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SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD Product Matrix | Compare Features

Discover the features of SOLIDWORKS and compare all versions, SOLIDWORKS Standard, Professional and Premium.

View the full matrix below and click on each capability to find out more about each element of functionality.



Ease of Use

  • Learn Fast: In-Context and Toolbar Menus, Command Search, Built-In Tutorials, Searchable Help Documentation
  • Work Fast: Hot Keys, Customizable Commands, APIs
  • Get Help Fast: Local and Worldwide Support Services

Part & Assembly Modelling

2D Drawings

Design Reuse and Automation

Animations and Visualisation

Interference Check

Collaborate & Share CAD Data

Advanced CAD File Import

Basic Analysis Tools

Productivity Tools - Utilities

Design for Manufacturing


  • 2.5D Machining
  • Automatic Manufacturing Strategies
  • Automatic Manufacture Quotations
  • Knowledged Based Machining
  • Automatic feature Recognition Machining (AFRM)
  • Model Based Definition
  • 3+2 Milling

CAD Libraries

Automatic Task Scheduling and Batch Processing

Design for Cost & Cost Estimation (Parts)

Advanced Photorealistic Rendering (PhotoView 360)

CAD Standards Checking

SOLIDWORKS File Management

eDrawings Professional

ECAD/MCAD Collaboration - CircuitWorks


Reverse Engineering - Scanto3D


Automated Tolerance Stack-Up Analysis - TolAnalyst


SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard

Motion Analysis

3D Interconnect

Structural Part and Assembly Analysis

Sustainability Analysis

Routing of Pipes and Tubes

Routing of Electrical Cabling and Wiring Harnesses

Routing of Rectangular and Other Sections

Advanced Surface Flattening

Design for Cost & Cost Estimation (Assembly Level Roll Up)