Our most robust 3D design solution includes Professional and Standard capabilities. Test product performance against real-life motion and forces through Simulation. Quickly incorporate printed circuit board data into your model while documenting layouts through Electrical. Gain advanced 3D Scanned Data Tools and File Management.

Time-Based Motion Analysis
Linear Static Analysis
Advanced Surface Flattening
Piping & Tubing Design
Electrical Cable Harness & Conduit Design


A powerful design suite that lets you work smarter and faster. Professional delivers all the power of the Standard package plus automatic cost estimating tools, geometry conversion tools, photorealistic renderings, and file management.

CAD Libraries
Design for Cost (SOLIDWORKS Costing)
CAD Standards Checking
Advanced Photorealistic Rendering
Advanced Design for Manufacturing
SolidWorks Computer


A fundamental, easy-to-use package. Create fully detailed parts, assemblies, and production-level drawings. Generate complex surfaces, sheet metal flat patterns, and structural welded assemblies. Automate designs with wizards, perform stress analysis, and determine the environmental impact of components.

Part & Assembly Modeling
2D Drawings
Design Reuse & Automation, Design for Manufacturing
Collaborate & Share CAD Data
Interference Check
First Pass Analysis Tools

3D CAD License Levels

Feature Matrix

Feature Premium Professional Standard
SW 3D CAD / Collaboration and Sharing CAD Data / CAD File Import, Export, and Interconnect
Part and Assembly Modeling
2D Drawings
Design Reuse and Automation / Design for Manufacturing (DFM)
Interference Check
First-Pass Analysis and Productivity Tools
CAM Programming (SOLIDWORKS CAM) ***
CAD Libraries (SOLIDWORKS Toolbox) / CAD Standards Checking (Design Checker)
Design for Cost (SOLIDWORKS Costing)
ECAD / MCAD Collaboration (CircuitWorks)
Collaboration with eDrawings Professional ***
Tolerance Stack-Up Analysis (TolAnalyst)
Photorealistic Rendering (SOLIDWORKS Visualize)
SOLIDWORKS File Management (PDM Standard) ***
Reverse Engineering (ScanTo3D)
Time-Based motion Analysis / Linear Static Analysis for Parts and Assemblies ***
Pipe and Tube Routing / Electrical Cable and Wiring Harness Routing
Advanced Surface Flattening
Rectangular and Other Section Routing

*** These features are not included in the 3DEXPERIENCE version of SOLIDWORKS