORKS Premium includes 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.
|Advanced Surface Flattening
Many products are manufactured by forming a flat material, such as sheet metal stock, into complex shapes. SOLIDWORKS advanced surface flattening functionality provides control and flexibility for flattening these complex surfaces.
|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.