SOLIDWORKS MBD

SOLIDWORKS MBD is an integrated drawingless manufacturing solution for SOLIDWORKS 3D design software. Streamline your operations, cut cycle time, reduce errors, and comply with industry standards today.

Communicate product information, save time and reduce errors

No more time and money spent on creating and maintaining 2D drawings. SOLIDWORKS MBD, Model Based Definition, is an integrated drawingless manufacturing solution for SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD design software.

With SOLIDWORKS MBD, you can communicate product and manufacturing information (PMI) directly in 3D, bypassing time-consuming 2D processes, and eliminating potential problems.

SOLIDWORKS MBD defines PMI directly in 3D and avoiding the expensive, time-consuming, and risky 2D drawing detour, which can save up to one-third of the total engineering dollars. 3D PMI also helps speed up communication, cut quoting time, and reduce errors thanks to its 3D data interrogation, interactivity and rich Meta properties.

Why SOLIDWORKS MBD?

There are plenty of reasons. Here are three important benefits:

  • Reduce cost to create and maintain 2D drawings
  • Reduce errors due to misinterpretation of design intent
  • Decrease work costs and lower procurement costs for purchased parts

Want to see SOLIDWORKS MBD features?

Quickly define and organize design and manufacturing information with SOLIDWORKS MBD. Learn about all features and functions now.

Functions and features

Functions and featuresSOLIDWORKS MBD
Define 3D Annotations
Organize 3D Annotations
Publish 3D Data with Annotations and Views
Minimize Scrap and Rework
Eliminate Time-to-market Delays
Reduce Service Costs

Want to learn more? Download SOLIDWORKS MBD product sheet here.

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Frequently asked questions

To make an informed choice about SOLIDWORKS, you need all the relevant information. Here are the answers to the questions we are asked most frequently.

Can I get SOLIDWORKS for free?

Unfortunately, a SOLIDWORKS license is not free. The software comes in 3 different packages Standard, Professional and Premium, which all have various functionalities and prices. Learn more above or contact us.

However, Dassault Systèmes offers the software to students for education. If your school or university already has SOLIDWORKS Education, the student access is automatically available for you as student. Your professor will provide a license code granting you instant access. If not, please contact us, and we will help you gain access. Researchers, who meet requirements are also eligible for attractive discounts.

Start-ups that meet certain requirements can obtain access to SOLIDWORKS for free for the first year to help you to get started.

SOLIDWORKS also offers network licenses to eligible incubators, who help start-ups. This provides them with the best tools to work with from the beginning of their journey.

Finally, if you are interested in investing in SOLIDWORKS, but want to test the capabilities of the software first, our free trials may be a great option for you.

Contact us to learn more about your options.

Can you rent SOLIDWORKS?

 

When you need SOLIDWORKS for a short term project, term license could be the best option for you.

Term licenses offer flexible deployment of SOLIDWORKS licenses, which could be useful for start-ups, contractors, consultants, who will gain full access to excellent tools with maximum flexibility at a low cost. You also have the option to mix term and perpetual licenses.

Read more about options for renting SOLIDWORKS.

How do I learn how to use SOLIDWORKS?

Although SOLIDWORKS is one of the most intuitive CAD solutions on the market, its immense capability can be challenging to take advantage of.

We offer an extensive range of trainings, where you and your company can obtain all the skills you need and keep them up to date. With an active subscription, you will also gain unlimited support from our certified local SOLIDWORKS experts.

To learn more, get access to an extensive range of free educational material on our support site and YouTube, LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.

What are the hardware requirements for SOLIDWORKS?

We recommend that you combine a CPU clock speed of at least 3,3 GHz with 32 GB RAM and an SSD. Dassault Systèmes has official recommendations for which GPU is qualified to use with SOLIDWORKS – visit SOLIDWORKS website.

Read more about the things to consider when choosing hardware for SOLIDWORKS.

Using a workstation, which adheres to these recommendations will give you a smooth experience with SOLIDWORKS software products.

Where can I purchase SOLIDWORKS?

You can only purchase SOLIDWORKS through a certified reseller like PLM Group. The SOLIDWORKS Software offering is a comprehensive solution for all your design needs, and it may be challenging to decipher, which tools you need. Our experts can help you find the perfect solutions for your needs – contact us

Scalable license models

With our flexible and scalable licensing options, you can choose to rent or buy the software – all depending on your need.

SOLIDWORKS Term Licensing
When experiencing a short-term need – renting a license is a good option. It gives you easy access to excellent tools and full flexibility at a low cost.

SOLIDWORKS Perpetual Licensing
When you have a long-term need for a solution, a perpetual license is more cost effective.

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