December 19, 2018


Arlex Guzman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SOLIDWORKS

Since 2005, I have used SOLIDWORKS. We have used it in the design department of Eyemar Express, with 3D modeling, analysis, simulations, optimizations, production planning and product cost estimation.
  • It makes 3D modeling very easy and intuitive
  • Integrates multiple applications that serve to optimize the design.
  • Solidworks has a special focus on the design, I think it can extend its scope oriented towards the product life cycle, although this would mean competing directly with CATIA another DS Product.
  • I believe that being a platform for product design should have better features of integration with ERP systems.
  • Before using Solidworks I had used Autocad and was an expert user of Mechanical Desktop, but when evaluating Solidworks we decided to change, we discovered a solution that allowed us to integrate the 2D and 3D design, which was advantageous because it allowed us to program the production based on CNC and conventional manufacturing, all in one place, plus photorealistic visualizations allowed us to link the design and their respective engineering changes with the ERP we used. Without a doubt a solution that over time has been improving with the most recent versions.
Actually Solidworks is complemented with MATLAB, it is particularly useful when you want to simulate the behavior of a design with the purpose of evaluating and optimizing an eventual control system for example.
If you are a designer, SOLIDWORKS will undoubtedly be a very powerful tool. The result will be a well-designed product; however, if you want to analyze the life cycle of the product, an optimization of your production route, it is advisable to integrate it or complement it with CATIA.