SOLIDWORKS resources & how-to videos

SOLIDWORKS and 3DEXPERIENCE® Works whitepapers, reference guides, datasheets, how-to videos and ebooks.  Download, request ebooks or access the videos below:

From blogs, podcasts case studies to User Group meetings and online communities, there are many ways to connect to the SOLIDWORKS® Community to stay informed about product enhancements or discover new ways your peers have successfully used SOLIDWORKS, DELMIAWorks, and the 3DEXPERIENCE® Works portfolio.

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Developing Innovative Products Faster with SOLIDWORKS®         

5 facts about 3DEXPERIENCE Works with SOLIDWORKS

Are you ready to get the most bang for your buck? Check out the product development solutions from SOLIDWORKS.

Pound for pound, SOLIDWORKS is the best 3D CAD out there, especially when you consider the additional integrated solutions like SOLIDWORKS CAM, PDM, Simulation, Electrical, and more. But it doesn’t stop there.

With the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform, connecting SOLIDWORKS content with everyone on the team is just a few clicks away. Benefits include:

  • Real-time design reviews, regardless of location-no CAD knowledge required
  • Streamline communication with project Communities
  • Eliminate the risk of being out of sync on model revisions or assembly configurations

Get ready to take your product development to the next level!

DOWNLOAD SOLIDWORKS FAST FACTS to learn more about SOLIDWORKS 3D design to achieve faster, more efficient product development >>


Easily View and Compare 3D Content

Comparing Geometry, changes & duplicates on 3DX

Quickly find differences between designs using the Compare app on the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform
The Compare app, which is part of the Collaborative Industry Innovator role on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, makes it effortless to understand changes in product designs when attempting to identify differences between component geometry, structures, and properties. Color-coded models are overlaid, making it easy to see the differences and similarities in 3D.  With the Compare app, you can:

  • Compare structures and geometries between different products or different revisions
  • Detect differences in large structures
  • Find duplicated designs that can be easily compared to their predecessors
  • Locate specific components quickly in 3D comparisons

Securely work from home, at the office, or on the road. All you need is a web browser and an internet connection. Simplify your design and approval process today using the Compare app on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

Watch the Video to learn more >>


What’s New with SOLIDWORKS 2022 Enhancements

Whats new in SOLIDWORKS 2022

Discover How You Can Weather the Unexpected with SOLIDWORKS and 3DEXPERIENCE Works:  If this last year has taught us anything it’s that life is unpredictable and requires flexibility. When disruptions happen, how do maintain your team’s productivity when all your tools, data, and people are tied to the desktop?

Don’t Let the Disruptions Derail Your Product Development Efforts:  

With cloud-based tools in the 3DEXPERIENCE® Works portfolio, all of your most valuable stakeholders can stay connected and contributing from anywhere and on any device.

These purpose-built tools enable every stakeholder to access real-time data and tools all in one secure place, facilitating the collaboration that leads to higher levels of innovation and quality. With these tools progress never stops … regardless of what life throws your way.

Explore the Enhancements >>


Unite Your Product Development Teams Quickly and Efficiently.  Instantaneously share and review your designs with Collaborative Designer for SOLIDWORKS®

Unite Your Product Development Teams Quickly and Efficiently	 	 Instantaneously share and review your designs with Collaborative Designer for SOLIDWORKS®

Collaborative Designer for SOLIDWORKS on the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform enables SOLIDWORKS users to work together with their extended teams in one connected, unified environment.

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform enables reviews of 3D models from any device at any time. Communications and interactions between team members are automatically tracked in one accessible location.

Plus, data management is built-in, so as designs change, the shared common data automatically updates as well so everyone on the project is always in sync.

The result is faster, more efficient product development.

Watch the VIDEO to learn how to simplify communication between team members and improve productivity with Collaborative Designer for SOLIDWORKS >>


Easily Improve Team Engagement and Improve Performance with Lean Team Player

SOLIDWORKS  Easily Improve Team Engagement and Improve Performance with Lean Team Player

Learn how easy it is to make meetings more productive and communicate better throughout your entire organization.

