SolidWorks is a "Solid" product that I can recommend for 3D rendering and design.
Updated December 11, 2020

SolidWorks is a "Solid" product that I can recommend for 3D rendering and design.

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

SOLIDWORKS is used as our primary 3D rendering software for design and development. It is used by our engineering department only and suits our needs perfectly fine.

Pros

  • SOLIDWORKS offers solid support through 3rd party vendors. I've yet to find a time where I wasn't able to find a satisfactory answer for an issue I was having.
  • Stable releases with continuing improvements in the software.
  • Communication with us on a yearly basis to see how the software is working for us and what improvements we would like to see.

Cons

  • SOLIDWORKS is extremely particular is what video cards and versions of Windows they will support. It seems as though they are looking for reasons to not have to support their software.
  • Missing functionality would be the stress analysis portion that requires additional licenses. Aside from that, everything is pretty good with it.
  • They have a fair licensing model that requires yearly renewals but the costs are not terrible by comparison to other software.
  • The upgrade process could be a little easier but it's not terrible and the available support is always there if needed.
SOLIDWORKS seems to be the choice from my engineers in terms of the 3D aspect vs AutoCAD. If the software meets the needs of the users, I try not to change things.
Per the words of one of our designers,"Its one of the most complete pieces software I've used in my 30 years."

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