• SOLIDWORKS® Composer is a 3D tool that repurposes 3D engineering data to create graphical content to explain  processes and procedures in technical communications. This content includes manufacturing assembly instructions, product manuals, installation instructions, service manuals, training books, marketing brochures, and sales bidding kits.

    Because SOLIDWORKS Composer is associative, you can automatically update any changes you make to the CAD models in your technical communication deliverables. For the first time, you can get products to market faster with the assurance that your documentation is both high-quality and accurate. SOLIDWORKS Composer pictures and animations are particularly valuable in simplifying assembly instructions and work orders. You can directly show 3D views of how your product is assembled or repaired, reducing errors on the shop floor, eliminating language barriers, and significantly minimising localisation costs.

    “One of the things that attracted us to SOLIDWORKS is the ability to customise the software with additional functions.”

    – David Cauchi – Race Engineer Car 1, Triple Eight Race Engineering – the design team behind Holden Red Bull Racing Australia.

  • Reduces time-to-market delays. SOLIDWORKS Composer helps you reduce documentation errors and ensure that deliverables get to market faster by:

    • Starting documentation earlier in the design process and updating it faster when design changes occur
    • Creating interactive 3D content that can be viewed by anyone with the free SOLIDWORKS Composer Player
    • Adding interactive graphics to training materials
    • Creating high-resolution, shaded renderings with a 3D appearance for presentations and brochures
    • Quickly publishing complex product details online with web templates


    Increases customer satisfaction. The right product graphics can mean the difference between making or missing the mark in key sales situations. With SOLIDWORKS Composer, you can:

    • Create more lifelike visual imagery and eliminate the need for physical prototypes in creating product marketing materials
    • Demonstrate products more effectively with interactive storyboards
    • Highlight key differentiators with detailed views, glow effects, and transparent components
    • Impress prospects with a quick turnaround of updated designs
    • Create interactive animations to effectively communicate the most complex product details

    What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2018

    SOLIDWORKS 2018 provides four new solutions to help you simplify interactions between product development teams and ultimately improve your business. Accelerate product innovation and grow your business with these new processes:


    Complete solution to bring your ideas to market

    For years, companies have survived despite having a separation between their design and manufacturing departments, both by organisation, and by the tools they use. SOLIDWORKS 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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    The right data, at the right time, for the right people

    Electronic data within organisation 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 Distributed Data Management (DDM) Process Solution can organise 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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    Analysis tools for every step of design

    Great designs are the result of inspiration, perspiration, and hours of hard work. SOLIDWORKS 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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    Connect your smart devices to your customers

    Every day products are becoming more complex. As web and app functionalities are added to everything from cars to sunglasses, many companies are looking for intelligent tools that work together so they can design and build the “smart” products today’s markets demand. Recognising this, one of the easiest and fastest ways to achieve a more efficient process when designing connected devices is to use one single, unified environment.


    The arrival of smart manufacturing

    Smart Manufacturing is a term used to describe a connected and seamless flow of intellectual property to all teams involved, from design to manufacturing. The creation of IP involves knowledge-capture early in the design process with intelligence from varied skill sets, such as design, costing, quality, manufacturing, marketing, supply chain.

    In Smart Manufacturing, information is available when it’s needed, where it’s needed, and in the form in which it is most useful. Manufacturing intelligence is built up front to actively integrate the three major components in the development process: design, manufacturing and innovation.
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    “Smart Manufacturing is more than ‘integrated’ manufacturing. It also means taking advantage of the rich content contained in the 3D CAD model.”

    – Gian Paolo Bassi, CEO of SOLIDWORKS