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What Happened to the SOLIDWORKS Forums?

Friday June 2, 2023 at 8:00am

The fountain of knowledge that was the SOLIDWORKS Forum looks a little different these days.

The SOLIDWORKS Forum has been connected to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

You can access the SOLIDWORKS Forum User Community here.

How it used to be: the old SOLIDWORKS Forums.

As a resource, at its core nothing has changed.

When you search for answers to your SOLIDWORKS-related questions, you’ll still find a host of useful answers amongst a friendly and knowledgeable community of professionals, students, and makers.

All of the questions that have been raised over the years have been migrated to the SOLIDWORKS User Forum on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

When you Google your question, you may find yourself directed to the landing page in what appears to be the old SOLIDWORKS Forum. However, the links to view or reply to the post will take you straight to the thread within the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

This platform is hosted by Dassault Systèmes, and is accessible via your 3DEXPERIENCE ID. You do not need to have purchased a license to access this part of the platform.

There you can engage with a wider network of experienced and studious SOLIDWORKS users to expand your knowledge and grow your connections as you develop your skills and navigate your career path.


You will need to log into the 3DEXPERIENCE platform with your 3DEXPERIENCE ID to access the SOLIDWORKS User Forum community.

Don’t have one yet? A 3DEXPERIENCE ID is free to create and only takes a few moments to set up. Click here to create your free account.

Once you’re logged in, you’ll have access to the SOLIDWORKS User Forum community alongside a host of other vibrant and interesting communities.

Don't forget to drag communities to your favourites for quick access.

Take the Next Steps...

Learn how to work with 3DSWYM and check out this blog post tutorial to run you through working with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and getting the most from it.

Not only does the thread-based community approach allow you to easily find old discussions and track the decision-making process, but it can also help you to manage your CAD data effectively.

Watch this video find out why you should be using the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to manage your SOLIDWORKS and CAD data and take the next steps on your design journey.

If you have any further queries or need help getting started with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, then visit and be sure to get in touch with our expert Technical Support team on 01926 333777 or via

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