Lower cost, powerful and friendly CAD simulation program

Bewertet am 13.8.2018
Verified Reviewer
Hydraulic Engineer, MSc Geological Engineering (Oil and Gas prospecting)
Tiefbau, Selbstständig
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
4/5
Gesamt
5 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
3 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
5 / 5
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Kommentare: As a hydraulic engineer, SolidWorks is an essential component in my CAD software kit specifically for the mechanical design of valves, pipes, and structures as well as for the simulation and verification of structural faults

Vorteile: The price of the program is really one of its main attractions, considering that meets the expectations and needs of mechanical design. It has powerful 3D design capabilities and a very friendly interface. Solidworks is a more thought-out and useful program for mechanical engineers and designers and is not as appropriate for the architectural design. It can be used to create 2D and 3D designs, has enough tools to incorporate elements such as shading, textures, lighting, and transparencies that facilitate the reading of the design. Another advantage is its library of materials and the possibility of creating customized materials that can be stored in this library. You can also add and edit any text, and like other CAD programs, the design work is done in layers that you can easily select and change. Also has the option of extrusion that easily allows you to create a 3D model from a 2D plane or the reverse process. The design facility includes a customizable palette where you can locate the tools that are most used and also, also we have the function of recording macros. SolidWorks offers the possibility of working with DWG, DXF, STEP, STL formats, as well as printing their designs in 3D. Additionally, one of its main advantages is that we can work with raster and PDF files. As for the simulation process, the significant advantage of SolidWorks is its SolidWorks Security Factor Wizard, with which you can examine the created design and locate structural weaknesses.

Nachteile: Although the renderig, illumination and the photorealistic representation are not powerful as those obtained with other CAD programs, they are still powerful and allow to visualize the designs with an acceptable quality. SolidWorks tools are powerful for small projects, such as specific parts and components, but they are not efficient for the design of more complex projects such as large motor examples.

I have been using it for more than 5 years now and it has helped me tremendously.

Bewertet am 28.7.2018
Punit P.
Owner
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
5 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
5 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
4 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
4 / 5
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis

Vorteile: First of all it is very easy to start with even if just mess around with it for sometime you will learn many things. Not only that it has so many tools with which you can design anything, nothing is impossible with this software. To start with you can make parts, assemblies and 2d drawings. You can work with solids, surfaces, weldaments etc. For sketching there is 2d sketch as well as 3d sketch. In solids there are so many interesting tools like extrude, extrude cut, sweep, loft revolve which help you make your parts easily. If your parts are complex then you can use surface tools which has the above mentioned tools plus others like boundary surface, fill surface, trim surface which work wonderfully with splines and curves. Also this software allows you to import parts made in other softwares easily as well as export in many widely used formats. It also has plugins for various other softwares like machining softwares (CAM), renderers like keyshot, tools like camnetics etc. All in all I would say this software is value for money for engineers, product designers, mold designers etc.

Nachteile: I would say that there are very few negative points with this software. Also if there are they keep updating the software and resolving the bugs present. Yes but I would say that updating is costly and for small shop owner like me it definitely is a big investment to update. There nothing that you can't achieve with the older versions but yes you get tempted by watching the new features they bring in every year.

Amazing CAD software for 2D and 3D designs

Bewertet am 14.10.2018
Verified Reviewer
Mechanical Engineering Intern
Design, 201-500 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
4/5
Gesamt
4 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
5 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
4 / 5
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Kommentare: I loved working with Solidworks. I prefer using it since I am more accustomed to it. The features are easy to use but I believe they can be improved to make them a lot simpler to use. It also is versatile in what you want to accomplish with the software, whether it be manufacturing, CAD, simulations, etc.

Vorteile: I have been using Solidworks for about 2-3 years. The software helps create 2D and 3D designs with ease. I am very comfortable using the software to create references and switch orientation. The 2D sketch tools are simple to use. There are plenty of 3D features which can be tricky to use such as swept boss, loft, revolve, etc. However, with practice they are handy in making complex 3D designs. The premium allows to use Solidworks Simulation and Motion Analysis which are critical for design engineers. The Cam allows the use for manufacturing.

Nachteile: The newest version of Solidworks is also not compatible with an old version of Solidworks. This can be difficult working with people who don't have the same version of Solidworks as you. It also takes up a lot of RAM and runs very slowly when running simulations. When running Solidworks Simulations, you need a computer with high speed and RAM to get accurate results with high element size.

