Software and Product Design Tools

SOLIDWORKS Design Software

With SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD, product and part assembly designers have the most efficient, powerful, and popular CAD design collection available, used by millions of designers around the globe. SOLIDWORKS CAD tools help organizations grow, innovate, and adapt to changes in 3D modeling over time.
SOLIDWORKS Design Software


  • Perform Manufacturability analysis
  • Use intuitive FEA and CFD tools to validate assemblies
  • Make sure your data is stored securely
  • Ensure that your customers and vendors have access to technical documentation
  • Design and print your 3D models
  • Make your website or eCommerce experience interactive by displaying rendered data

Does SOLIDWORKS Make Sense for Your Company?

Organizations of all sizes prefer SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD because of its easy-to-use interface and powerful features. With SOLIDWORKS, you will succeed in your design projects with a robust, efficient portfolio.
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How Do You Choose the Right SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD Package for Your Needs?



Get up to speed quickly and take advantage of this powerful 3D design and manufacturing solution. In addition to part, assembly, and 2D drawing capabilities, there are also specialized tools for sheet metal, weldments, surfacing, mold design, product configuration, design analysis, and DFM. Active subscriptions include CAM.

SOLIDWORKS Professional

SOLIDWORKS Professional

SOLIDWORKS Professional boosts your design output with robust file management tools, advanced photorealistic rendering, automated cost estimation, eDrawings, Professional collaboration capabilities, automated drawing and design checking, and a component and part library.


In addition to SOLIDWORKS Professional features, SOLIDWORKS Premium adds robust simulation and design validation capabilities. ECAD/MCAD collaboration and reverse engineering can be used to model all types of industry 3D products and parts. Advanced wire and pipe routing functionality can also be used to improve the accuracy of the models.

Package Comparison Matrix


SOLIDWORKS Professional



With SOLIDWORKS 3D design software, you can design complex parts and assemblies quickly and efficiently. With powerful, easy-to-use design tools, cost estimation, rendering, animation, and file management, you can develop innovative products that are more productive, lower costs, and faster to market with intuitive tools.

Part and Assembly Modeling

Use SOLIDWORKS 3D design software to transform ideas and concepts into virtual 3D models for parts and assemblies. Using imported images, simple sketches, or scanned 3D data, you can quickly create 3D designs and add more details. Using assembly structure planning, you can create your assembly structure quickly and then export it to SOLIDWORKS for automatic CAD generation. You can manipulate and modify 3D geometry directly in 3D CAD models using direct model editing.

2D Drawings

Prepare production-ready 2D drawings that communicate how your design should be manufactured and assembled. A 2D drawing is automatically updated when the 3D solid model is updated with SOLIDWORKS associativity. SOLIDWORKS accelerates your design process, saving you time and money.

Design Reuse and Automation

Utilize existing engineering data to create new designs and speed up product development. By reusing existing 3D CAD models and 2D drawings, SOLIDWORKS accelerates the design process, saves time and development costs, and increases productivity. To create new designs, SOLIDWORKS search, automation, and configuration tools simplify the reuse of existing design data.

Collaborate and Share CAD Data

Members of your design team can work closely with outside vendors and customers using SOLIDWORKS product collaboration tools. In addition, you can manage project data, control design revisions, and protect proprietary design data before sharing it outside your organization. Several innovative, time-saving features are included in SOLIDWORKS’ product collaboration tools, such as 3D Interconnect, eDrawings®, and 3D Mark Up.

Interference Check

Check the fit, assembly, and operation of your parts and assemblies with SOLIDWORKS Interference Check before going into production. With Interference Check’s seamless integration into CAD, you can use Interference Check to accelerate your product development and assess manufacturability in 2D and 3D.

First-Pass Analysis Tools

With SOLIDWORKS SimulationXpress, a first-pass analysis tool, you can perform basic stress analysis on individual parts. Force and pressure effects can be determined quickly and documented with reports.


The SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard powered by CAMWorks® offers an integrated 2.5-axis milling programming solution. With SOLIDWORKS CAM, you can improve communication, reduce errors, reduce cycle times, and improve product quality by utilizing emerging technologies like Model-Based Definition (MBD) and Knowledge-Based Machining (KBM).

*SOLIDWORKS CAM Standard is included with an active subscription of SOLIDWORKS Standard, Professional, or Premium.

Design for Manufacturing (DFM)

With SOLIDWORKS, you can review your design early in the development process using 3D tools. When problems are discovered during the design stage, they are much easier and less costly to resolve than when they are discovered during manufacturing planning or after your design has been manufactured.

Productivity Tools

A variety of tools are included in SOLIDWORKS to make you more productive, including capabilities for design analysis, comparison, checking, and reporting.

