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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.
 
SOLIDWORKS Professional includes libraries of standard parts and fasteners, tools to automatically estimate manufacturing costs and help convert imported geometry, and utilities that search designs for errors. Realistically render your designs with PhotoView 360 software and then share them with others using eDrawings® Professional. SOLIDWORKS Professional also gives you integrated file management tools that securely store all project information and track all design changes. Streamline your design process and increase design productivity with SOLIDWORKS Professional.

SOLIDWORKS Professional Solutions Include:

CAD Libraries

SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software provides libraries of prebuilt 3D CAD models and other CAD data that help accelerate the design process, save time and development costs, and increase productivity.

CAD Library Overview

SOLIDWORKS CAD library provides a place for every designer and engineer to easily access, locate, download, save, and share commonly reused CAD data.
 
The ability to share the information needed to make thousands of parts and components for your designs—from screws and bolts, to washers and bearings, and more—reduces redundancies, mistakes, and inconsistencies. It also eliminates duplication, and helps your company standardize its CAD data. Using SOLIDWORKS CAD, you can easily share components and CAD data with other designers companywide.
 
SOLIDWORKS provides the following CAD libraries and functionality:

  • Over one million pre-built, standard machine components, such as screws, nuts, washers, and pins are included with SOLIDWORKS Toolbox
  • Millions of 3D CAD models and other CAD data online directly from certified suppliers and other CAD users at 3D ContentCentral.com
  • Libraries for sheet metal forming tools including ribs, flanges, lances, louvers, and embossed shapes
  • Libraries for sheet metal punch tools, including tombstone, T-slot, star, triangles, D-cutouts, and many others
  • Libraries for detailing drawings including annotations, symbols, and blocks
  • Libraries of components for Routing of Electrical and Piping/Tubing Systems that include piping, tubing, electrical, conduit, and mounting hardware
  • Smart Components and Smart Fasteners technology that provides automatic assembly of fasteners and component subassemblies
  • Libraries of prebuilt features ready to add to your part models, including linear patterns, fluid power connection ports, keyways, retaining ring grooves and slots
  • Library content management with SOLIDWORKS File Management
Design for Cost

Save time and development costs, avoid redesigns, and increase productivity by continuously checking your designs against cost targets with automated manufacturing cost estimation tools fully integrated with SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software.

Manufacturing Cost Estimation and Quoting Overview

SOLIDWORKS automatic cost estimation tools are fully integrated with 3D CAD, enabling designers and engineers to continuously check their designs against cost targets. Easily monitor manufacturing costs as you design, thereby avoiding costly redesigns and production delays later on. Manufacturers can also utilize SOLIDWORKS cost estimation tools to automate their quoting process. Cost estimation and quoting capabilities include:

  • Automatic Manufacturing Cost Estimation and Quoting/Design for Cost — Assess manufacturing cost for sheet metal and machined parts in real time as you design, with automatic updates every time the design is changed
  • Customizable Manufacturing Settings — Customize costing inputs based on company and regional conditions
  • Design optimization for cost, function, and environmental impact — Change your design, remove material, or change material based on the results generated by simulation tools included with SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software
  • Assembly Cost Roll Up (SOLIDWORKS Premium only) — Roll up the costs of all manufactured and purchased components in your entire assembly.   The Assembly Cost Roll Up capability streamlines the process of totaling the costs of all components in an assembly. You can even add Custom Operations, like painting or packaging, to the top-level of the assembly.
Productivity Tools

CAD Productivity Tools – SOLIDWORKS Utilities – Speed product development by using a variety of SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD tools designed to help make users more productive. Specific functionality includes:

  • Thickness Analysis—Determines thin and thick regions of a part and the thickness of a part within a specified range of values.
  • Compare Geometry—Identifies geometric differences between two versions of the same part. This utility identifies unique and modified faces in both parts, and computes the common volume of the two parts (or assemblies) and the volume of material added and material removed.
  • Compare Documents—Compares the properties of two SOLIDWORKS documents (including two configurations of the same model). You can compare two documents of the same type or of different types. This utility identifies differences in file properties, document properties, and so on.
  • Compare Features—Identifies differences in solid features between two versions of the same part to find unique and modified features in both versions.
  • Compare BOMs—Compares bill of material (BOM) tables from two SOLIDWORKS assembly or drawing documents, listing missing columns and rows, extra columns and rows, and failed rows.
  • Feature Paint—Copies feature parameters (such as depth, size, and so on) from one feature to others that you select.
  • Find and Replace Annotations—Finds and replaces text in a variety of annotations for part, assembly, and drawing documents.
  • Find/Modify—Finds a set of features in a part that satisfy specified parameter conditions and edits them in a batch mode.
  • Geometry Analysis—Identifies geometric entities in a part that could cause a problem in other applications (such as, finite element modeling or computer aided machining). This utility identifies the following categories of geometric entities: sliver faces, small faces, short edges, knife (sharp) edges and vertices, and discontinuous edges and faces.
  • Symmetry Check- Checks automatically for geometric symmetry in parts and assemblies about a plane and identifies symmetrical, asymmetrical, and unique faces. Automatic Symmetry Check reduces a part to its smallest repeatable symmetrical body—especially useful when running analyses using simulation software.
  • Power Select—Selects all the entities in a part (edges, loops, faces, or features) that meet defined criteria, which can be specified for edge convexity, edge angle, face color, feature color, feature type, feature name, and surface type.
  • Report Manager—Manages reports generated by the Geometry Analysis, Compare Geometry, Compare Features, Compare Documents, Compare BOMs, Symmetry Check, and Thickness Analysis utilities.
  • Simplify—Creates simplified configurations of a part or assembly to perform analysis.
  • Compare designs to company standards —Checks models or drawings to company standards to ensure consistent design and documentation.
CAD Standards Checking