A must have for mechanical engineers

Bewertet am 26.3.2019
Verified Reviewer
Mechanical Engineer
Maschinenbau oder Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen, 10.001+ Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
4 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
5 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
Kundenbetreuung
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Vorteile: Solidworks is awesome CAD and 3D modeling software that I'd be lost without as a mechanical engineer. You don't need to be a CAD expert in order to start using this software as it is very user friendly and even someone with just the very basic CAD skills should be able to get started pretty quickly. I like that it is very intuitive once you get going. A great feature of Solidworks that I really like and use a lot is that it can convert your 3D CAD model into professional lever 2D drawing from any angle. It also allows you to do automatic dimensioning of the drawings. This saves a lot of time compared to having to do it the old way by hand. I like how customizable it is, both the user setting and features like the toolboxes, which makes it even easier to use. Solidworks also has a fantastic help and customer service network which I have used many times, with my problem or issue always being fully explained and resolved.

Nachteile: It's hard to think of any cons about this software to be honest. The only thing I would say is that it would be nice if they made a version to run on mac operating systems as it's currently only available for windows.

Super great program

Bewertet am 5.12.2018
Verified Reviewer
IS&D System Administrator
Maschinenbau oder Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen, 51-200 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
3 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
5 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
4 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
4 / 5
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Kommentare: When we have to redesign a compressor because of a difference in parts sales at the time, Solidworks is there to allow us to make the necessary changes fairly quickly and easily. Our Engineers can take a ring that is slightly different than what we previously used, make the changes necessary to utilize this new ring, and have the plans up and going in short order to get this change in a compressor out and ready for machining and building. They are able to make adjustments to parts when we find we need to change something due to our testing. Everything is simpler because of the abilities of Solidworks.

Vorteile: The capabilities of this program are really high. You can create and model just about anything your heart desires. The ability to create things is really only limited to the user of the software. We use this daily as we design our Compressors. Little things here and there are easy to visualize and take advantage of, so much so that our machinists can make things super easily because of the abilities in Solidworks.

Nachteile: This software is rather expensive for an every day type of use. This is definitely a program for those that are willing to invest in their Engineering Department. The amount of RAM needed for good solid work with this is very high, and the video card requirements are even more strict.

A great drawing and modeling software

Bewertet am 20.6.2018
Verified Reviewer
Assistant
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
4 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
5 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
5 / 5
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis
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Vorteile: Because I teach the use of this software to future european engineers, where Dassault is a prominent choice amongst industrial employers of my student, this software is the key to a proper formation fo my student, who will use extremely similar software in industry. The 3D features are intuitive and are explained contextually in a very clear manner (lower ribbon or logos help identify where and what to click). The mass and inertia properties are easy ways to confirm manual computations, and the blueprint drawing is state of the art. The toolbox including most thread standards is a huge help.

Nachteile: The main concern in the drawing module is the oddity of drawing standards used by SolidWorks. Folliwing ISO 128 and ISO 129 would be better (bigger difference between thick and thin lines, thicker extremities of section lines, etc.). In the 3D module, the main concern is the shell function, which does not always provide efficient results, especially when there are two entry surfaces to the shell. Propagation of fillets, and clearance angle tools are not always bug-free.

It covers everything for most every user

Bewertet am 29.7.2019
Matt G.
Product Development Engineer II
Medizinische Geräte, 51-200 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
5 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
Kundenbetreuung
5 / 5
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Kommentare: It allows me to model almost anything I need to. I recently learned how to use the sheet metal section of Solidworks and it has allowed me to model projects more thoroughly. It has a few limitations that most users wont ever come close to touching like surface modelling with sheets.

Vorteile: This software is very simple and intuitive to use. There is very little hunting around for features.

Nachteile: There are small elements here and there that I wish were customizable that arent like bilateral tolerance notation and "All Around" symbols

Powerful CAD Software

Bewertet am 2.8.2019
Tilanka D.
Undergraduate Student
Maschinenbau oder Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen, Selbstständig
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
4 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
5 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
4 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
5 / 5
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Kommentare: This is the software I used for any kind of 3D rendering purpose, so design processes and presentations makes very easy. And also SolidWorks premium is good software which can be used with mathematical modelling software that used for mechanical controlling.

