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9 Criteria for Choosing a 3D CAD Vendor

Tuesday April 23, 2019 at 4:59pm
In many industries 3D CAD software has become the de facto product design tool, and a new crop of designers are turning to 3D CAD due to the explosion of 3D printing technology.  


How do first-time buyers or managers, who are new to the CAD selection process, identify what capabilities and characteristics are important to them and their organisations?

Although some tasks will always be done with 2D CAD, the number of first-time buyers of 3D CAD software continues to grow. Some of these buyers are new to CAD. Others are experienced CAD users and young engineering managers who have never participated in a 3D CAD selection process.

Download this white paper to learn more about what criteria you should consider when choosing a CAD solution, including:

  • Information flow through the supply chain—can you share CAD data with customers, suppliers and manufacturing?
  • A rich variety of applications—do the tools not only reduce design time, but provide for testing, machining, cost estimating, inspection and add-in applications?
  • Tools that meet your needs today and in the future—does the system support new technologies or ways of working, like model-based definition?
  • Technical support and training—a relationship is more than a sale; does the vendor provide training or have a robust user community?  

Choose the right vendor to guide you in your CAD journey


At Solid Solutions we offer the full range of Certified SOLIDWORKS and Partner Product Training courses, from beginner level through to advanced modules.

We also offer Training Passports, so you can make big savings when booking multiple courses.

All our courses are CPD accredited, which means we offer formally certified CPD materials and certificates, so you can put the hours dedicated in our training sessions towards your CPD points and individual study.

If you are ready to adopt SOLIDWORKS, we are happy to serve you excellence in every step of your CAD journey.

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