This version of SOLIDWORKS still requires a desktop installation of the software but is directly connected to the Cloud and its principle file saving and sharing is through the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform.
Created as part of 3DEXPERIENCE WORKS, this version of SOLIDWORKS comes in three editions similar to the usual desktop versions of SOLIDWORKS, namely Standard, Professional and Premium editions. Described by Dassault Systemes as 'Offers', the Connected 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS editions are all desktop installations but with other functionality from the 3DEXPERIENCE portfolio included. These additions include 3D Creator used to easily and quickly create, review, and evaluate 3D conceptual and detailed models. The Professional and Premium versions also give access to 3D Sculptor to create organic shapes and complex surfaces easily with a cloud-based subdivision (Sub-D) modeling solution.
There are key differences in the design workflow when using these versions of SOLIDWORKS that you should consider when deciding the best method to connect your SOLIDWORKS to the cloud. Use the link below to discuss your options with one of our product experts.