SOLIDWORKS - The World's Favourite 3D CAD System

At the heart of this transformative suite lies SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD, the foundation stone for the entire ecosystem


SOLIDWORKS is now trusted by over 6.5 million designers globally and provides a comprehensive toolkit for innovation. We help take our customers through from initial design and concepting, virtual prototyping, virtual testing, creation of marketing materials and then, finally, on to successful product release - all within one unified tool and user interface.


Standard, but by no means basic. SOLIDWORKS Standard boasts an extraordinary level of power and versatility. Designed to provide an exceptional user experience, this package is equipped with best-in-class:

  • Sketching
  • Parts, Assemblies and 2D Drawings
  • Sheet Metal
  • Welded Structures
  • Advanced Surfacing
  • Animations

Along with a myriad of other essential features. As the go-to solution for designers and engineers Worldwide, SOLIDWORKS Standard empowers users to turn their ideas into reality with remarkable precision and efficiency – it ensures a solid foundation for innovative product development and engineering success within your company.

SOLIDWORKS Professional

Building on the capabilities of SOLIDWORKS Standard, SOLIDWORKS Professional adds a comprehensive set of productivity and communication tools to add further enhancements to the design process including:

  • Toolbox of industry standard mechanical fasteners
  • Photorealistic rendering
  • Process automation tools
  • PCB E-CAD integration
  • Integrated data management
  • Part costing calculations

SOLIDWORKS Professional is an indispensible asset for Companies striving to elevate their design and engineering prowess to the next level.


SOLIDWORKS Premium, our flagship CAD Package, builds on the solid foundations of Standard and Professional and adds additional functionality for:

  • Structural Assembly Simulation
  • Motion Simulation
  • Automatic routing of pipework systems & cable harnesses
  • Advanced surface flattening
  • Part & process sustainability feedback
  • Costing for assemblies

SOLIDWORKS Premium empowers designers with unparalleled tools to create, simulate, and optimise complex designs. It is the ultimate solution for ambitious product development teams.

SOLIDWORKS Pricing and packaging

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Feature Comparison Guide


SOLIDWORKS 3D CADStandardProfessionalPremium
Part Modelling
Assembly Modelling
2D Drawings
Welded Frameworks
Sheet Metal
Surface Modelling
Plastic Part Design
Mold Tools
Design Tables
Interference Check
Simulation Xpress
CAM (2.5 axis)*
Direct Editing Tools
DriveWorks Xpress
2D to 3D Conversion
Design Evalutation Tools
Costing – Parts
Task Scheduler
Design Checker
eDrawings Professional
PDM Standard
Scan to 3D
Simulation Motion
Routing – Electrical
Routing  – Piping
Routing – Tubing
Advanced Surface Flatten
Costing – Assemblies

*Only available with an active subscription of SOLIDWORKS.


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Why partner with SOLIDX?

At SOLIDX, we believe in transparency. That’s why we offer upfront and clear pricing, flexible support and tailored solutions to ensure that each customer receives the attention and assistance they truly deserve.

What sets us apart is our unwavering commitment to putting our customers’ needs first.

With over 75 years of combined experience in supporting UK companies with SOLIDWORKS development tools, our four founders bring a wealth of expertise to the table.

We understand that the ever evolving SOLIDWORKS portfolio can sometimes seem a little overwhelming.  With our clear, concise, and refreshingly transparent approach, we aim to guide our customers through the process with ease, offering real world advice to help you harness the full potential of these powerful tools and to unlock value in your business.

We are confident that SOLIDX’s unique blend of experience, transparency, and customer-centric approach, all combine to make a real difference to you and your journey towards success with SOLIDWORKS.

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