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Free 2D and Viewer Tools

Free e-drawings viewer and 2D CAD tools like DraftSight and eDrawings Viewer can make drafting faster and more efficient.

Moving to 3D design – it's not that hard

Have you ever gotten a call from your machine shop pointing out an error in a drawing; or even worse, received parts back from the shop only to discover an error that was overlooked? One of the major benefits of 3D CAD is that it lets you check for form, fit and function before spending a dime to manufacture parts.

Moving to 3D is easier than you think. SOLIDWORKS software allows you to preserve the value of your 2D DWG data with the best available tools for converting data from 2D to 3D, accommodating reusable 2D geometry, and enabling a smooth transition–including extensive help documentation for AutoCAD users.

White Papers

Bridging the Worlds of 2D and 3D CAD Design

As manufacturers rapidly transition from 2D to 3D CAD in today’s digital world, designers are demanding 3D to enhance their designs and improve communication. From websites to rapid prototyping, customers, designers, and engineers now depend on the latest 3D modeling tools. In this paper, we highlight the advantages of designing with SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software as well as explaining how to leverage your existing 2D CAD data once you have decided to go 3D.