In today's economic environment, it’s important to maintain an up-to-date development environment that keeps you competitive, improves operational efficiency, and empowers developers. SolidWorks Subscription Service offers a smart, flexible way to maximize your investment in SolidWorks solutions.
■ Stay productive. To enhance your investment in SolidWorks® software, you get comprehensive support from a local reseller to coach you through any challenge. You can even talk to Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. experts, who can operate your desktop (if you approve).
■ Stay cost-effective. Subscription Services are one or three-year contracts that offer discounts and rock-solid price protection for the term of the contract. Being able to predict your costs let you free up money for other engineering investments. And the price protection is retroactive—you can add new licenses to Subscription Services at any time under the original terms.
■ Stay ahead of the competition. Upgrades, new versions, special releases, add-on features, webcasts—all exclusive for Subscription Services members—help you improve your performance and productivity, keeping you competitive in your field. You get these resources for SolidWorks Standard, SolidWorks eDrawings® Professional, PhotoWorks, SolidWorks Toolbox, SolidWorks Utilities, and FeatureWorks®.
■ Stay in touch. SolidWorks is the world’s most widely-adopted 3D CAD software, creating an enormous, vibrant community for networking, business development, learning, and inspiration. Stay connected to SolidWorks technical experts, developers, and fellow users via subscriber-only events, and much more.
■ Stay knowledgeable. In addition to live support, subscribers get full access to the SolidWorks Knowledge Base, an expansive Web-based library of in-depth information and resources. Open only to Subscription Services members, the Knowledge Base is a frequently-updated repository of technical articles, Help Topics, Tech Tips, Best Practices, Solutions, and Macros, all written and reviewed by SolidWorks experts and delivered on-demand by a powerful search engine. A few minutes of self-directed learning can improve your productivity over an entire career.
■ Stay up to date. Subscription Services members have free access to testing and certification for both the Certified SolidWorks Associate and Certified SolidWorks Professional credentials. These certifications signal to customers, employers, and industry colleagues that a SolidWorks user has obtained either baseline (CSWA) or advanced (CSWP) expertise in the world’s most widely adopted 3D CAD software. Exams also serve to identify skill areas where individual 3D CAD users need to improve.
■ Extended software life. DS SolidWorks Corp. addresses any critical issues you experience while using SolidWorks software, whether you are on the current or previous version. This full, extended support runs for a total of 18 months from release, giving you the freedom to upgrade on your own terms and timeline.
■ Extensive 2D and 3D content. Enjoy direct access to a comprehensive library of drawings, parts, assemblies, and features contributed by SolidWorks users around the globe. Drag and drop models directly into your design projects and save yourself hours of design time.
■ Special privileges. As a Subscription Services member, you can directly influence the future development of SolidWorks software by requesting specific enhancements. Subscription Services members initiate more than 90 percent of the hundreds of new enhancements in every version of SolidWorks. Subscription Services customers are also uniquely eligible to preview SolidWorks beta software versions and early visibility (EV) Service Packs, making them first to capitalize on the most current capabilities in CAD.
■ SolidWorks Customer Portal. The portal is the exclusive online destination from point of purchase through installation and upgrading. It’s the front door to the entire breadth of SolidWorks Subscription Services member resources, including upgrades, service packs, enhancement requests, license information, archived webcasts, partner discounts, e-learning, and more. It is customizable to suit your individual or group preferences.