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At SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD solutions enable you and your team to quickly transform innovative ideas into groundbreaking new products. SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software delivers powerful product design functionality to speed up your design process and make you instantly productive.

See why millions of engineering teams like yours rely on SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD for their product designs.


SOLIDWORKS is the industry leading CAD software.  At 3DChimera, we have been active users of this technology since the beginning.  We have introduce so many customers to the power of parametric CAD modeling with SOLIDWORKS that we can now offer it directly!  If you are developing new products then there is no better CAD tool out there.

In addition, there are some amazing, and often underutilized, features of SOLIDWORKS that are great for 3D printing / Additive Manufacturing as well as 3D Scanning / Reverse Engineering.

Features for 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing:

  • 3D Textures
  • Complex Surfacing
  • Design for Additive Manufacturing
  • Topology Optimization & Generative Design

Features for 3D Scanning / Reverse Engineering:

  • Simple STL import and Reverse Engineering Tools
  • Ability to import STLs as a solid body
  • Add-Ins like Xtract 3D


  • Sheet Metal, Weldment, and Surfacing Tools
  • 2D Drawings
  • 3D Assemblies w/ Interference Check
  • Advanced CAD Import / Export
  • SimulationXpress (Static only)
  • CAM Standard (2.5 axis)
  • And More...

Best if you need:

  • Fully-Functional CAD tool
  • Basic Simulation tools
  • CAM Capabilities
SOLIDWORKS Professional


  • All Standard features PLUS
  • Photorealistic Rendering w/ Visualize
  • eDrawings Professional Digital Collaboration Tools
  • Standard Hardware Toolbox & Pre-built Parts Library
  • Cost Estimation Tools
  • Design Checker for standardized documents
  • PDM Standard for Data Management
  • Tolerance Stack up Analysis
  • Scan to 3D

Best if you need:

  • Increased Productivity
  • Improved Communication Tools with Partners
  • Integrated Data Management / PDM


  • All Professional features PLUS
  • Simulation Standard - Enhanced FEA Simulation (Assembly, Dynamic, Motion Analysis, Fatigue)
  • Time-based Motion Analysis
  • Routing for Pope, Tubing, Ducting, and Electrical Cabling
  • Surface Flattening capabilities
  • CircuitWorks for PCBs
  • Toleranace Analyst

Best if you need:

  • Enhanced Simulation & FEA tools
  • Maximum Productivity
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