Establish design standards and easily check drawings (or models) with SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software to create uniform designs and documentation, which speeds up product development, saves time, and increases productivity.

OVERVIEW

CAD Standards Checking (Design Checker) and Drawing Comparison – Use SOLIDWORKS to establish design standards, and then check drawings (or models) against them as you design to ensure consistent and complete drawing outputs. With SOLIDWORKS you can:

  • Verify designs against company standards
  • Automatically correct nonconforming design and drafting issues
  • Build Checks—Set up and save specific design and drafting checks
  • Use Check Active Document—Run the check to validate your document (drawing or model) against the requirement
  • Use Check Against Existing File—Validate the active document against design checks created from existing files
  • Learn Checks Wizard—Retrieve design checks based on attributes from an existing SOLIDWORKS part, assembly, or drawing document
  • Check specifically for fonts, dimension arrows, units, and other documentation details
  • Compare your drawing to past results from reviews of other drawings

 

eDrawings File Viewing and Publishing Overview

Use powerful eDrawings® software to increase collaboration, accelerate your design process, and increase productivity by easily viewing SOLIDWORKS 3D models and 2D drawings in an email-ready format.

 

eDrawings® Professional

SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD tools include the powerful eDrawings collaboration tool which enables you to view both 3D models and 2D drawings in a unique email-ready format. When used with SOLIDWORKS drawings, the eDrawings viewer provides insight into the design using unique 3D animation between 2D views. eDrawings functionality includes the ability to:

  • View SOLIDWORKS, DWG™/DXF™, 3DXML, ProEngineer®, STL, or eDrawings files
  • View native SOLIDWORKS files
  • View Simulation results
  • View animations of SOLIDWORKS models
  • Zoom, pan, rotate, section, and virtually disassemble
  • Measure, mark up, comment, stamp, re-order views
  • Create lightweight, email-friendly file sizes for most designs
  • Password Protect Intellectual Property in eDrawings
  • eDrawings® for iOS® (iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch) app—View, share, and collaborate from anywhere with the easy-to-use, email-enabled software trusted by engineers and non-CAD users worldwide and view 3D models in the real world in 1:1 scale with Augmented Reality (AR)

 

Advanced Design for Manufacturing

Check your design and verify manufacturability of your product early in the development process using SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD, saving time and development costs, improving productivity, and accelerating your time-to-market.

 
Advanced Design for Manufacturing – To ensure your product can be manufactured, SOLIDWORKS provides 3D tools to review your design early in the development process. It is much easier and less costly to correct issues found during the design stage than correcting them during manufacturing planning, or after your design is in production. SOLIDWORKS capabilities to check for manufacturability include:

  • DFMXpress —Compare your design to standardized manufacturing rules to assess if your design can be produced
  • Compare parts and drawings for changes —Automatically compare designs to instantly understand differences
  • CAD Check for Parts and Tooling —Quickly understand if your parts can be easily removed from mold, cast, or form tooling
  • Sheet metal bending and flat pattern —Easily assess if your sheet metal parts can be developed from flat stock

 

Advanced CAD File Import

Accelerate design, save time and development costs, and increase productivity by converting CAD data into a format that meets your design needs using SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software.

 

CAD Import and Export Overview

 

SOLIDWORKS provides more than 30 translators to convert incoming CAD data into SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD format or to export SOLIDWORKS data to other CAD products.
 

