Powerful and easy to use software
December 13, 2019

Powerful and easy to use software

Keith Cordero | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SOLIDWORKS

It is being used across the whole organization. Each department has access to it through EPDM and we can access all files each department has created using the shared folder. We use it to 3D model our parts. We also will create an engineering print from each 3D file so that our company has a standard print that they can use to build our parts.

Pros

  • Great at 3D modeling.
  • Great with FEA analysis.

Cons

  • Formatting has always been an issue for me.
  • Creating a mid-plane has always been frustrating.
  • Helps us to create efficient and easy to read prints.
  • We use to do a model of concept or prototype ideas.
I think it stacks up very well to Inventor. Inventor has some more auto features that make working easier. For example, Inventor has an auto mid-plane function and their hole wizard is easier to use. Other than that, they have a lot of the same features it just a matter of locating and learning where all there features lie.
Whenever it crashes or if I need an update of the patch, the support staff that I call is always available and have always answered any question that I have had. All past versions are on the website and can revert to an older version easily. I have had to do this on occasion because my co-worker was using an older version and couldn't open the files I was making.

Do you think SOLIDWORKS delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with SOLIDWORKS's feature set?

Yes

Did SOLIDWORKS live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of SOLIDWORKS go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy SOLIDWORKS again?

Yes

Solidworks is well suited if you want to create a 3D model or a part of an assembly. Every powerful and has a lot of custom features. It is less appropriate for creating threads on bolts and screws. They have a function that creates the image of a thread on a bolt, but it is not an actual thread cut into the part. They need to have some type of auto thread cutting function.

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