Advanced CAD File Import/Export and 3D Interconnect

CAD data can be converted into SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD formats or exported to other CAD products using more than 30 translators. Through 3D Interconnect, most major CAD formats can be opened directly in SOLIDWORKS without converting or saving the data.

Xtended Reality (XR) Exporter

Create rich AR, VR, and Web viewing experiences SOLIDWORKS’ approved partners created using a new export option (Xtended Reality). SOLIDWORKS’ new export option retains valuable information like geometry, appearances, motion studies, configurations, display states, metadata, and more.

CAD Libraries (SOLIDWORKS Toolbox)

With SOLIDWORKS CAD libraries, you can access, locate, download, save, and share prebuilt 3D CAD models and commonly reused CAD data.

Design for Cost (SOLIDWORKS Costing)

You can continuously check your designs against cost targets using SolidWORKS’ integrated cost estimation tools. Avoid costly redesigns and production delays by monitoring manufacturing costs as you design. Additionally, manufacturers can automate quoting processes with SOLIDWORKS cost estimation tools.

ECAD/MCAD Collaboration (CircuitWorks)

Use CircuitWorks™ to share data between electrical CAD (ECAD) and mechanical CAD (MCAD) designers. Electrical-mechanical integration and collaboration problems can be quickly resolved with CircuitWorks by sharing, comparing, updating, and tracking electrical design data.

CAD Standards Checking (Design Checker)

Create uniform designs with SOLIDWORKS by establishing design standards and checking drawings (or models). Use SOLIDWORKS to establish design standards as you design, then check your drawings (or models) against them.

Collaboration with eDrawings Professional

View SOLIDWORKS 3D models and 2D drawings in an email-ready format with eDrawings® software to increase collaboration, speed up your design process, and increase productivity. With eDrawings Professional, designers, manufacturers, and customers can quickly and accurately view, measure, and markup designs.

Automated Tolerance Stack-Up Analysis (TolAnalyst)

Automatically verify tolerancing schemes before a product goes into production with TolAnalyst tolerance analysis tool. If dimensioning or tolerancing changes are made, you can rerun the tolerance analysis to optimize the scheme.

Advanced Photorealistic Rendering (SOLIDWORKS Visualize)

Create compelling visual content for your 3D designs with ease and flexibility with SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard. You can make more informed design decisions by utilizing photo-quality content early in the design process.

*SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard is included with an active Subscription of SOLIDWORKS Professional or Premium.

SOLIDWORKS File Management

Individuals and small workgroups can manage project data, control design revisions, and control access to files with SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard.

Reverse Engineering (ScanTo3D)

Reverse engineering allows you to build new products based on existing ones, accelerating product development, reducing risks, saving time, and increasing productivity. With ScanTo3D, you can import, edit, evaluate, and create solid geometry from scanned point clouds and meshes.

Time-based Motion Analysis

Using SOLIDWORKS Simulation, evaluate how your product will perform and move throughout its operational cycle. Calculate your product’s performance, quality, and safety by visualizing how it would move in the real world, measuring loads, and sizing motors accordingly.

Linear Static Analysis for Parts and Assemblies

Using SOLIDWORKS Simulation, linear stress analysis can be incorporated into your design process, reducing the need for costly prototypes, eliminating rework, and saving time and money. Stresses and deformations are calculated using linear stress analysis. Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is used in SolidWorks Simulation to discretize design components into solid, shell, or beam elements, and linear stress analysis is used to determine the response of parts and assemblies.

Pipe and Tube Routing

Design and document piping and tubing for machinery, skid systems, and process plants with a wide range of tools in SOLIDWORKS Premium.

Electrical Cable and Wiring Harness Routing

In SOLIDWORKS Premium, you can design paths for pipes, tubes, and electrical cables for assemblies. Pipes, tubes, or electrical cables are routed through a subassembly to create a path between them.

Advanced Surface Flattening

Flat materials, such as sheet metal stock, are formed into complex shapes in many products. This complex surface can be flattened using SOLIDWORKS advanced surface flattening functionality.

Rectangular and Other Section Routing

Various systems, including ducting, cable trays, conveyors, and material handling chutes, can be routed using SOLIDWORKS Routing.

Technical Support

The Best Technical Support in the Industry

Our team of SOLIDWORKS Certified engineers has many years of industry experience and design knowledge. When problems arise, you can count on us to get you back to designing great things in no time.

Customer Service

Quick Response Customer Service

Providing you with quick and accurate customer service is a priority of TPM’s Customer Experience team. We are here to help you no matter your business goals, whether it’s a question about your subscription or services.

Training for Manufacturers


TPM offers SOLIDWORKS training online and in person, taught by certified SOLIDWORKS instructors. TPM provides SOLIDWORKS certification preparation materials and a Course Completion Certificate to each student upon completion.

  • Open enrollment courses or specialized courses
  • Instructors who are certified in SOLIDWORKS
  • Smaller and more focused classes