SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD is a powerful and easy-to-use design software. It includes functionalities that shorten your development time and get your product to market faster, with reduced costs and higher quality.


Speed up your design process

Looking for a design software that can help you bring your visions to life with ease and efficiency?
Look no further than SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD.

With its powerful features and intuitive interface, this software is the perfect solution for product designers who want to streamline their workflow and get their ideas to market faster.

With SOLIDWORKS, you’ll be able to create stunning 3D renderings in no time, taking your designs from concept to reality with ease.
Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting out, SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD is the ideal tool for anyone who wants to create high-quality products that stand out from the crowd.


There are plenty of reasons.
Here are some of the most important benefits:

  • Precise 3D modeling for accurate designs
  • Reduced costs with shorter development processes
  • User-friendly interface that lets your team become more productive
  • Scalable packages depending on your needs
  • Real-time design data sharing for enhanced collaboration

Our SOLIDWORKS options


This is the CAD workhorse of many companies worldwide. Being a well-proven tool in daily use among many thousands of big and small companies, SOLIDWORKS is one of the most popular CAD packages there and has held that position for more than two decades.


Connect CAD with the cloud:
3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS is a locally installed version of SOLIDWORKS which is connected to the cloud. Get the power of the desktop SOLIDWORKS combined with the freedom of the cloud.
It is licensed with a named user licensing, so the user will have access to the license on any workstation he or she is logged into. Read more.


Design on the cloud:
On the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, there is a selection of CAD tools that run in your web browser without the need for installation.
They let you create, edit, and manage feature-based parametric 3D CAD content without any need for installation and upgrade.
Read more.

Want to see full package features?

SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD comes in three different packages scalable to meet the needs of your business. Find the perfect fit for you.

SOLIDWORKS in the cloud

3DEXPERIENCE SOLIDWORKS is a solution that enables real-time collaboration with other stakeholders, cloud storage including revision management, and quick access to additional productivity tools in a digital ecosystem – all based in the cloud! 

Part & Assembly modelling 
2D Design 
Cloud-based data management 
Cloud-based collaboration 
Online licensing 
Automatic installation 

Functions and features

Functions and featuresSOLIDWORKS StandardSOLIDWORKS ProfessionalSOLIDWORKS Premium
Part and Assembly Modeling
2D Drawings
Design Reuse and Automation
Collaborate and share CAD data
Interference Check
First Pass Analysis Tools
CAM Programming
Design for Manufacturing (DFM)
Productivity Tools
Advanced CAD File Import/Export and 3D Interconnect
Xtended Reality (XR) Exporter
CAD Libraries (SOLIDWORKS Toolbox)
Design for Cost (SOLIDWORKS Costing)
ECAD/MCAD Collaboration (CircuitWorks)
CAD Standards Checking (Design Checker)
Collaboration with eDrawings Professional
Automated Tolerance Stack-Up Analysis (TolAnalyst)
Advanced Photorealistic Rendering (SOLIDWORKS Visualize)
SOLIDWORKS File Management
Reverse Engineering (ScanTo3D)
Time-based Motion Analysis
Linear Static Analysis for Parts and Assemblies
Pipe and Tube Routing
Electrical Cable and Wiring Harness Routing
Advanced Surface Flattening
Rectangular and Other Section Routing



SOLIDWORKS CAD provides dedicated tools and workflows that streamline the design and development of your products from concepts to reality.

Watch the video and see how


To make an informed choice about SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD, you need all the relevant information.
Here are the answers to the questions we are asked most frequently.

Important Information about SOLIDWORKS Business Model Changes Coming in July 2023

Dassault Systèmes has announced that there will be changes in their business models starting from July 1st 2023.

