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SOLIDWORKS UPGRADES

PROFESSIONAL & PREMIUM

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What's included in a SOLIDWORKS Upgrade?
Tools for data management, rendering, simulation & more
SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD is available in three packages: Standard, Professional and Premium. Professional and Premium build upon SOLIDWORKS Standard's impressive capabilities with a variety of tools that make design work more efficient and provides new capabilities such as design validation and the creation of photorealistic imagery from your CAD model. Explore this page to learn more about the key differences between the three versions.
Upgrade from Standard to Professional
SOLIDWORKS Professional extends the feature set offered by SOLIDWORKS Standard. Track all design changes with the integrated project management system offered in SOLIDWORKS Professional, be aware of any amendments upon each revision and work collaboratively on projects regardless of geographical location.

Gain access to the SOLIDWORKS toolbox, a huge library of screws, bolts, washers and other standard components that you can simply drag into your models.

Bring your designs to life and create photorealistic images using SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard, included in SOLIDWORKS Professional.
Upgrade from Standard to Premium
Building upon the capabilities of SOLIDWORKS Professional, SOLIDWORKS Premium integrates powerful simulation analysis, design validation and ECAD/MCAD collaboration. Reverse engineering, advanced wire and pipe routing are also included in the Premium offering.
Upgrade from Professional to Premium
Advanced simulation capabilities in Premium allow users to analyse product performance in real world scenarios, motion and forces. Resolve any potential manufacturability issues prior to production with tolerance stack-up analysis tools which can be used throughout the design process.

Key Capabilities of SOLIDWORKS Professional

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard
Create Stunning Renders

SOLIDWORKS Visualize products are ideal for anyone who needs to produce professional photo-quality images, animations, and other 3D content in the fastest and easiest way possible.

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard is included with SOLIDWORKS Professional and provides an easy to learn workflow for creating stunning static visuals from your CAD data.

Generate impressive marketing material and help customers, users and stakeholders to understand design concepts earlier with lifelike representations of your designs.

SOLIDWORKS Professional & Premium

SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard
Access The Right Data At The Right Time

SOLIDWORKS Product Data Management (PDM) help you get a handle on your engineering design documents. You can securely gather and index data for instant retrieval, eradicate version control problems and data loss. All PDM offerings are tightly integrated into SOLIDWORKS allowing your team to focus on design and innovation instead of time-consuming administration.

SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard is a great solution for smaller workgroup environments in one geographic location and is included within SOLIDWORKS Professional and Premium. Larger teams, or those that require a more streamlined and customisable workflow, should consider upgrading to SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional.

SOLIDWORKS Professional & Premium

Toolbox & Smart Fasteners
Improve Efficiency & Consistency

No more thumbing through parts catalogues to check values and specifications. No more fiddling to make pieces fit into your model. No more stacking one-washer-one-bolt-one-nut at a time.

With SOLIDWORKS Toolbox you have instant access to an entire encyclopedia of standard components. Simply drag and drop any component you need and use the configuration options to select the exact size and length you need. Or better yet, make use of smart fasteners to automatically populate any hole wizard holes with the relevant fastener.

SOLIDWORKS Professional & Premium

Key Capabilities of SOLIDWORKS Premium

SOLIDWORKS Simulation
Reduce Prototypes, Rework And Delays

SOLIDWORKS Simulation linear stress analysis allows designers and engineers to validate product quality performance and safety throughout the design creation.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation integrates seamlessly with the design process, allowing you to run linear stress analysis directly from your SOLIDWORKS CAD model resulting in fewer costly prototypes, reduced rework and delays and greater time and cost efficiency.

SOLIDWORKS Premium

Kinematic Motion Analysis
Evaluate Your Product Performance

Easily evaluate how your product will perform and move throughout its operational cycle with motion analysis using SOLIDWORKS Simulation.

Visualise your product moving as it would in the real world and measure the forces and loads on your design. Plus, use the data to correctly size motors and create the ‘correct’ mechanism to ensure performance, product quality, and safety.

SOLIDWORKS Premium

Surface Flatten
Easily design labels, fabrics and simplify machining

SOLIDWORKS Premium has advanced surface flattening capability, making it easier to create a 2D version of virtually any face. This is ideal for when a 2D DXF is required for machining operations.

Easily identify areas of high stress by showing the deformation plot and easily add relief cuts when necessary.

SOLIDWORKS Premium

Routing Tools
Ideal for routing tubes, wires, cables & ducts

SOLIDWORKS Premium allows you to quickly design and route electrical wiring, piping, tubing harnessing, cabling, and conduit. Thanks to the integrated nature of SOLIDWORKS these systems are added throughout the development process, saving time and rework costs, as well as making sure the efficiency of product assembly and subsequent serviceability. Make use of the electrical routing tools to flatten harness and learn exactly what lengths are required before starting the wiring process. You can also use the piping and tubing tools to simplify the design and documentation of routing for a wide range of systems and applications.

SOLIDWORKS Premium

Want a full break down? Watch our 30 Minute Webcast
In this 30 minute webcast where product manager Jamie Thain will give you a detailed look at the functionality differences between SOLIDWORKS Standard, Professional & Premium.
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