Implementing Lean principles in your organization facilitates communication throughout your organization, and by allowing everyone to have a voice, clarifies business decisions and direction.  When everyone has access to the same information, in a visual communication tool, it becomes easier to understand the vision and turn it into actions.

Meetings become more productive and meaningful. Ideas are all captured, and not lost, and communication and decision-making improve.  This demonstration of 3DEXPERIENCE Lean Team Player capabilities shows how you can improve communication throughout your business.  In just 22 minutes, learn how to:

  • Easily capture thoughts and ideas, with an easy-to-learn and use collaborative platform;
  • Quickly review designs and communicate changes, which turn into actions;
  • Communicate ideas and changes throughout the organization (bottom-up and top-down) using lean principles, allowing everyone to make better decisions.

Watch the recorded webinar >>


SOLIDWORKS Provides the Perfect Platform for 3D Printing

SOLIDWORKS Provides the Perfect Platform for 3D Printing

Maximize your return on investment in additive manufacturing with special features.

Discover how SOLIDWORKS can help achieve optimal design configurations by providing you with the tools and best practices for successful 3D printing.

The ability to be agile by deploying different technologies helps companies navigate through challenges and achieve their goals. Manufacturers that embrace additive manufacturing can be resilient during market downturns.

SOLIDWORKS comes with built-in tools that can help optimize and guide your design decision process in additive manufacturing. Print3D and Clearance Verification will help you rethink design and ensure success.

You can achieve optimal design configurations that minimize both build as well as costly support material with the additive manufacturing tools available in SOLIDWORKS.

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Innovate and Validate Your Way to Better Industrial Equipment Design

SOLIDWORKS ebook simulation boosting innovation while improving quality cover

Increase cycle speed and facilitate specialization with simulation-driven development

Specialization has become the name of the game in today’s rapidly segmenting industrial equipment market. To keep pace, manufacturers are looking for ways to shorten development cycles while also increasing quality and innovation. By embracing simulation tools, manufacturers of industrial equipment can investigate, validate, and optimize designs and production processes faster and at less cost.

This eBook, “Simulating Better Industrial Equipment,” examines the challenges and opportunities facing companies in this market and shows how simulation-driven design can help:

  • Minimize physical prototyping to reduce costs and cycle time
  • Identify potential field failures and warranty issues
  • Optimize design performance and improve quality
  • Validate design performance and production processes
  • Shorten time to market

Get access to the eBook >>


Get Instant Project Status at Any Time, from Any Location, on Any Device

See how Project Planner, on the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform, provides end-to-end project visibility

Project Management on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform video

Watch the video to see how Project Planner enables you to:

  • Plan, execute and monitor projects in real-time on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform
  • Gain immediate access to project teams, tasks, changes, design reviews, and more
  • Connect design data with specific tasks and with assigned team members
  • Create secure access rights to various stakeholders (Viewer, Author, or Leader)
  • Enable all team members to see the latest status because they can access live data

Request to view the SOLIDWORKS Project Planner video >>


SOLIDWORKS solutions for ENTREPRENEURS & startups

For early-stage hardware startups that meet the eligibility criteria, the 3DEXPERIENCE® Works for Startups program offers software, training, and co-marketing resources at no cost to help you succeed.

The 3DEXPERIENCE Works for Startups Program provides new start-up companies the following benefits:

  • 12-month accounts of 3DEXPERIENCE Works including SOLIDWORKS for CAD, simulation, visualization, and more
  • MySolidWorks online training
  • Co-marketing opportunities such as speaking at SOLIDWORKS events and promotion in SOLIDWORKS campaigns and social communities
  • Design guidance from SOLIDWORKS engineers and technical managers
  • Hundreds of white papers, videos, and feature articles with tips and tricks on taking your product to the next level
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SOLIDWORKS RELEASE R2021x Enhancements guide:

SOLIDWORKS 2021 Enhancing Large Assembly Performance, Design Performance, and Flexibility ebook cover transparent

The 2021 release of SOLIDWORKS® addresses challenges and many more. This document outlines its new functionality and explains its performance benefits for designers.