Vorteile: SolidWorks Premium is a powerful 3D rendering software and it has user friendly interface. It is a good software for academic activities because of easy and accurate controls. It supports links with other mathematical modeling software,so it very impotent to advance controlling . SolidWorks supports both 2D and 3D designs. This software includes most of standard design principals and standard parts, it makes industrial jobs very easy. Best CAD modelling software for beginners as well as advanced users

Nachteile: SolidWorks premium need some high performance in the computer, otherwise it is very difficult to run with other application in same time. When work with complex designs it i very difficult to rename parts and copy all parts with assembly to different location.

Used frequently throughout school and in industry. Tons of features, and large user base for help.

Bewertet am 15.9.2017
Marshall W.
Mechanical Engineer
Medizinische Geräte, 13-50 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
5 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
5 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
Kundenbetreuung
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Kommentare: SW was the first CAD package I ever used and it really taught me the fundamentals of designing parts and assemblies on a computer. I've been using it for more than 6 years and it's always recognizable and easy to use even across different versions.

Vorteile: Solidworks was the first CAD program I ever used, and it has been one of my favorites so far. It has all the features you need, laid out in an easy to access toolbar (though this does get rearranged from time to time with different updates). I think in the solid modeling side, it matches most other software, but it excels in the drawing department. I've used other software that gives you less features, and it's workable, but SolidWorks has every feature and option when it comes to drawings, which is really helpful for specifying and tweaking to get things just how you want them.

Nachteile: I know it has the feature to do multi body modeling, but I've never used it and am not sure how well it works. Recently I've been using onshape, and the part studio concept makes designing sub assemblies very intuitive, whereas in SolidWorks, each part was always in its own document, and then everything comes together in the assembly. Not a huge complaint, and maybe SW does it well, and I've just never used it. A common problem with all the CAD software I've used is not specific enough error messages when features fail, and SW is guilty of this as well.

Powerful CAD Program

Bewertet am 7.8.2019
Kevin S.
Senior Project Engineer
Luft- & Raumfahrt, 51-200 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
5 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
5 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
5 / 5
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Kommentare: We are currently transitioning to SolidWorks as a primary CAD software. Previously we had used the simulation add-in to do light analytical work and used the CAD functionality for conceptual work.

Vorteile: Intuitive interface. Good skill building tutorials built in. Easy to use and easy to learn. Powerful configuration management functionality.

Nachteile: Can be glitchy and crash if other programs are running on your machine at the same time. Resource manager now warns if memory is low and gives you an opportunity to free up computing resources or save your work.

An amazing CAD & CAE software

Bewertet am 27.3.2017
Anthony D.
Technical Advisor
Militär, Selbstständig
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
5 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
5 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
4 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
5 / 5
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Kommentare: Having used several 3D software, including Pro-E, CATIA, AutoCAD, SketchUp, etc., I then had an opportunity to use SolidWorks. Needless to say, I loved it immediately. And that was 9 years ago. For people who say that Solidworks is a basic CAD tool, I say unto them, wake up guys ! ! ! I undertake my entire design cycle in SolidWorks, right from conceptual design in 3D, Assembly, motion & interference checks, CAE and finally generation of 2D production drawings. I also undertake rendering of quite a few completed projects. Quality of rendering is excellent. I think SoildWorks is the best CAD software out there.

Vorteile: Extremely user friendly. I mean if you can use Ctrl+V & Ctrl+C for a high end CAD software, what more to say. Very comfortable and easy to understand GUI. Tremendous features(if you know how to use them). Surface modeling is quite simplified.

Nachteile: To be frank, nothing much actually. Other than the price. But for a great software like this, the price is worth it ! ! !

great software for starters in drawing

Bewertet am 19.9.2018
Verified Reviewer
Gerente de Proyectos
Maschinenbau oder Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen, 13-50 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
4/5
Gesamt
4 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
3 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
4 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
5 / 5
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Vorteile: - Nice environment for initiators
- Intuitive operation, the software allows the design element initiator to learn much faster, unlike other software, the menu as well as the drawing area allows to make any design, the recommendations of restrictions in the drawings cause an order in initial modeling and an easy modification capacity with little resource consumption of your computer
-The import of design made in other external sources is very broad, including designs or drawings made in extensions .DWG or .DXF among others

