What is the SOLIDWORKS Cloud Offer? – Part 1

dateMarch 22, 2022

Over the years, SOLIDWORKS has built its reputation as an easy-to-use and affordable software built on the Microsoft Windows platform. To operate SOLIDWORKS, we need a proper workstation with qualified pre-requisites of hardware and software.

Here’s where SOLIDWORKS Cloud Offer comes into play.

The SOLIDWORKS Cloud Offer is a selection of solutions geared exclusively to mechanical and industrial designers who typically work in the industrial equipment, high tech, life sciences, and home & lifestyle industries. The Offer includes a selection of various design roles at a significantly reduced price. There is no software to install to start designing in 3D, updates happen automatically, and license management is streamlined. Work from any location in the world with an internet connection.




The roles that are included in this offer provide the functionalities of parametric design, subdivision modelling, sheet metal and structure design, detailing for manufacturing and rendering. Since we are running the applications from a web browser on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, we are able to collaborate easily, to share content and communicate with every stakeholder of a project, with a single source of truth.

Let’s take a closer look at the 4 designing roles included in the SOLIDWORKS Cloud Offer.


3D Creator


3D Creator provides an unrivalled environment for 3D modelling, from the ideation phase to the released design. With 3D Creator you can:


  • Create parametric 3D models anywhere and anytime.
  • Eliminate the need to plan your assembly structure with a single modelling environment.
  • Iterate rapidly without the rework associated with typical parametric modelling tools.
  • Leverage the power of machine learning to reduce repetitive tasks with the Design Assistant tools.
  • Visualize your designs with ease and impress customers instantly with realistic appearance and environments.


3D Sculptor


For designers, engineers and digital artists who need to create highly stylized, organically and ergonomically shaped products, 3D Sculptor is a browser-based 3D modelling tool that provides intuitive subdivision modelling capabilities.

With 3D Sculptor you can:


  • Create highly stylized and organically shaped geometries quickly using intuitive subdivision (Sub-D) modelling technology.
  • Interoperate with SOLIDWORKS desktop and other 3DEXPERIENCE apps.
  • Access your content from anywhere via a web browser with an internet connection.
  • Share ideas, comments and content with multiple stakeholders.
  • Manage all designs securely on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.


3D SheetMetal Creator


3D SheetMetal Creator provides a focused user experience tailored to the needs of sheet metal designers and engineers who need to design sheet metal components and enclosures.

With 3D SheetMetal Creator you can:


  • Create accurate, detailed sheet metal designs that are ready for manufacturing, anywhere, anytime, with no installation necessary.
  • Validate designs early on with instant access to automatically updated flat patterns.
  • Streamline the design process with an intuitive, intelligent, and dedicated sheet metal user experience.
  • Automate repetitive tasks with the help from the Design Assistant, using machine learning technology.


3D Structure Creator


3D Structure Creator provides users with associative feature-based frame design tools for every stage in the design process – from conceptual design to generating manufacturing information. The role includes a parametric structure modelling application that runs completely in a web browser, which gives designers the freedom to design on their own terms.

With 3D Structure Creator you can:


  • Create structure members based on model edges, 2D sketch elements or curves.
  • Choose profiles from a library of standard types and sizes.
  • Automatically trim members at endpoints and corners.
  • Automatically generate a cutlist based on the design to use for fabrication.
  • Increase productivity with streamlined structure design workflows and a dedicated design environment.


We will cover other roles in the next blog.