SOLIDWORKS is an invaluable 3D design tool
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 21, 2018

SOLIDWORKS is an invaluable 3D design tool

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS is used for most of our engineering and designing needs. Having the ability to model and view our equipment in 3D is invaluable. To be able to see interactions with other equipment or to catch interferences visually provides that value. You can also save out to 2D to share layouts and designs with customers.
  • The interface is very user friendly and simple. Very minimal clicks are necessary to perform each task.
  • We primarily use weldments and sheetmetal features. They are extremely helpful designing within these realms.
  • Going from 3D to 2D prints is a breeze with SOLIDWORKS. Creating views and dimensioning is intuitive and simple.
  • SOLIDWORKS is great at listening to its users and doing its best to implement enhancement requests.
  • The feature tree is so useful. Being able to rollback and quickly modify your design is incredible. It also helps to capture design intent.
  • I wish that they would take a year off from all the new enhancements and just focus on fixing stability issues and other bug issues submitted. Although the software has been more and more stable as the years go by.
  • All software has its quarks. SOLIDWORKS is not free from that but can't really complain for what it provides.
  • It is the primary source for our production and we would be in horrible shape without it. Going back to any other 2D software isn't even an option.
I have used the 3D side of AutoCAD (not Inventor) and it doesn't even come close to touching SOLIDWORKS.
The great thing about SOLIDWORKS is that it fits well with any size of corporation. It's an extremely powerful and diverse tool for design and engineering.