Design, Innovate & Create Your Way with SOLIDWORKS CAD

SOLIDWORKS provides powerful 2D and 3D CAD tools that help Design Engineers bring cutting edge innovations to global markets.

There are a few different ways that you can put these tools into your teams’ hands. Whether you’re committed to company-wide cloud implementation or collaborating across local networks, SOLIDWORKS has the solution to suit your needs.

Choose Your Experience


3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS provides connected, in-browser access to the familiar CAD tools you know and love

SOLIDWORKS Native Client

SOLIDWORKS is the global industry standard for Computer-Aided Design (CAD) installed locally on your desktop

SOLIDWORKS Connected to Cloud

In most ways, SOLIDWORKS Connected functions like SOLIDWORKS Desktop while giving you access to your 3DEXPERIENCE roles

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Why not discuss your project in more detail with one of our local support team.

How Can You Deploy SOLIDWORKS?

Make your choice to discover more tools and features
  • Core SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD tools
  • Browser-based CAD tools
  • Secure login via 3DEXPERIENCE platform
  • Cloud-based CAD Data Management
  • Access anywhere on any device
  • Access Marketplace Part Catalogues
  • Access Marketplace Manufacturing
  • 3D Sculptor
  • Simulation Designer
  • Core SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD tools
  • Costing
  • Rendering
  • ECAD
  • SOLIDWORKS Toolbox
  • Piping & Tubing
  • Simulation & Validation
  • Core SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD tools
  • Connects from desktop to cloud
  • 3D Sculptor
  • Simulation Designer
  • Access Marketplace Part Catalogues
  • Access Marketplace Manufacturing

What is SOLIDWORKS Connected?

Connected to Cloud

Available for SOLIDWORKS Premium, SOLIDWORKS Connected enables access to all of your role-based 3DEXPERIENCE services and apps from a native SOLIDWORKS installation, via the 3DEXPERIENCE Launcher.

While SOLIDWORKS Connected shares most tools and features of SOLIDWORKS Desktop, there are some major differences.

You can find a full list of these functional differences here.


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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does SOLIDWORKS cost?

If you’re just looking for a rough guide for SOLIDWORKS licensing in your organization, you should probably look to budget between 8K EUR and 11.5K EUR per user.

How do I learn more about using SOLIDWORKS?

Our partners SolidProfessor can you help you build your CAD & CAM skills with a broad range of online resources and training.

Are there SOLIDWORKS offers for Startups?

The 3DEXPERIENCE Works for Startups program offers software, training and co-marketing resources at no cost to qualifying early-stage hardware startups.

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