Also Available:
  • Optional CATIA V5 Import
  • Import and export ECAD formats: IDF, ProStep* (IDX), PADS* (ASC)
  • Import and export AEC formats: IFC formats
Import and export in multiple data formats:
3D XML
IFC
3DSIGES
3MFJPG
ACISOBJ
Adobe® Illustrator®Parasolid®
AMFProEngineer®
PRCAdobe Photoshop®
PDFPSD (Adobe Photoshop)
Autodesk Inventor®Rhino
Autodsk Mechanical Desktop®SAT (ACIS®)
CADKEY®Solid Edge®
CATIA® GraphicsSTEP
CGR (CATIA graphics)STL
DWG™TIFF
DXF™Unigraphics®
HCG (CATIA highly compressed graphics)VDA-FS
HSF (Hoops)VRML
IDF

 

Advanced Photorealistic Rendering (Photoview 360)

Quickly and easily create sophisticated photorealistic renderings and animations inside SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD with PhotoView 360. You can make powerful images and presentations, saving time, increasing productivity, and accelerating time-to-market.

 

PhotoView 360 Overview

Generating high quality, life-like images and animations is a critical capability that can be used to enhance proposals, presentations, and submissions. People want to see 3D models as they would appear in real life, using specific colors and materials, in a specific environment or setting. They also want to interact, to maneuver around and through the design to gain perspectives impossible in 2D.
 
SOLIDWORKS PhotoView 360 tools enable you to create photorealistic renderings and animations right from the 3D CAD model, including:

  • Apply Appearances—Adjust elements of your model including color, texture, and illumination
  • Apply Scenes—Set and control the background and surroundings
  • Decals—For labeling, branding, stickers, instrument faces, etc.
  • Integrated Preview—View your output in a preview window before fully rendering
  • Rendering Options—Control output image resolution, animation frame rates, etc.
  • Final Renderer—Generate detailed output after your preview
  • Rendering Scheduler—Set up your rendering to run during off-hours
  • Rendering templates—Save rendering settings for later use to ensure consistent output

 

SOLIDWORKS File Management

SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard in SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software helps individuals and small workgroups manage project data, control their design revisions, and control access to files, accelerating the design process and increasing productivity.

 

SOLIDWORKS File Management Overview

As designs become more complex, or as additional people become involved in a project, a tool for managing your CAD files becomes important. SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard provides CAD file management for individual users and small workgroups to manage project data, control design revisions, and control access to files.
 

Features include:
  • SOLIDWORKS file vaulting
  • Secure Check-in and Check-out of files
  • User and Group access rights
  • Automated revision control

