Quickly create and update high-quality graphical assets that are fully associated with your 3D CAD model.

SOLIDWORKS Composer: Why Use It?

Leverage your existing 3D CAD data to create high-quality 2D and 3D graphics. This graphical content enables you to communicate your manufacturing process and procedures utilizing graphic characters universally recognized to eliminate the need for text.

SOLIDWORKS Composer is great for creating technical communications, such as manufacturing assembly instructions, maintenance manuals, animations, and interactive marketing assets.

SOLIDWORKS Composer also comes with a FREE viewer and supports most CAD formats: .smg, .smgGeom, .geom, .sat, .sab, .3dxml, .igs, iges files, .stp, .step, .vda, .asm, .prt, .vpr, .xas, .3ds, obj files, .stl, .wrl, .u3d, .ipt, .iam, .pdf, .sldprt, .sldasm, .bmp, .jpg, .jpeg, .jpe, .tga, .rgb, and .svg.

Why choose SOLIDWORKS Composer

What is the best SOLIDWORKS Composer package for you?


SOLIDWORKS Composer lets you quickly create 2D and 3D graphical content, working directly from 3D CAD data. This integration allows for illustrations, images, and interactive animations that look realistic and can help explain and present your product or process.

SOLIDWORKS Composer Player Professional

Composer Player Professional lets you interact with 3D content, including adjusting the viewing angle and rotating/pan/zoom in real time. You can also customize the Player using custom APIs.

SOLIDWORKS Composer Sync

SOLIDWORKS Composer Sync lets you automatically convert 3D CAD and other 3D formats into SOLIDWORKS Composer format and update SOLIDWORKS Composer deliverables when a product or manufacturing data changes. Additionally, users can save their settings in XML file formats to use later.

SOLIDWORKS Composer Enterprise Sync

SOLIDWORKS Composer Enterprise Sync, the enterprise version of Composer Sync, has additional functionality that accelerates product technical contact.

SOLIDWORKS Composer Check

SOLIDWORKS Composer Check can help you avoid expensive design mistakes by checking clearances and production paths before implementing changes. This way, you can be confident that your assembly procedures will work as intended.

Package Comparison Matrix


SOLIDWORKS Composer Player Professional

SOLIDWORKS Composer Sync

SOLIDWORKS Composer Enterprise Sync

SOLIDWORKS Composer Check

CAD Format Support

SOLIDWORKS Composer can open various 3D CAD formats, including SOLIDWORKS, Pro/ENGINEER/Creo, Autodesk Inventor, STEP, IGES, and more.

Update Visual Content

Update the content to reflect the latest changes in design (geometry, BOM tree, metadata, and others).

Faster Content Development

Create 2D and 3D content directly from 3D CAD data in multiple formats, such as raster images, vector images, videos, and 3D interactive animations. Annotate content with auto balloons, BOM tables, arrows, and detail views. Change content appearances by hiding/showing, changing transparency, and changing colors.

Document Processes

Construct step-by-step procedures demonstrating incremental components.

Create Animations

Create interactive storyboards by adding links to relevant views, animating appearances and custom properties, and creating keyframe animation by drag-and-drop views on the timeline.

Customize BOMs

Devise separate manufacturing Bill of Materials (BOM) and engineering BOM. Users can customize parts lists and properties for each view.

Automate Processes

Automate the import of 3D files in batch mode, and the creation and translation of documents within existing workflow systems, using custom XML programming.

Viewing Customization

View instructions interactively, with no extra UI required. Rotate, zoom, animate, measure, view BOM and section (author controls rights). Create custom apps to distribute internally or via the website.

Multiple Output Formats

Deliver numerous formats for 2D output, including BMP, PNG, EPS, and animation, such as AVI.

Keep All Product Information Current

Composer retains the most up-to-date versions of graphical assets and communication deliverables.

Automatically Update Product Information

Automatically updates metadata, geometry, Bill of Materials (BOM), and other data, saving you time.

Command Line Interface Accessibility

Integrate PLM applications throughout your organization using the Sync interface and the command line interface.

Check for Design Errors

You can validate the assembly procedures immediately after the design changes before the products hit the shop floor. This way, you can identify any errors and fix them.

Clash Detection

Composer’s clash detection detects static and dynamic collisions, which users can then use to design path planning and service qualification procedures.

Technical Support

The Best Technical Support in the Industry

We at TPM have extensive knowledge of SOLIDWORKS and can assist you in achieving success using the software. You can count on our industry-leading team for assistance with any task you may need.

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