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SOLIDWORKS 3D Design Product Matrix

The table below details the feature differences between SOLIDWORKS products.

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SOLIDWORKS Premium

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SOLIDWORKS Professional

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SOLIDWORKS Standard

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Ease of Use

     

Learn Fast: In-Context and Toolbar Menus, Command Search, Built-In Tutorials, Searchable Help Documentation

Work Fast: Hot Keys, Customizable Commands, APIs

Get Help Fast: Local and Worldwide Support Services


Part and Assembly Modelling

     

3D Solid Modelling

Conceptual Design

Assembly Structure Planning: SOLIDWORKS Treehouse

Direct Model Geometry Modification

Large Assembly Design

Advanced Surface Design

Sheet Metal Design

Weldments

Plastic Part Design

Mold Design


2D Drawings

     

Automatic Drawing View Creation

Automatic Drawing View Updates

Drafting Standards: ANSI, ISO, DIN, JIS, BSI, GOST, GB

Manual and Automated Dimensioning and Tolerancing

Annotations and Symbols

Automatic Bill of Materials (BOM), Exploded Views, Balloon Notes

Hole Tables, Weld Tables, Pipe Bend Tables, Cut Lists

Sheet Metal Bend Notes

Automated Creation of Radial/Cylindrical Exploded Views


Design Reuse and Automation

     

Find Your Data (SOLIDWORKS Search)

Design Automation (DriveWorksXpress)

Part and Assembly Configurations

Reuse 2D and 3D CAD Data

3D CAD Models from Suppliers (3DContentCentral.com)


Animation and Visualisation

     

Move Assembly by Dragging Components

Move Assembly with Motors

CAD Videos

Basic CAD Rendering (RealView)

3D Walk Through/Fly Through


Interference Check

     

Collision and Interference Detection

Hole Alignment and Thread Checks


Collaborate and Share CAD Data

     

3D Interconnect for Associative Import of 3D Models

Read Printed Circuit Board Data as 3D Parts (IDF)

Import/Export Over 30 CAD Formats

Print directly to 3D printers: AMF and 3MF formats

MCAD to AEC: Prepare and export to AEC applications

3D Models for CAD/CAM Integration with CAM Partners

View eDrawings® Files

3D Dimensioning and Tolerancing (Model Based Definition)

2D DXF®/DWG® Data

Maintain and Update Existing 2D Drawings – edit and view DWG® files in DraftSight

2D to 3D CAD Conversion Tools

Convert 3D Solid Parts to Sheet Metal

Intellectual Property Protection (Defeature)

Design Review Markup and Viewing (Large Design Review)


Advanced CAD File Import
     

Interactive Feature Recognition and Conversion

Automatic Feature Recognition and Conversion


Basic Analysis Tools

     

Part Environmental Impact Analysis

Part Structural Analysis

Basic Flow Analysis


Productivity Tools      

Power Selection Tools

Symmetry Check

Copy Feature Info into Other Features (Feature Paint)

Find and Replace in Drawing


Design for Manufacturing

     

Thickness Analysis

Geometry Check for CAM

Compare Parts and Drawings for Changes

Rules-based Manufacturability Checks (DFMXpress)

Draft and Undercut Analysis

Sheet Metal Checks and Flat Pattern


 SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard

     

 Must be on Active Subscription

     

CAD Libraries

     

Over One Million Standard Fasteners and Components (Toolbox)

 

Beam, Bearing, and Cam Design Wizard

 

Automatic Assembly of Fasteners and Components

 

Automatic Task Scheduling and Batch Processing

     

Design for Cost & Cost Estimation

     

Compare Manufacturing Costs

 

On-Line Cost Estimates via MySolidWorks Manufacturing Network

 

Automated Manufacturing Cost Estimation

 

Customizable Manufacturing Settings

 

Output Cost Report

 

ECAD/MCAD Collaboration (CircuitWorks™)      

Import/Export of Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Designs

 

Automatic Electrical Component Assembly

 

Two-Way Data Exchange: ECAD to MCAD - MCAD to ECAD

 

IDF, ProStep (IDX) or PADS (*.ASC)

 

PCB Outlines, Keep-Out Areas, Maximum Heights

 

Filter Display for Clarification

 

Compare Board Designs for Differences

 

Design Change Notes

 

Advanced Photorealistic Rendering (PhotoView 360)

     

Photo Quality Images and Animations

 

Control Camera View, Lighting, Materials, Textures

 

Automated Tolerance Stack-Up Analysis (TolAnalyst)

     

 Worst Case and RSS Maximum/Minimum

     

 Automatically Correct Non-Conforming Issues

     

 Customize Design Check Rules

   

 

CAD Standards Checking

     

Verify Designs against Company Standards

 

Automatically Correct Non-Conforming Issues

 

Customize Design Check Rules

 

SOLIDWORKS File Management

     

User and Group Access Rights

 

File Vaulting

 

Secure Check-in and Check-out

 

Automated Revision Control

 

 Reverse Engineering (ScanTo3D) 

     

 Import, Edit, Evaluate, and Create Solid Geometry from Point Cloud and Mesh Data

     

 Import Adobe® Illustrator® Files

     

 Import Image Files and Convert Raster to Vector Data

     

 

eDrawings® Professional

     

Create and Publish eDrawings Files

 

Allow Measurement in eDrawings Files

 

Enable Markup of eDrawings Files

 

Exploded Views Support for eDrawings Files

 

View Assembly Animations

 

Password Protect Intellectual Property

 

Motion Analysis

     

Kinematic and Dynamic Analysis

   

Inputs: Forces, Springs, Dampers, Gravity, Contact, Bushings

   

Outputs: Displacement, Velocities, Accelerations, Body Loads, Joint Forces

   

View/Publish Animations, Graphs, Reports

   

Structural Part and Assembly Analysis

     

Inputs: Variable Forces/Pressures, Full Restraint Sets, Connectors, Gravity, Contact, Materials

   

Outputs: Factor of Safety, Stress, Displacement, Strain

   

View/Publish Animations, Graphs, Reports

   

Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA) for Environmental Impact: SOLIDWORKS Sustainability

   

Routing of Pipes and Tubes

     

Create Detailed Piping Systems

   

Create Flexible or Rigid Tubing Lines

   

Customizable Library of Piping Components

   

Automatic Assembly of Hangers and Supports

   

Output Tube Bend Data for Manufacturing

   

Cut Length Calculations Automated for BOM

   

Automatic Routing Option for Pipes and Tubes

   

Minimum Bend Radius Check for Tubes

   

Output of PCF files for ISOGEN® piping software

   

Routing of Electrical Cabling and Wiring Harnesses

     

Create Detailed Electrical Cable and Wiring Harnesses

   

Run Rigid or Flexible Electrical Conduit Segments

   

Conduit

   

Ribbon Cable

   

Wire Lengths Automatically Calculated

   

Automated Harness Flattening for Manufacturing

   

BOM and Wire Cut Lists

   

Automatic Routing Using Imported "From-To" Connection Data

   

Mounting Hardware, Splices, Connectors, Insulation, Looms, Heat-Shrink Tubing, Cable Ties

   

Routing of Rectangular and Other Sections

   

Advanced Surface Flattening

   

Assembly Level Cost Roll Up    

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