  • New SOLIDWORKS Perpetual Licenses: All new purchases of CAD license Subscriptions will automatically include SOLIDWORKS Cloud Services.
    • All new SOLIDWORKS Perpetual licenses require two years of initial subscription with Cloud Services at the time of purchase.
    • The subscription with Cloud Services will experience an uplift in price to a fraction of the cost of the value included.
  • New SOLIDWORKS Term Licenses: All new SOLIDWORKS CAD TERM licenses will automatically include SOLIDWORKS Cloud Services.
    • Term licensing will experience an uplift in price to a fraction of the cost of the value included.
  • Existing Subscription: It does not affect your current SOLIDWORKS CAD licenses on subscription and the price will not change. However, you will have the flexibility to upgrade to a Subscription with Cloud Services for a nominal fee.

Read about the changes and how they will affect different licenses here: Important Information about SOLIDWORKS Business Model Changes Coming in July 2023

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.


Yes, you can.

With SOLIDWORKS Term licensing you’ll forget all about expensive one-time licenses. It gives you the opportunity to explore the benefits of having a flexible and scalable solution, where you pay for the software on a subscription basis.  

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.

Which SOLIDWORKS design solution is the right for my business?

Every company is unique and faces different challenges when trying to find the perfect design tool.
As customer needs and expectations evolve, Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS is offering more varied, cloud-focused product development solutions.

Get the full overview of SOLIDWORKS Design Tools here – Download whitepaper

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

I love using SOLIDWORKS because I can start bringing my ideas to life the moment I open the software.

It’s so easy to turn my thoughts into a concrete sketch, and I’m always amazed by how quickly I can create complex designs with this powerful tool!”

Peter Ulrik Kann, Quantum Machines 

Our SOLIDWORKS services

Not to brag, but have the best-in-class SOLIDWORKS experts

So we can help you in the best way possible. We know how important it is to get instant support when you are experiencing challenges.
Our dedicated, local service and support teams are product experts, always ready to answer your questions quickly. So you can continue to do what you do best; design and innovate.


Our dedicated, local service and support teams are product experts, always ready to answer your questions quickly. 


Be the best you can be. Get the most out of your software — our training courses provide you with the skills you need.


We are the largest partner of Dassault Systèmes’ SOLIDWORKS in Northern Europe, with over 6,000 successful implementations.

Get a scalable model with SOLIDWORKS Term Licensing

With our flexible and scalable licensing options, you can rent your software for a 3-month or 1-year period – all depending on your need.

SOLIDWORKS Term Licensing
For you who want easy and cost-effective access to top-notch SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD, while also providing complete flexibility in terms of usage and subscription.

Technical support
With a SOLIDWORKS Term License, you have access to the same level of support as Perpetual License customers on Subscription Service..

As a customer you have the option to mix and match Term and Perpetual Licenses.

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Frequently asked questions

Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions about the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.
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Unfortunately, a 3DEXPEREINCE SOLIDWORKS license is not free. But within 5 minutes and a few clicks, you can be up and running. Get started now

Do you need to have SOLIDWORKS installed to share and markup your design?

No, with the Share and Markup features on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, you can collaborate with anyone without their need to have SOLIDWORKS installed. This allows you to get real-time feedback and iterations to speed up the work process.

You generate a link from SOLIDWORKS for sharing your design, reducing the need to send a physical file or for the recipient to have an installation. Anyone can use the link, to comment and share, and the file will constantly update.

Benefits with Share and Markup

  • Easy way to share information through a link
  • Get real-time feedback to optimize your iteration process
  • Collaboration is easier as anyone can use the link, does not require separate installation
  • A cost-effective way to improve the efficiency of design and collaboration

Read more about how it works

What are the benefits of 3DEXPERIENCE?

Design, share, manage and invent differently
Approach your innovation differently by combining forces from R&D, engineering, production, marketing and even your customers and manufacturing partners in the same holistic environment. De-siloing your organisation, embracing talent diversity and opening up for external input empowers your creativity and makes you innovate.

Shorten time to market
Competition is fierce – this is the case in most industries. Your competitive edge hinges on your ability to bring your innovations to market fast. With 3DEXPERIENCE you can iterate designs in sync with your colleagues, test performance, keep everyone updated and share your designs with manufacturers and customers – quickly and easily. 3DEXPERIENCE introduces the structure you need to connect your organization, strengthen collaboration, accelerate your innovation and thereby shorten your time to market.