SOLIDWORKS File Management Overview

Ease of Use
SOLIDWORKS
Standard
SOLIDWORKS
Professional
Learn Fast: In-Context and Toolbar Menus, Command Search, Built-In Tutorials, Searchable Help Documentation
YES
YES
Work Fast: Hot Keys, Customizable Commands, APIs
YES
YES
Get Help Fast: Local and Worldwide Support Services
YES
YES
Part & Assembly Modeling
SOLIDWORKS
Standard
SOLIDWORKS
Professional
3D Solid Modeling
YES
YES
Conceptual Design
YES
YES
Assembly structure planning: SOLIDWORKS Treehouse
YES
YES
Direct Model Geometry Modification
YES
YES
Large Assembly Design
YES
YES
Advanced Surface Design
YES
YES
Sheet Metal Design
YES
YES
Weldments
YES
YES
Plastic Part Design
YES
YES
Mold Design
YES
YES
2D Drawings
Automatic Drawing View Creation
YES
YES
Automatic Drawing View Updates
YES
YES
Drafting Standards: ANSI, ISO, DIN, JIS, BSI, GOST, GB
YES
YES
Manual & Automated Dimensioning & Tolerance
YES
YES
Annotations & Symbols
YES
YES
Automatic Bill of Materials (BOM), Exploded Views, Balloon Notes
YES
YES
Hole Tables, Weld Templates, Pipe Bend Tables, Cut Lists
YES
YES
Sheet Metal Bend Notes
YES
YES
Automation (DriveWorksXpress)
YES
YES
Part and Assembly Configurations
YES
YES
Reuse 2D and 3D CAD Data
YES
YES
3D CAD Models from Suppliers (3DContentCentral.com)
YES
YES
ANIMATION AND VISUALIZATION
SOLIDWORKS
Standard
SOLIDWORKS
Professional
Move Assembly by Dragging Components
YES
YES
Move Assembly with Motors
YES
YES
CAD Videos
YES
YES
Basic CAD Rendering (RealView)
YES
YES
3D Walk Through/Fly Through
YES
YES
INTERFACE CHECK
SOLIDWORKS
Standard
SOLIDWORKS
Professional
Collision & Interface Detection
YES
YES
Hole Alignment & Thread Checking
YES
YES
Collaborate & Share CAD Data
SOLIDWORKS
Standard
SOLIDWORKS
Professional
Read Printed Circuit Board Data as 3D Parts (IFC)
YES
YES
Import/Export Over 30 CAD Formats
YES
YES
Print Directly to 3D Printers: AMF and 3MF Formats
YES
YES
MCAD to AEC: Prepare and export to AEC applications
YES
YES
3D Models for CAD/CAM Integration with CAM Partners
YES
YES
View eDrawings® Files
YES
YES
3D Dimensioning and Tolerancing (Model Based Definition)
YES
YES
2D DXF®/DWG® Data
YES
YES
Maintain and Update Existing 2D Drawings – edit and view DWG® files in DraftSight
YES
YES
2D to 3D CAD Conversion Tools
YES
YES
Convert 3D Solid Parts to Sheet Metal
YES
YES
Intellectual Property Protection (Defeature)
YES
YES
Design Review Markup and Viewing (Large Design Review)
YES
YES
ADVANCED CAD FILE IMPORT
SOLIDWORKS
Standard
SOLIDWORKS
Professional
Interactive Feature Recognition and Conversion
YES
YES
Automatic Feature Recognition and Conversion
YES
YES
BASIC ANALYSIS TOOLS
SOLIDWORKS
Standard
SOLIDWORKS
Professional
Power Selection Tools
YES
YES
Symmetry Check
YES
YES
Automatic Task Scheduling and Batch Processing
YES
YES
Copy Feature Info into Other Features (Feature Paint)
YES
YES
Find and Replace in Drawing
YES
YES
DESIGN FOR MANUFACTURING
SOLIDWORKS
Standard
SOLIDWORKS
Professional
Rules-based Manufacturability Checks (DFMXpress)
YES
YES
Draft and Undercut Analysis
YES
YES
Sheet Metal Checks and Flat Pattern
YES
YES
CAD LIBRARIES
SOLIDWORKS
Standard
SOLIDWORKS
Professional
Over One Million Standard Fasteners and Components (Toolbox)
NO
YES
Beam, Bearing, and Cam Design Wizard
NO
YES
Automatic Assembly of Fasteners and Components
NO
YES
ADVANCED DESIGN FOR MANUFACTURING
SOLIDWORKS
Standard
SOLIDWORKS
Professional
Compare Parts and Drawings for Changes
NO
YES
Geometry Check for CAM
NO
YES
Thickness Analysis
NO
YES
DESIGN FOR COST & COST ESTIMATION
SOLIDWORKS
Standard
SOLIDWORKS
Professional
Compare Manufacturing Costs
NO
YES
Automated Manufacturing Cost Estimation
NO
YES
Customizable Manufacturing Settings
NO
YES
Output Cost Report
NO
YES
ECAD/MCAD COLLABORATION (CIRCUITWORKS™)
SOLIDWORKS
Standard
SOLIDWORKS
Professional
Import/Export of Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Designs
NO
YES
Automatic Electrical Component Assembly
NO
YES
Two-Way Data Exchange: ECAD to MCAD - MCAD to ECAD
NO
YES
IDF, ProStep (IDX) or PADS (*.ASC)
NO
YES
PCB Outlines, Keep-Out Areas, Maximum Heights
NO
YES
Filter Display for Clarification
NO
YES
Compare Board Designs for Differences
NO
YES
Design Change Notes
NO
YES
ADVANCED PHOTOREALISTIC RENDERING (PHOTOVIEW 360)
SOLIDWORKS
Standard
SOLIDWORKS
Professional
Photo Quality Images and Animations
NO
YES
Control Camera View, Lighting, Materials, Textures
NO
YES
CAD STANDARDS CHECKING
SOLIDWORKS
Standard
SOLIDWORKS
Professional
Verify Designs against Company Standards
NO
YES
Automatically Correct Non-Conforming Issues
NO
YES
Customize Design Check Rules
NO
YES
AUTOMATED TOLERANCE STACK-UP ANALYSIS (TOLANALYST)
SOLIDWORKS
Standard
SOLIDWORKS
Professional
Worst Case and RSS Maximum/Minimum
NO
YES
Identify Highest Contributing Tolerances
NO
YES
Automatic Update of Analysis when Design Changes
NO
YES
SOLIDWORKS FILE MANAGEMENT
SOLIDWORKS
Standard
SOLIDWORKS
Professional
File Vaulting
NO
YES
Secure Check-in and Check-out
NO
YES
Automated Revision Control
NO
YES
REVERSE ENGINEERING (ScanTo3D)
SOLIDWORKS
Standard
SOLIDWORKS
Professional
Import, Edit, Evaluate, and Create Solid Geometry from Point Cloud and Mesh Data
NO
YES
Import Adobe® Illustrator® Files
NO
YES
Import Image Files and Convert Raster to Vector Data
NO
YES
eDrawings® PROFESSIONAL
SOLIDWORKS
Standard
SOLIDWORKS
Professional
Create and Publish eDrawings Files
NO
YES
Allow Measurement in eDrawings Files
NO
YES
Enable Markup of eDrawings Files
NO
YES
Exploded Views Support for eDrawings Files
NO
YES
View Assembly Animations
NO
YES
Password Protect Intellectual Property
NO
YES


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