Nachteile: -It is necessary to establish a cost-benefit relationship, for its benefits it is expensive software for small companies, but if it is compared with its benefits it may be convenient
-In some cases the software does not have a broad library for industrial modeling, such is the case of pressure vessels, there are no specialized libraries for this item, they can be made but usually the designer wants to optimize the drawing times
-This may not represent a disadvantage, but the user must have prior knowledge in fault analysis, this software allows the evaluation of loads through its CAE extension, however the user's knowledge in the interpretation of the results at the time of making the analysis to the design made

Comprehensive CAD software for academic and industry uses

Bewertet am 21.12.2018
Verified Reviewer
Masters Student
Hochschulbildung, 13-50 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
4/5
Gesamt
3 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
Kundenbetreuung
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Vorteile: SolidWorks offers an extensive array of tools for designing anything from one-off fixtures, to complex industrial scale assemblies. SolidWorks has the most user-friendly interface of all CAD softwares (notably Creo Parametric and Siemens NX). This makes it the most popular CAD software in undergraduate mechanical engineering programs. The mating features in SolidWorks make it easy to create assemblies and mate holes, edges, planes, faces, etc. One excellent mating feature in more recent versions of SolidWorks is making one of the objects "transparent" in order select previously obscured features. This feature alone has saved a lot of headaches when it comes to mating objects that are close to one another. The technical drawing capabilities are also just as easy to use (once the learning curve is overcome) and technical drawings can be created in accordance with GD&T standards.

Nachteile: My use of SolidWorks is mostly limited to graduate research applications rather than industrial application, and thus there are certainly features that I have not explored or know about. But definitely the most disappointing aspect of SolidWorks is how any file created in a newer version cannot be opened in an older version of the program. The only way to avoid this is basically to always have the most recent version of SolidWorks which is expensive and/or time consuming. It is possible to save files as IGES files and load them into SolidWorks, but sometimes features are not properly recognized, and it is not as convenient as opening and sharing actual SolidWorks files.

Exceptional Product!!

Bewertet am 25.5.2019
Verified Reviewer
Operations Manager
Maschinerie, 201-500 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
4 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
5 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
5 / 5
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Kommentare: All in all, this is the only engineering/design software I will ever use. It has everything i need to do a complete and thorough job. This software is well worth the money.

Vorteile: What I love most about SolidWorks is the overall robustness of the product. Whether you are designing a product from the ground up or using Visualize to render out images for a cut-sheet this software really has everything you need. From concept to design to simulation to product release this is a turnkey solution.

Nachteile: The only drawback to the software, if you could actually call it a drawback is there is a bit of a learning cure. However, this isn't exclusive to SolidWorks and any software package that is going to give you this type of functionality is going to require you to learn how to use it. There are plenty of tutorials out there to help you along your path so while this is listed as a Con it's really just the price you pay to learn new software.

Solidwork Review of Compete 3D Software Tool For Designers

Bewertet am 25.12.2018
Damith M.
Mechatronics Engineer
Maschinenbau oder Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen, 13-50 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 1 Jahr
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
5 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
3 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
5 / 5
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Kommentare: Solidworks is the center of the designing process of our company.Every component nut and bolt is designed by the solidworks. That saves us lot of money because with solidwork we can build fully functioning model and this saves the money of prototyping and testing.

Vorteile: As Engineer I am really liked and used this software in most of my projects.
Its Easy to Use , Perform well even in low performance PCs , There is quite good community that use solidwork and share there knowledge . So its Easy to resolve problems you face during the Project.
Solid work offer FEA,CFD,Linear,Non-Linear Simulations which is awesome to use.And Another thing i really like is Solidwork Advance Rendering capabilities and its really help to see how your product will be at the end.

Nachteile: Solidwork quite advance software package and sometimes i feel it should come with better help and guide system with it. Some times its really hard to understands mathematical consents related to modeling and simulations. The other thing they can do is add more tools for designers that helps to do complex shapes of models .

Full-featured, user-friendly CAD package

Bewertet am 19.5.2019
Stuart S.
Electronic Design Engineer
Automotive, 51-200 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
5 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
5 / 5
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Kommentare: SolidWorks makes it relatively simple to produce quality 3D models which look good in presentations and take the guesswork out of planning the detailed design of a project.
As an electronic engineer, the ability to interface with the mechanical design team via CAD is extremely valuable, especially for parts of a project where we need to collaborate to make sure packaging requirements are met
Within the electronics team, proper 3D CAD is useful for ensuring that electronics will fit inside the enclosure or housing designed for them, and also allows the electronic team to undertake smaller 3D design tasks without taking resource away from other teams.

