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What's New in SOLIDWORKS 2017

SOLIDWORKS 2017 helps you speed through your designs with powerful new functionality, significant performance boosts, and an enhanced user experience.

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Powerful, easy-to-use SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD solutions enable your company to speed up product development, reduce manufacturing costs and improve product quality and reliability across a wide range of industries and applications. Intuitive product development tools give you the capabilities to create, validate, communicate, and manage your product designs and rapidly bring your products to market.

Featured Solutions


Create sophisticated part and assembly designs quickly and efficiently using powerful, easy-to-use software.

Part & Assembly Modeling

Flexible 3D modeling tools cover the full range of design tasks to quickly develop your product concepts.

2D Drawings

Create production-ready 2D drawings that communicate how your design should be manufactured and assembled.

Design Reuse & Automation

Easily find and leverage existing engineering data to create new designs and speed up product development.

CAD Library

Save frequently used parts, features, and templates with easy access from inside the SOLIDWORKS environment.

3D Animations & Renderings

Quickly and easily create powerful images and animations to communicate your design intent and functionality.

Interference Check

Verify that components can be assembled properly before going into production.

Design Analysis

Verify operation and performance while creating your design with fully integrated simulation and analysis tools.

Manufacturing Cost Estimation

Continuously check your designs against cost targets with integrated automated manufacturing cost estimation tools.
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SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD Capabilities

3D Solid Modeling

Accelerate your design, increase productivity, and reduce cost with 3D solid modeling with lifelike visualization and virtual testing before manufacturing.

Large Assembly Design

Simplify design of large assemblies with easy-to-use tools to create, manage, and visualize large and complex designs that can contain more than 100,000 parts.

Sheet Metal Design

Quickly and cost-effectively create a wide range of sheet metal part designs using a wide range of flexible tools to meet your specific needs.


Quickly create designs that have extrusions and easily generate cut lists and bills of materials to streamline design and manufacturing of welded structures, frames, and bases.

Plastic & Cast Part Design

Quickly develop plastic parts designs that meet your requirements for aesthetics, product performance, and manufacturability.

Mold Design

Simplify mold design with fully integrated product design, mold design, and validation that updates all part files automatically to enable changes right up to final manufacturing.

Electrical Cable Harness & Conduit Design

Easily add wire/cable/harness/conduit systems for your design, including path planning and complete BOMs.

Piping & Tubing Design

Accelerate product development and save time with 3D design of piping, hydraulic, pneumatic, and other systems before going into production to ensure ease of manufacturing, assembly, and maintenance.

CAD Import/Export

Easily convert CAD data into a format that meets your design requirements.