SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer

SOLIDWORKS® Industrial Designer removes the constraints of traditional industrial design software to give you a flexible, intuitive, powerful modeling environment that will allow you to express your creativity without compromise. Quickly capture, develop, and communicate your design ideas directly in the digital model.

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 Concept-beta-viewsSOLIDWORKS on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

SOLIDWORKS on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform delivers a new design experience focused on enabling our users to create innovative products in a connected and truly collaborative environment. SOLIDWORKS Industrial Design solutions help you easily develop, review, and select mechanical and stylized concepts before committing to detailed design and manufacturing.

CAD and non-CAD users alike, including executives, design team leaders, and project managers can share information, participate in the design process, and easily aggregate data from any source to help make design decisions faster, from anywhere, on any device. For design professionals who want to create and collaborate without constraints, SOLIDWORKS solutions on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform provide an instinctive, powerful modeling environment focused on the four key elements of conceptual design:

  • CONCEPTUAL Rapidly create and evolve your concepts the way you want without design barriers, and automatically capture your ideas to use anytime in the future.
  • SOCIAL Use familiar social collaboration tools in an interactive environment to harness the collective intelligence of your company, customers, and vendors.
  • INSTINCTIVE Design the way you think with agile, instinctive design tools in a structureless modeling environment with direct editing.
  • CONNECTED Enhance collaboration with automatically saved design iterations to keep data safe, up-to-date, and accessible anytime, anywhere.
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During the concept design process, your goal is to generate ideas rapidly and quickly evaluate them with both internal and external stakeholders. All the while, you are looking to deliver innovative product solutions that will expand your company’s market share. The SOLIDWORKS® solutions for the 3DEXPERIENCE® platforms provide tools and capabilities focused on:

Idea Capture

  • Capture ideas quickly with initial sketching of 2D objects with motion or freehand
  • Track different ideas easily for the user
  • Streamline workflow to develop multiple concepts

Design Freedom

  • Concentrate on design, not the design tool
  • Combine both parametric and direct editing techniques in a seamless environment
  • Capture, analyze, and rapidly prototype designs to validate in both the virtual and real worlds

Instinctive & Lifelike

  • Leverage previous design intent and intelligence
  • Render lifelike product images
  • Simulate realistic behavior
  • Simplify complex content (e.g., springs)

Community and Social

  • Collaborate with all other project participants – internal or external through unlimited number of secure communities
  • Share progress information or get feedback on current design in timely manner through embedded social innovation
  • Shorten time to market by engaging your management, suppliers and customers early in the product development
  • Improve productivity by accessing rich project content any time, any where

Win More Business

  • Create 3D sketches showing prospects directly what you will build and how it works
  • Interact with customers and demonstrate your ability to deliver
  • Directly leverage your concept design work into development and production

Leveraging Your Investment in SOLDWORKS

  • SOLIDWORKS Conceptual Designer and SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer help accelerate concept design and supplement SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD
  • SOLIDWORKS Conceptual Designer and SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer models support design-for-manufacture

 Concept managementSingle Modeling Environment

Think, create, and design the way you want – top down, bottom up, layout sketch, master model – without needing to pre-plan product structure.

Concept Management

Automatically capture and retain each concept as it is developed so you can easily retrieve and reuse you design concepts.


Collaborate with your team, internal and external participants through integrated social tools. Concurrently Co-design on the same product at the same time. Unlimited communities let you engage with management, customers, suppliers, or any other stakeholders early in the product development process helping you converge to the final design faster.


Regardless of where you are, stay informed, stay involved, stay connected to the rich project information and data in the cloud. Your extended team members, partners and suppliers according to security and access rights, always have access to the latest version of your designs. Access data anywhere, anytime, from any device to complete essential tasks, such as managing or reviewing models, providing feedback or participating in community discussions.

 Sunglasses_RenderConcept Sketching

Capture conceptual shapes the way you want, merging the benefits of subdivision surface modeling, parametric solid and surface modeling, and direct editing to quickly develop ideas and help win more business.

Integrated Freeform and Parametric Modeling

Automatically capture and retain each concept as it is developed so you can easily retrieve and reuse you design concepts.


Produce stunning images to help convey exactly how the finished product will look.

SWMC_Instinctive_Direct_EditMechanism Design: 2D to 3D Motion

Evolve 2D concepts into detailed 3D concept designs with automatic mapping of sketch relations into assemblies with motion drivers. Mechanism Synthesis quickly generates ideas early on for you to try variations and help optimize mechanical operation.

Direct Editing

Combine the benefits of parametric and history-free modeling with unique direct editing tools that easily transform both native and imported solid geometry, reducing remodeling time and enabling you to focus on innovation.

Predictive Computing

Focus on innovation and new ideas, with design data continuously calculated in the background to provide immediate feedback and help you determine your final concept.