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