SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer

A comprehensive Industrial design solution

SolidWorks Industrial Designer

SolidWorks Industrial Designer


SOLIDWORKS® Industrial Designer (SWID) is a concept design tool that allows you to quickly generate multiple industrial design concepts in response to a design brief. It offers unique tools for the rapid creation, manipulation, and modification of designs using native and imported geometry.

SWID combines subdivision surface modeling and parametric modeling that delivers a flexible and instinctive solution. It's broad-based collaborative framework helps accelerate your industrial design and reduce costs.

SWID allows you to capture your ideas digitally, quickly create 3D concept models, get feedback from internal and external stakeholders, and easily manage multiple concepts before committing engineering time to build a prototype.

SWID includes Platform Contributor to easily save your information in a safe, secure environment. It is complementary to SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD, allowing you to validate your concepts in SWIC, then transition the model to SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD to complete the detailed designs and documentation.

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SolidWorks Industrial Designer Capabilities include:

SWCD works with Platform Contributor to easily save and manage your information in a safe, secure environment. It is complementary to SolidWorks 3D CAD, allowing you to validate your concepts in SWCD, then transition the model to SolidWorks 3D CAD to complete the detailed designs and documentation. SolidWorks Industrial Designer Capabilities include:

Intuitive Freehand Sketching

Define PMI directly in 3D

Allows you to capture your design ideas directly in a 3D environment.

Simplified Design Evolution

Quickly moves your concept from sketches to complex 3D geometry, helping accelerate time-to-market.

Realistic Rendering

Enables you to produce stunning images to help convey exactly how the finished product will look.

Additional Capabilities:

  • Single Modeling Environment
  • Concept Management
  • SOCIAL/Collaborative
  • Cloud/Connected
  • Concept Sketching
  • Integrated Freeform and Parametric Surface/Solid Modeling
  • Direct Editing
  • Predictive Computing
  • Rendering

Comply with industry standards

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SolidWorks MBD helps comply with the predominant industry standards, such as ASME Y14.41, Military-Standard-31000A, ISO 16792, ISO 10303-242, ISO 14739, and so on. This compliance gives you the competitive advantages to win more contracts and deliver projects to strict requirements, on time and on budget. Customers looking to meet United States Government standards will be encouraged by the assessment of Rich Eckenrode, Co-Chairman of the Military-Standard-31000 manufacturing sub-committee. Mr. Eckenrode defined the MBD requirements for the government procurement officers and has stated: "SolidWorks MBD’s compliance to Military-Standard-31000 Appendix B is close to 100% …”.

Share and Archive intelligent and intuitive 3D data

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SolidWorks MBD helps you share and archive intuitive 3D data, including the models, PMI, views, and Meta properties, so that you and your suppliers don’t have to waste time in re-modeling based on traditional 2D Drawings. With the 3D data, you can upgrade your legacy product configurations to new models much faster and design tooling and fixtures much more easily.