SOLIDWORKS and its Capabilities
April 09, 2021

SOLIDWORKS and its Capabilities

Jeff Watkins | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SOLIDWORKS

Our company uses SOLIDWORKS to design parts and assemblies for our packaging equipment. I am the only user of the program in the company with most work being done on DraftSight. SOLIDWORKS is helpful for visualizing large assemblies but is not as helpful for quick iterations like DraftSight is.


  • Functionality
  • Visualizing large assemblies
  • Sheet metal bend parts


  • Eliminating odd assembly bugs
  • Minimizing the size of the program for faster processing
  • Modularity between 2D and 3D imports and exports
  • Helpful in creating assemblies for printing equipment
  • Software used for years of machine development
  • Long design times on assembly iterations
I have not used alternatives to SOLIDWORKS. I've used SOLIDWORKS for the past 7 years as it was the standard in my past job. It has many more capabilities than 2D software and is a staple of our engineering department. I plan to continue to use SOLIDWORKS for many years to come.

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SOLIDWORKS does a great job at generating parts and putting together small to medium assemblies. I also find the BOM features in SOLIDWORKS drawings to be very helpful. It is not, however, great at quick iterations of models where DraftSight is helpful. For example, having to quickly test new arrangements of parts in an assembly or simple machine modifications.


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