Opinion on SOLIDWORKS for product design
Updated October 18, 2019

Opinion on SOLIDWORKS for product design

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with SOLIDWORKS

I'm gonna refer mainly to my previous job since now I only use SolidWorks for personal matters. I worked in a product design company so we used SolidWorks as a tool in the projects. It was the main resource to develop the product, from the first stages of creation through to the final product.

Pros

  • It has the precision required for manufacturing that is necessary so that you can guarantee that the product can be produced in the end.
  • SolidWorks makes it possible to visualize how the product is going to look in the end.
  • It is intuitive, so you don't waste time looking for resources or tools in the program.
  • It gives feedbacks about errors in the parts so that you can review and correct them.

Cons

  • The rendering function "Photoview" could be improved in terms of realism.
  • The metal sheet resources are not so intuitive and could be improved. I often get stuck in some errors that I can't figure out the solution or the cause.
  • We used SolidWorks in 100% of our projects, and it gave the trustability of developing good products that were adequate for the production method required.
It is more appropriate to model parts, products, and make assemblies (even the more complex ones). I do not recommend using it to model constructions or bigger spaces.

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