Design to Manufacturing
with SOLIDWORKS 2018

SOLIDWORKS Design to Manufacturing Process Solution provides everything you need to bring your ideas to market. Learn how your design to final assembly work can now happen concurrently in one seamlessly integrated and managed system.

SOLIDWORKS 2018 delivers a powerful suite of tools that provides a completely integrated Design to Manufacturing process solution. Watch this video to learn how SOLIDWORKS 2018 enables you to validate design function and optimize form all while building intelligent manufacturing information directly into your designs, and more.


SOLIDWORKS Design to Manufacturing Process Solution lets designers, engineers, manufacturing teams, and even outside vendors work concurrently in one seamlessly integrated and managed system. Read this brochure to learn about SOLIDWORKS 2018 capabilities that help you go from concept design to manufactured parts faster and easier.

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Smart Manufacturing is a term used to describe a connected and seamless flow of intellectual property across all teams involved in the design to manufacturing process. Information is available when it’s needed, where it’s needed, and in the form in which it is most useful. Read this article to learn how SOLIDWORKS 2018 Smart Manufacturing approach can help your company.

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Looking for a quick rundown of what’s new in SOLIDWORKS 2018? This list provides an overview of SOLIDWORKS 2018 top ten new features and enhancements and benefits you can expect.

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 Demo Videos

This collection of demo videos provides overviews of SOLIDWORKS 2018 design improvements. Watch the videos to see
what’s new in SOLIDWORKS 2018 and how the tools bring you even more design power.

Easier Electronics Design

Make quick and easy design changes across your entire electrical project with several new global project options, and powerful enhancements to the terminal strip editor.

Work Directly and Easily with Mesh Data

Work with mesh data more like surface and body geometry. Create surfaces directly from mesh to quickly convert 3D mesh geometry into native SOLIDWORKS surfaces.

Easier Assembly Builds

Discover how SOLIDWORKS 2018 delivers productivity improvements to the everyday tasks of assembly design.

Automate Tab & Slot for Sheet Metal Design

A new tool automates the creation of tab and slot features, minimizing your need to build costly welding fixtures.

Free Hand Sketching

Capture design ideas even faster using a Windows touch-enabled device, by free hand sketching with your finger, pen, or stylus directly in a sketch.

Enhanced 3D CAD Interoperability

3D Interconnect supports a variety of formats including JT, STEP, IGES, and ACIS. It also supports reference geometry such as planes and axis, and custom properties from other CAD applications.

Powerful Model Based Definition

New capabilities in SOLIDWORKS MBD help you capture manufacturing information within the 3D model to speed up the design to manufacture process.

Work Faster and Easier

Take a look at how SOLIDWORKS 2018 aids day-to-day productivity with a series of enhancements focused 100 percent on you.

Validate Design Function with Topology Optimization

Topology Study in SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional lets you focus on validating the design function.

Product Data Management Enhancements

New enhancements to SOLIDWORKS PDM include bi-directional communication between PDM and the revision tables.

Introducing SOLIDWORKS CAM 2018

Rules Based machining and Automatic Feature Recognition result in easy-to-learn, yet fast and powerful CAM.