Open New Possibilities for Your 3D Designs
Open New Possibilities for Your 3D Designs
Take advantage of 3D design sharing, markup, data storage, design review, and collaboration with SOLIDWORKS Subscription.
Design is not one size fits all. SOLIDWORKS® user needs come in all shapes and sizes. Whether you need a simple way to share and markup 3D designs with suppliers, a place to securely store and access your designs, or the ability to formally manage design changes, Cloud Services capabilities coming this July to SOLIDWORKS Subscription fit how you need to get the job done.
Watch the video to explore how you can use new sharing, markup, storage, collaboration, and management features at a pace that fits your workflows and comfort level. Get ready to take advantage of these possibilities and pursue your passion for design without limits.
Share and Markup
Sharing is a life lesson we learn early on, but it has never been this easy. With these new capabilities, you can share 3D designs with anyone directly from SOLIDWORKS. Getting real-time feedback and iterating on your work is now as easy as sharing a link from SOLIDWORKS. It’s just like eDrawings you’ve relied on for years, but no installation necessary, no need to send a physical file, and best of all, it all works from any browser.
Store and Revise
Whether it was a file cabinet or a Windows folder, designers and engineers have always needed a place to store and access their data. This July, SOLIDWORKS Subscription with Cloud Services will include secure, cloud-based storage and sharing, versioning and revision management, and easy design review capabilities. You can save your data to the cloud right from SOLIDWORKS, providing you with a secure hub to store and access your work. If you need to work with other designers, you can lock designs to ensure no one overwrites your work, easily manage revisions, and create detailed markups with redline, measurements, and annotations. Welcome to your single source of truth to keep your tasks on-point and on-time.
Manage and Control
Should you need to progress beyond sharing and storage, the data capabilities progress with you. Those with complex management needs have full access to a suite of tools to help you manage data, work through formal change actions and approvals, and keep project tasks in check. This solution scales with you, no matter your needs. These cloud enhancements connect SOLIDWORKS to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, where your possibilities extend beyond formal data management and into other areas of product development, such as advanced simulation, manufacturing, and marketing.
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What SOLIDWORKS Users Are Saying
Existing SOLIDWORKS users are already taking advantage of cloud capabilities. Hear what they have to say.
“Traditional PDM [product data management] systems have their limits. By connecting to the cloud, we now have a central, scalable portal, where all parts and assemblies, including data sheets, are stored securely and accessible to all project participants at any time and from any device. And the security of our data is assured by two-factor authentication and data encryption.”
–Fabian Stutz, Co-founder and CEO, Pharmabotix
“With more flexible access to project data on the cloud, everyone can contribute, which makes collaboration more efficient and effective. Before we had cloud-based capabilities, we could use screenshots and emails to try to collaborate, but having design information available in the cloud 24 hours a day, seven days a week from any digital device gets other team members involved.”
–Scott Tompsett, Director of Operations, Perception Engineering
“Data management on the cloud is easy to set up and maintain while still providing high performance. Initially, we perceived the easing of IT/ hardware administrative costs – with no server setup or maintenance – as the most appealing part of the solutions. But since adding cloud solutions to our SOLIDWORKS installation, we see the value of inviting all members of the team, including external manufacturing partners, to work with us.”
–Daniel Skagmo, Lead Hardware Engineer, NanoEcho
3D Design in the Cloud on Your Terms
Take advantage of security, collaboration, mobility, storage, and 3D design sharing in the cloud how you want, when you want, at your own pace.
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FAQs: SOLIDWORKS Business Model Changes in July 2023
- Starting in July 2023, all new purchases of SOLIDWORKS Desktop CAD licenses (Perpetual, Term, Standalone, or Network) will include Cloud Services as part of the subscription.
- All new SOLIDWORKS Desktop Perpetual licenses (CAD, Simulation, PDM, etc.) will require a minimum of two years of subscription.
- In order to ensure the continued delivery of the quality products our clients have come to expect, all new Perpetual & Term license subscriptions of SOLIDWORKS Desktop CAD products will experience an uplift in price.
- Term licenses of SOLIDWORKS Desktop CAD Standard will continue to be available without Cloud Services after July 1.
After two years, you may choose to renew annually. However, if you choose not to renew, your Desktop license will be Perpetual; but you will no longer have access to Cloud Services for CAD, version upgrades, and support.
- Yes. While the majority of the software industry has removed Perpetual licenses, the option to purchase a SOLIDWORKS Desktop CAD Perpetual license remains available to you.
- SOLIDWORKS Desktop CAD Term licensing continues to be an ideal option for clients needing a flexible, scalable solution with simplified budgeting and lower upfront costs compared to the traditional Perpetual licensing model.
- Existing SOLIDWORKS Desktop Perpetual or Term licenses, on active subscription, can continue to renew subscription without Cloud Services.
- Share and Markup
- Store and Revise
- Manage and Control
For each new license that includes Cloud Services, one named user will have access to Cloud Services.
Yes, this is for new and existing clients purchasing new licenses.
Yes, clients with existing licenses on active subscription or Term licenses can continue to renew without Cloud Services.
Yes, the July changes are for both Standalone and Network licenses.
Yes. You can upgrade your subscription to include Cloud Services.
No, you don't have to. You can upgrade any number of licenses you choose.
Yes, we have options available to meet your requirements. Please contact your reseller in such cases.