Vorteile: Of all the 3D CAD programs I have used, SolidWorks has been the most user-friendly. As an electronic design engineer that doesn't use 3D CAD consistently, I really appreciate it's relatively shallow learning curve (for the more commonly-used features at least) as it allows dipping in and out as and when projects require it.
Not normally required within the context of electronic design, the built-in stress analysis tools are insightful for deciding if parts are up to specification.
SolidWorks is sufficiently widely-used (in education as well as commercially) that training material and user disccussion is abundant.

Nachteile: The process for activating and deactivating licenses is needlessly convoluted and requires a separate executable. For a smaller company with fewer licenses than engineers, this is important.
The SolidWorks Resource Monitor is an extra process run by SolidWorks which will complain if it believes your PC is running out of CPU or RAM to run SolidWorks. I'm sure it provides a useful function but I have found it to be a nuisance.

Solidworks Review

Bewertet am 20.12.2018
Verified Reviewer
Mechanical Engineer
Elektrische/elektronische Fertigung, 51-200 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
4 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
3 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
3 / 5
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Kommentare: Overall I am very happy with SolidWorks. I use it nearly everyday to create models and design files, as well as drawing and documentation for manufacturing.

Vorteile: Solidworks is about as user friendly a CAD package there is. It is easy to construct models from sketches, create parametric designs, and (when done correctly) go back to early features and make edits to drive changes forward. SolidWorks does a good job in indicating what features drive what and allowing the user control of constraints and relationships.

Nachteile: Error messages are often unclear and don't adequately explain when a feature fails. Particularly with some of the more advanced or more geometrically complex tools (surface tools, sweeps, etc), a feature will fail to construct but there is no clear reason why, so it is difficult to debug. More detailed error messaging or error codes that linked to an index would be helpful.

Good software for CAD design

Bewertet am 16.5.2019
Verified Reviewer
Principal Engineer
Unterhaltungselektronik, 13-50 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
5 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
5 / 5
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Kommentare: 3D models can be designed, and simulation can be made to the design. The renders of the 3D models can be made for realistic looking designs.

Vorteile: There is a wide variety of tutorials and documentations available, making learning Solidworks easy. Functionalities are very fully developed to be used for designing.

Nachteile: License can be expensive for small companies and newer files are compatible for older versions.

My experience with this software has been really good.

Bewertet am 25.6.2018
Saransh D.
Graduate Research Assistant
Hochschulbildung
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
5 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
5 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
5 / 5
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Kommentare: I learnt a lot about how to make complex 3d geometries in this software. It helped me to visualize these geometries in simpler manner. The ability to run simulations on the model was also of great help.

Vorteile: The ability to create complex 3d geometries, do conceptual drawings and assembe various features are one of the best advantages of using this software. The user can add sheet metal, weldments, piping/tubes, molds and electric cables to his or her drawing. Along with the multitude options of editing drawings, one can also run simulations in the software like linear and dynamic analysis. Thus, it helps in validating design performance and also allows users to run cost benefit analysis for their models.

Nachteile: The software requires a bit of a learning curve. Thus, the user needs to be patient to understand the worth of the software and appreciate it.

One of the Best CAD software in Market

Bewertet am 22.5.2019
Pulkit C.
Executive Research and Development
Verteidigung & Raumfahrt, 1.001-5.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 1 Jahr
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
5 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
5 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
4 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
4 / 5
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Kommentare: We have to design various machine tools and product designs. And the new versions were very easy to use in terms of assembly and rendering.

Vorteile: SolidWorks Premium has everything a CAD designer wants. It is easy to use and has an enormous list of features. Whatever you are designing whether it is a Mechanical design, electrical component or simulation; SolidWorks the does the job like a breeze. You can perform various types of simulation and it has some predefined models also for simulation.
If you are designing a complex geometry and you have to do various assemblies. Then this is the best software for you. Even you can perform professional level rendering of your design. You can provide customize textures and apply material properties to your product design.

Nachteile: Surface components are not defined as good as in CATIA. This is the only drawback in this software. If you have to provide a surface finish and details of your components then it is not accurately defined in SolidWorks.