Designers face constant productivity challenges as products grow in size and complexity, remote work becomes the new normal, and budgets tighten.

  • Work faster on large and complex assemblies through a combination of performance improvements and new capabilities enabling improved workflows;
  • Improvements to Detailing mode;
  • Enhanced capabilities across the board for structural simulation, routing, plastics simulation, and data management to help designers further streamline their work.
  • Using the cloud-based 3DEXPERIENCE® WORKS product development platform, connect with other teams, while dealing with geometric complexity (3D Sculptor and 3D Creator), and conducting simulation, manufacturing, and product data and lifecycle management tasks.

Request to view the SOLIDWORKS 2021 Enhancements guide here >>


3DEXPERIENCE WORKS portfolio datasheet

3DEXPERIENCE Works Solidworks portfolio datasheet cover folder

Connect your people, information and applications.  Change the way products and customer experiences are created.

3DEXPERIENCE® WORKS is a portfolio of best-of-breed solutions connected to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, an intuitive, product-development-centric environment in the cloud.

Combining the ease of use of SOLIDWORKS with the power and breadth of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, portfolio solutions seamlessly work together to help you innovate and accelerate every aspect of bringing products to market.

Benefit from roles (applications) in multiple domains delivered by established Dassault Systèmes brands such as SOLIDWORKSSIMULIADELMIA and ENOVIA.

Read the datasheet here >>


SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD datasheet

SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD Dassault ebook datasheet 3DEXPERIENCE

As the foundation of the entire SOLIDWORKS® suite, SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD solutions provide easy-to-learn, powerful functionality that helps you shorten product development time, reduce costs, and improve quality.

Transform ideas into innovative products with intuitive and powerful design and manufacturing solution

Dramatically improve the way you develop and manufacture products with comprehensive tools for design, simulation, manufacturing, data management, and collaboration, helping you reduce costs and improve quality.

All SOLIDWORKS solutions support a single-window complete integration with SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD. As a result, all SOLIDWORKS products work together seamlessly, using the same design data, so each design change is updated automatically across all applications.

Read the datasheet here >


SOLIDWORKS Design-to-Manufacturing Solution datasheet

SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD Dassault Systemes 3DS 3DEXPERIENCE ebook datasheet

Design, visualize, communicate, validate, cost, manufacture, inspect, compose, manage, and sell – all in one environment

For years, companies have survived with a separation between their design and manufacturing departments, both by organization and by the tools they used. Now with more competition and a resulting need to produce products faster, with higher, more predictable quality and at lower costs, companies are looking to streamline their design-to manufacturing workflows.

The SOLIDWORKS® Design-to-Manufacturing solution offers an integrated system enabling design and manufacturing teams to work together concurrently. Providing all the tools in a single environment eliminates the time-consuming need for data to be translated between departments, which often results in errors and intelligence gaps. Designers and engineers can spend more time optimizing their designs, confident that their changes won’t threaten delivery targets. As a result, companies can go from conceptual design to manufactured parts faster and more easily than ever before.

Read the datasheet here >>


SOLIDWORKS Subscription Service

SOLIDWORKS subscription service intro

The DTE SOLIDWORKS Subscription Service Program gives you immediate access to the new SOLIDWORKS Software releases and upgrades, enhancement request privileges, live technical support, and comprehensive online resources to ensure you get the most from your 3D design experience.

A  few of the many benefits you will receive as a Subscriber are:

  • New software releases
  • Local technical support
  • Software upgrades
  • SOLIDWORKS Customer portal and knowledgebase
  • Beta and EV programs

and many more

View the webpage or download the PDF infographic


SOLIDWORKS RELEASE R2021X ENHANCEMENTS GUIDE:

SOLIDWORKS 2021 Enhancing Large Assembly Performance, Design Performance, and Flexibility ebook cover transparent

The 2021 release of SOLIDWORKS® addresses challenges and many more. This document outlines its new functionality and explains its performance benefits for designers.

