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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.

With all the power of SOLIDWORKS Standard, SOLIDWORKS Professional provides additional capabilities that increase productivity, ensure accuracy, and help you communicate all design information more effectively. SOLIDWORKS Professional includes libraries of standard parts and fasteners, tools to automatically estimate manufacturing cost and to help utilize imported geometry, and utilities that search designs for errors.

Your designs can be realistically rendered with PhotoView 360 software and shared with the eDrawings Professional package, an easily deployed tool that lets everyone view, measure, and markup the design data.

SOLIDWORKS Professional Advantages

  1. Streamline your design process with SOLIDWORKS Professional
  2. Integrated data management system to tracks all design changes
  3. Photorealistic rendering allows you to share ideas without the need for physical prototypes
  4. Automatically estimate manufacturing cost
  5. Utilities that search designs for error
  6. Easily deployed tool that lets everyone view, measure, project information and tracks all design changes

Capabilities (Standard Capabilities Included)

CAD Libraries 
SOLIDWORKS CAD library provides a place for every designer and engineer to easily access, locate, download, save, and share commonly reused CAD data.

Design for Cost (SOLIDWORKS Costing)
SOLIDWORKS automatic cost estimation tools enable designers and engineers to continuously check their designs against cost targets. You can easily monitor manufacturing costs as you design, thereby, avoiding costly redesigns and production delays later on.

Productivity Tools (SOLIDWORKS Utilities)
SOLIDWORKS Utilities is a set of tools that let you examine in detail the geometry of a solid model and make comparison to other models. E.g. Compare documents and identify the differences, compare features and geometry or geometry analysis.

CAD Standards Checking (SOLIDWORKS Design Checker)
Verify dimensioning (including GD&T), fonts, sketches, materials, etc. Meet pre-defined criteria, or internal customer standards, as defined by rules or checking criteria.

SOLIDWORKS 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.

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.

Advanced CAD File Import
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.

Advanced Photorealistic Rendering (PhotoView 360)
SOLIDWORKS PhotoView 360 tools enable you to create photorealistic renderings and animations right from the 3D CAD model.

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

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Ease of Use

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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 Modeling

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3D Solid Modeling
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

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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

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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 Visualization

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Move Assembly by Dragging Components
Move Assembly with Motors
CAD Videos
Basic CAD Rendering (RealView)
3D Walk Through/Fly Through

Interference Check

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Collision and Interference Detection
Hole Alignment and Thread Checks

Collaborate and Share CAD Data

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

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Interactive Feature Recognition and Conversion
Automatic Feature Recognition and Conversion

Basic Analysis Tools

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Part Environmental Impact Analysis
Part Structural Analysis
Basic Flow Analysis

Productivity Tools

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Power Selection Tools
Symmetry Check
Copy Feature Info into Other Features (Feature Paint)
Find and Replace in Drawing

Design for Manufacturing

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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

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Must be on Active Subscription

CAD Libraries

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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

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Automatic Task Scheduling and Batch Processing

Design for Cost & Cost Estimation

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Compare Manufacturing Costs
Automated Manufacturing Cost Estimation
Customizable Manufacturing Settings
Output Cost Report

ECAD/MCAD Collaboration (CircuitWorks™)

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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)

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Photo Quality Images and Animations
Control Camera View, Lighting, Materials, Textures

CAD Standards Checking

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Verify Designs against Company Standards
Automatically Correct Non-Conforming Issues
Customize Design Check Rules

Automated Tolerance Stack-Up Analysis (TolAnalyst)

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Worst Case and RSS Maximum/Minimum
Identify Highest Contributing Tolerances
Automatic Update of Analysis when Design Changes

SOLIDWORKS File Management

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User and Group Access Rights
File Vaulting
Secure Check-in and Check-out
Automated Revision Control

Reverse Engineering (ScanTo3D)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Routing of Pipes and Tubes

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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

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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

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Routing of Rectangular and Other Sections

Advanced Surface Flattening

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Advanced Surface Flattening

Assembly Level Cost Roll Up

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Assembly Level Cost Roll Up

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