Learn about the four new solutions SOLIDWORKS 2018 provides to help you simplify interactions between product development teams so you can work faster and smarter than ever before. Accelerate product innovation and grow your business with these new processes.

Great designs start with great ideas. Today, you need your tools to do more than ever to create great products. SOLIDWORKS 2018 makes this a reality with a fully integrated Design to Manufacturing Process that includes such tools as 3D CAD, Simulation, Plastics, Flow, Inspection, Costing, Composer and SOLIDWORKS CAM. Watch this video to learn more about SOLIDWORKS 2018.


This feature article describes how SOLIDWORKS 2018 integrated Design to Manufacturing Process provides a smart manufacturing approach. With 3D design data at the center of the process, SOLIDWORKS 2018 allows changes from design or manufacturing to flow automatically to all related CAD models, CAM programs, drawings, and documentation. Learn how managing changes has never been easier.

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It’s a new age in product development with ever growing demands. One of the biggest challenges facing manufacturers today is time. Find out what’s at the root of the challenges and what to do about it. This infographic will show you what you need to know to get smarter about manufacturing.

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Design to Manufacture
Complete solution to bring your ideas to market

Competition is pushing companies to streamline design to manufacturing workflows so they can produce products faster and at lower costs without compromising quality. SOLIDWORKS 2018 Design to Manufacturing Process Solution provides everything you need to bring your ideas to market. Design to final assembly work can now happen concurrently in one seamlessly integrated and managed system.

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Designer to Analyst
Analysis tools for every step of design

Great designs are the result of inspiration, perspiration, and hours of hard work. SOLIDWORKS 2018 Designer to Analyst Process Solution helps you speed up the complete design cycle. Your engineering and design teams can work together concurrently evolving product designs while validating any changes, and reusing previous analysis information.

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Distributed Data Management
The right data, at the right time, for the right people

Electronic data needs to be easy to access regardless of the format - from documents and spreadsheets to metadata, processes data, and data from enterprise resource planning. SOLIDWORKS 2018 software Distributed Data Management (DDM) Process Solution can organize all this data so it is easy to access across many disciplines and departments. It also makes it easy to capture non-electronic data and complex electronic data such as 3D shapes.

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Electrical Design and IOT
Connect your smart devices to your customers

Improve your workflow and maximize results with SOLIDWORKS 2018 ECAD solutions for electrical design and Internet of Things product development. The SOLIDWORKS suite of electro-mechanical design tools enables faster design, improved information and data sharing, and increased accuracy in the development of smart devices and other products requiring embedded electronics.

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