Designers face constant productivity challenges as products grow in size and complexity, remote work becomes the new normal, and budgets tighten.

  • Work faster on large and complex assemblies through a combination of performance improvements and new capabilities enabling improved workflows;
  • Improvements to Detailing mode;
  • Enhanced capabilities across the board for structural simulation, routing, plastics simulation, and data management to help designers further streamline their work.
  • Using the cloud-based 3DEXPERIENCE® WORKS product development platform, connect with other teams, while dealing with geometric complexity (3D Sculptor and 3D Creator), and conducting simulation, manufacturing, and product data and lifecycle management tasks.

Request to view the SOLIDWORKS 2021 Enhancements guide here >>


3DEXPERIENCE WORKS portfolio datasheet

3DEXPERIENCE Works Solidworks portfolio datasheet cover folder

Connect your people, information and applications.  Change the way products and customer experiences are created.

3DEXPERIENCE® WORKS is a portfolio of best-of-breed solutions connected to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, an intuitive, product-development-centric environment in the cloud.

Combining the ease of use of SOLIDWORKS with the power and breadth of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, portfolio solutions seamlessly work together to help you innovate and accelerate every aspect of bringing products to market.

Benefit from roles (applications) in multiple domains delivered by established Dassault Systèmes brands such as SOLIDWORKSSIMULIADELMIA and ENOVIA.

Read the datasheet here >>


SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD datasheet

SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD Dassault ebook datasheet 3DEXPERIENCE

As the foundation of the entire SOLIDWORKS® suite, SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD solutions provide easy-to-learn, powerful functionality that helps you shorten product development time, reduce costs, and improve quality.

Transform ideas into innovative products with intuitive and powerful design and manufacturing solution

Dramatically improve the way you develop and manufacture products with comprehensive tools for design, simulation, manufacturing, data management, and collaboration, helping you reduce costs and improve quality.

All SOLIDWORKS solutions support a single-window complete integration with SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD. As a result, all SOLIDWORKS products work together seamlessly, using the same design data, so each design change is updated automatically across all applications.

Read the datasheet here >


SOLIDWORKS Design-to-Manufacturing Solution datasheet

SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD Dassault Systemes 3DS 3DEXPERIENCE ebook datasheet

Design, visualize, communicate, validate, cost, manufacture, inspect, compose, manage, and sell – all in one environment

For years, companies have survived with a separation between their design and manufacturing departments, both by organization and by the tools they used. Now with more competition and a resulting need to produce products faster, with higher, more predictable quality and at lower costs, companies are looking to streamline their design-to manufacturing workflows.

The SOLIDWORKS® Design-to-Manufacturing solution offers an integrated system enabling design and manufacturing teams to work together concurrently. Providing all the tools in a single environment eliminates the time-consuming need for data to be translated between departments, which often results in errors and intelligence gaps. Designers and engineers can spend more time optimizing their designs, confident that their changes won’t threaten delivery targets. As a result, companies can go from conceptual design to manufactured parts faster and more easily than ever before.

Read the datasheet here >>


SOLIDWORKS Subscription Service

SOLIDWORKS subscription service intro

The DTE SOLIDWORKS Subscription Service Program gives you immediate access to the new SOLIDWORKS Software releases and upgrades, enhancement request privileges, live technical support, and comprehensive online resources to ensure you get the most from your 3D design experience.

A  few of the many benefits you will receive as a Subscriber are:

  • New software releases
  • Local technical support
  • Software upgrades
  • SOLIDWORKS Customer portal and knowledgebase
  • Beta and EV programs

and many more

View the webpage or download the PDF infographic

MORE INFORMATION AND TECHTIPS CAN BE FOUND ON OUR SOLIDWORKS ON-DEMAND WEBINARS >>