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SOLIDWORKS Cloud Services

Connecting Collaborative Design

What are the SOLIDWORKS Cloud Services?
Included with every new seat of SOLIDWORKS, the SOLIDWORKS Cloud Services provide tools and applications to streamline your design workflow from directly inside SOLIDWORKS.

By connecting SOLIDWORKS to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, the SOLIDWORKS Cloud Services equip you with tools for CAD-intelligent cloud data storage, file sharing, markup and collaboration, revision management, and control over processes such as engineering change.

For SOLIDWORKS users, these tools open up a huge range of possibilities and form a bridge to the advanced capabilities of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

Core Functionality
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Share & Markup

Share SOLIDWORKS designs with colleagues, contractors, or clients via a controlled, shareable link.

Intuitive markup tools enable direct feedback on designs, while access permissions allow for complete collaboration history tracking.

Image of CAD data being stored in the Cloud and accessed via SOLIDWORKS with the SOLIDWORKS Cloud Services
Store & Revise

Access secure, cloud-based storage and holistic revision management from within SOLIDWORKS.

Collaborate with other designers by locking files you’re working on, revert to previous revisions, and provide feedback attached to files.

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Manage & Control

Assign tasks, manage resources, and eliminate data silos through the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

As your business grows, add new roles to gain access to advanced process, project, and file management for greater control over your data and workflows.

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How to use the SOLIDWORKS Cloud Services

The TriMech Group has pulled together experts from Solid Solutions, TriMech, and Javelin to create a resource that you can rely on for your design and engineering needs.

Discover tutorials, activation instructions, and more over at trimech.com and learn how to maximise your efficiency with the SOLIDWORKS Cloud Services.

Beyond SOLIDWORKS Cloud Services

Introducing the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform is a business-wide tool that connnects to SOLIDWORKS and offers access to capabilities from Dassault Systèmes’ vast range of engineering software solutions.

The platform is modular, functionality is broken down into different job roles which can all be licensed separately. Each role unlocks access to tools from one of Dassault Systèmes' major software brands including CATIA, ENOVIA or SIMULIA.

Every program on the platform connects seamlessly and utilises the same design files, this helps companies improve collaboration between departments, simplifies data management and provides all stakeholders access to a single source of truth.

Our team can help you discover the tools that can bring the most value to your business, contact us if you would like to discuss your requirements, or visit enterprise.trimech.com to learn more.

3DEXPERIENCE Major Brands
Image of 3D EXPERIENCE CATIA being used to develop a fuselage for a company in the aerospace industry
Advanced Design
The world-leading solution for versatile product design and development.
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Complete PLM
End-to-end product lifecycle management to increase efficiencies and streamline processes.
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Virtual Testing
Evaluate performance, reliability, and safety of products virtually with ABAQUS technology.
Delmia software is used to replicate shop floor environments with robotic arms.
Digital Manufacturing
Advanced manufacturing solutions for supply chain management and efficiency optimisation.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get started with SOLIDWORKS Cloud Services?
We set up these guides alongside Javelin and TriMech to provide tutorial resources to help you get to grips with the basics of using the SOLIDWORKS Cloud Services.
What are the benefits of a SOLIDWORKS Subscription?
A SOLIDWORKS subscription helps you to get the most out of your software and your designers, the benefits include:
  • Updates & Service Packs
  • Technical Support
  • *NEW* - SOLIDWORKS Cloud Services
  • SOLIDWORKS Visualize
  • SOLIDWORKS CAM
  • SOLIDWORKS Certification Vouchers
  • Access to online reseller video content
  • Masterclass Webcasts
  • Customer Development Events
  • What's New Events
Can I upgrade my existing SOLIDWORKS subscription to include SOLIDWORKS Cloud Services?
Yes, there are options available for existing customers that would like to upgrade their licenses to include SOLIDWORKS Cloud Services.

Fill out the form next to this FAQ with any queries or for more information.
How much does the 3DEXPERIENCE platform cost?
To access different tools on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform you need to purchase roles. There are many different roles available so the cost of purchasing 3DEXPERIENCE will vary depending on your requirements.

We're here to advise you and can help to tailor a package that perfectly suits your company's needs.

For many users, the new SOLIDWORKS Cloud Services will be included in the price of their subscriptions. This grants access to several 3DEXPERIENCE roles and provides a perfect entry point for SOLIDWORKS users.
What areas of 3DEXPERIENCE are most useful for SOLIDWORKS users?
The 3DEXPERIENCE platform provides a vast range of capabilities with solutions for virtually every aspect of product development.

