SOLIDWORKS 2018 CAD Package Comparison

SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD Package Comparison

SOLIDWORKS offered 3 different packages : Standard Professional and Premium.

SOLIDWORKS Standard is designed for the casual user who needs the core capabilities of parts, assemblies and drawings, including surfacing, sheet metal, weldments and mold tools.

SOLIDWORKS Professional includes everything in SOLIDWORKS Standard but adds several productivity boosters intended for the everyday user who needs to do their job faster and more efficiently.

SOLIDWORKS Premium includes all of the previously mentioned tools but also adds in specialty tools for the power user, such as Simulation so you can test your parts and assemblies for stress, deformation and factor of safety under static loads.


SOLIDWORKS Professional
Part and Assembly Modeling
2D Drawings
Design Reuse and Automation
Collaborate and Share CAD Data
Interference Check
First-Pass Analysis Tools
Design for Manufacturing (DFM)
Productivity Tools
Advanced CAD File Import/Export and Interconnect
CAD Libraries (SOLIDWORKS Toolbox)
Design for Cost (SOLIDWORKS Costing)
ECAD/MCAD Collaboration (CircuitWorks)
CAD Standards Checking (Design Checker)
Collaboration with eDrawings Professional
Automated Tolerance Stack-Up Analysis(TolAnalyst)
Advanced Photorealistic Rendering (Visualize)
SOLIDWORKS File Management
Reverse Engineering (ScanTo3D)
Time-based Motion Analysis
Linear Static Analysis for Parts and Assemblies
Pipe and Tube Routing
Electrical Cable and Wiring Harness Routing
Advanced Surface Flattening
Rectangular and Other Section Routing


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