SOLIDWORKS - great software for design!
March 14, 2020

SOLIDWORKS - great software for design!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SOLIDWORKS

My organization uses SOLIDWORKS for all of our CAD needs, to design parts, create drawings, build assemblies, etc. SOLIDWORKS is used by the product development team only.
  • SOLIDWORKS has an intuitive UI with very good online tutorials and training courses.
  • SOLIDWORKS PDM does a great job at managing revision histories.
  • SOLIDWORKS is great for creating models of parts and assemblies.
  • Sometimes SOLIDWORKS pushes through too many updates and it can cause issues when working with files from older versions.
  • SOLIDWORKS has allowed us to design and iterate more quickly.
Originally my company was using Onshape for CAD but many of our engineers were not familiar with the program and found it more difficult and less intuitive to use. SOLIDWORKS PDM vault works well so the cloud-based aspect of Onshape wasn't that unique.
I've had great success working with our SOLIDWORKS reseller for troubleshooting. They were able to address my issues very quickly and effectively by creating a screenshare to see the issue and resolve it.

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SOLIDWORKS is well suited for CAD for designing parts and assemblies at any scale. SOLIDWORKS makes it easy to make multiple configurations of parts and assemblies and also has great capabilities for modeling (including final elements). SOLIDWORKS has an easy UI to allow for design of parts and drawings that are very customizable.