Design in Powerful New Ways With Cloud Services

Take advantage of 3D design sharing, markup, data storage, design review, and collaboration with SOLIDWORKS Subscription.

Hear From Our Experts:

Benefits of Cloud Services - Cody Pendzich

SOLIDWORKS Desktop with Cloud Services vs. 3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS - Jeff Setzer

Leveling Up with 3DX - Chris Fortin

Benefits of Cloud Services:

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Share and Markup

Sharing real-time feedback and iterating on your work has become effortless with SOLIDWORKS. Just share a link, similar to eDrawings, without any installations or physical file transfers required. The best part? It all works seamlessly from any browser.

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Store and Revise

Cloud Services offers secure, cloud-based storage, sharing, versioning, and revision management. You can conveniently save your data directly from SOLIDWORKS to the cloud, providing a secure hub for storing and accessing your work. Collaborating with other designers is made easier with design locking, streamlined revision management, and the ability to create detailed markups with redlines, measurements, and annotations.

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Manage and Control

As your needs evolve, Cloud Services offers advanced data management capabilities. You gain access to a comprehensive suite of tools for managing data, facilitating formal change actions and approvals, and efficiently organizing project tasks.

SOLIDWORKS License Changes

SOLIDWORKS has recently announced changes to the subscription structure and pricing of their licenses, set to take effect on July 1, 2023. Below we outline how these changes may impact your business.

Cloud Services

The first change is the integration of Cloud Services. This product offers users access to 3DEXPERIENCE cloud data management. 

  • Starting in July 2023, all new purchases of SOLIDWORKS Desktop CAD licenses (Perpetual, Term, Standalone, or Network) will include Cloud Services as part of the Subscription.
  • All existing SOLIDWORKS Desktop CAD Subscription licenses will have the opportunity, for a nominal fee, to upgrade to Subscription with Cloud Services, but they will have the flexibility to continue to renew their usual Subscription, if they prefer.
  • New subscription and term licenses of SOLIDWORKS Desktop CAD products will experience an uplift in price. This price increase only applies to the Desktop CAD products and not the entire desktop portfolio (such as PDM, Simulation, Composer, etc.). However, the uplift in price is still a fraction of the cost of the additional value of Cloud Services.

Subscription Changes

For new customers or existing customers looking to add new licenses, it is important to understand how new licenses will be sold on July 1, 2023.

  • All new SOLIDWORKS Desktop Perpetual licenses (CAD, Simulation, PDM, etc.) will require a minimum of two years of subscription. 
  • If you choose not to renew your Subscription after two years, your Desktop license will be perpetual; however you will no longer have access to Cloud Services for CAD, version upgrades, and support.
  • After the 2-year subscription period, licenses can be renewed annually.

Have Questions about Cloud Services?

Please reach out to discuss your specific needs.