Everything you need, but not necessarily more

Bewertet am 11.10.2017
Chris K.
Mechanical Design Engineer
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
4/5
Gesamt
4 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
4 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
5 / 5
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Kommentare: Ease of use, lots of compatibility across most platforms, simple but powerful UI.

Vorteile: For the cheaper spectrum of CAD modeling software - SolidWorks will take the cake in almost every category: simple UI, powerful tools, and small cost (comparatively of course). I've been using SolidWorks for nearly 6 years now and have never been disappointed in it's capabilities.

Nachteile: Unfortunately for all the positives, there is one major negative - the software can be really "buggy." It can fail on you in a moments notice and if you don't save your models frequently - a lot of progress can be lost, or worse, the file will corrupt itself. It doesn't happen often enough to drop too many stars - however, it happens enough to ruin your day every once in a while. Make sure you keep backups and save often.

I found SolidWorks very easy to learn and powerful for basic features.

Bewertet am 22.8.2017
Pat R.
VP of Product Development
Maschinenbau oder Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen, 13-50 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
5 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
4 / 5
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Vorteile: The software is easy to use and intuitive. SolidWorks Premium has all of the features necessary for solid modelling and I find the rendering tool to be great for getting a first look at a product as it is intended to be manufactured. We have also used renderings in our glossy and digital catalogs and have had complements on the "photography".

Nachteile: While I like the initial design creativity allowed by not constraining a sketch with dimensions, the lack of initial constraints can cause problems later when adding and changing dimensions. While the rendering tool is more than adequate for close-up renderings of products for a high quality catalog, there are far more scenes available for other rendering packages than are available for SolidWorks.

I'm an active Solid Works user for about 10 years and have really utilized it throughout my career

Bewertet am 28.2.2018
Enrico O.
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Hochschulbildung, 501-1.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
5 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
5 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
5 / 5
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Vorteile: Extremely user friendly and easy to learn. Allows for more creativity than structured steps. Offers the user to use relations and dimensions to relocate and define sketches from anywhere on the plane. Many add-on options allowing for all types of sketching, features, patterns, toolbox (for standard parts), and simulation. Great program for STL file transfer to 3D printing and CNC machines. Also a great program for use with ANSYS analysis software for more accurate simulations.

Nachteile: Very graphically demanding program. As I tell my students, you will need a gaming computer to use Solid Works full potential. Some times can freeze up and crash due to the high demand. All this only happens in complex assemblies and not basic parts.

Functional software for product development

Bewertet am 6.8.2018
Pace N.
Mechanical Engineer
Luft- & Raumfahrt, 51-200 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
2 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
2 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
Kundenbetreuung
4 / 5
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Kommentare: I've been using Solidworks for close to a decade now, with mostly positive results. It sometimes takes a long time to get there, but the end product is worth it.

Vorteile: Once you become familiar with all of the useful features, Solidworks is fairly fast to design complex parts for most machining operations. I particularly like the overall look the software, and the built-in rendering software is useful.

Nachteile: Dassault Systèmes seems to want to keep adding features to keep up with other CAD packages out there...but they really should be focusing on fixing all of the problems everyone has with the software as is. I am constantly fighting inconsistent bugs which crash the program almost daily. Only support options are other users, the Solidworks forums are rarely helpful.

I have worked with SolidWorks for nearly 4 years. It is an excellent CAD tool with some drawbacks.

Bewertet am 6.9.2017
Dirk P.
Mechanical Engineer
Kosmetik, 501-1.000 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
4 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
5 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
4 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
3 / 5
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Kommentare: CAD is absolutely invaluable in my work. I use it for designing tooling, machines, machine parts, assembly line layouts and more.

Vorteile: SolidWorks has so many features that can help speed up the design process. Weldments are useful features especially when used with 3D sketching. Learning SolidWorks is as pretty simple, once you have the basic idea of CAD in general. The layout is well organized to find essential tools. There are lots of options for additional tools from simulation to flow analysis and standard toolboxes.

Nachteile: SolidWorks has so many great features, but that makes the program very large. Installation is very time-consuming and requires powerful and expensive computers to run well. Even when my company purchased hardware to the specifications SolidWorks recommended, the program will still crash frequently and have excessive lag with assemblies. There is also no good way to works in design teams. PDM systems are a pain and extremely expensive.
Creating references within an assembly is always problematic. They almost always break and mess up the whole assembly.