Millions of designers are using SOLIDWORKS to bring their products to marker faster, reduce manufacturing costs and to improve product quality across a wide range of idustries.

There’s a reason it’s the world’s number one 3D CAD software.

SOLIDWORKS was first released in 1995 and has grown to become the world’s most popular professional 3D mechanical design software with over 3 million licenses sold to date. Millions of design professionals across a broad range of industries trust SOLIDWORKS every day.

  • SOLIDWORKS is the most powerful and complete 3D Design software for Mechanical designers

  • SOLIDWORKS is easy to use, fun to learn and quick to get up to speed – generating a fast return on your investment

  • SOLIDWORKS has an amazing community of users who inspire and help to drive new functionality of future releases

Easy to use and learn

Simple or complex

The intuitive, yet advanced user interface helps you get up to speed quickly and easily. It's fun to use too!

Easily create simple and complex geometry and use functionality to create product assemblies.

2D drawings

Easily create 2D drawings from your 3D models, that automatically update if changes are made.

Design reuse

Animation and rendering

Check interference

Easily find existing 3D models and create new products by reusing them in your designs – saving time.

Create compelling photo realistic images and animations of your ideas before manufacture.

Check all your holes line up and nothing else clashes – avoid errors before you manufacture.

Design testing

Welded fabrications

Sheet metal parts

Simulate if your design will serve its purposes by testing whilst the design is still virtual.

Create welded fabrications with ease, add welding annotation and automatically create accurate cutting lists that update as changes are made.

For designing and unfolding simple or complex sheet metal parts – with full range of flanges, tabs, corner treatments, ripped edges, hems and joggles.

But which one is right for you? Watch the video.

SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD product comparison.