By connecting people, ideas and data in a continuous cycle, you can distinguish your products to forge true innovation. Track brand performance, product experience and various other key metrics in one central hub. We can help you take full advantage of our technology to create products that meet consumer demand and beat your competition to market.

Increase your productivity
With 3DEXPERIENCE you can implement a continuous digital process that covers all aspects of your business and value chain. 3DEXPERIENCE offers complete transparency for all stakeholders involved in your projects, as the data is centralized and always reflects the latest state of the entire process or innovation project. Users can effectively leverage this real-time perspective and interconnect in one central environment to increase productivity.

How do I get started with 3DEXPERIENCE?

3DEXPERIENCE gives you everything you need to turn your ideas into reality, including design and engineering, manufacturing and production, simulation, project management and collaboration.

The fastest and easiest way to start using the 3DEXPERIENCE platform is our FastTrack service. Your organization will be thoroughly introduced to the features and functions by our local experts. To learn more, get access to an extensive range of free educational material on our support site, YouTube, LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.

What size company is 3DEXPERIENCE right for?

3DEXPERIENCE is a scalable solution, which offers advantages for companies of all sizes. Different functionalites can be deployed as your company grows and complexity increases. Our 3DEXPERIENCE customer Andreas Lyder from Lifeline Robotics explains:

3DEXPERIENCE has the capabilities that we may need in the future. The system is not limited, and we don’t need to change system, as it also supports a larger organization. As a small organization, we can use the bits and pieces that we need now, but then we also know, that when we move forward, we can bring in the functionality that we need as we grow.”

Contact our local experts to find the right solution for you.

Is 3DEXPERIENCE available on cloud?

3DEXPERIENCE is natively a cloud-based solution and this infrastructure offers you flexibility to stay connected with your team and work from anywhere, at any time, and on any device based on your user rights.

Is my data safely stored in 3DEXPERIENCE?

Yes. Security is at the heart of 3DEXPERIENCE, as your business depends on your intellectual property. The platform complies with the following industry standards and best practises:

ISO 2700x standards (Implementation Guide ISO 27002)
NIST 800 series
OWASP methodologies
CobIT framework

To learn more about security in 3DEXPERIENCE, download our white paper here.

What is a role?

A role is a pack of applications that work together to help you achieve you desired result. You can buy one or multiple roles on the platform so that your team can perform their tasks by having exactly what they need for their daily work.

What do I get when I purchase a role in 3DEXPERIENCE?

Once you purchase a role you get a subscription for the amount of time you buy (3 months, 6 months or 1 year). It includes a set of applications, plus cloud storage and cloud computing resources for your data for the duration of your subscription.

You need to purchase more than one role in case multiple team members need to use the same applications. Each role is dedicated to one team member.

Can I use my purchased role on multiple devices?

Yes, you can use web applications on laptop, tablet or your smartphone. For desktop applications, please refer to certified hardware.

What is a 3D Passport and why do I need it?

3D Passport helps to keep you data secure on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform. When registering using your own 3D Passport you are able to access all your purchased roles, applications and services.

Do you offer yearly, quarterly, monthly subscription?

We offer yearly, quarterly and/or monthly subscriptions depending on the offer you want to purchase. The subscription is defined for one full period from date to date and the payment must happen upfront by card for the full amount of the subscription.

What kind of support do I get once I purchased?

As a company, you will be able to contact the support services directly through your dedicated company private community. For makers as well as for students, you will be able to interact with your peers and raise your questions in the Maker Support community or the Student Support community.

What are the latest highlights within 3DEXPERIENCE?

In the following article we have highlighted a few of the coolest functions – read all about them right here in What’s New on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform – HIGHLIGHTS.

Why us

Not to brag but we have skills and we know how to help you and your business.

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