Alongside the cloud data storage, design management, and collaboration tools we have mentioned, the areas we believe will be most beneficial to existing SOLIDWORKS users include:
  • Advanced Cloud Data Management
  • Sub-Divisional Modelling
  • Advanced Simulation
  • Digital Manufacturing
  • Product Lifecycle Management
This subsection of the platforms tools is also known as 3DEXPERIENCE Works. Learn more about these advanced capabilities of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on our 3DEXPERIENCE Works page.
Who uses SOLIDWORKS Cloud Services?
We have customers of various sizes, from Entrepreneurs and Start-Ups to large scale Enterprises using SOLIDWORKS and the 3DEXPERIENCE platform successfully.

As a CAD-intelligent data management system, it has many advantages: you don't need to purchase and maintain servers, you can avoid cyber security issues, and you can access your data anywhere and on any device.

Is there a cloud-based version of SOLIDWORKS?
To put it simply, there is no version of the SOLIDWORKS CAD that you know that operates entirely on the cloud.

However there are a number of useful cloud-related offerings with similar names. These include SOLIDWORKS Cloud, SOLIDWORKS with Cloud Services and 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS.

Check out the next section of this FAQ below to learn more about these.
What is the difference between SOLIDWORKS Cloud, SOLIDWORKS Desktop with Cloud Services, 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS and 3DEXPERIENCE Works?
There are several different SOLIDWORKS and cloud-related packages available from Dassault Systèmes with similar names.

You can explore all the 3DEXPERIENCE roles on our group website or click on any role below to find out more about it.

Let's clear up the differences between them:

SOLIDWORKS Cloud

This package does not include an installation of SOLIDWORKS. Instead, the functions of SOLIDWORKS are broken up into 9 browser-based roles:

3DSwymer, 3D Creator, 3D Sculptor, 3D Render, 3D Sheet Metal Creator, 3D Structure Creator, Collaborative Industry Innovator, Drafter, and Manufacturing Definition Creator.

These roles can be purchased individually or mix-and-matched to suit your needs.


SOLIDWORKS Desktop with Cloud Services

This package contains SOLIDWORKS as you know and love it, with the additional connection to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform through the SOLIDWORKS Cloud Services.

Alongside a conventional installation of Standard, Professional, or Premium SOLIDWORKS, this package includes 3 other roles:

3DSwymer, Collaborative Industry Innovator, Collaborative Designer for SOLIDWORKS.

You can explore all the 3DEXPERIENCE roles on our group website or click on any role to find out how they can help enhance your productivity.


3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS

3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS comes in Standard, Professional, and Premium packages and ensures you are always working on the latest release of SOLIDWORKS.

This option also includes a local installation of SOLIDWORKS, but your data is saved to and managed on the Cloud.

3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS provides extra opportunities to expand into the 3DEXPERIENCE platform through the 3D Creator role in addition to the roles included with the SOLIDWORKS Cloud Services.

Learn more about what’s included with 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS.


3DEXPERIENCE Works

This is the umbrella term for the wider portfolio of 3DEXPERIENCE roles and applications suited to SOLIDWORKS users.

The packages above form part of the design applications of the 3DEXPERIENCE Works portfolio, and these can be connected to applications for Simulation, Marketing, Product Lifecycle Management, Digital Manufacturing, and Supply Chain Management solutions.

Roles can be purchased individually as your business’ requirements evolve, and our consultants are ready to help you find the combination to suit your needs.

How can I get more information or see a demo?
Please explore this site for more information about the 3DEXPERIENCE platform or ask us your questions via the form at the bottom of this page.

Either way, we're here to advise you and can help to tailor a package that perfectly suits your company's needs.

We regularly run online demos, though the schedules for these vary between the U.S.A., Canada, the U.K. and Ireland. To find out more or organise a demonstration at a time that is convenient for you then we recommend that you contact us.

During the demo we will cover common use-case scenarios and be available for you to ask questions that apply to your specific project or company needs.
Do I need CAD workstations to use the SOLIDWORKS Cloud Services?
Yes, but the only hardware you need is a PC to run SOLIDWORKS. You can check out our latest offers on recommended hardware here.

With the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, your data can be stored on servers managed by Dassault Systèmes.

There are no costs such as buying and managing a physical server, backup software, network switches, and so on.
Ready to find out more? - Contact Us

Our priority is to always provide you with the right solution and delivering it to meet your exact needs. Please fill in the form below and one of our consultants will get in touch to discuss your requirements and explain what we can offer you.

Alternatively, you can call us on 01926 333777 or email sales@solidsolutions.co.uk

 Solid Solutions | Trimech Group

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