SOLIDWORKS CAD Comparison

    • 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
    Ease of Use
    • 3D Solid Modeling
    • Conceptual Design
    • Assembly Structure Planning: SOLIDWORKS Treehouse
    • Direct Model Geometry Modification
    • Large Assembly Design
    • Advanced Surface Design
    • Sheet Metal Design
    • Welded Structure Design
    • Plastic Part Design
    • Mould Tool Design
    Part & Assembly Modelling
    • 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
    2D Drawings
    • 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)
    Design Reuse and Automation
    • Move Assembly by Dragging Components
    • Move Assembly with Motors
    • CAD Videos
    • Basic CAD Rendering (RealView)
    • 3D Walk Through/Fly Through
    Animations and Visualisation
    • Collision and Interference Detection
    • Hole Alignment and Thread Checks
    Interference Check
    • 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)
    Collaborate & Share CAD Data
    • Interactive Feature Recognition and Conversion
    • Automatic Feature Recognition and Conversion
    Advanced CAD File Import
    • Part Environmental Impact Analysis
    • Part Structural Analysis
    • Basic Flow Analysis
    Basic Analysis Tools
    • Power Selection Tools
    • Symmetry Check
    • Copy Feature Info into Other Features (Feature Paint)
    • Find and Replace in Drawing
    Productivity Tools - Utilities
    • 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
    Design for Manufacturing
    • Over One Million Standard Fasteners and Components (Toolbox)
    • Beam, Bearing, and Cam Design Wizard
    • Automatic Assembly of Fasteners and Components
    CAD Libraries
  • Manufacturing cost estimation and quoting overview for assemblies - from 4min onward in this videoDesign for Cost & Cost Estimation (Assembly Level Roll Up)
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