January 25, 2019


Jonathan Kweder, Ph.D. | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SOLIDWORKS

We use SOLIDWORKS as our primary modeling software all across our business globally. We also use pdm functions to hold design control over our products for ISO and AS standard workflow practices.
  • Interface is easy to use
  • Software updates are readily communicated, and installed with limited to no bugging in the system
  • Easy to roll out to a global user group with a centralized shared license server
  • Memory usage when exporting form one format to another, specifically high resolution renderings and .stl files for additive manufacturing
  • More standard file format capabilities both to import and export in the basic licensing plans
  • Easier interfacing and more adaptive feature recognition to reverse engineering software and scanning devices
  • Positive - easy to use and easy to collaborate with ePDM features
  • High up front cost of features and add-ons for the basic package
  • Easy to learn
We chose SOLIDWORKS based on previous experience and relationship with the authorized vendor, as well as internal experience in SOLIDWORKS already existing with some of the engineering base. Cost, value and ease of implementation also were factors that led us to make the decision we did.
Not an appropriate tool for use in designing a landscape or a home, but very useful in mechanical component design and multi-component assemblies, large or small.