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Here you will find all some basic SOLIDWORKS FAQ's. If you cannot find the answer you are looking for please contact us.

What does SOLIDWORKS do?

At its core, SOLIDWORKS helps mechanical engineers design products. SOLIDWORKS does this by making it easy for the designer to visualize and communicate a 3D concept. The designer can make changes to the design, validate the design against requirements, and prepare the design for production in manufacturing.


SOLIDWORKS (stylized as SOLIDWORKS) is a solid modeling computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided engineering (CAE) computer program that runs on Microsoft Windows. SOLIDWORKS is published by Dassault Systèmes.

What is CAD?

CAD (computer-aided design) software is used by architects, engineers, drafters, artists, and others to create precision drawings or technical illustrations. CAD software can be used to create two-dimensional (2-D) drawings or three-dimensional (3-D) models.

CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing) is software used to design products such as electronic circuit boards in computers and other devices.

How do I download SOLIDWORKS?

Visit the SOLIDWORKS downloads page

You will need to register an account with SOLIDWORKS if you haven’t already done so.

How much does SOLIDWORKS cost?

SOLIDWORKS packages range in price as they go from Standard Packages to Professional Packages and Premium. The Sales team at Solid Solutions will be happy to access your needs and suggest which package will suit you best and following this will be able to give you an exact quote.

Call Sales on 01926 333777

Is SOLIDWORKS easy to use?

Yes, SOLIDWORKS is easy to use. It’s also easy to learn, which the same thing is not always.

SOLIDWORKS is a very sophisticated software, meaning that it has broad and deep functionality. There is a lot to learn, but the learning is straightforward and intuitive, and easy to remember later. And, there are lots of shortcuts and customisations you can do to make using SOLIDWORKS even easier (and faster) once you learn it.

This opens the door for many techniques. For these reasons, training is highly recommended so that you can make the best choices when working with all of SOLIDWORKS’ easy-to-use capabilities.

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